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13 Feb 2024

Director Of Technology Development And Planning at SIDO

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EMPLOYER Shirika la Kuhudumia Viwanda Vidogo (SIDO)
APPLICATION TIMELINE: 2024-02-13 2024-03-04
(i)Planning, research, technical services, technology development and preparation of strategic plans and economic research papers on relevant issues for the SME sector in collaboration with regional offices.

(ii)To undertake sectorial studies to determine potential economic opportunities for SSI.

(iii)To prepare plans and coordinate activities of SSI

(iv)To carry out research in the development of SSI in order to advise the government in matters related to policy and legislation.

(v)To prepare quarterly and annual reports for the organization.

(vi)To co-ordinate SIDO Technical Services, Research and Development Activities.

(vii)To coordinate and oversee the operations of Technology Development Centers (TDC’s).

(viii)To coordinate Research and promote the commercialization of research results relevant to SSI.

(ix)To coordinate, transfer and spread technology through the country throughout sourcing, reverse engineering and adapting them to suit local requirement and their promotion to end user thereof.

(x)To coordinate and conduct Industrial Research in the small scale Industrial Sector designed to introduce appropriate technology to small scale investors.

(xi)To recommend and consolidate technological changes which aim at the use of local raw materials.

(xii)The Director will review Regional Office projects and programs, annual work plans and budget against the organization’s objectives, targets, and strategies and polices, and recommended their approval by the Director General. He/she will prepare a summary of the annual work plans.

(xiii)To review Regional Office annual and quarterly reports against the approved work plans and the organization’s objectives, targets, strategies and policies. He/she will develop reporting standards and guidelines within the organizations policy framework.

(xiv)To develop an annual work plan and budget for his/her department, in collaboration with department’s staff. He/she will submit the work plan to the Director General for approval, and prepare summaries for inclusion into the organization’s work plan and budget. He/she will ensure that department staff prepare their personal work plans on the basis of the department work plan.

(xv)To prepare quarterly and annual reports on the activities of his/her department, for submission to the management. He/she will prepare summaries of these reports for inclusion in the organization’s reports.

(xvi)To carry out staff work evaluation and their performance assessments. The Director will act to ensure harmonious relations within the department team, and will address grievances when and if they arise.

(xvii)The Director will participate in the selection as well as termination of the staff of his/her department.

(xviii)To seek out new opportunities and research into new products capable of small scale production and recommend on quality standards of goods produced.

(xix)The Director will work to identify strategic partners who have interest and willingness to work with the Organization and ensure in entering the partnerships the interests of the Organization are well safeguarded in a win spirit in view of looking for resources to support the implementation of the Organization activities.

(xx)Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Director General.



Holder of Master Degree in one of the following; Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Agricultural Engineering or equivalent qualifications from recognized institutions. Must be registered by Engineers Registration Board (ERB) as Professional Engineer.


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Closing Date : 25th February, 2024.

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