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Jobs in Tanzania 2023: Job Vacancies at SWISSAID Tanzania 2023

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Project Officer Agroecology – Masasi

Project Officer Agroecology Masasi at SWISSAID June, 2023
Duty station: Mtwara-Masasi
Background:
SWISSAID is a non-government organization headquartered in Switzerland with operations in nine countries. It has operated in Tanzania since 1972, focusing on small-scale farming, gender equality, and extractives. Swissaid Tanzania is implementing a CROPS4HD project in Lindi, Mtwara, Dodoma, Dar es Salaam, Pwani, and Morogoro, whereby the focus production regions are Lindi and Mtwara. The project officer will be based in Masasi in the Mtwara region, providing technical support to small-scale farmers on ecological organic agriculture in project areas.



The following are the project’s key outcomes:
Outcome 1: The demand of urban and rural consumers for products from farmers’ varieties/ landraces, neglected and underutilized species, and a healthy diet is increased.
Outcome 2: Smallholder farmers, especially women, grow farmers’ varieties/ landraces and neglected and underutilized species as a viable business and improve their livelihoods.
Outcome 3: Regulatory frameworks, strategies, and policies at local, national, sub-regional, and global levels reflect the particularities of integrated seed systems, create an enabling environment for innovative market approaches and incentivize the consumption of healthy, diverse, and agroecologically produced food.

Areas of intervention on small scale farming: Increasing smallholder farmers’ productivity and production through diversified agroecological farming.
Improving smallholder farmers’ capacity to generate net income through productive agroecological value chains.
Strengthening smallholder farmers’ organizations to enhance sustainability and accountability.

Regions of operation:
Field operations are mainly taking place in Lindi and Mtwara regions. The intended project officer will be responsible for selected districts within the project area.

Job purpose:
Some of the key duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop training material and provide training on agroecology to a wide range of stakeholders, including smallholder farmers, extension officers, youth, students and other stakeholders.
  • Establish farmer field schools and facilitate knowledge transfer at the group and community level.
  • Participate in organizing and coordinating regular visits and outreach events at the demonstration plot in project areas
  • Support the maintenance and upkeep of agroecology demonstration farms at village / ward level
  • Provide technical backstopping in agroecology to farmer groups and other stakeholders.
  • Participate in preparing annual, quarterly and monthly plans and reports on projects activities.
  • Support other projects as needed and foster good coordination and synergies with other elements of the Country Programme.
  • Promote and use new technologies, in particular dedicated smartphone applications.



Qualifications and experience:

  • Hold a bachelor degree in the area of agriculture, preferably in agronomy/horticulture, with a minimum of three years working experience.
  • A certificate or diploma and/or a significant experience in the area of ecological organic agriculture / agro-ecology is the added advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience with project management and leadership, with capacity to effectively manage multi-years projects and lead a team of up to 5 people.
  • Interest and experience with grassroots communities in the agriculture sector.
  • Practical experience and interest in working with multiple partners, including the government, civil society organizations, academia, and the private sector.
  • A commitment to equal opportunities and promotion of gender equity.
  • High-level analytical and report-writing skills in English.
  • Fluent in English and Swahili.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Ability to work independently, multitask, and under pressure.
  • Be focused on results, with a strong work ethic and self-motivation.
  • Be a team player.


Project Officer Agroecology – Ruvuma

Project Officer Agroecology Vacancy at SWISSAID – Ruvuma Office
Duty station: Ruvuma – Tunduru
Background:
SWISSAID is a non-government organization headquartered in Switzerland with operations in nine countries. It operates in Tanzania since 1972 with a focus on small scale farming, gender equality and extractives. Swissaid Tanzania is implementing project in Ruvuma whereby the office will be based in Tunduru. The project officer will also provide technical support to small scale farmers on ecological organic agriculture.


The following are activities:
Establishment and co-creation of community agroecological demonstration plots, training on conservation-friendly techniques to reduce Human Wildlife conflict (HWC) and improve land-use efficiency e.g. land preparation, bio-fertilizers, soil/water management, pest/disease; control, pre-harvest/harvest/post-harvest practices;
Training on agricultural techniques including crop diversification and promotion of HWC resilient crops e.g. sesame or sunflower crops are less palatable to elephant.
Replication through trained facilitators; supporting, beekeeping initiatives etc.
Strengthened value addition and market linkages
Organize farmers into groups and enhance institutional capacities.

Areas of intervention on small scale farming:

  • Increasing smallholder farmers’ productivity and production through diversified agro-ecological farming.
  • Improving smallholder farmers’ capacity to generate net income through productive agro-ecological value chains.
  • Strengthening smallholder farmers’ organizations to enhance sustainability and accountability.


Regions of operation:
Field operations are mainly taking place in the regions of Ruvuma (Tunduru and Namtumbo) and will provide technical support to farmers from Mozambique (Sanga).
The intended project officer will be responsible for selected villages in the named districts.

Job purpose:
Some of the key duties and responsibilities:

  • Take a leading role in the coordination and implementation of activities related to agro-ecological farming, in particular, but not limited to, the implementation of project
  • As part of this project, coordinate the implementation of a training plan across selected EOA farming communities.
  • Organize and conduct training sessions and contribute to the production of training material.
  • Provide technical backstopping on agro-ecology and conduct regular field visits to farmer groups, including in remote areas.
  • Promote and use new technologies, in particular dedicated smartphone applications.
  • Foster good coordination and synergies with other elements of the EOA imitative in the country.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Hold a first university degree in the area of agriculture, preferably in agronomy/horticulture, with a minimum of three years working experience.
  • Hold a certificate or diploma and/or a significant experience in the area of ecological agriculture / agro-ecology.
  • Demonstrated experience with project management and leadership, with capacity to effectively manage multi-years projects and lead a team of up to 5 people.
  • Interest and experience with grassroots communities in the agriculture sector.
  • Practical experience and interest in working with multiple partners including the government, civil society organizations, academia and the private sector.
  • A commitment to equal opportunities and promotion of gender equity.
  • High level analytical and report writing skills in English.
  • Fluent in English and Swahili.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Ability to work independently, multitasking and under pressure.
  • Be focused on results, with strong work ethic and self-motivation.
  • Be a team player.



Mode of application:
Candidates should submit a letter of intent describing their qualifications for this position, a CV, and two referees, including contact phone numbers and email addresses, at their earliest convenience.
Deadline: 29th June, 2023.
Applicants MUST indicate expected gross salary in Tanzania shillings.
Send the application to: info@swissaidtanzania.org
Qualified women candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this position.

© AjiraMpyaZone • 2022-23

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