VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The Centre for Water Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy Futures (WISE-Futures) at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) is one of the Eastern and Southern Africa Centers of Excellence (ACE II) to strengthen African higher education institutions to deliver quality post-graduate education and build collaborative research capacity in the regional priority areas.

The WISE – Futures aspires:

  1. To provide  excellent learning environment for training top-notched Masters and PhD graduates specializing in water, sanitation and energy related fields;
  2. To provide a stimulating research environment for early career researchers to enable them contribute to solving pressing societal problems related to water, sanitation and energy;
  3. To strengthen regional and international research collaboration in order to promote the development of cutting edge solutions to water, sanitation and energy challenges in the region; and
  4. To promote inclusive socio-economic transformation in the region by turning research findings into usable and accessible products for the benefits of society, and industry, and the sustainability of the environment. NM-AIST collaborates with a wide range of national, regional and international partners, and other Centers of Excellence in the Region.

The NM-AIST invites applications from suitably skilled, competent, and experienced Tanzanians for the following vacant posts at the WISE-Futures Centre:

 

  1. Project Technical Assistant (1 Post):
  • Qualifications, Knowledge and Essential Attributes:
  • Minimum holder of Diploma in either Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or Computer Science and Engineering
  • Below 45 years of age
  • Very good in English and Kiswahili oral and written communication skills
  • Must be comfortable working with minimal supervision and also working in a team setting and should have an eye for detail
  • Work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Good computer competence and familiarity with modern software
  • Knowledge of photography, videography and editing tool/software is an added advantage
  • Confidence in dealing proactively with academic staff, students and diverse external clients
  • Positive and helpful attitude to assist others and in responding to tasks
  • Highly motivated, willingness to learn new skills and adapt within the role
  • Flexibility to work through setbacks and delays
  • Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for maintaining and operating WISE-Futures technical equipment
  • Support students with field research
  • Assist in data collection in the field and interpreting data
  • Carry out other assignments as delegated by the supervisor

 

  • Duration of the position:

Full time two years contract, with a probation period of six months. The position is renewal subject to satisfactory performance. Maximum duration is three (3) years but

this may be extended subject to availability of funding.

  • Salary:

Gross Monthly Salary $390.

  • Duty Station:

WISE-Futures, Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology [NM-AIST], Tengeru – Arusha, Tanzania.

 

  • Reporting to:

Centre Leader / Deputy Centre Leader/Centre Manager

 

  1. Driver (1 Post):
  • Qualifications, Knowledge and Essential Attributes:
  • Holder of Form Four Secondary Education with passes in Kiswahili or English with at least Trade Test Grade II/Drivers Grade II certificate from a recognized Institution. Must have a valid Class ‘‘C’’ Driving License;
  • Below 45 years of age;
  • Very good in English and Kiswahili oral and written communication skills; and
  • Work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Responsibilities:
  1. Driving Project/Institutional vehicle(s) and maintaining logbooks;
  2. Responsible for safe-keeping of the vehicle and its tools;
  • Maintains disciplined behaviour and proper conduct in rendering services to his/her officers;
  1. Maintaining cleanliness of the vehicle and tools;
  2. Reporting promptly any defect or problems detected in the vehicle;
  3. Prepare and timely submit vehicle report in regard to fuel consumption, general vehicle usage or any adverse observation of vehicle;
  • Performs messengerial Duties and Responsibilities such as dispatching documents/letters, collecting mail, photocopying of documents; and
  • Performing any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by one’s reporting officer.
  • Duration of the position:

Full time two years contract, with a probation period of six months. The position is renewal subject to satisfactory performance. Maximum duration is three (3) years but this may be extended subject to availability of funding.

  • Salary:

Gross Monthly Salary $466.90.

  • Duty Station:

WISE-Futures, Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology [NM-

AIST], Tengeru – Arusha, Tanzania.

  • Reporting to:

Centre Leader / Deputy Centre Leader/Centre Manager

 

Mode of Application:

Eligible candidates possessing the above qualifications and attributes are advised to submit their applications including the following:

  • A cover letter in which you describe your abilities and motivation,
  • Most recent Curriculum Vitae
  • Certified photocopies of relevant certificates and academic transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation from two professional referees
  • Contact details: Telephone, E-mail and Postal Address
  • Individuals currently employed in the Public Service should route their applications through their employers.

 

Deadline for application:

Deadline for application is 30th April 2019. Recruitment will be as soon as possible.

Applications should be sent by either e-mail or via post address and should be addressed to:

 

Deputy Vice Chancellor-Planning, Finance and Administration,

The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology,

P.O. Box 447,

ARUSHA, TANZANIA.

E-mail: dvc-admin@nm-aist.ac.tz

 

Please mention the position in the e-mail header or on the envelope.

 

Note: Any other correspondence in response to this advertisement will not be dealt with.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted through their addresses/e-mails/phones.

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