New Job at Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Project Technical Assistant | Deadline: 30th April, 2019

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Jobs in Tanzania 2019: New Job at Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Project Technical Assistant | Deadline: 30th April, 2019
Job Title: Project Technical Assistant
Job Description
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:
a) To provide excellent learning environment for training top-notched Masters and PhD graduates specializing in water, sanitation and energy related fields;
b) 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;
c) 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
d) 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:

Project Technical Assistant (1 Post):
(a) 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
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(b) 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

(c) 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.

(a) Salary:
Gross Monthly Salary $390.

(b) Duty Station:
WISE-Futures, Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology [NM-AIST], Tengeru – Arusha, Tanzania.For more information about WISE-Futures visit

(c) 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,

E-mail: [email protected]
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.