Research Co-ordinator position at Mzumbe University


Mzumbe University is one of the leading public Universities in Tanzania and has experience of working on collaborative research projects with Universities from the UK, North America and Europe. We have secured funding for a new research project.

Project Title: Holding local leaders and local service provision to account: exploring the evolution of
political institutions and poverty reduction in response to a local governance performance index (LGPI) in Tanzania
The Applications are now invited for the position of:
Post Title: Research Co-ordinator
Duty Station: Mzumbe University, Dar es Salaam Campus College
Reports to: Principal Investigator

Personal Attributes
  • A flexible and open approach to learning
  • Passion and enthusiasm for Development research and practice
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as follow instructions
  • Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assisting the Researchers to implement the project.
  • Organising seminars and workshops
  • Working and communicating with a wide-range of stakeholders
  • Co-ordinating data collection
  • Assisting in the production of academic outputs
Experience and Qualifications required
  • Holder of a Master’s degree in a relevant area (Social Sciences) from a recognized University;
  • Minimum 1-2 years work experience in a Civil Society Organisation, University or Local Government
  • Experience of undertaking research projects and producing high quality written outputs.
Tenure and remuneration
This is a one year contract renewable up to 3 years on satisfactory performance.
An attractive salary will be offered to the selected candidate.

Mode of application
A two page application letter explaining why you have the skills and attributes listed and Curriculum Vitae (CV) including e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, copies of certificates, names and contacts of three referees should reach the under mentioned by 28th February, 2014.

A small number of selected candidates will be invited to proceed to the next stage:
Interview and written test to be held on 10th March, 2014
Start date for successful candidate: End April, 2014.

This is a post with excellent potential for career development. There will be an opportunity for the right candidate to enrol on PhD studies with Mzumbe University.

Salary: commensurate with experience and skills.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Anna Mdee by email on [email protected]

Principal Investigator
Prof Anna Mdee
DFID –ERSC Project,
Mzumbe University
P. O. Box -------
Mzumbe, Tanzania