Job Opportunities TFNC February 2022

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Job Opportunities TFNC February 2022
PRESIDENT’S OFFICE
PUBLIC SERVICE RECRUITMENT SECRETARIAT

Ref.No.JA.9/259/01A/33 04nd February, 2022



 

1.0 TANZANIA FOOD AND NUTRITION CENTRE (TFNC)

Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC) is a Government Institution under the Ministry of
Health. The Centre is responsible for spearheading nutrition activities in the country with the
objective of promoting good nutrition.


1.0.1 DIRECTOR OF NUTRITION EDUCATION AND TRAINING -1 POST- (RE-
ADVERTISED)

1.0.2 APPOINTED BY: THE GOVERNING BOARD

1.0.3 REPORTS TO: MANAGING DIRECTOR

1.0.4 SUPERVISES: HEAD OF SECTION UNDER HIS/HER DEPARTMENT

1.0.5 JOB SUMMARY

Director is responsible for spearheading and overseeing the operations of the Directorate and
ensuring efficiency and smooth workflow including providing nutrition research leadership to
prevent and control all forms of malnutrition in Tanzania by abiding to National and
International Policies, Regulations and Guidelines.

1.0.6 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. To advice the Managing Director in all matters pertaining to nutrition education and
training;

ii. To administer and supervise the staff under the Directorate;

iii. To oversee preparation of plans of action and budgets for the Directorate;

iv. To advocate for review of curricula of schools and institutions of relevant sectors to
incorporate food and nutrition concerns based on researched evidence;

v. To oversee innovation, research and development in food and nutrition;

vi. To oversee the management of a national food and nutrition reference library and
database;

vii. To advocate for dissemination of research based food and nutrition information in
collaboration with relevant Institutions and stakeholders;

viii. To oversee food and nutrition Public education and communication programs by the
Centre;

ix. To set and maintain standards of nutrition training programs undertaken in the Nation;

x. To oversee capacity building of frontline workers and stakeholders on food and
nutrition matters through pre and in-service training programs;

xi. To provide consultancy services in Nutrition Training; and

xii. To perform any other related duties as may be assigned by Managing Director

 

1.0.7 QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

PhD and Masters in one of the following fields: Public Health, Nutrition, Family and Consumer
Studies, Clinical Nutrition, Human Nutrition, Biology, Education (majoring in Biology) or
related field with a minimum of an upper second class level at Bachelor degree in the related
fields and at least ten (10) years’ research work experience of which two (2) years should be
in a managerial position and at least ten (10) scientific peer reviewed publications (Scholarly
work). Training in Management and Education will be an added advantage.


1.0.8 REQUIRED PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

Self awareness, Awareness of others, Authenticity, Inspiring performance, Emotional
intelligence and Self-management.


1.0.9 EXPECTED PERFORMANCE

i. At least 4 fundable research proposal per year;

ii. At least 4 nutrition research project per year;

iii. At least 20 Articles/publications/chapter in Book per year;

iv. At least 10 presentations (5 in local and 5 international Conferences);

v. At least 4 Policy brief per year;

vi. At least 5 In – Service training course conducted per year; and

vii. At least 4 consultancy service in Food and Nutrition per year

1.0.10 SALARY SCALE:

Substantive salary scale for Researchers.

 
GENERAL CONDITIONS
i. All applicants must be Citizens of Tanzania generally with an age not above 45 years
of age except for those who are in Public Service and where specified;

ii. Applicants must attach an uptodate Curriculum Vitae (CV) having reliable contacts;
postal address/post code, email 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;

Professional Registration and Training Certificates from respective
Registration or Regulatory Bodies, (where applicable);

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. An applicant must upload recent Passport Size Photo in the Recruitment Portal;

vii. An applicant employed in the Public Service should route his application letter
through his respective employer;

viii. An applicant who is retired from the Public Service for whatever reason should not
apply;

ix. An applicant should indicate three reputable referees with their reliable contacts;

x. Certificates from foreign examination bodies for Ordinary or Advanced level
education should be verified by The National Examination Council of Tanzania
(NECTA).

xi. Professional certificates from foreign Universities and other training institutions
should be verified by The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) and

National Council for Technical Education (NACTE); xii. An applicant with
special needs/case (disability) is supposed/advised to indicate;

xiii. A signed application letter should be written either in Swahili or English and
Addressed to Secretary, Presidents Office, Public Service Recruitment Secretariat,

P.O. Box 2320, University of Dodoma, Utumishi/Asha Rose Migiro Buildings
Dodoma.

xiv. Deadline for application is 17th February, 2022;

xv. Only short listed candidates will be informed on a date for interview and;

xvi. 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 also
can be found at PSRS Website, Click Recruitment Portal’)

Released by:

ACTING SECRETARY

PUBLIC SERVICE RECRUITMENT SECRETARIAT

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