Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Senior Project Officer Jobs in Tanzania at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title: Senior Project Officer – Production

Employer: Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Duty Station: Dar es Salaam

Application Deadline: 2nd August 2013

Catholic Relief Services (CRS), an international non-governmental agency is looking for a qualified Senior Project Officer - Production who will be providing technical leadership in Soya production.

Reports To: Soya ni Pesa Project Director

Responsibilities:
Provide technical leadership in soya production.
Ensure CRS and Implementing Partner staff receive the necessary training, guidance and technical support to implement, monitor and report on the project
Identify technical needs and gaps in soya production and facilitate filling those gaps through mobilizing internal or external expertise
Identify gaps in soya production in relation to market demand; design and facilitate the implementation of strategies to help smallholder farmers fill these gaps to successfully meet market demand
Provide technical leadership in the establishment and demonstration of best soya agronomic practices, including leading or collaborating with research activities
Ensure that systems are in place so that farmers acquire necessary production inputs in a timely manner
Facilitate the establishment of a sustainable soybean seed system
Provide technical leadership in post-harvest activities
Support the establishment and/or use of appropriate storage facilities and provide training on effective soybean storage

Qualifications and Skills:

Masters or BSc in Agronomy or other related fields.
Minimum 5 or 7 years of experience in the field of agronomy and related interventions
Experience in soya production or research highly desirable
Wide knowledge and experience implementing participatory learning methods for helping smallholder farmers improve their production and productivity (famer field schools, farmer research groups).

How to Apply:
Please send the CV and application letter to:
Human Resource Manager,
P.O. Box 34701,
Catholic Relief Services, Dar es Salaam.
Email address: tz_hr@global.crs.org