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New Job Vacancy at The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) – Rangeland Ecologist

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Jobs in Tanzania 2022: New Job Vacancies at The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) 2022


The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Jobs 2022

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
RANGELAND ECOLOGIST
IITA-TZ-2022 – R4D-009 -NRS-DSM
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
on behalf of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
invites applications for the position of Rangeland Ecologist. The
Rangeland Ecologist will provide support to local Scientists, Government
including the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, NGO and communities
in implementing participatory rangeland management plans and rangeland
restoration in central Tanzania.
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The
successful applicant will join the Sustainable Livestock Systems
program of ILRI and will contribute to the One CGIAR initiative
Livestock, Climate and System Resilience (LCSR) which seeks to improve
understanding on how to develop and strengthen resilient, low-emission
livestock agri-food systems.

Duty Station: This is a
Nationally Recruited Position, and the incumbent will be based in in
Kabaya town, Kiteto district, Manyara region- Tanzania, with anticipated
occasional travel to other pastoral areas.
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Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating
    the undertaking of a physical baseline in action-research intervention
    areas using LAND PKS and participatory community data collection tools,
  • Ongoing monitoring of ecological changes,
  • Establishment
    of action-research trials on rangelands restoration with communities,
    trainings of stakeholders as required, and liaison with government, NGOs
    and other researchers
  • Facilitating visits and research being undertaken by ILRI scientists and partners.

This
work will be embedded in a participatory rangeland management (PRM)
approach, that ILRI and partners have developed and which is in the
process of being scaled-up. It is also anticipated that the ecologist
will play a role in influencing a more enabling policy environment for
PRM and engage with the private sector to develop partnerships for
investment in rangeland restoration and/or payments for ecosystem
services.

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Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master degree in rangeland ecology, dryland ecology, agriculture or related subject.
  • At least two years working as a rangeland ecologist in pastoral areas of Tanzania including in rangeland restoration.
  • Proven training and community facilitation skills.
  • Experience in participatory or community-based rangeland management and monitoring.
  • Experience in participatory land use planning an advantage.
  • Knowledge of remote sensing an advantage.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Swahili, and knowledge of Maa an advantage.

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General information:
The
duration of contract for the position is two years. This is a
nationally recruited position and IITA offers a competitive remuneration
package.

Applications:

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.0. Box 3A441, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
or by email to IITA-Tanzania@cgiar.org

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.

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Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
Closing date: Two
weeks from the date of advertisement appearing in the newspaper. Please
note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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