Field Assistant – IITA

Coordinate and manage experimental de­sign, plot layout, planting, weed control and trial management, including supervision of field operation.
Supervise and/or conduct field data collec­tion, computer data entry and analysis, syn­thesis and writing report.
Coordinate integrated work of field breeding program and supporting laboratory technician to maximize breeding efficiency
Coordinate field labour and research assis­tant working on trials for which he/she has responsibility.
Assist the supervisor in the procurement of goods (scientific and nonscientific)
Required Qualifications / Experience
BSc in Horticulture, Agronomy and work in Agriculture related fields with at least 2 years’ experience
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, but also participate as a team member in accomplishment of duties.

Strong attention to detail
Possess excellent interpersonal and commu­nication skills in English
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
The ability to work independently and as a team member;
A positive attitude.
The initial contract for the position is for two years: renewable subject to performance and availability of funds. The duty station for the position will be IITA in Dar es salaam. This is a nationally recruit­ed position and IITA offers a competitive remu­neration package.

Method of Application
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 left-hand side of your envelope.
Please note that any applications without the reference indicated will be automati­cally disqualified.
The deadline for submitting the application is November 03, 2020