Thursday, 31 October 2019

ICT OFFICER I (Data Scientist/Engineer) - 6 Positions

The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) is a quasi-independent Government body responsible for regulating the Communications in Tanzania. It was established under the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Act No. 12 of 2003 to regulate the electronic communications, Postal services and Broadcasting (for Mainland Tanzania only) in the United Republic of Tanzania. The Authority became operational on 1st November 2003 and effectively took over the functions of the now defunct Tanzania Communications Commission (TCC) and Tanzania Broadcasting Commission (TBC) respectively,

For effective implementation of its duties and responsibilities, TCRA hereby invites applications from suitably qualified Tanzanians to fill the following vacancies in its establishment.

Job Position: ICT OFFICER I (Data Scientist/Engineer) - 6 Positions

(a) Job purpose

Designing, developing and maintaining regulatory tools that extract and process data, crafting and executing queries upon request for data and Presenting information through reports and visualization. Aanalysing large amounts of raw information to find patterns that will help improve the Authority’s decisions as well as build data products, extract valuable business insight so as to create and manage analytics solutions that turn data into knowledge.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Identify valuable data sources and automate collection processes
  • Undertake preprocessing of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data
  • Analyze large amounts of information to discover trends and patterns
  • Build predictive models and machine-learning algorithms
  • Present information using data visualization techniques
  • Initiate solutions and strategies to business challenges
  • Collaborate with engineering and product development teams to translate business needs to technical specifications
  • Perform data translations and produce useful reports;
  • Assist to assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques;
  • Assist to develop tools to monitor and analyse system performance and data accuracy.
  • Monitor authenticity and quality of data traffic as received from various operator platforms
  • Design, build and deploy business intelligence (Bl) solutions (e.g. reporting tools) and tools to store data (e.g. OLAP cubes)
  • Collaborate with development teams to integrate systems
  • Conduct unit testing and troubleshooting
  • Evaluate and improve existing Bl systems
  • Develop and update technical documentations
  • Performs other duties related to the above as may be assigned by the Supervisor
Qualifications and Experience
  • Holder of Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Information Systems, Data Science or equivalent qualifications from recognized institution with working experience of at least four (4) years in related field.

A: Essential Skills/Abilities
  • Experience in data mining
  • Understanding of machine-learning and operations research
  • Knowledge of SQL, R, Perl and Python; SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS); familiarity with Scala, Java or C/C++ or equivalent.
  • Experience using business intelligence tools (e.g. Tableau) and big data frameworks
  • Background in data warehouse design (e.g. dimensional modeling) and data mining
  • In-depth understanding of database management systems, online analytical processing (OLAP), ETL (Extract, transform, load) frameworks;
  • Strong math skills (e.g. statistics, algebra)
  • Excellent command of English and Kiswahili languages;
  • Proven abilities to take initiative and be innovative
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and coliaborativeiy as a team player with good interpersonal skills;
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Data Science or relevant field;
  • Performs other duties related to the above as may be assigned by the Supervisor

B: Desirable:
  • A person with good communication skills, orally articulate, good written communication skills, good writer, good analyser, good listener and critical thinker;
  • Ability to draw reasonable, logical conclusions or assumptions from limited information;
  • Display a great deal of creativity and pays attention to details
  • Ability to work with SQL, R, Perl and Python. Have knowledge of SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS); familiarity with Scala, Java or C/C++ or equivalent.

  • All applicants must be Citizens of Tanzania of not more than 45 years of age;
  • Applicants must attach an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) having reliable contacts; postal address/post code, e-mail and telephone numbers;
  • Applicants should apply on the strength of the information given in this advertisement;
  • Applicants must attach their certified copies of the following certificates;
  • Postgraduate/Degree/Advanced Diploma/Diploma/Certificates;
  • Postgraduate/Degree/Advanced Diploma/Diploma transcripts;
  • Form IV and Form VI National Examination Certificates;
  • Birth certificate
  • Applicants who will attach copies of the folowing certificates wil not be considered;
  • Form IV and form VI results slips
  • Testimonials and all Partial transcripts
  • Applicant who have retired from the Public Service for whatever reason should not apply;
  • Applicants should indicate three reputable referees with their reliable contacts;
  • Certificates from foreign examination bodies for Ordinary or Advanced level education should be certified by The National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) and National Council for Technical Education (NACTE);
  • Certificates from foreign Universities should be verified by The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU);
  • Applicants with special needs/case (disability) are supposed/advised to indicate;
  • The post applied for; should be clearly marked on top of the envelope and addressed to:

Director General,
Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority,
Mawasiliano Towers,
20 Sam Nujoma Road,
P.O. Box 474,

Deadline for application is Monday 4th November 2019;

Only short listed candidates will be informed on a date for interview, treated as criminal offence and legal action shall be taken,

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