Employment at Government Chemist Laboratory Authority

The Government Chemist Laboratory Authority is an Executive Authority under the Ministry
of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elders and Children. The Laboratory is
mandated in carrying out laboratory testing of Industrial and natural products samples;
forensic and toxicological samples; Regulates and controls Human DNA. The Authority is
expected to better meet the requirements of its customers and public in general.

7.1 CHEMIST (Chemistry) II – 5 POSTS

7.1.1 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Conduct sampling for laboratory analysis;
ii. Prepare and standardize reagents;
iii. Assist laboratory analysis of samples: environmental and occupational samples,
industrial products and raw materials;
iv. Prepare draft reports including those for laboratory analysis, inspection and registration;
v. Assist in maintaining Quality Management Systems and Accreditation;
vi. Assist in preparation, implementation and review of Laboratory Quality Documents and
standard operation procedures (SOPs) ;
vii. Conduct inspection and registration activities related to GCLA legal mandates;
viii. Responsible for ensuring safe use of laboratory chemicals and apparatus ;
ix. Responsible for Health and safety for Laboratory and other staff;
x. Participate in disposal of obsolete chemicals and analyzed samples;
xi. Maintain confidential information to the Government and community in all matters
concerning GCLA activities;
xii. Performs any other official duties as may be assigned by the immediate Supervisor.

7.1.2 QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
 Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.
 Should possess basic computer knowledge.

7.1.3 CHEMIST (Molecular Biology and Biotechnology) II – 5 POSTS

7.1.4 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Conduct sampling for laboratory analysis;
ii. Prepare and standardize reagents;
iii. Assist laboratory analysis of samples: environmental and occupational samples,
industrial products and raw materials;
iv. Prepare draft reports including those for laboratory analysis, inspection and registration;
v. Assist in maintaining Quality Management Systems and Accreditation;
vi. Assist in preparation, implementation and review of Laboratory Quality Documents and
standard operation procedures (SOPs);
vii. Conduct inspection and registration activities related to GCLA legal mandates;
viii. Responsible for ensuring safe use of laboratory chemicals and apparatus;
ix. Responsible for Health and safety for Laboratory and other staff;
x. Participate in disposal of obsolete chemicals and analyzed samples;
xi. Maintain confidential information to the Government and community in all matters
concerning GCLA activities;
xii. Performs any other official duties as may be assigned by the immediate Supervisor.
7.1.5 QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
 Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.
 Should possess basic computer knowledge.

7.1.6 CHEMIST (Chemical and Process/Biochemical) II- 5 POSTS

7.1.7 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Conduct sampling for laboratory analysis;
ii. Prepare and standardize reagents;
iii. Assist laboratory analysis of samples: environmental and occupational samples,
industrial products and raw materials;
iv. Prepare draft reports including those for laboratory analysis, inspection and registration;
v. Assist in maintaining Quality Management Systems and Accreditation;
vi. Assist in preparation, implementation and review of Laboratory Quality Documents and
standard operation procedures (SOPs);
vii. Conduct inspection and registration activities related to GCLA legal mandates;
viii. Responsible for ensuring safe use of laboratory chemicals and apparatus;
ix. Responsible for Health and safety for Laboratory and other staff;
x. Participate in disposal of obsolete chemicals and analyzed samples;
xi. Maintain confidential information to the Government and community in all matters
concerning GCLA activities;
xii. Performs any other official duties as may be assigned by the immediate Supervisor.
7.1.8 QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
 Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Process/Biochemical Engineering.
 Should possess basic computer knowledge.

7.1.9 CHEMIST (Environmental Engineering) II- 5 POSTS

7.1.10 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Conduct sampling for laboratory analysis;
ii. Prepare and standardize reagents;
iii. Assist laboratory analysis of samples: environmental and occupational samples,
industrial products and raw materials;
iv. Prepare draft reports including those for laboratory analysis, inspection and registration;
v. Assist in maintaining Quality Management Systems and Accreditation;
vi. Assist in preparation, implementation and review of Laboratory Quality Documents and
standard operation procedures (SOPs);
vii. Conduct inspection and registration activities related to GCLA legal mandates;
viii. Responsible for ensuring safe use of laboratory chemicals and apparatus;
ix. Responsible for Health and safety for Laboratory and other staff;
x. Participate in disposal of obsolete chemicals and analyzed samples;
xi. Maintain confidential information to the Government and community in all matters
concerning GCLA activities;
xii. Performs any other official duties as may be assigned by the immediate Supervisor.
7.1.11 QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
 Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering.
 Should possess basic computer knowledge.

7.1.12 LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST II – 8 POSTS

7.1.13 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Prepare chemicals and reagents;
ii. Prepare sampling tools and analytical facilities;
iii. Collect, prepare samples and assist in laboratory analysis;
iv. Maintain records of samples, chemicals, reagents and equipment’s;
v. Keep in safe custody samples, chemicals, reagents and equipment’s;
vi. Conduct inspection and registration activities related to GCLA legal mandates;
vii. Assist data entry of laboratory and chemical management records;
viii. Maintain confidential information to the Government and community in all matters
concerning GCLA activities;
ix. Performs any other official duties as may be assigned by the immediate Supervisor.
7.1.14 QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
 Ordinary Diploma in Laboratory Technology from recognized learning institutions.
 Should possess basic computer knowledge.

7.1.15 LABORATORY ATTENDANT II- 2 POSTS

7.1.16 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Clean laboratory glassware apparatus, working benches and floor;
ii. Dispatch laboratory reports;
iii. Keep working tools and utilities in respective custody;
iv. Distribute samples and/or exhibits to respective laboratories;
v. Follow up laboratory supplies from store;
vi. Maintain confidential information to the Government and community in all matters
concerning GCLA activities;
vii. Performs any other official duties as may be assigned by the immediate Supervisor.
7.1.17 QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
 Holder of a Secondary Education Certificate who has attained a one year Laboratory
training course from recognized Institutions.
 Should possess basic computer knowledge.

7.1.18 COMPUTER SYSTEM ANALYST II- 3 POSTS

7.1.19 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Maintains user account information and authentication;
ii. Documents the configuration of the system;
iii. Troubleshoots any reported problems and provides support;
iv. Identifies the hardware and software needed to provide solutions to problems;
v. Assists in the customization and adaptation of existing programs to meet users;
vi. Installs and downloads appropriate software;
vii. Connects users to networks and provides initial training in facilities and applications;
viii. Installs, configures and upgrade Database server software and related products;
ix. Monitors storage and utilization growth and changes and advice on capacity
planning;
x. Performs data backups, storage and recovery during development, implementation and
periodical testing;
xi. Provides database troubleshooting and user support;
xii. Alert users on various security risk, threats and vulnerabilities;
xiii. Perform systems audit on regular basis;
xiv. Install and configure RAN and WAN infrastructure;
xv. Update web pages and multimedia;
xvi. Publishing information in the web as per government policies;
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xvii. Performs any other official duties as may be assigned by Supervisors from time to
time.
7.1.20 QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
 Bachelor Degree or Advanced Diploma either in Computer Science, Computer
Engineering or Information and Communication Technology (ICT) from recognized
Institutions.

7.1.21 RECORDS MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT II- 2POSTS

7.1.22 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Receive, make copy, record and direct letters and other document for preview
process;
ii. Find files from circulation;
iii. Collect processed files from action officers and return them to registry for custody
iv. Perform daily file tracking;
v. Repair damaged files;
vi. Place/arrange records/documents in file racks/cabinets in registry/ archives;
vii. Follow up correspondence response from various people, organization To perform file
audit and instruct rectification of misfiling;
viii. Performs any other official duties as may be assigned by the immediate Supervisor.
7.1.23 QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
 Holder of Ordinary or Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education and Records
Management Certificate in either of the following disciplines: health, registry and
computer application skills.

7.1.24 RECEPTIONIST – 1 POST

7.1.25 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Attends visitors and maintains an up-to-date visitor’s record book;
ii. Provides telephone services and reporting on the defects;
iii. Records all out-going telephone calls;
iv. Maintains and updates the internal telephone directory;
v. Performs any other official duties as may be assigned by the immediate Supervisor;
vi. Distribute internal memo and place announcements the notice board and remove
them as they fall outdated.
7.1.26 QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
 Holder of an Ordinary Secondary Education Certificate with passes in English and
Swahili Languages and attained a certificate in reception fields from recognized
institutions.
 Trade Test Grade II and Telephone Operating Examination will be an added
advantage.

7.1.27 PERSONAL SECRETARY III – 2 POSTS

7.1.28 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Type open reports, letters and other official documents;
ii. Receive, interview and direct visitors;
iii. Keep records of events, appointments, visitors and dates of meetings. Trips of his/her
boss and keeping the time table for the boss’s activities;
iv. Assist his/her boss in movement of files, documents and other items as may be
needed;
v. Facilitate communication between a boss and other subordinate;
vi. Assist in file movements;
vii. Previewing incoming and outgoing letters, mails, documents and files;
viii. Pre-meeting arrangements;
ix. Scanning, fax, binding office documents;
x. Performs any other official duties as may be assigned by the immediate Supervisor.
7.1.29 QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
 Holder of Secondary Education Certificate who has a Certificate in Secretarial Duties
and should have a minimum Shorthand speed of 80 w.p.m
 Should possess basic computer skills

GENERAL CONDITIONS
i. All applicants must be Citizens of Tanzania of not more than 45 years of
age;
ii. Applicants must attach an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) having
reliable contacts; postal address/post code, e-mail and telephone
numbers;
iii. Applicants should apply on the strength of the information given in this
advertisement;
iv. Applicants must attach their certified copies of the following certificates;
 Postgraduate/Degree/Advanced Diploma/Diploma/Certificates;
 Postgraduate/Degree/Advanced Diploma/Diploma transcripts;
 Form IV and Form VI National Examination Certificates;
 Birth certificate
v. Attaching copies of the following certificates is strictly not accepted
 Form IV and form VI results slips
 Testimonials and all Partial transcripts
vi. Applicants employed in the Public Service should route their
application letters through their respective employers;
vii. Applicants who have/were retired from the Public Service for whatever
reason should not apply;
viii. Applicants should indicate three reputable referees with their reliable
contacts;
ix. Certificates from foreign examination bodies for Ordinary or Advanced
level education should be verified by The National Examination Council
of Tanzania (NECTA) and National Council for Technical Education  (NACTE);
x. Certificates from foreign Universities should be verified by The Tanzania
Commission for Universities (TCU);
xi. Applicants with special needs/case (disability) are supposed/advised to
indicate;
xii. A signed application letters should be written either in Swahili or English
and Addressed to Secretary, Presidents Office, Public Service Recruitment
Secretariat, 27 Bibi Titi Mohammed Road, P.O.Box 63100, Maktaba
Complex, 11102 Dar Es Salaam.
xiii. Deadline for application is 30th August, 2017 and;
xiv. Only short listed candidates will be informed on a date for interview.
xv. Presentation of forged certificates and other information will necessitate to
legal action;
NOTE: All applications must be sent through Recruitment Portal by
using the following address; http://portal.ajira.go.tz/ and not otherwise
(This address can also be found at PSRS Website, Click
‘Recruitment Portal’) 

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