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Agronomist at Jane Goodall Institute


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The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall by conversing chimpanzees and inspiring communities to conserve the natural world we all share, we improve the lives of people, animals and the environment, we strongly believe everything is connected and everyone can make a difference.

The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania (JGI-TZ) is a reputable and rapidly expanding non-governmental organization committed to wildlife research, conservation, socio-economic development and environmental education.The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania (JGI-TZ) was founded in 1977 by Dr.Jane Goodall.The JGI Tanzania with its partners – USAID and many others makes a difference through landscape and community-cantered conservation, chimpanzees research projects, environmental education to young generation, the innovative use of science and technology, we work closely with local communities in Tanzania inspiring hope through a collective power of individual action. JGI Tanzania is currently seeking to recruit suitably qualified and competent Tanzanian to fill the following vacant position:

Job Position: Agronomist

Program: Landscape Conservation  in Western Tanzania (LCWT)

Duty Station: Kigoma

Reporting Line:Deputy Chief of Party

Key Job Responsibilities & Duties:

Main technical responsibilities will include, but not limited to the following:

  • Review research and literature relating to current best practices in the field.
  • Introduce and mobilize farmers through their local government leaders to adapt improved agricultural methods (including conservation farming and agroforestry) that encourage sedentarisation (i.e. sustainable ag).
  • Consult with farmers on cropping practices to increase their economic return from a range of products and in collaboration with private sector partners, through “out-grower schemes.”
  • Consult with farmers and regulators on practices that will lead to more sustainable agricultural land use.
  • Set up and monitor demonstration sites to provide hard evidence for the success of the systems we are promoting.
  • Conduct training for farmers as per above needs.
  • Evaluate crop performance as affected by weather, pests, and management practices, and on occasion give evidence for insurance purposes.
  • Work closely with Program Forestry Officer and Land Use Officer in designing and implementing strategies for managing agricultural land sustainably.
  • Prepare and submit activity reports in a timely manner.

Minimum Job Qualifications and other Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in Agronomy, Agriculture or related field, Master degree will be added advantage.
  • At least 5 years working experience providing technical support to agricultural programs.
  • Experience working in rural and remote areas of Tanzania implementing agricultural support programs (particularly out-grower schemes).
  • A track record of successfully applying results-based management (RBM) and M&E frameworks to ensure effective on time implementation of complex donor funded projects in developing countries;
  • Previous knowledge and experience in working to support conservation and sustainable natural resources management projects is desirable.
  • Computer literate and ability to use data analysis programs (SPSS), word, Xcel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.
  • Ability to work under pressure, tight deadlines and less supervision, self-motivated person, team player, reporting and presentation skills.
  • Good Communication skills – fluent in Swahili and English, both verbal and written.This position involves working with a wide range of people within the institution, local communities, local and international partners, including technical and non-technical colleagues.

Application Procedure:

All applications should be submitted together with the most recent Curriculum Vitae (resume), copy of relevant certificates, testimonials, three names of reputable referees, day-time telephone number or e-mail address, and should be send to the below e-mail address:

Send by e-mail to: E-mail: jgi-tanzania@janegoodall.or.tz

Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Deadline 28 December, 2019

JGI Tanzania is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, national or tribal origin, religious belief, sexual orientation, and marital status.


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