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Vacancy Announcement at The Open University of Tanzania – 82 Positions

The Open University of Tanzania

Vacancy Announcement at The Open University of Tanzania – 82 Positions

The Open University of Tanzania (OUT) is a public university, established by the Act of Parliament No 17 of 1992. Since 1st January 2007, the University has been operating under the OUT-Charter Inc. of 2007, which is in line with the Universities Act No. 7 of 2005. Its stated mission is “to provide relevant, quality, flexible, accessible, and affordable open online education, research, and services to the community for social-economic development of Tanzania and the rest of the world. The Open University of Tanzania operates through its temporary headquarters in Kinondoni, Dar es Salaam and its 30 regional centers in each region of Tanzania Mainland including Coordination Centers in Tanzania Islands – Unguja and Pemba in Zanzibar.

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The University hereby invites applications from competent and suitably qualified persons, to enhance its human resource capacity needed to fulfill its mission, as follows:



FBM – Faculty of Business Management
FASS – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
FSTES – Faculty of Science Technology and Environmental Studies
FED – Faculty of Education
FLW – Faculty of Law

Qualifications: Possession of a Master’s Degree in a relevant field with at least a GPA of 4.0 and a minimum GPA of 3.8 or equivalent in the first degree with a minimum of B+ in the Relevant Subject or its equivalent.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Write new study materials, scripts for radio broadcasts, video and audio cassettes, various reports and papers,
• Adopt and/or supplement existing materials,
• Liaise with course writers, editors, reviewers, producers, artists, coordinators and other members of the course team,
• Revise course materials and audio programmes,
• Give public lectures, tutor and lead academic discussions,
• Set and mark course assignments and/or tests, examinations supervision of field work, practical and all other related academic activities,
• Encourage and motivate students to improve academically,
• Help identify and set up local study groups,
• Conduct research work and disseminate research findings
NB. Age limit: Not above 35 years.

Qualifications: Possession of first degree with minimum of 3.8 GPA with excellent results in the subject area or equivalent. He/she must be computer literate, being capable of using ICT to enhance teaching and learning.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Writing scripts for radio broadcasts, video and audio cassettes, various reports and papers,
• Supplementing existing study materials, – Editing, reviewing and translating course materials,
• Assisting senior staff in preparing content for e-Learning for the ELMS.
• Providing support materials, guidance and counseling and other services to students,
• Helping to keep students’ records correspondence and other communications,
• Helping in general academic administration as will be asked of him by seniors,
• Doing any other task as may be prescribed by one’s reporting officer, Dean of the Faculty or Director of Regional Centre and/or the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) from time to time
NB. Age limit: Not above 35 years

Qualifications: Possession of Bachelor Degree in one of the following fields: Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Laboratory Science, Chemistry, Physics, Botany, Zoology or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution. Must be computer literate
Duties and Responsibilities:
• To maintain glassware by picking-up, cleaning, washing, sterilizing, and distributing;
• To provide glassware by ordering, receiving, and inventorying glassware;
• To keep laboratory supplies ready by inventorying stock, placing orders and verifying receipt;
• To keep equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs;
• To document information by maintaining daily logs and equipment record books;
• To resolve problems by examining and evaluating data as well as selecting corrective measures;
• To perform any other related duties as assigned superiors.
NB. Age limit: Not above 35 years.

• Applicants should clearly specify the Vacancy Position they are applying for, from the list above. Applications bearing no such information shall not be considered.
• Applications should be accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae, certified copies of relevant certificates, together with one colored passport size photograph of the applicant, names and full contact details of two referees.
• All applicants who are currently employed in the Public Service should route their application letters through their respective employers.
• Certificates from foreign Universities should be verified by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU).
Interested applicants should submit the applications through Public Service Recruitment Secretariat portal to the undersigned:
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Planning, Finance and Administartion)
Open University of Tanzania
Kawawa Road, Kinondoni
P.O. Box 23409, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel. +255 22 2668820 || Fax: +255 22 2668759
The deadline for receiving applications is 14 days after the date of advertisement.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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