Thursday, March 1, 2018

Nelson Mandela Institute of Science And Technology, Job Vacancy

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.

    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).
    Experience and familiarity in designing, managing and /or evaluating projects such as World Bank, EU/AU projects and their policies and procedures
    Comprehensive background in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, including participatory data collection approaches
    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.
    Confidence in dealing proactively with a range of project partners, including academic staff, students and diverse external clients, ability to motivate the team
    Proactive problem-solving skills and a flexible attitude
    Demonstrated commitment to professionalism with gender equality principles. Ability to work in multi-disciplinary and international teams
    Good analytical skills and ability to use essential computer software for data analysis ( R for statistics, SPSS, Excel etc)
    Willingness to learn new skills and adapt within the role
    Certified Quality Assurance will be an added advantage including Quality Auditor, Quality Engineer, Quality Improvement Associate, Six Sigma.
    Managing day to day activities related to quality assurance
    Responsible in monitoring and reporting on the quality of education and research activities of the centre is compliant as per the quidelines
    Provide support in identifying training needs and organize training interventions to meet quality standards
    Interpret and implement quality assurance standards in line with project requirments
    Evaluate adequacy of quality assurance standards
    Devise sampling procedures and directions for recording and reporting quality data
    Document internal audits and other quality assurance activities
    Collect and compile statistical quality data, analyze data to identify areas for improvement in the quality system
    Develop, recommend and monitor corrective and preventive actions
    Prepare reports to communicate outcomes of quality activities
    Evaluate audit findings and implement appropriate corrective action
    Assure ongoing compliance with quality as per project requirements
    Draft quality assurance policies and procedures
    Ensure that the quality assurance checklists/inspections are conducted regularly
    Coordinate and support on-site audits conducted by external providers
    Coordinating audit processes as per the guideline
    Contributing to quality development activities through identifying good practices and development needs arising from the reviews for attention
    Provides substantive guidance on monthly, quarterly and annual reports
    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

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