Jobs in Morogoro at Tanzania Forestry Research Institute – 3/23/2015

Tanzania Forestry Research Institute (TAFORI) is a Parastatal Organization under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism established by Act NO.5 of 1980 with a broad mandate of conducting and coordinating research in all aspects of forest Production and Utilization. .
TAFORI with its Headquarters at Kingolwira in Morogoro Municipality has seven Research Centres located at: Kibaha, Lushoto, Moshi, Dodoma, Tabora, Malya and Mufindi.
Tanzania Forestry Research Institute (TAFORI) invites qualified Tanzanians to fill vacancies outlined below

Information and Communication Technology Officer II (2 Posts) PGSS 7.1

Qualifications
Holder of Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electronics or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Initiates development of information systems and programmes
Assists in setting up and maintains servers, workstations and peripherals
Carries out system back-up and periodically tests recovery procedures.
Follows up on release of updates and software,
Assists in providing IT support services to users,
Assists Researchers in entering experimental data and analysis
Any other duties related to official responsibilities assigned by the supervisor
Laboratory Technician II (5 Posts) PGSS 5.1

Qualifications
Holder of Diploma in Laboratory Technology or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
Must possess knowledge in Computer programs applicable in research data processing and analysis. .
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
To collect samples from trial plots for laboratory investigation
To assist Research Officers in carrying out research programmes by conducting laboratory tests and reporting results.
To assist in simple routine laboratory work.
To service and keep laboratory equipments and records.
Any other duties related to official responsibilities assigned by the supervisor
Personal Secretary II (x 6 ) PGSS 5.1

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Qualifications
Holder of Ordinary Secondary or Advanced School Education Certificate of Secondary Education
Examination (ACSEE) or its equivalent with Diploma in Secretarial Services from a recognized Institution.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Typing open and confidential reports, letters, memorandum and documents.
Receives and guides visitors.
Keeps appointment records.
Makes sure that all work is done accurately within the required time.
Ensure that all-working machines and materials areused economically and are safely kept.
Ensuring that copies of letters are filed in proper files.
Ensuring that other stationery for typing duties are available
Sends messages internally and externally.
Any other duties related to official responsibilities assigned by the supervisor
Forestry Assistant II (4 Posts) POSS 3.1

Qualifications
Holder of Ordinary Certificate of Secondary Education Examination who has relevant training in Forestry from any recognized Institution.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
To maintain and undertake sanitary cleaning of experimental plots, arboreta, graveyards and tree nurseries.
Involvement in layout and establishment of experiments.
Assists Technicians in supervising and maintenance of experiments.
Assists technicians in the assessment of experiments and data entry into computers.
Any other duties related to official responsibilities assigned by the supervisor
Internal Auditor Grade II (2 Posts) PGSS 7.1

Qualifications
Holder of Bachelor Degree or Advanced Diploma in Accountancy, Bachelor of Commmerce (Accounting) or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
Must be Computer literate on programmes applicable in financial/ accounts data processing and analysis.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
To check cash stamps on bank reconciliation statements.
To execute audit to all payments.
Auditing financial and inventories reports.
Ensuring that financial and internal control systems are effective and are consistent with institute financial rules and regulations.
Auditing accounts.
Ensuring budget control system is effective.
Preparing and advising on audit guidelines to be used by the institution.
Ensuring that internal audit reports are prepared according to audit standards.
Undertaking special checks and investigations for audit purposes.
Advising and following up accounts on dealing with external audit queries.
To ensure proper maintenance of accounting records as prescribed in financial regulations.
To carry out all internal audit activities including routine checking of records.
To correct audit queries.
Any other duties related to official responsibilities assigned by the supervisor
Research Assistant (9 Posts) PRSS 1.1

Qualifications
Holder of Bachelor Degree in forestry from a recognized University with a minimum of an Upper Second
Class Honors.
Must possess knowledge in Computer programs applicable in research data processing and analysis.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
To understudy Senior Researchers in order to acquire experience in carrying out research work in various fields of forestry in the respective Directorate.
To assist in setting up experiments, data collection and analysis.
To search for relevant literature required and writing research reports. ‘
To supervise maintenance of research trial plots.
To train and supervise Laboratory Technicians
Any other duties related to official responsibilities assigned by the supervisor
Centre Director (x 4) PRSS 7.1

Qualifications
Holder of Ph.D. degree in forestry or related Biological Sciences from a recognized University who attained a minimum of an Upper Second Class Honors’ degree at undergraduate level with at least 8 years of research experience, 6 years of administrative experience and at least 8 retrievable scientific publications refereed in recognized Journal(s)
OR
Holder of M.Sc, degree in Forestry or related Biological Sciences from a recognized University who attained a minimum of an Upper Second Class Honors’ degree at undergraduate level with more than 8 years of research experience, 5 years of administrative experience and at least 8 good scientific publications refereed in recognized Journal(s).
Must possess knowledge in Computer programs applicable in research data processing and analysis.

Personal Attributes
Able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of principles of new public management and familiar with research reforms. Good leadership skills, and qualities. Able to communicate with proven interpersonal skills.
Experience in the critical management skills of transformation leadership, action planning, performance and total quality management, team building, decision making, problem solving and change management

Main Duties and Responsibilities
Accounting Officer of the Centre.
Responsible to the Director General on all Financial, Administrative/Human Resources and Research matters of the Centre.
In charge for planning, organizing; coordinating and controlling of the activities of the Centre.
Ensures the Center’s research and other administrative activities are of the highest quality and order and reflect the Institutes priorities
Responsible for interpretation and implementation of technical, financial and administrative/Human
Resources policies/directives/guidelines given by the Institute.
Prepares financial and Human Resource estimates for the Centre.
Prepares quarterly/annual reports on the Centre’s activities.
Identifies and initiates research and development program proposals and submit recommendations to the Director General.
Any other duties related to official responsibilities assigned by the supervisor.

NB: GENERAL CONDITIONS:
i. All applicants must be Citizens of Tanzania.
ii. Applicants must attach an up-to-date current Curriculum Vitae (CV) having reliable contact, postal address, e-mail and telephone numbers.
iii. Applicants should apply on the strength of the information given in this advertisement.
iv. The title of the position applied for should be written in the subject of the application letter and, written on the envelope below TAFORI address short of which will make the application invalid. v. Applicants must attach their detailed relevant certified copies of academic certificates:
– Postgraduate/Degree/Advanced Diploma/Diploma/Certificates. – Postgraduate/Degree/Advanced Diploma/ Diploma transcripts.
– Form IV and Form VI National Examination Certificates l}Il;)’lJ
Computer training Certificates. ,. -.
– One recent passport size photo and a copy of birth certificate.
vi. Testimonial, partial transcripts and results slips will not be accepted
vii. Presentation of forged academic certificates and other information in the CV will necessitate legal action
viii. Applicants currently employed in the public service should route their application letters through respective employers
ix. Applicants who have/were retired from the Public Service for whatever reason should not apply.
x. . Applicants- should indicate three reputable referees with their reliable contacts.
xi. Certificates from foreign examination bodies for ordinary or advanced level of Secondary School Education should be certified by The National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA)
xii. Certificates from foreign Universities should be verified by the Tanzania Commission for Universities
xiii. Deadline for application is fourteen (14) days from the first appearance of this advertisement in the newspapers.
xiv. Only short listed candidates will be contacted and informed of the date for the interview.
xv. Application letters should-De handwritten in English,
xvi. The applicants’ age for all the posts should not exceed 45 years by July, 2015
xvii. Application letters hand delivery or by email is not acceptable ‘

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

APPLICATION LETTERS SHOULD BE POSTED TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:.
Director General,
Tanzania Forestry Research Institute (TAFORI),
Plot No. 1 Block A/MG/LD 664,
Morogoro – Dar es Salaam Highway,
Kingolwira,
P. O. Box 1854,
MOROGORO – TANZANIA.
Tel: 255 23 260 44 98
Fax: 255 23 260 37 25

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