Chief Technologist (Safeguards Information System Officer 1 Position) at Sokoine University of Agriculture

Background
“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 (Safeguards Information System Officer 1 Position)

Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Safeguards Information System Officer, Safeguards Information System Officer will be part of a technical team of the NCMC. The Safeguards Information System Officer will be responsible for the design of Safeguard Information System (SIS) that will provide information on how REDD+ environmental and social safeguards are being addressed and respected throughout the implementation of MRV according to the Cancun
Agreement. Specific functions are to:
a) Assist the Senior Safeguards Information System Officer to ensure that
MRV system is:
i. consistent with the objectives of National Forest Programme (NFP) and international agreements;
ii. transparent and effective as per national forest governance structures;
iii. respecting the knowledge and rights of local communities;
iv. enabling full and effective participation of relevant stakeholders;
v. consistent with the conservation of natural forests and biological diversity; and functioning to address the risks of reversals (permanence) and reduce displacement of emissions (leakage)
b) Assist the senior safeguard information system officer for the development of safeguard information system within the MRV system;
c) Assist the Senior Safeguards Information System Officer to provide a key role in delivering science leadership involving planning and directing a range of management, policy and capacity building in technical issues of the MRV system;
d) Deliver a range of communication products on SIS;
e) Undertake planning and analysis to integrate R&D activities which can further supports SIS implement, monitor and Report on REDD+ environmental and social safeguards; and
f) Any other duties as may be directed by the NCMC Coordinator and the Senior Safeguards Information System Officer.
Qualifications, Experience and Competencies:
Minimum requirement (must have)
a) Possession of MSc/MA degree in Natural/Forest Resources Management or Development studies or a closely related field;
b) A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience in sustainable environmental/forest management or development;
c) Competence in safeguard information systems development for REDD+;
d) Demonstrated field experience in Tanzania and strong knowledge of relevant Tanzanian institutions for REDD+ are required;
Additional qualifications (desired)
e) Good knowledge of climate change and REDD+, as well as UNFCCC/IPCC technical procedures and guidelines for Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF);
f) Abilities in project implementation and monitoring are required;
g) Ability to meet strict deadlines and follow budgetary targets is a must;
h) Strong inter-personal skills, especially oral communication skills. Must be willing to regularly carry out presentations on the project status and its different components;
i) Experience working in inter-cultural environments and relevant working experience for a government institution are a plus;
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 

DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR (ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE), 
P.O.BOX 3000, 
CHUO KIKUU, 
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 <ncmctanzania@suanet.ac.tz>
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