Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) is Tanzania’s sole Standards body, formerly established by the Standards Act No. 3 of 1975, which was repealed and replaced by the Standards Act No. 2 of 2009. It is a Parastatal Organization under the Ministry of Industry and Trade. TBS introduced internship programs for graduates from diverse academic backgrounds to have exposure in development issues and a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment of the Bureau.
The core functions of TBS are:
Formulation and promulgation of Tanzania standards in all sectors of the country’s economy
Implementation of the promulgated standards through third party certification schemes;
Improving the quality of industrial products both for export and local consumption through various certification schemes;
Promotion of standardization and quality assurance services in industry and commerce through training of personnel in Company Standardization, Quality Assurance and Management Systems, Quality Improvement, Laboratory Techniques and Accreditation, Packaging Technology and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP);
Undertaking testing of product samples drawn by TBS Inspectors in the course of Implementing standards (certification samples), requested by manufacturers themselves (type-testing samples), brought by consumers (consumer complaints samples) or for checking laboratory proficiency (proficiency testing samples);
Undertaking calibration of industrial and scientific measuring equipment and instruments in the area of mass, length, volume, energy, temperature, etc.
TBS is currently looking for thirty-two (32) graduates at degree, diploma and certificate levels among the fields mentioned below for Internship program to learn and practice the above core functions. Preferred candidates should be dynamic, committed, suitably qualified, dedicated and eager to learn and develop experience through assigned tasks:
18 Interns for Core functions (15 for Imports Inspection; 1 for Namanga Border; 1 for Mutukula Border and 1 for Sirari Border)
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
Bachelor of Science in Geology
Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Chemistry
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Automobile Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Process Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Textile Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering
14 Interns for Support functions
Bachelor of Arts in Economics or Statistics (2 interns)
Bachelor of ICT, Computer Science or Computer Engineering (3 interns)
Diploma in Journalism with skills in video shooting and production (1 intern)
Diploma in Records Management (6 interns)
Diploma in Procurement (1 intern)
Certificate in Laboratory Science (Level II – 1 intern)
NB: GENERAL CONDITIONS
All applicants must be Tanzanians, graduating between 2017 to 2019 only.
All applicants must attach an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) having reliable contacts; postal address, e-mail and telephone numbers.
All applicants should indicate three reputable referees, one must be from Academic Institutions with their reliable contact e-mails and telephone numbers. iv. The maximum period for individual program is one year, no intern shall be reappointed as Bureau’s intern after completion of one year of his/her tenure as intern at TBS.
Applicant for Border Offices must indicate specific border in the subject line.
Applicants must attach their certified copies of the following certificates;
Form IV and Form VI National Examination Certificates; and Birth certificate or National Identity Card.
Attaching copies of the following certificates is strictly not accepted;
Form IV and form VI results slips; and
Testimonials and all Partial transcripts. Certificates from foreign examination bodies should be verified by the relevant authorities (TCU, NACTE or NECTA).
Presentation of forged certificates and other information will necessitate legal action.
Attach a letter of endorsement from a Local Government Chairperson or Executive Officer confirming your place of residence.
Attach a brief paper setting out the reasons why you need an internship with TBS and what expectation after a year.
Deadline for application is 12th August, 2019.
Only qualified candidates will be informed on the date for interview.
Successful and accepted interns shall not be paid salaries or any remuneration attached to salaries instead interns will be assisted by Management from time to time from approved Budget to cover for transport and lunch expenses.
Internship practice is not a guarantee for employment at TBS. In case employment opportunities arise at TBS, interns shall follow the laid down employment procedures in the Public Services as will be stipulated.
Signed application letters should be written in English and addressed to the following address:
TANZANIA BUREAU OF STANDARDS,
P.O. BOX 9524,
DAR ES SALAAM.