Chief Technologist (Database Management Officer, 1 Position) at Sokoine University of Agriculture

“Establishing National Carbon Monitoring Centre (NCMC) in Tanzania” is a three years project implemented by Sokoine University of Agriculture on behalf of the Government of United Republic of Tanzania. The aim of the project is to establish NCMC for the reporting on Carbon stocks and their changes as well as coordinating the national MRV-processes for the Government of United Republic of Tanzania. The project is implemented in two phases: the six months inception phase and the 30 months implementation phase.

The project is now inviting suitable qualified Tanzanian citizens to cover the following positions for the project implementation phase. Qualified Male and Female candidates are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. Previous applicants are encouraged to apply provided that they meet minimum qualifications.

Position: Chief Technologist (Database Management Officer, 1 Position)

Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of the Senior MRV Officer, Database management Officer will be part of a highly technical team and is responsible for managing, organizing, storage, accesses of the information and thus will contribute to the compiling of a national wide forest inventory system. The specific functions of the
Database management Officer are to:-
a) Assist the Senior MRV officer in delivering of scientific leadership involving planning and directing a range of management, policy and capacity building in technical issues of the MRV system;
b) Collecting carbon data from providers such as field forms from NAFORMA and ZWBS;
c) Harmonise, analyse, manage, organize and store the carbon data and provide training as needed;
d) Analyze reporting requirements for data and information, and ensure proper validation and develop proposals;
e) Undertake calculation of estimates for both activity data and emission factors as input for FREL estimates choose models at the national & regional level;
f) supervise data entry & data processing teams and perform data processing;
g) Represent the organization in the presentation of products and reports;
h)Take lead in refining the data management systems. Intention is to have
hand held data collection tested during project lifetime;
i) Prepare MRV reports and related publications; and
j) Perform any other duties as may be directed by the NCMC Coordinator and Senior MRV Officer.
Qualifications, Experience and Competencies:
Minimum Requirements (Must have)
a) Possession of BSc degree or equivalent qualifications in either
Bioinformatics or Biostatistics with strong competence in programming;
b) A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience in data database
management and program development; and
c) Competence in information systems and information management, and Strong statistical and data analysis skills
Additional qualifications (Desired)
d) Possession of MSc degree in Bioinformatics or Biostatistics and
e) Good knowledge of climate change and REDD+;
f) Excellent abilities in project implementation and monitoring are required;
g) Ability to meet strict deadlines;
h) strong knowledge of forest resources in Tanzania are an advantage;
i) Experience working in similar projects such as NAFORMA and ZWBS are a
plus; and
j) Proficiency in both spoken and written English is required.
Terms: Contract position in the Firm for one year with possibility for renew up to two and a half years (2.5) depending on the performance.

Salary: Negotiable depending on qualifications and experience

How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should send their application letter referring the position applied for ( Max 2 pages) accompanied with a CV or resume (Max 4 pages) and copies of all relevant Certificates, Transcripts and at least TWO referees’ reports should be addressed to the 

P.O.BOX 3000, 
MOROGORO; to reach him not later than THREE weeks from the date of this advertisement. Government Employees are discouraged to apply. Applicants who will fail to comply with the above guidance will not be considered.

A copy of the application dossier must also be sent by email to <>
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