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IITA is an award-winning, research-for-development (R4D) organization, providing solutions to hunger, poverty, and the degradation of natural resources in Africa. Since 1967, IITA has worked with international and national partners to we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity.

IITA is guided by an ambitious strategy–to lift 11.5 million people out of poverty and revitalize 7.5 million hectares of farmland–by 2020. As one of 15 research centers in the CGIAR, a global partnership for a food secure future, IITA is engaged in several CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs).

FACILITIES MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT (REFERENCE: IITA-TZ-17-R4D-006-NRS-DSM)

DUTY STATIONS: DAR ES SALAAM

JOB REQUIREMENT

Adegree in civil engineering or higher diploma
Minimum 2 years  experience on  constructions project or in building maintenance
Preferred graduate with upper second is an added advantage
Must be familiar with maintenance upkeep of office facilities
Be able to work long hours  communicate well have good reporting skills and be able to multitask
Excellent communications skills including verbal and written English
Must be proficiency in Ms Office and word AUTOCAD and ARCHICAD

Primary roles

To provide support in the supervision of constructions projects and following up on various identified task with regard to these projects as assigned
To provide support in the preparations of weekly  and monthly preparations of report on building maintenance status and other related
Any other assignment of that may require the help of a civil engineer

SECONDARY ROLES

Other duties are to providing support to external contractors on the maintenance of the buildings with regard to

General maintenance of all fixed and loose asset electrical and mechanical system
Update the inventory of all items needed in the general repairs of physical assets for the buildings
Establish and update the database of suppliers and contractors  able to repair and maintain the buildings physical state as required


WORK METHOD

o   Ensure SOPs and SLAs for contractors are followed according to the contractor in place

o   Carry out daily  and weekly checks on all equipment at maintenance sites as instructed

o   Supervise and follow up on work request and ensure minimum lead time between requested and compliant of job

o   Liaise with procurement and finance department to follow up on LOP S and payment

o   Provide monthly  reports on vehicles status, generators and utilities
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RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (REFERENCE: IITA-TZ-17-R4D-007-NRS-DSM)

DUTY STATIONS: DAR ES SALAAM

JOB REQUIREMENT

o   The candidate should have MCs in Agriculture science or related field with emphasis to roots and tuber crops productions

o   At least 6 years working  in the roots and tuber crops seed system

o   Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to communicate  with a brooded and diverse audience

o   Ability to prioritize focus, and achieve results in a last practical

o   Flexibility to work across the IITA programme  to solve  and share problems and identify and develop potential synergies

o   Strong communications and negotiation skills

o   Demonstrated management leadership skills and experience in the relevant geographic region

RESPONSIBILITIES

Solely or in directly negotiate advocate and mobilize resources for scalping up commercialized cassava seed system approach in Tanzania
At project level develop collaborative strategies influence investment priorities at local central government levels  and mobilize resources for expanding the activities beyond  the targets
Train selected individuals  from the extension offices active NGS and progressive  farmers all referred to as cassava seed system champions in advocacy and communications
Build capacity of the national partner to implent the program beyond  the project
Communicate regional and district priorities to the project  implements to ensure internal alignment with local and  central government’s strategies goals
Assist the project manager in the daily management of the project which include organizing  team meetings and reporting

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CASSAVA SEED SYSTEM MAINSTREAMING ASSISTANT OFFICER 
(REFERENCE: IITA-TZ17-R4D-008-NRS-DSM)

DUTY STATIONS: DAR ES SALAAM

JOB REQUIREMENT

Adegree in civil engineering or higher diploma
Minimum 2 years  experience on  constructions project or in building maintenance
Preferred graduate with upper second is an added advantage
Must be familiar with maintenance upkeep of office facilities
Be able to work long hours  communicate well have good reporting skills and be able to multitask
Excellent communications skills including verbal and written English
Must be proficiency in Ms Office and word AUTOCAD and ARCHICAD

RESPONSIBILITIES

PRIMARY ROLES

To provide support in the preparations of design drawings and bills of quantities for various small building projects and renovations
To provide support in the supervision of constructions project and following up on various identifications with regard to these projects as assigned
To provide supporting conducting weekly checks on the buildings under maintenance program with regards to physical installations to report on any issues that need to be addressed immediately
To provide support in the preparations of weekly and monthly preparations of reports on building maintenance status and other related works
Any other assignment of that may require the help of a civil engineer

SECONDARY ROLES

Other duties are to providing support to external contractors on the maintenance of the buildings with regard to

o   General maintenance of all fixed and loose asset electrical and mechanical system

o   Update the inventory of all items needed in the general repairs of physical assets for the buildings

o   Establish and update the database of suppliers and contractors  able to repair and maintain the buildings physical state as required

WORK METHOD

o   Ensure SOPs and SLAs for contractors are followed according to the contractor in place

o   Carry out daily  and weekly checks on all equipment at maintenance sites as instructed

o   Supervise and follow up on work request and ensure minimum lead time between requested and compliant of job

o   Liaise with procurement and finance department to follow up on LOP S and payment

o   Provide monthly  reports on vehicles status, generators and utilities

APPLICANTS
Applicants are requested to please indicate the reference number for the position as indicated on the heading of the announcement in your applications as well as on the subject of your email if  sending email. If you send by hand delivery please indicate the reference by number on your applications as well as on the left hand side of your envelop

Applications including CV, copies of certificates, telephone number, email address and names of 2 referees should be sent to

THE COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVES,
IITA – TANZANIA, PLOT NO. 25,
MWENGE - COCA COLA ROAD,
MIKOCHENI INDUSTRIAL AREA,
P.O. BOX 34441,
DAR ES SALAAM

EMAIL: IITA-Tanzania@cgiar.org

Deadline after 2 weeks from the date of advertisement appearing in the newspaper

Source: The Guardian 20 April, 2017
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