Criteria for Success / Qualifications
A degree in agri-entrepreneurship, statistics, economics, agricultural sciences, project management or rural development
At least 5 years work experience, most of which should have spent be in a research environment
Field experience in livestock (preferably dairy and/or poultry) R4D in Tanzania – especially in linking farmers to markets and for inputs and services
Experience with implementation of gender-responsive interventions
Experience with supervising/coordinating collection, storage and analysis of data related to agricultural households and associated value chains
Proven experience with project planning, management and monitoring & evaluation.
Problem solving skills
Excellent leadership skills
Excellent written and spoken English
For each component, the successful candidate will help with implementation of field activities as follows:
Coordinate field activities geared towards improving the performance of agribusinesses in the dairy and chicken value chains (with a focus on women and youth), working closely with partners at local and national level
Ensure all contracts with partners set up, project sites and participants are identified, and project is introduced in the implementation sites, and contacts at local and national level are maintained
Conduct initial situational assessment and thereafter lead implementation of monitoring, learning and evaluation, with a gender focus
Pro-actively engage with emerging constraints and opportunities faced by project participants and partners
Lead preparation of communication and knowledge sharing products from field activities
Establish and manage client and stakeholder relationships that improve the ability of the team to achieve the agreed outputs and outcomes
Maintain work plans for both projects and ensuring all project activities are implemented on time and efficiently
Verify and analyse the accuracy of data and information used or generated by partners; resolve any discrepancies or problems.
Pro-actively engage with emerging constraints and opportunities faced by project participants and partners to ensure the project components progress in a timely manner
Prepare records of activities for each component and ensure the timely processing and delivery of required reports
Propose ideas to the project team for improving the implementation of the project based on experience on the ground
Contribute to publishing the results of research
The duration of contract for the position is two years with possibility of renewal.
This is a nationally recruited position and IITA offers a competitive remuneration package,
How to Apply
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 IITA-Tanzania@cgiar.org.