The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on behalf of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) invites applications for the position of Field Coordinator. The Field Coordinator will work within the ILRI-Tanzania office to coordinate two projects: (i) the CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Livestock project titled ‘Agri-entrepreneurship, technology uptake and inclusive dairy development in Tanzania’ (Maziwa Zaidi Phase 2) and (ii) ‘Women in Business: chicken seed dissemination in Tanzania and Ethiopia’.
Maziwa Zaidi is consolidating research to date and translating it into a pilot integrated package of interventions targeting agribusiness development along the dairy value chain and uptake of innovations at farm level. The innovations will comprise various bundled feed, health, genetics technologies that can be profitably leveraged by strengthened agribusinesses. The project will generate evidence to catalyse investments for inclusive and sustainable development of the dairy value chain in Tanzania. Time allocation for this component of the work is 60%.
The Women in Business: chicken seed dissemination in Tanzania and Ethiopia (WIB)’ funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO). The project will develop, promote and test women-led chicken businesses with the goal of promoting the economic empowerment of young women and improving the food and nutrition security of their households. High-quality chicken seed for dissemination will be sourced from private seed multiplication partners. Time allocation for this component of the work is 40%
Duty Station: The position will be based at the IITA Regional Hub for Eastern Africa in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
For each component, the successful candidate will help with implementation of field activities as follows:
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,
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
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 number indicated will be automatically disqualified.
Closing date: Two weeks from the date of advertisement appearing in the newspaper.
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