18 Job Opportunities at Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS)


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) is Tanzania sole Standards body, formerly
established by the Standards Act No. 3 of 1975, which was repealed and replaced by
the Standards Act No. 2 of 2009. It is a Parastatal Organization under the Ministry of
Industry and Trade. The core functions of TBS include the formulation of a wide range of
national standards for products and services, and overseeing the implementation of
these standards in industry and trade through the already well-established certification
schemes.
TBS is currently looking for dynamic, committed, suitably qualified, competent,
dedicated and self-motivated Tanzanians within the Public Services to fill the following
vacancies through transfer after successful interview: -

1. DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND ADMINISTRATION (DHRA) - 1 POST
Organizational Relationship
Appointed by: Board of Directors
Reports to: Director General
Supervises: Human Resources Manager
Administration Manager
Salary Scale: TBSS 15

Entry Qualifications
Holder of Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Public Administration or
Business Administration (Human Resource Management) with Bachelor’s Degree in
Human Resource Management, Public Administration, International Relations or
equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution and at least ten (10) years’ work
experience in a reputable organization eight (8) of which must be at managerial
position or has attained the position of the Principal Officer.
Personal Attributes
 High integrity
 Innovative
 Outstanding leadership talents
 Clear understanding of work ethics in public organizations
 Excellent analytical ability
 Fluent in English and Kiswahili
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
 Ability to interact with superiors, peers and subordinates

Duties and Responsibilities
i Advises the Director General on Administrative and Human Resources matters;
ii Ensures the provision of services by implementing the human resource and
administrative policies and regulations as set by the Bureau;
iii Provides leadership in the execution of human resource functions related to
recruitment, emoluments, staff training and development, appraisals, confirmations,
promotions, and coordination of disciplinary matters for the entire staff of the
Bureau;
iv Ensures that staff records are continuously updated and well maintained in liaison
with other Directorates, Sections and Units;
v Custodian of the labour laws, Staff Regulations, Schemes of Service, and other
documents relevant to staff administration;
vi Sets strategies for good industrial relations in the workplace and ensures their
implementation;
vii Develops policies and procedures on staff remuneration and salary administration,
pension and terminal benefits and staff welfare;
viii Reviews and advises on detailed training programmes and co-ordinates
implementation;
ix Coordinates the preparation of Administration and Human Resource budget;
x Oversees the maintenance of all buildings, equipment and vehicles;
xi Ensures that all assets are insured;
xii Produces periodic reports on human resources and administrative activities;
xiii Administers payroll and remuneration;
xiv Performs any other related duties as may be assigned by the Director General.

2. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER (HRM) - 1 POST
Organizational Relationship
Appointed by: Board of Directors
Reports to: Director of Human Resources and Administration
Supervises: Human Resource Officers
Salary Scale: TBSS 14

Entry Qualifications
Holder of Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Public Administration or
Business Administration (Human Resource Management) with Bachelor’s Degree in
Human Resource Management, Public Administration, International Relations or
equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution and at least eight (8) years’ work
experience in a reputable organization five (5) of which must be at senior position.

Personal Attributes
 High integrity
 Innovative
 Outstanding leadership talents
 Clear understanding of work ethics in public organizations
 Excellent analytical ability
 Fluent in English and Kiswahili
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
 Ability to interact with superiors, peers and subordinates

Duties and Responsibilities
i Coordinate staff recruitments, selections, placements, confirmations, promotions
and transfers;
ii Carry out human resources planning to determine supply and demand for
professionals under TBS;
iii Administer salaries and process payrolls;
iv Coordinate implementation of Open Performance Review and Appraisal System
(OPRAS), assess the appraisal results; prepare implementation reports; and make
follow-ups on the implementation of the recommendations on individual OPRAS
forms;
v Oversee employee’s benefits (pension, allowances etc) and entitlements;
vi Prepare Annual Personnel Emolument Estimates;
vii Oversee services related to termination from the service (retirement, resignation,
etc);
viii Prepare and facilitate implementation of succession plans;
ix Facilitate orientation/induction programs for new entrants in the service;
x Carry out training needs assessment for the TBS and prepare training programs;
xi Facilitate Human Resource training and career development (professional
development, performance improvement, pre-retirement, part-time, and overseas)
for the TBS;
xii Monitor and evaluate implementation of institutional training programs; and
prepare training reports;
xiii Carry out assessment of professional requirements for the institution; develop and
implement staff development plans; and
xiv Initiate and co-ordinate in-house courses and on the job training.
xv Performs any other related duties as may be assigned by the Director of Human
Resource and Administration.

3. ADMINISTRATION MANAGER (AM) – 1 POST
Organizational Relationship
Appointed by: Board of Directors
Reports to: Director of Human Resources and Administration
Supervises: Administrative, Maintenance, Transport and Estate staff
Salary Scale: TBSS 14

Entry Qualifications
Holder of Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Public Administration or
Business Administration (Human Resource Management) with Bachelor’s Degree in
Human Resource Management, Public Administration, International Relations or
equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution and at least eight (8) years’ work
experience in a reputable organization five (5) of which must be at senior position.

Personal Attributes
 High integrity
 Innovative
 Outstanding leadership talents
 Clear understanding of work ethics in public organizations
 Excellent analytical ability
 Fluent in English and Kiswahili
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
 Ability to interact with superiors, peers and subordinates

Duties and Responsibilities
i Interpret and ensure adherence to Public Service Regulations, Standing Orders and
other Labour laws;
ii Facilitate employee relations and welfare including health, safety, sports and
culture;
iii Provide registry, messengerial and courier services; and manage office records;
iv Provide printing services including photocopying, binding, lamination and
duplication of documents;
v Handle all protocol matters;
vi Management of outsourced services including cleaning, gardening, catering, air
ticketing, MV garage, photocopiers services, etc.
vii Facilitate provision of security services, transport and general utilities;
viii Facilitate general custodian services to include maintenance of office equipment,
buildings and grounds;
ix Coordinate implementation of ethics and value promotion activities including
prevention of corruption practices;
x Implement diversity issues including gender, disability, NCDs, HIV/AIDS and be the
Office’s Gender Focal Point;
xi Coordinate implementation of Private Sector Participation (PSP) in the Office;
xii Coordinate implementation of Business Process Improvement in the Office;
xiii Advise on organizational efficiency of the Office; Coordinate implementation of
Client Service Charter;
xiv Performs any other related duties as may be assigned by the Director of Human
Resource and Administration.

4. HEAD OF LEGAL UNIT – HLU (CORPORATE SECRETARY -CS) - 1 POST
Organizational Relationship
Appointed by: Board of Directors
Responsible to: Director General
Supervises: Legal Officers
Salary Scale: TBSS 14

Entry Qualifications
Holder of Master’s Degree in Law (LLM) or equivalent qualifications from a recognized
institution and be licensed as Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania with at least eight
(8) years’ work experience in a reputable organization five (5) of which must be at
senior position.

Personal Attributes
 High integrity
 Innovative
 Outstanding leadership talents
 Clear understanding of work ethics in public organizations
 Excellent analytical ability
 Fluent in English and Kiswahili
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
 Ability to interact with superiors, peers and subordinates

Duties and Responsibilities
i Advises the Bureau on legal matters relating to the Bureau functioning
ii Provides support on ensuring that corporate governance matters are appropriately
addressed within the Bureau
iii Liaise with Attorney General Chambers and parent Ministry on preparation of
proposed bill/ Act, Subsidiary legislation, regulation, rules, orders, etc;
iv Maintain a data base on legal proceedings and ensure safe custody of all legal
documents including statutes, Government notices, contracts and agreements;
v Administers Board matters and convene board meetings in consultation with the
Board Chairman/person
vi Ensures that the Bureau complies with standard financial and legal practice and
maintains high standards of corporate Governance.
vii Handles corporate legal issues including representing the Bureau in matters of
litigation
viii Provides legal advice to the Director General in relation to TBS corporate matters for
better implementations of laws, regulations, rules, contracts agreement and other
legal instruments;
ix Provides appropriate interpretation of statutes, international and local agreements
relating to the functions of the Bureau
x Manages the Legal Unit by formulating short- and long-term work plans for the Unit
and supervising the implementation of such plans;
xi Provide inputs in various negotiations and meetings that call for legal expertise;
xii Liaise with Office of Attorney General and parent Ministry on litigation of civil and
criminal cases and other claims involving the Bureau;
xiii Vets all legal documents emanating from outside the organization in which TBS is a
party;
xiv Provides a proper recording and custody of contracts implementation follow up
and ensuring that contractual obligations are met.
xv Performs any other related duties as may be assigned by the Director General.

5. HEAD OF PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT UNIT (HPMU) - 1 POST
Organizational Relationship
Appointed by: Board of Directors
Reports to: Director General
Supervises: Procurement Officers and Procurement Technicians
Salary Scale: TBSS 14

Entry qualifications
Holder of a Master’s Degree in Procurement or related field from a recognized
institution with at least eight (8) years’ work experience in a reputable organization, five
(5) of which must be at senior position. Must be Certified Procurement and Supplies
Professional and must be registered by the Procurement and Supplies Professionals and
Technicians Board (PSPTB) as Authorized Procurement Officer/Stock Verification Officer.

Personal Attributes
 High integrity
 Innovative
 Outstanding leadership talents
 Clear understanding of work ethics in public organizations
 Excellent analytical ability
 Fluent in English and Kiswahili
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
 Ability to interact with superiors, peers and subordinates
 Knowledgeable in procurement and supplies.

Duties and Responsibilities
i Provides advice on matters pertaining to the procurement of goods and services
and logistics management.
ii Develop Annual Procurement Plan for the Bureau.
iii Procure, maintain and manage supplies, materials, and services to support the
logistical requirements of the Bureau.
iv Handle, store and timely distribute office supplies and materials.
v Maintain and update inventory of goods, supplies and materials.
vi Ensure that TBS adheres to procurement processes and procedures as per the Public
Procurement Act.
vii Be Secretariat to the tender board as per the Public Procurement Act (PPA) of 2011.
viii Any other related duties as may be assigned by the Director General

6. HEAD OF PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING UNIT (HPRM) - 1 POST
Organizational Relationship
Appointed by: Board of Directors
Reports to: Director General
Supervises: Public Relations Officers and Marketing Officers
Salary Scale: TBSS 14

Entry qualifications
Holder of Master’s Degree in Journalism, or Business Administration (MBA) majoring in
Marketing or Mass Communication or any degrees in Social Sciences with a major in
Mass Communication from a recognized institution with at least eight (8) years’ work
experience in a reputable organization, five (5) of which must be at senior position.

Personal Attributes
 High integrity
 Innovative
 Outstanding leadership talents
 Clear understanding of work ethics in public organizations
 Excellent analytical ability
 Fluent in English and Kiswahili
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
 Ability to interact with superiors, peers and subordinates
 Knowledgeable in public relations and marketing services.

Duties and Responsibilities
i Advise Management in Public Relations Policy.
ii Supervises evaluation of marketing research and development requirements of the
Bureau.
iii Coordinates marketing research to provide information/statistics required for
marketing planning and management and coordination of all Public Relations
matters.
iv Supervises preparation of Media Programmes and ensures media contacts are
maintained.
v Coordinates staff welfare
vi Supervises meeting with TBS visitors and arrange their accommodation.
vii Supervises preparation of publicity materials and manuals.
viii Coordinates familiarization tours of visitors to the Bureau.
ix Supervises drafting of press releases and other press statements
x Coordinates information system within the Bureau
xi Coordinates all Public Relations activities which are geared towards the attainment
of the Bureau’s short- and long-term objectives
xii Supervises analyzing of public complaints, criticism and enquiries with a view to
improving and promoting the Bureau’s public image by suggesting to management
on the appropriate remedial actions
xiii Monitors advertising activities in the press
xiv Organizing the Bureau’s participation in trade fairs and similar events
xv Coordinates all Standardization/Quality Control publicity
xvi Coordinates development and expansion of the market mix of the Bureau with the
view to diversify target markets
xvii Ensures preparation of promotional brochures
xviiiEnsures development of long-term strategy for improving the business environment
xix Coordinates business and develop business relations with clients
xx Any other related duties as may be assigned by the Director General.

7. PLANNING AND BUDGETING MANAGER (PBM) - 1 POST
Organizational Relationship
Appointed by: Board of Directors
Reports to: Director General
Supervises: Planning, Budgeting, Monitoring and Evaluation Officers
Salary Scale: TBSS 14

Entry Qualifications
Holder of Master’s Degree in Economics, Statistics, Planning or Business Administration
with a degree in Economics or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution
and at least eight (8) years’ work experience in a reputable organization five (5) of
which must be at Senior position.

Personal Attributes
 High integrity
 Innovative
 Outstanding leadership talents
 Clear understanding of work ethics in public organizations
 Excellent analytical ability
 Fluent in English and Kiswahili
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
 Ability to interact with superiors, peers and subordinates

Duties and Responsibilities
i Coordinates formulation of strategic plan and annual plans;
ii Develops strategies for resource mobilization;
iii Provides technical support for institutionalization of strategic planning and
coordination of budgeting matters;
iv Coordinates preparation of the Bureau's budget and periodic performance reports;
v Develops monitoring and evaluation plans and provides technical support in
institutionalization of monitoring and evaluation process;
vi Monitors the implementation of business plans and other short- and long-term plans;
vii Performs any other related duties as may be assigned by the Director General.

8. INFORMATION AND LIBRARY SERVICES MANAGER (ILM) - 1 POST
Organizational Relationship
Appointed by: Board of Directors
Reports to: Director of Standards Development
Supervises: Library and Editing Staff
Salary Scale: TBSS 14

Entry qualifications
Holder of Master’s degree in Mass Communication, Linguistics, Information Studies or
Librarianship or equivalent qualifications with at least eight (8) years’ work experience in
a reputable organization five (5) of which must be at senior position.

Personal Attributes
 High integrity
 Innovative
 Outstanding leadership talents
 Clear understanding of work ethics in public organizations
 Excellent analytical ability
 Fluent in English and Kiswahili
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
 Ability to interact with superiors, peers and subordinates

Duties and Responsibilities
i Review, edit and proof-read standards and related materials;
ii Drafts and recommends information dissemination policies
iii Evaluates and administers library programs
iv Directs the development and maintenance of library materials
v Confers with other public libraries, corporations, and community groups in the
development of library programs
vi Coordinates interlibrary program efforts
vii Oversees provision of reference and reader's advisory services
viii Manages the functions of the WTO/TBT National Enquiry Point (NEP)
ix Oversees collection and dissemination of inputs for effective operationalization of
the National Notification Authority (NNA)
x Edit or proofread standards manuscripts;
xi Edit Bureau’s website contents and Develops Bureau’s website contents in
collaboration with the Bureau’s Editorial Board;
xii Oversees standards editing, publishing and documentation
xiii Sets and enforces the Bureau’s technical editing policies and procedures
xiv Advices Management on appropriate editorial policies;
xv Sale Tanzania, foreign and International standards;
xvi Liaises with Standards Manager in ensuring the suitability and correctness of
standards
xvii Performs any other related duties as may be assigned by the Director of Standards
Development

9. METROLOGY MANAGER (MM) - 1 POST
Organizational Relationship
Appointed by: Board of Directors
Reports to: Director of Testing and Metrology
Supervises: Metrologists
Salary Scale: TBSS 14

Entry qualifications
Holder of Master’s degree in Applied or Natural Sciences or equivalent qualifications
from a recognized institution with at least eight (8) years’ work experience in a
reputable organization five (5) of which must be at senior position.

Personal Attributes
 High integrity
 Innovative
 Outstanding leadership talents
 Clear understanding of work ethics in public organizations
 Excellent analytical ability
 Fluent in English and Kiswahili
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
 Ability to interact with superiors, peers and subordinates
 Knowledgeable in Standardization, Quality Assurance, Metrology and Testing.

Duties and responsibilities
i Identifies priority areas for expanding scope of calibration activities in the section
ii Supervises the implementation of quality management systems and calibration
activities
iii Ensures that accreditation is achieved, maintained and expanded
iv Ensures national standards are continuously traceable to international standards
v Ensures availability of primary standards in all fields of calibration scope
vi Facilitates gazetting of all available national measurement standards
vii Implements safety procedures and regulations
viii Prepares quality manual, procedures and metrology methods
ix Provides technical advice to clients on matters related to metrology
x Maintains primary and secondary calibration standards
xi Develops, documents and maintains calibration systems and procedures
xii Ensures that technical audits are conducted in metrology laboratories
xiii Performs any other related duties as may be assigned by the Director of Testing and
Metrology

10. IMPORT AND INSPECTION MANAGER (IIM) - 1 POST
Organizational Relationship
Appointed by: Board of Directors
Reports to: Director of Quality Management
Supervises: Quality Assurance Officers, Inspectors and Inspection
Technicians
Salary Scale: TBSS 14

Entry Qualifications
Holder of Master’s degree in Applied or Natural Sciences or equivalent qualifications
from a recognized institution with at least eight (8) years’ work experience in a
reputable organization five (5) of which must be at senior position.

Personal Attributes
 High integrity
 Innovative
 Outstanding leadership talents
 Clear understanding of work ethics in public organizations
 Excellent analytical ability
 Fluent in English and Kiswahili
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
 Ability to interact with superiors, peers and subordinates
 Knowledgeable in Standardization, Quality Assurance, Metrology and Testing.

Duties and Responsibilities
i Supervises implementation of Import Regulations and associated Regulations
ii Enforce approved standards
iii Oversees inspections in industry and trade as part of quality assurance
iv Coordinates the updating and review of procedures and quality manuals
v Coordinates meetings with service providers related to implementation of import
Regulations
vi Maintains certification, accreditation and Regulatory documentation
vii Advice importers or clients on TBS batch certification schemes regulations and
procedures; and
viii Performs any other related duties as may be assigned by the Director of Quality
Management

11. CERTIFICATION MANAGER (CM) - 1 POST
Organizational Relationship
Appointed by: Board of Directors
Reports to: Director of Quality Management
Supervises: Quality Assurance Officers and Inspectors
Salary Scale: TBSS 14

Entry Qualifications
Holder of Master’s degree in Applied or Natural Sciences or equivalent qualifications
from a recognized institution with at least eight (8) years’ work experience in a
reputable organization five (5) of which must be at senior position.

Personal Attributes
 High integrity
 Innovative
 Outstanding leadership talents
 Clear understanding of work ethics in public organizations
 Excellent analytical ability
 Fluent in English and Kiswahili
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
 Ability to interact with superiors, peers and subordinates
 Knowledgeable in Standardization, Quality Assurance, Metrology and Testing.

Duties and Responsibilities
i Supervises implementation of Certification and Tested Products Regulations and
associated Regulations
ii Coordinates development of audit standards, policies and procedures
iii Provides technical assistance related to standards for smooth transaction to
exporters of products;
iv Coordinates the updating and review of procedures and quality manuals
v Supervises review, document and report on the QMS to the Bureau’s executive
management
vi Supervises documentation, implementation and maintenance of Management
Certification Systems
vii Maintains licensing, accreditation and regulatory documentation
viii Coordinate standards pre-implementations conference for products certification;
and
ix Performs any other related duties as may be assigned by the Director of Quality
Management

12. ZONAL MANAGER (ZM) - 5 POSTS
a) Arusha Zone - 1 Post;
b) Dodoma Zone – 1 Post;
c) Mbeya Zone – 1 Post;
d) Mtwara Zone – 1 Post and
e) Mwanza Zone – 1 Post.

Organizational Relationship
Appointed by: Board of Directors
Reports to: Director of Quality Management
Supervises: Zonal staff
Salary Scale: TBSS 14

Entry Qualifications
Holder of Master’s degree in Applied or Natural Sciences or equivalent qualifications
from a recognized institution with at least eight (8) years’ work experience in a
reputable organization five (5) of which must be at senior position.
Personal Attributes
 High integrity
 Innovative
 Outstanding leadership talents
 Clear understanding of work ethics in public organizations
 Excellent analytical ability
 Fluent in English and Kiswahili
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
 Ability to interact with superiors, peers and subordinates
 Knowledgeable in Standardization, Quality Assurance, Metrology and Testing.

Duties and Responsibilities
i Supervises implementation of Import Regulations and associated Regulations
ii Supervises upcountry inspectors to ensure that the highest standards of quality and
service are maintained
iii Oversees inspections in industry and trade as part of quality assurance
iv Oversees documentation, implementation and maintenance of management
certification systems
v Participates in updating and review of procedures and quality manuals
vi Maintains certification, accreditation and Regulatory documentation
vii Prepares plan of action and budgets for zonal offices
viii Ensure that financial regulations, policies and procedures are adhered to;
ix Ensures the Bureau's activities in zonal office are performed effectively
x Ensures that inspection and testing activities are conducted effectively in zonal
offices
xi Implements quality assurance programs to ensure full compliance with national
regulations
xii Updates and reviews procedures and quality manuals for zonal offices
xiii Ensures that testing services are of the best quality, cost effective and are carried
out in an expeditious manner
xiv Ensures accreditation of laboratories and their conformity to ISO/IEC 17025 and
ISO/IEC 17065 accreditation requirements
xv Encourages or undertakes educational work in connection with standardization,
quality assurance, metrology, testing and environment
xvi Provides for co-operation with government or the representatives of any industry or
with any statutory corporation or other person, with a view to securing the adoption
and practical application of standards
xvii Provides advisory services in the fields of accreditation, testing, packaging and
calibration
xviiiEnsures the provision of services by implementing the human resource and
administrative policies and regulations as set by the Bureau;
xix Performs any other related duties as may be assigned by the Director of Quality
Management

REMUNERATION
All above vacancies carry on attractive remuneration package and fringe benefits in
accordance with the approved TBS Schemes of Service as per qualifications and
experience stated in the specific vacant post.

NB: GENERAL CONDITIONS
i. All applicants must be Citizens of Tanzania working in Public Service prepared to
transfer his/her service to TBS after successful performance in the interview;
ii. Applicants must attach an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) having reliable
contacts; postal address/post code, e-mail and telephone numbers;
ii. Applicants should apply on the strength of the information given in this
advertisement;
iii. Applicant should write title of the post applied in the top right side of the
envelope;
iv. Applicant for Zonal Manager post must indicate specific zone in the subject line
of the application letter from the five zones mentioned in this advert;
iv. Applicants must attach their certified copies of the following certificates;
 Postgraduate/Degree/Advanced Diploma/Diploma/Certificates;
 Postgraduate/Degree/Advanced Diploma/Diploma transcripts;
 Verified by NECTA Form IV and Form VI National Examination Certificates; and
 Birth certificate.
v. Attaching copies of the following certificates is strictly not accepted
 Form IV and form VI results slips; and
 Testimonials and all Partial transcripts.
vi. Applicants should route their application letters through their respective
employers;
vii. Applicants should indicate three reputable referees with their reliable contacts;
viii. Applicants with special needs/case (disability) are supposed/advised to
indicate;
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. Presentation of forged certificates and other information will necessitate to legal
action.
xii. A signed application letters should be written in English and Addressed to the
following address;

Chairperson,
Search and Selection Team of the Board of Directors,
Tanzania Bureau of Standards,
P.O. Box 9524,
Dar Es Salaam.

xiii. Deadline for application is 17th April, 2019;
xiv. Only short-listed candidates will be informed on a date for interview


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