Research Officer I (Database Administrator)

Published by Jobstanzania on 7:58:00 pm

Position: Research Officer I (Database Administrator)
Place: Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH)

Report to:Director: Director of Knowledge Management

Purpose of the Job:
To provides and enlists support to director of knowledge management in regard ICT management, in particular database management.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop action plan for implementation of TanBIF Web Portal;
  • Mobilize and publish rich biodiversity species data on the Portal using Linnaeus II web publisher software;
  • Mobilize and publish biodiversity datasets on the Portal using Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT) software;
  • Mobilize and update Portal with biodiversity articles and news;
  • Mobilize and post videos, images and photos to support the Portal content; Provide technical support to Biodiversity Data Providers and Users;
  • Facilitate training courses on how to use and publish biodiversity data on the Portal;
  • Ensure that TanBIF servers, hardware and software are operating accurately; (ix) Assess Portal usage and its relevance;
  • Develop extended functionality of the TanBIF Portal.


  • Masters Degree in IT, Computer Science, software engineering;
  • Proven experience and skills of dealing with all aspects of website/ database management;
  • Understanding of the biodiversity informatics field, its applications and relevance to support education, policy and decision making are an added advantage;
  • Knowledge of current and emerging ICTs, and technology trends, in particular those related to the Internet.
  • Must have at least working experience of 3 years.

Key Competencies

  • Ability to analyse and interpret large data sets; Excellence in communication skills;
  • Well informed about the current developments in ICT;
  • Knowledge of project management;
  • Demonstrated personal drive and self-motivation;
  • Creative and innovative thinker.

Salary Scale: COSS 9

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/or fax numbers and e-mail addresses for easy contact.

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

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



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