3 Aug 2023

Economist at Zanzibar Presidential Delivery Bureau (PDB)

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Job Description

The Zanzibar Presidential Delivery Bureau (PDB) is an institution under the President’s Office – State House established in December 2022 to accelerate the implementation of the Presidential Priority Projects. The Priority Projects fall under the Blue Economy, Infrastructure, Tourism and Social Services portfolios, supported by technology. The Bureau provides technical assistance to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to drive the implementation of the priority projects that will contribute to transformative, sustainable, and tangible outcomes and impact. The PDB contributes to unlocking implementation bottlenecks through enhanced coordination, resource mobilization, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity building. The Presidential Delivery Bureau (PDB) is looking for suitably qualified Tanzanian citizens of high personal integrity to fill the below-mentioned job positions.



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Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Researching the trends in economics in relation to the Presidential priorities in the sectors of Tourism, Blue Economy, Infrastructure and Social Services.
  • Analysing reports from research using statistical techniques
  • Formulating recommendations and plans, which Ministries and the PDB could use to unblock delivery challenges.
  • Providing advice related to economics to the CEO, Delivery Managers and Ministry counterparts.
  • Compiling data related to research in the blue economy, infrastructure, tourism, and social services.
  • Establishing methodologies and concepts for collecting and processing data using knowledge of available sources of information and econometrics
  • Arranging information into a report format for the preparation of graphical research results
  • Providing technical inputs and analyses in the monitoring and evaluation of priority projects
  • Work closely with the Delivery Managers to know their needs and support them with researching and reporting.


  • Master’s degree in Economics with at least ten (10)years of experience as an Economist.
  • Communication skills and the ability to communicate the results of a survey to senior leadership and management for critical decision-making.
  • Ability to seek logic and reasoning to deliberate on the possible economic situation of a project.
  • Numerical skills and the ability to make use of numbers and statistics to analyse issues concerning the economy.


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Method of Application

All application letters should be made electronically through the email address of the Bureau and be addressed to:

Chief Executive Officer,

Presidential Delivery Bureau Zanzibar.

Email: [email protected]

Conditions for applications:

  • The deadline for application is 13th August 2023. Late applications will not be accepted or considered.

  • All applications be submitted online at [email protected]
  • All Applicants should be citizens of Tanzania and shall attach certified copies of their Birth Certificate and National Identity (NIDA) or Zanzibar Identity (ZANID).
  • The application should comprise the following documents:

  • Applicants must attach a cover letter duly signed by the applicant with scanned copies of relevant academic certificates, current curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation from two (2) outstanding referees and reliable contacts.
  • Certificates from Foreign Examination Bodies for Ordinary or Advanced Level Education should be verified by the National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA).
  • Certificates from foreign Universities should be verified by Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU).

  • Applicants under public service employment MUST attach with their applications an approval letter from their respective accounting officer allowing their release in case they get selected fora position.
  • Only qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

Note: These posts are for contracts of not more than two (2) years.

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