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THE NELSON MANDELA

AFRICAN INSTITUTION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY


(NM-AIST)
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
1.
BACKGROUND
The Nelson Mandela African Institution Science and Technology (NM-AIST) has been
established under Tanzanias Universities Act No. 7 of 2005, and as part of a network of African
Institutions of Science and Technology (AISTs) in Sub-Saharan Africa. The NM-AIST envisions
becoming a World-Class Institution of Higher Learning dedicated to the pursuit and promotion
of excellence in science and engineering, and their applications for economic growth and
sustainable development in Africa. The NM-AIST endeavors to deliver and promote high quality
and internationally competitive teaching and learning, research and innovation, and public
service in science, engineering and technology leveraging on entrepreneurship for enhanced
value addition to people and natural resources, with a view to stimulating, catalyzing and
promoting economic growth and sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania has granted NM-AIST employment permit
Ref. No. BC.10/264/01/10 to employ 67 staff.
2. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR ACADEMIC POSITIONS
Applications for employment are invited from suitably qualified individuals (Tanzanians and nonTanzanians) to fill 37 academic positions. The required qualifications, salary scales, areas of
specialization, and duties and responsibilities are as shown in Table 1.
3. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADMINISTRATIVE AND TECHNICAL
POSITIONS
Applications for employment are invited from suitably qualified Tanzanians to fill 22
administrative and 8 technical positions. The required qualifications, salary scale, areas of
specialization, duties and responsibilities for Administrative and Technical Positions are as
shown in Tables 2 and 3.
4. MODE OF APPLICATION
All applications should be addressed to:
Deputy Vice Chancellor Planning, Finance and Administration,
The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST),
P.O. Box 447 Arusha,
TANZANIA.
Interested applicants are required to submit their applications incorporating the following:
(i) Certified photocopies of relevant Certificates and Academic Transcripts
(ii) Curriculum Vitae (Specifying the date of birth)
(iii) Names of at least two referees
(iv) Contact details: postal address, telephone and e-mail addresses.
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(v) Those who are employed in the Public Service should route their applications through their
respective employers
NOTE: (i)

Candidate applying for Academic Positions can also send their


application via the following E-mail: dvc-admin@nm-aist.ac.tz.

(ii)

Candidates applying for Administrative and Technical Position are


advised to apply only by post and indicate the applied position on the
envelop.

5. CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:


This advertisement was uploaded in our website on 15th July 2015 and was removed on the
same day due to error on the closing date. We regret for inconvenience caused and the correct
closing date is 3rd July 2015.

Table 1: The Required Qualifications, Salary Scales, Areas of Specialization, Duties and Responsibilities for Available Academic Positions

S/n
1.

School
EITHER School of Life
Sciences and
Bioengineering
(LiSBE),
OR
Computational and
Communication
Sciences and
Engineering (CoCSE),
OR
Materials, Energy,
Water and
Environmental
Sciences
(MEWES),
OR
Earth Sciences and
Engineering (EaSEn),
OR
Business Studies and
Humanities
(BuSH

Position
Professor

4 Positions

Salary
Scale
PUTS 6

Areas of
Specialization
Mathematics,
Agriculture, Food
Sciences, Health
Sciences, Hydrology
and Water Resources
Management,
Sustainable Energy
and Engineering,
Petroleum Chemistry/
Geochemistry
Intellectual Property
Rights & Management,
Innovation and
Technology
Management &
Entrepreneurship,
Business
Administration &
Management,
Research Methodology

Key Qualifications

Duties and responsibilities

Holder of a PhD and Masters


Degree in a relevant field
with at least a GPA of 4.0
out of 5 and a Minimum GPA
of 3.8 out of 5 or its
equivalent in the First
Degree with Minimum
scores of B+ in relevant
subject or its equivalent. In
addition one must have post
PhD work experience of 9
years and 18 points from
internationally peer
reviewed publications (from
at least two sources
including a minimum of 45%
from diversified journal
publications).

To prepare and deliver a


professorial inaugural lectures
within six months after the
appointment,
To carry out lectures, conduct
tutorials, seminars and practicals
for postgraduate progmammes,
To play leadership role at the
level of Department, School and
University,
To mentor junior staff,
To develop curricula,
To supervise Masters and PhD
theses/dissertations,
To perform any other duties that
may be assigned to him/her by
the relevant authorities at the
Institution.

2.

EITHER School of Life


Sciences and
Bioengineering
(LiSBE),

Associate
Professor

PUTS 5

4 Positions

OR
Computational and
Communication
Sciences and
Engineering (CoCSE),

Intellectual Property
Rights & Management,
innovation Technology
Management
&
Entrepreneurship,
Business
Administration
&
Management,
Research Methodology

OR
Materials, Energy,
Water and
Environmental
Sciences
(MEWES),

3 3.

OR
Earth Sciences and
Engineering (EaSEn),
OR
Business Studies and
Humanities
(BuSH
EITHER School of Life
Sciences and
Bioengineering
(LiSBE),
OR

Mathematics,
Agriculture,
Food
Sciences,
Health
Sciences,
Hydrology
and Water Resources
Management,
Sustainable
Energy
and
Engineering,
Petroleum Chemistry/
Geochemistry

Senior
Lecturer
10
Positions

PUTS 4

Computer
Science,
Agriculture,
Food
Sciences,
Health
Sciences, Intellectual
Property Rights &
Management,
Sustainable
Energy
4

Holder of a PhD and Masters


Degree in a relevant field
with at least a GPA of 4.0
out of 5 and a Minimum GPA
of 3.8 out of 5 or its
equivalent in the First
Degree with Minimum scores
of B+ in relevant subject or
its equivalent. In addition
one must have post PhD
work experience of 6 years
and 12 points from
internationally peer reviewed
publications (from at least
two sources including a
minimum of 40% from
diversified journal
publications)

Providing leadership role to the


institution,
To undertake an induction course
in pedagogic skills for those who
had none before,
Managing of institutional projects
and activities,
Developing new courses and
programmes,
Writing teaching manuals and
compendia and books,
Participating in the establishment
of research hubs and resource
centers,
Performing any other duties as
may be assigned to him/her by
the relevant authorities at the
Institution.

Holder of a PhD and Masters To undertake an induction course


Degree in a relevant field
in pedagogic skills for those who
with at least a GPA of 4.0
had none before,
out of 5 and a Minimum GPA To carry out lectures, conduct
of 3.8 out of 5 or its
tutorials, seminars, practicals,
equivalent in the First
invigilation and assessment for
Degree with Minimum scores
postgraduate progrmames,

Computational and
Communication
Sciences and
Engineering (CoCSE),
OR
Materials, Energy,
Water and
Environmental
Sciences
(MEWES),

and
Engineering, of B+ in relevant subject or
Petroleum Chemistry/ its equivalent. In addition,
Geochemistry
one must have experience of
3 years in a related field and
Intellectual
Property 5 points from peer reviewed
Rights & Management, publications (From at least
innovation Technology two sources including a
Management
& minimum of 35% from
Entrepreneurship,
diversified
journal
Business
publications)
Administration
&
Management,
Research Methodology

OR
Earth Sciences and
Engineering (EaSEn),
OR
Business Studies and
Humanities (BuSH

To supervise field practical for


masters; and PhD
dissertation/theses,
To develop and manage various
Institution activities,
To write teaching manuals and
compendia,
Performing any other duty as
may be assigned to him/her by
the relevant authority at the
Institution.

4.

EITHER School of
Life Sciences and
Bioengineering
(LiSBE),
OR
Computational and
Communication
Sciences and
Engineering
(CoCSE),
OR
Materials, Energy,
Water and
Environmental
Sciences (MEWES),
OR
Earth Sciences and
Engineering
(EaSEn),

Lecturer
10
Positions

PUTS
3.3

Mathematics,
Agriculture, Food
Sciences, Health
Sciences, Hydrology
and Water Resources
Management,
Sustainable Energy
and Engineering,
Petroleum Chemistry/
Geochemistry

Holder of a PhD and


Masters Degree in a
relevant field with at
least a GPA of 4.0 out of
5 and a Minimum GPA of
3.8 out of 5 or its
equivalent in the First
Degree with Minimum
scores of B+ in relevant
subject or its equivalent.

Intellectual Property
Rights & Management,
Innovation and
Technology
Management &
Entrepreneurship,
Business
Administration &
Management,
Research Methodology

OR
Business Studies
and Humanities
(BuSH

To carry out lecturers, conduct


tutorials, seminars and practical
for postgraduate progmammes,
To undertake research and
publish/disseminate results
To mentor junior staff
To develop curricular
To supervise Masters and PhD
theses/dissertations
To perform any other duties that
may be assigned by the relevant
authorities.

EITHER School of
Life Sciences and
Bioengineering
(LiSBE),
OR
Computational and
Communication
Sciences and
Engineering
(CoCSE),
OR
Materials, Energy,
Water and
Environmental
Sciences
(MEWES),
OR
Earth Sciences and
Engineering
(EaSEn),
OR
Business Studies
and Humanities
(BuSH

Assistant
Lecturer
9
Positions

PUTS 2

Mathematics,
Agriculture, Food
Sciences, Health
Sciences, Hydrology
and Water Resources
Management,
Sustainable Energy
and Engineering,
Petroleum Chemistry/
Geochemistry

Holder of a Masters
Degree in a Relevant
field with at least a GPA
of 4.0 out of 5 and a
Minimum GPA of 3.8 out
of 5 or its equivalent in
the first degree with a
minimum score of B+ in
the Relevant subject or
its equivalent,

Intellectual Property
Rights & Management,
Innovation and
Technology,
Management &
Entrepreneurship,
Business
Administration &
Management,
Research Methodology

To undergo an induction course


in pedagogic skills for those who
had none before
To carry out Lectures, conduct
tutorials, seminars and practical
for undergraduate programmes;
To Prepare and present case
studies
To conduct and publish/
disseminate research results;
To recognize students having
difficulties, intervene and
provide help and support;
To participate in consultancies
and community services under
supervision
To attend workshop,
conferences and symposia; and
To perform any other duties
that may be assigned by the
relevant authorities.

Table 2: The Required Qualifications, Salary Scales, Areas of Specialization, and Duties and Responsibilities for Available Technical Positions

S/n

School

1.
EITHER School
of Life Sciences
and
Bioengineering
(LiSBE),

OR
Computational
and
Communication
Sciences and
Engineering
(CoCSE),

OR
Materials, Energy,
Water and
Environmental
Sciences
(MEWES),

Position
Laboratory
Technician II
4 Positions

Laboratory
Scientist II
4 Positions

Salary
Scale
PUSS 3

PUSS 4

Area of
Specialization
Any Relevant
Field

Key Qualifications

Duties and responsibilities

Holder of a Diploma in
any relevant field
within Laboratory
Sciences from a
recognized Institution
or University and have
a minimum of three
years working
experience from a
reputable organisation.

Assists in carrying out scientific


practicals for students in the
respective school/Department
Assists instructors in providing
specialized technical services to
students
Assists in the repair and maintenance
of laboratory or workshop facilities
Performs any other duties and
responsibilities that may be assigned
to him/her from time to time by the
relevant authorities.

Holder of BSc in
relevant field or
Advanced Diploma or
its equivalent from a
recognized institution
with relevant
registration as
Graduate Scientist
where applicable

Assists in all technical duties and


responsibilities requiring a higher
degree of planning and design
competence in the areas of students
practicals,
Assists in research and development
activities
Assists in consultancy projects
Assist in maintenances of laboratory
facilities
Guide technicians in their daily
activities
Performs any other duties and
responsibilities that may be assigned
to him/her from time to time by the
relevant authorities.

Table 3: The Required Qualifications, Salary Scale, and Duties and Responsibilities for Available Administrative Positions

S/n Vacancy

1.

Internal
Auditor

2.

Bursar

No. of
Position

Salary
Scale

1 Position

PGSS 13

Holder of a University Degree in


Accountancy or Advanced Diploma in
Accountancy plus a full CPA (T) or
relevant qualifications with a relevant
working experience of not less than
three years in a reputable
organization.

Perform auditing duties regarding;


payment and retirement of imprests,
bank reconciliation and maintenance
of vote books
Executes Audit Programmes for:
Insurance covers and payments,
capital expenditure investments
accounts, special grant available.
Supervises staff auditing expenditure,
revenue, salaries and student
accounts.
Assists in review of measures for
safeguarding assets and inventories.
Performs any other duties and
responsibilities as may be assigned
by ones reporting officer.

PGSS 21

Holder of full CPA/ACCA/ACA or its


equivalent and has been registered
as Authorized accountant with
relevant working experience of not
less than twelve years in a large
reputable organization.

Receives, banks and directs proper


use of all monies paid to the
institution
Prepares financial statements of
income and expenditure at
appropriate times.
Administers use of trust funds,
insurance and royalties;
Controls capital and recurrent
expenditure;
Prepares and answers timely
payment of salaries and emoluments
Maintains up to date financial
information on revenue and
expenditure.
Supervises arrangements for the

1 Position

Key Qualification

Duties and Responsibilities

3.

Accountant

1 Position

PGSS 13

Holder of University Degree in


Accountancy or Advanced Diploma in
Accountancy, has obtained a full CPA
(T)/ACCA or its equivalent with
relevant working experience of at
least three years in a reputable
organization must be conversant with
Accounting Package EPICOR

10

purchase of equipment, materials


and furniture required by the
institution including their effective
use and maintenance of their
inventory;
Maintains up to date transparent
Management Information Systems on
all accounts at all levels;
Coordinates purchases and effective
management of stores;
Insures all properties and asserts of
the institution
Causes to be periodically reported on
all income and expenditure
transactions;
Supervises staff and other functions
in the division;
Performs any other function as may
from time to time be assigned to
him/her by his/her supervisor.
Custodian of Accountable documents.
Preparing monthly trial balances and
bank reconciliation statements
Maintaining records of debtors and
creditors accurately and up-to-date
Checking the correctness of claims
and retirements ensuring that they
are supported with appropriate
evidence
Correcting and approving internal
audit reports and internal audit
queries
Remits net salaries to the employees
respective banks
Prepares monthly pay slips for each
employee and keeping records and
payroll register

4.

Legal
Counselor

1 Position

PGSS 21

Holder of Masters of Laws (LL.M)


with relevant working experience of
at least twelve years in a reputable
organisation and must have been
admitted as an Advocate of the
Higher Court. Holder of a PhD will be
an added advantage.

5.

Legal Officer
II

1 Position

PGSS 11

Holder of LLB degree plus one year


intership with working experience of
at least three years in a reputable
organisation.

11

Performs any other duties as may


from time to time be assigned to
him/her by his/her supervisor
Heads the legal unit
Participates in negotiations with
outside parties.
Provide legal advice on all aspects of
the law in institution/college
operations.
Ensures appearing in court on behalf
of the institution/college.
Maintains records and custody of
contracts implementation, follow up
and ensuring the contractual
obligations are met under the
contracts.
Vets all legal documents emanating
from outside the institution in which
the institution/college is /will be a
party.
Witnesses all contracts.
Performs any other related duties
and responsibilities assigned by ones
supervisor.
Takes charges of documents and
correspondences of already assigned
cases.
Deals with all legal routine
correspondences addressed to the
institution
Drafts prescribed legal documents
and forms.
Compiles evidence relevant for court
cases involving the Institution
Attends to registration of all legal
documents and probate matters
Files and represents the Institution in


6.

Student
Welfare
Officer II

1 Position

PGSS 11

Holder of a University degree with a


bias in Educational
Psychology/Divinity or Social Welfare
and Counselling.

7.

8.

Receptionist I

Artisan II

1 Position

1 Position

PGSS 9

PGSS 8

Holder of National Form Six


certificate with principal passes in
English, Swahili and Geography with
relevant working experience for at
least three years in a reputable
organisation. Holder of certificates in
computer studies and telephone
operations is an added advantage.

Holder of Form Four certificate plus


Trade Test Grade II specialized on
service, repair and maintenance of
Air Condition and Cooling System.

12

criminal proceedings in court


Performs other duties and
Responsibilities as may be assigned
by ones supervisor
Assists the Dean of Students in
Students counseling and guidance,
Co-ordinates academic advice for
students in collaboration with
academic advisors,
Co-ordinates students cultural,
recreational and sports activities,
Serves as an advisor to students
government at the Hall of residence
level and attends meetings of Health
Committee,
Takes care of students welfare and
ensures that the sick are urgently
treated and taken care satisfactorily.
Attends
Perform any other duties and
responsibilities which may be
assigned by ones reporting officer.
Answers enquires coming from
subscribers,
Prepare and maintains subscribes
records
Connects calls within the exchange
area and outside and raises
appropriate charges where required
Performs any other duties and
responsibilities as may be assigned
by ones reporting officer.
Perform sectional craft jobs under
supervision
Collects and takes care of tools and
equipment
Carries out minor repairs and


9.

Records
Management
Assistant II

2 Positions

PGSS 8

Holder of a National Form IV or Form


VI Certificates with credit passes in
English and Kiswahili, plus Certificate
in Records Management from a
recognized institute in the field of
registry, law or land.

1O.

Estate Officer
II

2 Positions

PGSS 11 Holder of a University Degree in


Environmental Engineering,
Architecture, Building Economics,
Civil Engineering in Land
Management and Valuation.

13

maintenance and report all other


problem to superiors
Perform any other duties and
responsibilities as assigned by ones
reporting officer.
To look or search all the files that are
needed by responsible officers.
To register all incoming mail in a
register book
To put and arrange all files according
to its classification and boxing
To collect all files that has been
worked on from various offices
Taking care of all facilities and
equipments under his/her charge
Performing any other duties and
responsibilities which may be
assigned by ones reporting officer.
Supervises maintenance and clearing
of campus grounds and drainage
systems,
Participates in drawing-up short and
long term programmes for the
general improvement of the
landscaping of the campus grounds
and drainage systems,
Keeps and maintains relevant
equipment in good working order,
Prepare various types of estimates
for assets management projects
Prepare sketches and designs for
major modifications to existing
buildings
Performs any other duties and
responsibilities as may be assigned
by ones reporting officer.

11.

Academic
Officer II

4 Positions

PGSS 11 Holder of a University Degree in


Science/Engineering discipline or its
equivalent from a recognized
University with a minimum of upper
second class

12.

Admission
Officer II

1 Position

PGSS 11 Holder of a University Degree in


Science/Engineering, Education,
Educational Planning, Statistics,
Public Administration, Management,
System Analysis, Sociology and any
other relevant field.

13.

Technician II

2 Position
1 Plumbing
and
1 Carpentry

PGSS 8

Holder of a Diploma in the relevant


subject of water engineering and civil
engineering from a recognized
Institution.

14.

Driver II

3 Positions

PGSS 8

Holder of form Four Secondary


Education with passes in Kiswahili
and English with Trade Test Grade
II/Drivers Grade II certificate from a
recognized Institution. Must have a
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To assist in the process of preparing


courses and examination time tables
To assist in the process of preparing
and administer academic awards
To assist in the process of supplying
examination stationaries
Plans ad ensures the proper conduct
of examination
Performs any other duties and
responsibilities as may be assigned by
ones reporting officer.
To assist in receiving and compiling
applications for admission
To assist in maintaining students
records and examination results
To assist in the process of preparation
of IDs to students
To assist in the preparation of adverts
for student admission
Performs any other duties and
responsibilities as may be assigned by
ones reporting officer.
To carry out specified tasks
connected with projects
Assist in the repair and maintenances
of Institutions facilities
Conduct routine repair and regular
maintenances of equipments in the
respective workshop
Performs any other duties and
responsibilities as may be assigned
by ones reporting officer.
Driving cars and buses as well as
other motor machines
Ensuring that fuel, oil, water, tires and
the general state of the car has been
checked before use

valid Class C Driving License.

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Providing driving services to NM-AIST


staff
Maintaining log book for each and
every trip
Ensuring that the vehicle is serviced
as planned
Carrying out small repairs if the
vehicle breaks down
Performing any other duties as may
be assigned to him by the supervisor.