The organization structure of KIST is made of three main arms namely:
The Council of KIST consists of members from Vocational education and training of Zanzibar, business community, employers’ association, students’ organization of the Institute, representative of academic staff, representative from the ministry responsible for education and a member appointed by the Minister of the ministry responsible for education of with experience in education.
The councillors are appointed by the Minister responsible for education.
Chairperson of the Council and the Director of the Institute who by the post is the Secretary are appointed by the President of Zanzibar.
Internally, the Council has established standing committees and
Boards which support Council on various matters related to the Institute; also, they provide technical support of how best KIST can carry out its activities.
There are eight advisory committees which covers the key sectors:
The Secretariat is the executive arm responsible for day-to-day operation of the Institute. The Director heads the Secretariat and operates through the offices of Registrar, Department of Finance, Chief Academic Officer, Legal Officer and Dean of Students.