Research and Development Specialist – TASAF

BASIC FUNCTIONS:
To manage implementation of research programs in line with the research agenda as
specified in the Financing Agreement and Operational Manual.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
She/He shall:
a) Coordinate revision of Research Agenda and Strategy;
b) Coordinate implementation of the Research Program
c) Coordinate the design and revision of guidelines and guides related to research;
d) Coordinate development and revision of research implementation plans;
e) Coordinate preparation and review of research proposals/concepts and designing of
research projects on the basis of priority research areas;
f) Coordinate design and implementation of studies and action research/ trailing;
Coordinate review of requests for studies and research undertaken by Masters and
PhD students;
g) Supervise the organization of forums on sharing studies and research findings with
stakeholders;
h) Ensure documentation of lessons learnt from various studies and research that will
contribute to better management of the Project.
i) Prepare and compile unit annual implementation plan and budgets.
j) Consolidate implementation progress reports in the Unit.
k) Conduct performance appraisals of Research and Development Unit using agreed
upon performance indicators.
l) Be a member of the TASAF Management Team.
m) Perform any other official duties as may be assigned by the Director of Community
Support.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:
a) A Master’s Degree in Economics, Social Science, Business, Statistics, or any other
development related field from a recognized university.
b) At least seven (7) years’ experience in relevant field in Public and / or Private
Sectors and managerial experience of at least three (3) years;
c) Experience in the management of social/community development projects
d) Must be computer literate.
e) Should be knowledgeable of integrated qualitative and quantitative approaches to
research projects on poverty;
f) Must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of and experience with donor
funded project.
g) High level of communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work with people
at all levels.
h) Ability to supervise, train and coach staff in relevant skills.
i) Self-motivated with integrity and high level of confidentiality.

KEY PERFORMANCE MEASURES:
a) Existence of revised Research Agenda and Strategy;
b) Number of research guidelines and guides prepared and revised;
c) Existence of implementation progress reports on research and development;
d) Number of research proposals and concepts reviewed.
e) Shared reports on studies and research findings with stakeholders.

HOW TO APPLY
– Applications enclosing scanned copies of certificates and CV vitae in PDF FORMAT be sent to hrm@tasaf.go.tz
– Applications made in a way other than the above will not be considered
– Deadline is 30 th September 2017
– Those will not hear from us 14 days after the deadline should consider themselves as unsuccessful

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