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Field officers at Tanzania Coffee Research Institute (TaCRI) March, 2018

Field officers at Tanzania Coffee Research Institute (TaCRI) March, 2018

P.O. Box 3004, Moshi, TANZANIA P.O. Box 3004, 
Moshi TANZANIA. Phone 255-27-2756868/759. Fax 255-27-2756773
E-mail: info@tacri.org

Background: The Tanzania Coffee Research Institute (TaCRI), incorporated in 2000 as a company limited by guarantee under the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 212), became legally constituted and operational in September 2001 with the major objective of rejuvenating the Tanzania coffee industry to sustainable prosperity, placing new emphasis on stakeholder-led, demand - driven RESEARCH FOR DEVELOPMENT. TaCRI is now seeking to employ dynamic, committed, responsible and self-motivated persons to fill the following exciting vacant positions. 

Field officers (3 posts) 
Location : TaCRI Lyamungu sub-station, Moshi 
Reports to : Programme Manager 

Specific duties: 
To support Programme Manager and Researchers in: 
• Collecting and recording data from research trials both in hard and soft form. 
• Planning for initial requirements for research trials in terms of agro-inputs and labour requirements.
• Organizing and supervising efficiently the daily labour requirements for research trials 
• Participating in agricultural shows, appreciation of cup quality and other related events 
• Carrying out field work outside his or her working duty station 

Specific requirements: 
• Commitment to Teamwork 
• Management of research experiments 
• Computer literacy with good report writing skills 

Qualification and Experience: 
• Academic qualification: At least a Certificate in Agriculture/Crop Production/Horticulture with proven records of achievement. Applicants with Diploma in General Agriculture/Crop Production/Horticulture will have an added advantage. 
• Work Experience: Should have a work experience with relevance in agricultural research activities. Experience with the private sector hands on participatory approach and especially working with coffee farmers in coffee industry will be an added advantage. 
• Knowledge of vegetative propagation, processing, and cross breeding will be an added advantage. 

Remuneration: TaCRI is an equal opportunity employer and offers attractive and competitive remuneration. 

Core competency: 
Agronomy skills -specific 
Ideal candidate will need to have strong understanding of agronomic and breeding principles associated with production and marketing of good quality coffee or any other perennial crops. 

Change acceptance 
Adapts readily to change and establishes organisational processes that foster responsiveness, readiness to change and work under diverse conditions. 

Customer focus 
Understanding and meeting the needs of internal and external customers; strong demand-led, market oriented, and participatory process of technology development and dissemination. 

Team orientation 
Shows commitment to the teamwork and finds the best solutions by working positively and cooperatively with others, good leadership, high standards of performance, a sense of urgency, and mutual respect and integrity. 

Additional competencies 
• Strong command of spoken and written English 
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-culture society 
• Ability to work independently in an organized manner, conscious of time 

Mode of application: 
• An application letter in your own handwriting or typed 
• Fully typed Curriculum vitae 
• Certified copies of relevant certificates 
• Full postal address including telephone contact details and e-mail address if any 
• Three contactable references 

Deadline of application: 
All applications must reach the Chief Executive Director through the address below (or by email: info@tacri.org ) by 16th March, 2018. 

Chief Executive Director, 
Tanzania Coffee Research Institute (TaCRI), 
P.O. Box 3004, 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Source: Mwananchi 5 March, 2018

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