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RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
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Posted: 20 Apr 2017 09:09
Deadline: 04 May 2017
Category: Science/Technology
Location: Africa , Tanzania , Dar es Salaam
Employment: Full-Time
Education: Bachelor
Salary: Negotiable
About Company: Our mission is to enhance food security and improve livelihoods in Africa through research for development (R4D). We use the R4D model in setting a research course that addresses major development problems in Africa rather than simply contributing to scientific knowledge. It has proven to be an effective mechanism for agricultural research development. We and our partners have delivered about 70% of the international research impact in sun-Saharan Africa in the last three decades.
Email: iita@cgiar.org
Phone: +234 700800
Contact name: MD
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Requirements
The candidate should have a MSc. in agricultural science or
related field with emphasis to roots and tuber crops
production
At least six years' experience in the roots and tuber crops
seed systems
Excellent written and oral communications skills and the
ability to communicate with a broad and diverse audience.
Ability to prioritize, focus and achieve results in a fast paced
and complex environment.
Flexibility to work across the llTA programs to solve shared
problems, and identify and develop potential synergies.
Strong communication and negotiation skills.
Deep knowledge of cassava or any other related roots/
tuber crops; cross-cultural knowledge; donor knowledge;
government protocol; socio-political knowledge of relevant
geographies and governments.
Demonstrated management; leadership skills and
experience in the relevant geographical region
Conditions
N/A
Responsibilities
Responsibilities:
Solely, or (in) directly negotiate, advocate and mobilize
resources for scaling up commercialized cassava seed
systems approach in Tanzania
Work with the communication specialists to develop various
awareness materials on the commercialized cassava seed
systems and disseminate to policy /decision makers at
national, regional and district levels respectively in and 
At project level, develop collaborative strategies, influence
investment priorities at local and central government levels,
and mobilize resources for expanding the activities beyond
the target districts.
Provide technical assistance to key actors especially the
NAAS in the roots and tuber crops seed systems
contributing to the development of new proposals, joint
resource mobilization and project/ program implementation
to ensure long-term sustainability and impact.
Train selected individuals from extension offices, active
NGOs and progressive farmers, all referred to as "cassava
seed systems champions" in advocacy and communication
Build capacities of the national partners to implement the
program beyond the project life
Utilizing an understanding of llTA's competencies and
technologies, knowledge of funding opportunities and
various other types of donor intelligence to facilitate the
development of successful responses to funding
opportunities of cassava seed systems and beyond.
Communicate regional and district priorities to the project
implementers to ensure internal alignment with local and
central government's strategy goals
Assist the project manager in the daily management of the
project which includes : organizing team meetings and
reporting etc ..
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