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Principal Research Officer (Business Development Manager)


Published by Jobstanzania on 7:26:00 am

POSITION: Principal Research Officer (Business Development Manager)
PLACE: Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH)

Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) is a public institution established by an Act of Parliament NO.7 of 1986. By the Act COSTECH is mandated to promote and coordinate research; promote technology development transfer; acquire store and disseminate scientific and technological information to the general public, the overall objective of the mandate is to stimulate and promote social and economic development. The commission is undergoing remarkable modernization including structural changes and implementation of new and more attractive scheme of service and competitive salary structure. Due to this modernization and structural changes, the following positions are vacant and require to be filled as soon as possible.

Report to: Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Supervise: Researchers

Job Purpose
To provides enlist support to the Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and supervising researchers with regard to implementation of policy, plans, and procedure regarding development and entrepreneurial opportunities in technology and innovation for the achievement of the Commissions goals and objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Deal with all matters relating to business development;
  • Assist innovators/inventors on issues related to commercialization of their inventions/innovations and maintain close contact with them;
  • Mobilize resources by conceptualizing and developing business development plans;
  • To initiate, develop and execute business development programs;
  • To coordinate and facilitate the business development, for the identified technologies to commercialization level;
  • To produce monthly, quarterly and annual business development reports for compilation into the Commissions monthly, quarterly and annual reports;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills
  • PhD holders in Economics, Commerce or Entrepreneurship with a work experience of at least 5 years in a related field in a Research or Academic Institution.
  • Must have published not less than 7 papers in recognized journals
  • Must have proven track records of 3 years of entrepreneurial work.

Key Competencies
  • Ability to work independently with strong problem solving skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills;
  • Demonstration of personal drive and self-motivation;
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills.
  • Creative and innovative thinker and
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial mind set.

Salary Scale: COSS 12

Mode of Application:
Send a cover letter and a detailed CV with copies of your academic and professional certificates and testimonials with names of three referees to
Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Deadline for applications is 18/6/2013 at 3:30 pm

Applicants are requested to indicate their telephone and fax numbers and email addresses 

for easy contact
Director General,
Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology
P.O. Box 4302
Dar es Salaam

Deadline: 18th June , 2013
Source: Daily News June 7, 2013


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