Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Vacancy: Agricultural Field Officer

IITA is looking for a suitably qualified person to fill the position Agricultural Field Officer for their project on "Strengthening Capacity for Implementing Priority Actions on Resilient Food Security in Tanzania". He or She will work directly under the IITA's project's focal person and collaborate with the project implementing agencies — FAO and ICRAF as well as the partners from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries ( Tanzania mainland) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources Livestock and Fisheries, Zanzibar
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa's most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future
Duty Station: The position will be based in Morogoro   
Job requirements:
  • The candidate should have a diploma/ first degree in agriculture (crop production, agronomy, soil/NMR)
  • At least three years' experience in provision of extension services
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, but also participate as a team member in accomplishment of duties
  • Must have both an extensive conceptual understanding of and demonstrated practical skills in agriculture in the context of input-output markets
  • Must be a results orientated leader who can manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, partner and other stakeholder demands
  • Must have solid public relations skills and a strong team player
  • Has good interpersonal and networking skills
  • Demonstrated success at developing strategic plans, partnerships and effective partnerships in the development and agricultural sectors.
  • Computer literacy
  • Good communication skills    ii
  • Ability and willing to work under pressure
  • Ability to write reports
  • Establish strategic relationships with heads of MATI/KATI and district Agriculture Office found in the project area.
  • Identify sites for, and establish demonstration plots.
  • Implement and coordinate the field activities at field level
  • Assist focal persons at MATI/KATI, farmers and or extension staff to administer tools provided to collect data from demonstration sites.
  • Identify existing partnerships and initiatives on resilient food and nutrition in the project mandate areas.
  • Write summary reports from implemented activities and contribute to writing of technical reports Inform project manager and other project partners about the progress achieved and ensure timely output and feedback.
General Information:
The initial contract for the position is two years with possibility of renewal. This is a nationally recruited position and IITA offers a competitive remuneration package.
Applications: Applications including curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, telephone number, email address, and names and addresses of two referees should be sent to the Country Representative, IITA-Tanzania, Plot No. 25, Mwenge — Coca-Cola Road, Mikocheni Industrial Area P.O. Box 34441, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania or by email to 
Applicants are requested to please indicate the reference number for the position as indicated on the heading of the announcement in your application as well as on the subject of your email if sending by email. If sending by post or hand delivery, please indicate the reference number on your application as well as on the lett hand side of your envelope. Please note that any applications without the reference number indicated will be automatically disqualified.
Closing date: Two weeks from the date of advertisement appearing in the newspaper. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Source The Guardian July 25, 2017
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