NAFASI ZA KAZI TAASISI YA UTAFITI WA MISITU TANZANIA

Tanzania Forestry Research Institute (TAFORI) is a Parastatal Organization under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, established by act No.5 of 1980 with a broad
mandate of Conducting and Coordinating Research in all aspects of Forest Production and
Utilization.

TAFORI with its Headquarters at Kingolwira in Morogoro Municipality has Seven Research
Centres located at: – Kibaha, Lushoto, Moshi, Dodoma, Tabora, Malya and Mufindi.

2.1 RESEARCH OFFICER GRADE II- 3 POSTS

2.1.1 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Assist in setting up experiments, data collection and analysis;
ii. Search for relevant literature required and writing research reports;
iii. Collect forestry research data;
iv. Supervise maintenance of research trial plots;
v. Work on specific projects more independently;
vi. Supervise Laboratory Technicians;
vii. Assist in data collection and analysis;
viii. Carry out literature surveys;
ix. Train Laboratory Technicians and Junior Research Officers;
x. Perform any other duties related to official responsibilities assigned by the supervisor.
2.1.2 QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
 Masters Degree in Forestry from a recognized University and a Bachelor Degree in
Forestry who attained a minimum of an Upper Second Class Honours degree at
undergraduate level.
 Must possess knowledge in Computer programs applicable in research data
processing and analysis.
2.1.3 REMUNERATION
PRSS 2

2.1.4 LABORATORY TECHNICIAN GRADE II- 1POST

2.1.5 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Assist Research Officers in carrying out research programmes by conducting
laboratory tests and reporting results;
ii. Operate and maintain laboratory/field equipment’s;
iii. Coordinate and maintain laboratory quality control;
iv. Receive, extract, and record samples for laboratory investigation;
v. Prepare laboratory equipments and chemical for laboratory tests and investigation
vi. Maintain list of laboratory equipment’s;
vii. Carry out laboratory verification and examination of samples collected from the field
and record the results under the supervision of Senior laboratory technician;
viii. Perform any other duties related to official responsibilities assigned by the supervisor.
2.1.6 QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
 Diploma in Laboratory Technology from a recognized Institution.
 Must possess knowledge in Computer programs applicable in research data
processing and analysis.
2.1.7 REMUNERATION
PGSS 4

2.1.8 FORESTRY ASSISTANT GRADE II- 2POSTS
2.1.9 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Undertakes sanitary cleaning of experimental plots, arboreta, graveyards, office
premises;
ii. Involvement in layout of experiments, preparation of directional treaties, writing of
signposts;
iii. Assists Technicians in supervising and maintenance of experiments
iv. Assists in the assessing of experiments;
v. Carries out some basic repairs Performs specified tasks under close supervision of
Seniors Forest Assistants;
vi. Determines the need for spares and components in his/her section and reports the
same to the respective section;
vii. Keeps discipline and order in trade units;
viii. Perform any other duties related to official responsibilities assigned by the supervisor.
2.1.10 QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
 Holder of Secondary School Certificate who has relevant training (Certificate) in
Forestry from any recognized Institution.
2.1.11 REMUNERATION
POSS 3

2.1.12 INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTATION OFFICER GRADE II- 1POST

2.1.13 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Collects useful documents and identifies these for research purposes;
ii. Develops a suitable system of classification arrangement, storage and retrieval of
information;
iii. Acquires suitable publications;
iv. Initiates development of information and documentation system;
v. Maintains TAFORI database and archives for all documents of the Organization;
vi. Any other duties related to official responsibilities assigned by the supervisor.
2.1.14 QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
 Bachelor Degree in Information Technology from recognized Institution.
 Must be Computer literate on programmes applicable in Library data processing and
analysis.
2.1.15 REMUNERATION
PGSS 6

2.1.16 INTERNAL AUDITOR GRADE II – 1 POST

2.1.17 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Record receipts, payment and cheque register;
ii. Check cash stamps on bank reconciliation statements;
iii. Execute audit to all payments;
iv. Auditing financial and inventories report;
v. Ensuring that financial and internal control systems are effective and are consistent
with institute financial rules and regulations;
vi. Auditing accounts;
vii. Ensuring budget control system if effective;
viii. Preparing and advising on audit guideline to be used by the institution;
ix. Ensuring that internal audit reports are prepared according to audit standards;
x. Undertaking special checks and investigation for audit purposes;
xi. Advising and following up accountants on dealing with external audit queries;
xii. Ensure proper maintenance of accounting records as prescribed in financial
regulations;
xiii. Carry out all Internal audit activities including routine checking of records;
xiv. correct audit queries;
xv. Perform any other duties related to official responsibilities assigned by the Supervisor.
2.1.18 QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
 Bachelor Degree or Advanced Diploma in Accountancy, B. Commerce (Accounting) or
its equivalent from a recognized institution.
 Must be Computer literate on programmes applicable in financial/ accounts data
processing and analysis.
2.1.19 REMUNERATION
PGSS 6

2.1.20 PERSONAL SECRETARY GRADE II – 1 POST

2.1.21 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Typing open and confidential reports, letters and memorandum and documents;
ii. Receives and guides visitors;
iii. Keeps appointment records;
iv. Takes dictation;
v. Makes sure that all work is done accurately within the required time;
vi. Facilitates internal and external telecommunications;
vii. Typing of all non-confidential letters, minutes, memorandum and all other typing works
and filling them properly;
viii. Ensure that all-working machines and materials are used economically and are safely
kept;
ix. Ensuring that copies of letters are filed in proper files;
x. Ensuring that other stationery for typing duties is available;
xi. Sends messages internally and externally;
xii. Perform any other duties related to official responsibilities assigned by the Supervisor.
2.1.22 QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
 Holder of Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE)/ Advanced
Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) with Diploma in Secretarial
Services from a recognized Institution preferably TPSC (TANZANIA PUBLIC
SERVICE COLLEGE) with passes in English and Kiswahili; a typing speed of 50
w.p.m; manuscript and tabulation stage III, Secretarial duties and office practice stage
II, English or Kiswahili shorthand speed of 80 w.p.m.; computer operating certificate in
Ms-(Office) Windows Platform and use of data spread sheets/excel.
2.1.23 REMUNERATION
PGSS 4

2.1.24 RECORDS MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT GRADE II – 1 POST
2.1.25 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Undertakes general registry duties such as registration of mail, filling, indexing,
maintaining of files recording of files, diary maintaining;
ii. Ensures correct movements of files to scheduled officers;
iii. Maintains file movement records;
iv. Sorts, addresses and dispatches letters. Receives and keeps official records;
v. Receives files, delivers to the appropriate officer and collects and returns them to the
registry;
vi. Opens relevant files according to record keeping regulations;
vii. Keeps record of movement of files according to laid down procedures;
viii. Traces, locates and retrieves files when needed by officers;
ix. Dispatches documents according to instructions of supervisor;
x. Carries out other related duties that may be assigned by supervisor;
xi. Perform any other duties related to official responsibilities assigned by the Supervisor.
2.1.26 QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
 Holder of Form IV/VI Secondary Certificate with passes in Kiswahili and English
language and Diploma in Records Management from recognized Institution.
 Must be Computer literate on programmes applicable in records keeping.
2.1.27 REMUNERATION
PGSS 4

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
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(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 30
th 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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