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JOB VACANCIES AT BUNI STAFF, ANNOUNCED THROUGH TANZANIA COMMISSION FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (COSTECH)

                   

TANZANIA COMMISSION FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
(COSTECH)

JOB VACANCIES 

General information 
The Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) is a
Parastatal organization established by an Act of Parliament of Tanzania in 1986 as
a successor to the Tanzania National Scientific Research Council. The
Commission is under the Ministry of Education, Science & Technology.
COSTECH is the chief advisor to the Government on all matters pertaining to
science, technology and innovation; and their application to the socio-economic
development of the country. Among the functions of the Commission is cocoordinating
and promoting research and technology development, and transfer
activities in the country. This includes fostering innovations in the country.
COSTECH is building the innovation ecosystem in the country including
establishment of innovation spaces and incubators as platforms for developing and
transferring of technologies. Among the innovation spaces which have been
established is the Buni Hub.

General Background:
 Buni hub previously known as the “Innovation Space” is a tech co-creation,
working space found at the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology
(COSTECH) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Buni hub focuses on promoting
innovation and technology entrepreneurship in Tanzania. Buni hub was the first
innovation space (tech hub) to be established in Tanzania as part of the TANZICT
project, a four year bilateral project between the government of United Republic
of Tanzania and the Finnish government, which ended in 2016; it is currently
working under the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology.
COSTECH in its project on innovation funded by DFID through HDIF is looking
for competent personnel to run the Hub. The following posts are being advertised
for persons to apply

Information for all posts 
Supervisor: Coordinator, Centre for the Development and Transfer of
Technology-COSTECH
Duty Station: Dar es Salaam/ Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology
Duration: Initially for two year, with possibility for extension.


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Post Title: HUB MANAGER 1 POST 
Duties 
 Work with COSTECH staff, and in some cases independently manage all
the employed Buni Hub Members.
 Managing Buni Programmes (Mentorship, Internship, Fablab, Outreach
and Support of Innovation Ecosystem).
 Work with other innovation spaces, living labs and support capacity
building and help to develop programmes of those spaces.
 Participate in the creation of long-term sustainability strategy for the space
and community.
 Leading Projects with Partners and Overseeing Partners

Deliverables. 
 Preparing Reports & Documentation.
 Supporting Hardware, Local Innovators, Infrastructures for Project
Development.
 Promoting the Involvement of Local Innovators in Solving Community
based Problems.
 Help on organizing and managing smooth transitioning of the hub towards
sustainability.
 Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Management.
Deliverables
 Monthly, quarterly and annual reports and documentation based on Buni
activities and programmes
 Successful implemented Buni programmes in alignment with the demands
of the community members.
 Well coordinated Buni Hub team members
 All deliverables met in projects with partners based on the project’s
timeline
 Supported growth of innovation spaces
 Established new innovation spaces
 Team member’s deliverables based on their assigned tasks.
 Buni Hub sustainability plan.
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 Established businesses and products
 Raised funding
 Well skilled interns.

Qualification and Experience Requirements 
a) Education background 
 At least a Degree in Computer Science; Electronics; and Information,
Communication and Technology (ICT).
b) Experience 
 Working experience of at least 4 years of which 2 years should be in
managerial position in running an innovation space. Possess excellent
communication skills and fluent in English and Swahili.
Merits
 Experience of working with innovation spaces and academic institutions
under Public Private Partnership
 Experience of working in innovation systems.

Salary: Attractive remuneration package in accordance with COSTECH’s
salary scale 

Post Title: PARTNERSHIP LEAD POST:

 Duties and Responsibilities 
 Manage, and oversee all events that happen at Buni meet the community
needs.
 Collect and analyze information from the community to deduce the needs
of the community, and give recommendations to COSTECH;
 Make sure that community members are satisfied based on the
programmes offered by the Buni Hub and track and measure customer
satisfaction;
 Search for partners to work and collaborate with Buni Hub on different
programs, this way we can raise funding to keep sustaining the hub.
 Handling Buni Public Relations issues.
 Running Community Outreach Programmes.
 Collaborate with other organizations, to create shared events and
workshops to give value to the community.
 Represent Buni well on traditional media and press.
 Work to create active Buni divaz community who will be engaging in the
Technology clubs that are about to establish in schools and universities.
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 Make sure that all the projects done by Buni are successful by the time of
project closure and that the partners are happy with the quality of service
provided by Buni.
 Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Management.

Deliverables 
 Sourced Partners for Buni.
 Well Managed Buni Events.
 Identified community needs
 Buni’s visibility as well as that of COSTECH
 Event Reports

Qualification and Experience 
a) Education background
At Least a Diploma in Journalism and mass communication.
b) Experience
Working experience of at least 3 years with an innovation space or incubator, with
excellent communication skills and fluent in English and Swahili.
Merits
 Experience of working with innovation spaces and academic institutions
under Public Private Partnership


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 Experience of working in innovation systems.

Salary: Attractive remuneration package in accordance with COSTECH’s
salary scale 

Post Title: TECHNICAL & OPERATIONS LEAD POST: 


Duties and Responsibilities 
 Planning for projects that can be done by Buni
 Organizing for project teams when projects require involvement of
external human resource
 Conducting of in-house trainings, talks and technical boot camps to equip
Fablab users with right skills
 Managing fablab project teams and ensure their accomplishment
 Setting of Buni user policy and ensure their proper implementation of the
same
 Monitoring Buni Resources.
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 Planning for activities that will grow the makers community.
Deliverables
 Well accomplished Technical Projects.
 Well managed Fablab Projects.
 Skilled fablab users
 Well-coordinated Makers Community.

Qualification and Experience 
a) Education background
At least Diploma in Computer Science, Electronics, and Information
Communication Technology.
b) Experience
Working experience of at least 2 years with excellent Communication skills and
fluent in English and Swahili.
Merits
 Experience of working with innovation spaces and academic institutions
under Public Private Partnership
 Experience of working in innovation systems.
 Practical experiences in operating fablab resources.
Salary: Attractive remuneration package in accordance with COSTECH’s
salary scale

Post Title: COMMUNITY & COMMUNICATION LEAD 1 POST 

Duties and Responsibilities 
 Managing Buni Community.
 Managing the Maker Community.
 Organizing Community Meet-ups.
 Assisting on the Community Outreach Activities.
 Managing all Buni Communications Platforms.
 Facilitating Hardware Capacity Building Programs
 Ensuring the community members are benefited with the programs and
activities that Buni will be conducting.
 Facilitating the creation of innovation space user groups in various
universities countrywide
 Working with living labs throughout the country.
 Running digital campaigns on all social media platforms so as to engage
the community outside Buni
 Publishing Buni newsletters to spread the word about activities at the hub
 Conducting trainings and workshops that will aim at capacity buildings to
all the interns as well as community members engaging at the hub

Deliverables 
 Completed makers projects
 Successful convened community meet-ups
 Well-organized innovation space user communities
 Buni Newsletter
 Created innovation space user groups
 Built hardware capacities
 Well managed Buni community

Qualification and Experience 
a) Education Background
At least Diploma in networking, computer science, information Technology with
digital marketing skills.
c) Experience
Working experience of 2 years of doing community based activities. Excellent
Communication Skills and fluent in English and Swahili.
Merits
 Experience of working with innovation spaces and academic institutions
under Public Private Partnership
 Experience of working in innovation systems.
 Experience of working with innovation space communities.
Salary: Attractive remuneration package in accordance with COSTECH’s
salary scale 

HOW TO APPLY 
Interested and qualified candidates for this position must submit the following for
consideration of the applications:-
1. Application letter, briefing stating why the candidates qualify for the
position.
2. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provide clearly the applicant’s
work experience and other relevant information for the job.
3. Academic and professional certificates and awards.
4. Names of three referees.
Applicants are requested to indicate their telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
for easy contact.

All applications must be addressed to the undersigned and submitted not later
than 05th May 2018. Applicants who will not be contacted should regard
themselves unsuccessful.

Director General,
Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology,
P O Box 4302
DAR ES SALAAM

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