United Republic of Tanzania: Community Mapping Supervisor (Data Zetu Project)

Organization: Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 13 Oct 2017

Contract duration: Full-time 40 hours per week over a 7 month period

Projected start date: 23 October, 2017

Reports to: Country Manager, Tanzania

About HOT

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is a US-based NGO and global community of thousands of volunteers working together to use maps and open data for humanitarian response and the Sustainable Development Goals. As the world’s preeminent participatory mapping NGO, HOT has fostered a global mapping community composed of more than 40,000 people with ground operations in five countries. When major disaster strikes anywhere in the world, HOT rallies this global network to create the maps and data that enable responders to reach those in need.

HOT has collaborated with the World Bank in Tanzania since 2015 as implementing partner for the community mapping component of the Ramani Huria (“Open Map” in English) program. During this time, HOT has trained nearly 500 young people in open geospatial data and participatory mapping methods through a partnership including Ardhi University and the Tanzania Red Cross Society. Starting in September 2017, HOT has partnered with IREX on the Data Zetu project. Data Zetu aims to empower communities to make better, more evidence-based decisions to improve their lives. Through partnerships and collaborations with local communities, Data Zetu works with stakeholders to build skills and develop digital and offline tools that make information accessible to everyone.

About the Position – Community Mapping Supervisor

The Community Mapping Supervisor will lead HOT’s mapping, data collection, and training activities on the Data Zetu project. This includes supervising remote mapping, on-the-ground data collection, and capacity building activities involving a team of six junior spatial data entry staff.

Responsibilities

  • Plan and organize large-scale data collection campaigns in coordination with partner organizations

  • Implement data collection forms using OpenDataKit Collect, OpenMapKit and other mobile data collection tools

  • Provide technical guidance and expertise on participatory mapping and OpenStreetMap

  • Develop and provide training in OpenStreetMap and related tools to local partners including CSOs, CBOs, NGOs, government, universities

  • Oversee, train, and supervise a team of 6 national staff, student interns and community volunteers

  • Communicate about project activity, including assisting with regular blogs posts and (social) media updates

  • Analyze geospatial data and produce visually compelling maps and analysis methods that can be shared with partner organizations

  • Organize periodic community mapping events and nurture the growth and sustainability of the Tanzania OpenStreetMap community & open data ecosystem

  • Assist in project report writing and translation as necessary

About You

  • Care deeply about the mission: passionate about humanitarian / development work demonstrated through prior professional or volunteer experiences

  • Proficient written and spoken English and Swahili

  • At least 2 years professional experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (Preferred)

  • Experience in GIS and spatial data analysis

  • Clear vision of participatory data collection methods and community involvement, preferably using OpenStreetMap

  • Experience running training sessions, workshops or teaching

  • Strong organisational skills

  • Strong communication skills, including advanced written and spoken English

  • Proven ability to work independently and lead activities

  • Able to travel and work for days or weeks at a time in Kyela and Mbeya, Tanzania

Additional desirable skillsets:

  • Experience in disaster response, open data or open source strongly desired

  • OpenMapKit, OpenDataKit, or Kobo Collect experience

  • Sector expertise in disaster risk reduction, public health, or water, sanitation, & hygiene

  • QGIS

How to apply:

To apply please complete the online application form and send a CV to apply@hotosm.org with “Community Mapping Supervisor” in subject line.

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United Republic of Tanzania: SENIOR TECHNICAL SPECIALIST

Organization: DAI Global
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 18 Oct 2017

Background: The USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) partners with East African and U.S. businesses to attract investment that transforms the East African private sector into vibrant global trading partners. The Hub also promotes a more predictable, transparent and enabling business environment in East Africa by supporting adherence to intra-regional and international trade agreements and conformity to international standards. Improving the region’s trade competitiveness, encouraging the diversification of exports beyond natural resources, and promoting broader, more-inclusive economic growth will lead to more food secure and resilient East African communities.

The goal of the Hub is to deepen regional integration, increase the competitiveness of select regional agricultural value chains, promote two-way trade with the U.S. under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and facilitate investment and technology to drive trade growth intra-regionally and to global markets.

Objectives and Duties:

The Senior Technical Specialist will work in collaboration with the Tanzania Country Representative and the Nairobi-based technical staff to lead field-based implementation of technical activities to remove cross border trade bottlenecks, facilitate and accelerate regional trade in staple foods in Tanzania. He/she will also be expected to support in the coordination of activities for the investment, regulatory policy and agribusiness components including report writing, data collection and research, attending conferences and acting as a key support to the overall objectives of these components.

The Senior Technical Specialist will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following detailed tasks:

· Provide input for the development, planning and implementation of Hub work related to structured agricultural markets, trade finance and trade policy in the Eastern Africa region

· Advises Tanzania agriculture stakeholders through reviews and the provision of technical advice and capacity development on agricultural marketing, agricultural market policies, trade finance and postproduction and trade technology and investment development:

· Support implementation of Hub activities to facilitate Tanzania’s harmonization of agriculture seed and grain trade standards and ratification of the EAC SPS Protocol.

· Organizes and facilitates discussions on agribusiness investment-related policy issues involving representatives of the private and public sector, with a view to reach consensus on improved policies for investment in agriculture trade, agribusiness and agriculture support services;

· Work with the Hub’s Nairobi-based investment team to identify investment opportunities, particularly in the agribusiness and agriculture sector to add to the Hub’s investment pipeline;

· Lead, monitor, and report on key research data and analysis requirements related to regional agriculture trade and investment to the sector.

· Monitor and report on the status of all donor and government activities related to agriculture policy, trade and investment

Qualifications:

· Advanced university degree in agriculture, economics, law or other relevant discipline related to agriculture policy, trade and investment

· Five to seven years of relevant experience in the areas of agriculture policy, agriculture seed and grain trade standards, agriculture market development, investment and management or related field

· A good knowledge of international and regional trade, and/or regional integration, preferably in the Eastern Africa region;

· Extensive relevant experience working in similar donor funded regional projects, preferably USAID-funded projects, in the Eastern and Southern Africa region;

· Extensive knowledge of agricultural markets and regional agricultural trade;

· Extensive relevant experience in working collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders in a multi-country setting;

· Extensive relevant experience in organizing international meetings, seminars and training courses in the technical general area of agro-industries development;

· Excellent English writing and communication skills; and,

· Ability to use the latest ICT technology and computer software programs.

Base of Operations:

· Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Reporting:

· The Senior Technical Specialist will report to the Hub’s Deputy Chief of Party – Technical

Supervisory Responsibilities:

· The Senior Technical Specialist will have no supervisory responsibilities.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should apply via the link https://daieatradehub.formstack.com/forms/senior_technical_specialist by October 18, 2017, 11:59pm East Africa Local time. Only candidates who send their information via the link and by the deadline will be eligible.

Visit http://www.eatradehub.org/opportunities to view the scope of work and learn more about the Hub.

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Tutorial Assistant and Assistant Lecturer

The Management of Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) invites suitable qualified Tanzanians to apply for positions of Tutorial Assistant and Assistant Lecturer.

1.0 POSITION: Assistant Lecturer (4 Posts) (Duty station Morogoro) 

Qualification: A candidate in possession of a good Masters in a
relevant field with at least a GPA 4.0 out of 5.0 and having a minimum GPA of 3.8 or equivalent (i.e. an average of B+ for BVM and medical graduates) in the First Degree with a minimum score of B+ in the relevant subjects or its equivalent.

Duties and Responsibilities
a) To undergo an induction course in pedagogic skills for those who had none before;
b) To carry out lectures, conduct tutorials, seminars and practicals for undergraduate programmes;
c) To prepare and present case studies;
d) To conduct and publish/disseminate research results;
e) To recognize students having difficulties, intervene and provide help and support;
f) To participate in consultancies and community services under supervision;
g) To attend workshops, conferences and symposia; and
h) To perform any other duties that may be assigned by the relevant authorities.

Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

Age: Not above 45 years of age

Remuneration: As per Treasury Registrar‟s Circular No. 7 of 2015, which is applicable at the moment.


1.1 DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION AND RECORDS STUDIES (1 Post) 

Discipline of Records Management and/or Archives Administration for applicants in possession of a Bachelor Degree in Records and Archives Management/Information Studies/Information Science/Library Science or related disciplines and a Master Degree in Records Management and /or Archives Administration.

1.2 DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL, AQUACULTURE AND RANGE SCIENCES (1 Post) 

Discipline of Aquaculture Production System for applicants in possession of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aquaculture or Aquatic Sciences and a Master‟s of Science Degree in Aquaculture or Aquatic Sciences with a “B” score in Aquaculture Production Systems courses.

1.3 DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY, PARASITOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY (1 Post) 

Discipline of Veterinary Microbiology for applicants in possession of a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) Degree and a MVM/MVSc/MSc in Veterinary Microbiology from a recognised University. Applicants must have an overall “B+” grade or higher at undergraduate Degree and should in addition have scored “B+” grade or above in Veterinary Microbiology at undergraduate level.

1.4 DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH (1 Post) 

Discipline of Veterinary Medicine for applicants in possession of a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine Degree of Sokoine University of Agriculture or any other relevant institution with an overall average of „B+‟. He/she should have a B+ or above in Veterinary Medicine and related courses and a good Master‟s Degree in Veterinary Medicine or related field.

POSITION: Tutorial Assistant (1 Posts) (Duty station Morogoro)

Qualification:
A candidate in possession of Bachelor Degree qualification with a Minimum GPA of 3.8 or an average of B+ for unclassified Degrees such as that of Veterinary and Medical graduates and assessed to be potentially good academically. In addition, one must have scored a B+ in the relevant subjects or its equivalent.

Duties and Responsibilities
a) This is a training post; the staff is required to undergo a Masters Degree training programme;
b) Undergo an induction course in pedagogic skills for those who had none before;
c) Understudy senior members, including attending lectures and seminars, tutorials and practical training;
d) Conduct tutorials, seminars and practicals;
e) Assist in research, consultancy and outreach activities;
f) Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the relevant authorities.

Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable
Age: Not above 35 years of age

Remuneration:
As per Treasury Registrar‟s Circular No. 7 of 2015, which is applicable at the moment.

2.1 DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH (1 Post) 

Discipline of Veterinary Medicine for applicants in possession of a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine Degree of Sokoine University of Agriculture or any other relevant Institution with an overall average “B+”. He/She should have a “B+” or above in Veterinary Medicine or related courses.

Please Note:-
 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted through their addresses/ e-mail and/or telephone
 Those who applied in the earlier advertisement need not apply.
 Those working in the Public Service are required to route their applications through their current employers.
 During application the applicant should state the Department, Position and Discipline one is vying for.

How To Apply:
All applications should be addressed to the;-

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration and Finance), 
P.O. Box 3000, 
CHUO KIKUU, MOROGORO 

two weeks from the date of this advertisement. The application letters should indicate names and addresses of three referees, together with certified copies of certificates and transcripts, curriculum vitae and testimonials.

Those who applied in our earlier advertisement need not apply. 

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