Jobs at St. Joseph University in Tanzania (SJUIT)



St John’s University of Tanzania (SJUT) is a relatively young but dynamic university aspiring to become a global player in the provision of higher education, owned by the Anglican Church of Tanzania (ACT). SJUT is committed to a culture of quality, excellence and absolute integrity in the context of Biblical values.

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The University is seeking to recruit qualified academic member of staff and bring onboard suitable individuals to provide effective leadership and contribute to the realization of the aspirations of the University. The Chief Mazengo campus is located at Kikuyu area in Dodoma, about 3.5km southwest of the city centre.
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Vice Chancellor s

St. Joseph University in Tanzania(SJUIT) is undergoing a purposeful, decisive, and aggressive transformational change. This has enabled the University to ensure that the physical capacities, quality and availability of staff and relevance of academic programmes are in sync with the ever-increasing demand for access to quality Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) higher education. A lot of focus is on harnessing the talents of the students by encouraging innovation, incubation and development of entrepreneurial skills of the Tanzanians.Thus, the Owner’s of SJUIT is seeking to appoint a Vice-Chancellor who shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the University and the driver of academic excellence agenda at SJUIT.

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For appointment to the position of the Vice-Chancellor, a person shall:
Have attained the status of Professor/Associate Professor or a Senior Academician in either teaching or research, from a University recognized in Tanzania:                                                             Have thorough knowledge of the structural, legislative and regulatory framework for administering
University Education in Tanzania:
  1. Have at least five years hands-on experience at a senior level in a University or equivalent institution with demonstrable leadership and management capacity including knowledge of financial management and strategic people management;
  2. Be an accomplished scholar with a proven track record in formulating and managing academic programmes;
  3. Have demonstrable experience in networking, fundraising and resource mobilization;
  4. Meet the requirements of King’s Code of Good Governance on Leadership and Integrity; and
  5. Have a demonstrable experience in transformative and strategic leadership.
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Core Competences
The following core competences and skills will be required for the position of the Vice-Chancellor:
  1. Ability to portray and uphold positive image and work in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity to and respect for diversity;
  2. Being a visionary and results oriented thinker;
  3. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  4. Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines;
  5. Finn, fair and with transparent management style; and
  6. Shall focus on revenue generation from the University activities and fulfill the needs of all stakeholders and shall operate with the balanced budget.
Duties and Responsibilities
As per the Statutes of the SJUIT, the duties and responsibilities of the Vice-Chancellor shall be:
  1. Academic and administrative head of the University;
  2. Responsible to the owner through the Council for the implementation of the decisions of the Council and to all matters pertaining to the academic, administrative and financial activities of the University;
  3. Responsible for development and formulation of appropriate policies;
  4. Responsible for development of strategic alliances with Government, industry, local and international institutions;
  5. Required to provide strategic direction and leadership to the University and represent the University nationally, regionally and internationally;
  6. Required to provide innovative and creative leadership in the areas of Academics, Fundraising, Finance, Budgeting, Planning and Development; Research and Partnerships; and
  7. Required to co-ordinate the development and implementation of the academic and administrative policies of the University in accordance with the University’s Master Plan and the Strategic Plan.
As per the statutes of the SJUIT, the Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for a duration of four (4) years with the possibility of one-time renewal for a further term of four years subject to a positive appraisal.
Will be competitive and commensurate with the position of Vice chancellor.

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How to apply
  1. Application should be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae (detailing academic qualifications, professional experience, academic leadership, publications, awards/ scholarships/ funding, membership to professional associations and linkages) and certified copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, national identity card or passport, testimonials, copies of certificates, e-mail addresses and telephone contacts and any other relevant supporting documents.
  2. Applicants should submit six (6) hard copies of their applications which should clearly be marked “Application for the position of Vice-Chancellor”.
  3. Name and full contact addresses of three references who know the applicant’s academic and/or work experience
  1. Applications must be submitted by courier, registered mail or posted and reach the addressee before Wednesday, 26th August, 2020.
Applications should be addressed to the:
Search Committee for Vice Chancellor,
St. Joseph University in Tanzania,
P O. Box 11007,

The University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions below:


Reports to: Vice
Job Summary: 
The purpose of the post is to assist the Vice-Chancellor in the performance of duties pertaining to internal and external communication, marketing, partnership development, and public.

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Skills and Abilities: 
A qualified candidate for this position shall possess the following skills and abilities:
  • Ability to develop a vision, mission and direction for the University in communication and marketing strategies;
  • Ability to interpret and promote the University’s communication and marketing functions and objectives;
  • Ability to stimulate and encourage new ideas and developments through motivation and support for staff and students;
  • Skills in strategic management, communication, interpersonal, public relations and negotiations;
  • Ability to influence, persuade and build coalitions and networks
  • Ability to effectively contribute/function in a Christian Institution of higher learning; and
  • Significant familiarity with the Anglican Church of Tanzania set up and adequate knowledge of the higher education sector nationally and
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Holder of a Master’s degree in Communication, Corporate Communications, Mass Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing Communication, or equivalent, from a recognized institution.

At least a minimum of six (6) years of relevant work experience in a senior managerial
Salary Scale:
Staff salary rank plus duty post allowance according to SJUT Scheme of Service
Four (4) years renewable once on satisfactory

Mode of Application:
Complete application package that consists of Application Letter supported with detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), certified relevant copies of Certificates i.e. Degree/Diploma Certificates /Testimonials, Academic Transcripts plus Secondary School Certificates and their contact details should be submitted no later than 21st August, 2020 at 04:00 p.m. to:

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Vice Chancellor,
St John’s University of Tanzania,
P.O Box 47, Dodoma, Tanzania.

Tel: 026-239 0044 Fax: 026-239 0025
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