Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Job at Nelson Mandela Institute of Science and Technology, Quality Assurance Officer

 Quality Assurance Officer

Arusha Mjini Arusha

Qualifications, Knowledge and Essential Attributes:

Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in a relevant discipline: Project Planning and Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Sciences, or any other relevant discipline knowledge in Statistics would be an added advantage. Master’s Degree or equivalent preferred.

  1. At least 3 years in designing or implementing M&E processes, or a combination of training and experience in a reputable international organization (s)/projects (s).
  2. Experience and familiarity in designing, managing and /or evaluating projects such as World Bank, EU/AU projects and their policies and procedures
  3. Comprehensive background in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, including participatory data collection approaches
  4. Strong organizational and time management skills, self-motivation and ability to work under minimal supervision, including ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines when required.
  5. Confidence in dealing proactively with a range of project partners, including academic staff, students and diverse external clients, ability to motivate the team
  6. Proactive problem-solving skills and a flexible attitude
  7. Demonstrated commitment to professionalism with gender equality principles. Ability to work in multi-disciplinary and international teams
  8. Good analytical skills and ability to use essential computer software for data analysis ( R for statistics, SPSS, Excel etc)
  9. Willingness to learn new skills and adapt within the role
  10. Certified Quality Assurance will be an added advantage including Quality Auditor, Quality Engineer, Quality Improvement Associate, Six Sigma.
  11. Managing day to day activities related to quality assurance
  12. Responsible in monitoring and reporting on the quality of education and research activities of the centre is compliant as per the quidelines
  13. Provide support in identifying training needs and organize training interventions to meet quality standards
  14. Interpret and implement quality assurance standards in line with project requirments
  15. Evaluate adequacy of quality assurance standards
  16. Devise sampling procedures and directions for recording and reporting quality data
  17. Document internal audits and other quality assurance activities
  18. Collect and compile statistical quality data, analyze data to identify areas for improvement in the quality system
  19. Develop, recommend and monitor corrective and preventive actions
  20. Prepare reports to communicate outcomes of quality activities
  21. Evaluate audit findings and implement appropriate corrective action
  22. Assure ongoing compliance with quality as per project requirements
  23. Draft quality assurance policies and procedures
  24. Ensure that the quality assurance checklists/inspections are conducted regularly
  25. Coordinate and support on-site audits conducted by external providers
  26. Coordinating audit processes as per the guideline
  27. Contributing to quality development activities through identifying good practices and development needs arising from the reviews for attention
  28. Provides substantive guidance on monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  29. Other duties as assigned by the Centre Management

Applications should be sent by either e-mail or via post address and should be addressed to:

Deputy Vice Chancellor-Planning, Finance and Administration,
The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology,
P.O. Box 447,
Please mention the vacancy position in the e-mail header

  • A cover letter in which you describe your abilities and motivation,
  • Most recent Curriculum Vitae
  • Certified photocopies of relevant certificates and academic transcripts
  • Contact details: Telephone, E-mail and Postal Address
  • Individuals currently employed in the Public Service should route their applications through their employers