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31 Mar 2023

Student’s Counselor at SUMAIT

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Job Description

The Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University (SUMAIT) is built on the foundation of the former University College of Education Zanzibar (UCEZ) established in 1998 by a charity organization, Kuwait based, Direct-Aid (DA). In line with her expansion, the University is also restructuring her programs and creating positions to accommodate her current needs.

Therefore, Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University (SUMAIT) wishes to invites applications from suitably qualified and competent Individuals to fill the academic vacant posts as follows: –

Student’s Counselor (1 post)

A student counsellor often helps the students to deal with the pressures of life and is also responsible for monitoring the overall psychological growth of the students.


A successful Student Counselor will have qualifications and skills in order to demonstrate ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the job effectively and should have the following qualifications:

Bachelor’s or associate’s degree in counselling Psychology.
Professional’s certificate in counselling may be advantageous.
M inimum of 2 years professional counselling experience, preferably in an educational field.
K nowledge of placement testing and career, personal, and educational assessment.
E xperience with counselling principles, techniques, and practices as applied to students’ problems and developmental needs.
Excellent active listening and communication skills.
Patient, friendly, and accommodating personality.
Social perceptiveness and an understanding of body language.
Excellent interpersonal and mediation skills.
Essential Duties, Tasks & Responsibilities:

The main duties and responsibilities of a Student Counselor include the following: –

L istening to students’ academic, emotional, social, and behavioural concerns in an open and non-judgemental way.
W orking directly with students to develop solutions and set achievable goals.
A ssisting with conflict mediation and resolution between students, students and teachers, or parents and teachers to ensure students’ goals are not disrupted.
P roviding one-on-one career guidance and skills assessment to assist with career development.
Helping students to prepare for admissions applications and tests.
P roviding students with materials related to a career of their choice or career counselling to suit their skills.
Developing, monitoring, and assisting with counselling programs.
O ffering referrals to outside resources, such as for mental health, substance abuse, or vocational-related activities.
R eporting student issues to the appropriate state authorities if neglect or abuse is suspected.

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Method of Application

Applicants should submit their applications supported by detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV.), certified copies of their certificates, names and addresses of three non-relative referees who can be contacted for references. Foreign awards should be verified by Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU).

  •  Applicants should apply to the strength of the information given in this advertisement
  • Certificates from foreign Universities should be verified by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), otherwise, your request will not be considered.
  • Presentation of forged certificates and other information will necessitate legal actions.
  •  Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.
Salary and Remunerations
  • Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University (SUMAIT) offers attractive salary and remunerations according to the University’s Salary Scales.
Hand delivered application should reach to Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University (SUMAIT), Chukwani Street Zanzibar not later than 3:30hrs on 15th April, 2023. Or you can send your application through Email at: [email protected]

Applications should be addressed to: Vice Chancellor, Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University (SUMAIT), P.O. Box 1933, Zanzibar/Tanzania Email: [email protected]

The deadline for submitting the application is 15 April 2023.

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