Background: The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for the position of Research Associate. The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a member of a world-wide network of International Agricultural Research Centers. IITA's research focuses on smallholder cropping systems in sub-Saharan Africa. IITA has a regional hub in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania which co-ordinates the work of the institute in East Africa.
Duty Station: This is a Nationally Recruited Position and the incumbent will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Responsibilities: Plan, design and implement socio economic survey in various project areas • Training of data enumerators for research surveys; • Supervision of data collection activities; • Data management; entry, cleaning and analysis, and production of clean database from various data collection • Production of good quality analytical reports; Ensure adequate maintenance, protection and functioning of scientific assets in the socioeconomic unit; • Provide leadership to junior staff and visiting students in the socioeconomic unit; • Assist scientists in the preparation of conferences, scientific report, and presentations as it may be required;
Qualification and Experience • MSc degree in Agricultural Economics or equivalent from a recognized university • Strong skills in farm and business management, economic theory, qualitative and quantitative methods communication and technical writing • At least two years of research experience
Additional requirements: • The successful candidate must be able to work independently, with minimum supervision and able to meet deadlines. • The job requires extensive travels in remote areas and thus he/she must be willing to stay in the villages/fields when required. The candidate should be able to perform well under pressure and in a multicultural and multi-institutional environment.
General information: 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.
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 through APPLY NOW below
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.
Closing date: Two weeks from the date of advertisement appearing in the newspaper. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.