United Republic of Tanzania: Postdoctoral Researcher

Organization: APOPO
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 15 Oct 2017

APOPO is a Belgian NGO that has developed an innovative method using African giant pouched rats, nicknamed “HeroRATs”, to detect landmines and tuberculosis using their extraordinary sense of smell. APOPO’s Head Office is based in Morogoro, Tanzania. For more information about APOPO, please check out the website at www.apopo.org.

To further advance our internal organisation, APOPO is currently seeking inquisitive and motivated Post-doctoral researchers to join our research team conducting basic and applied research with global impact relevant to the scent detection abilities of the HeroRATs.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in psychology, anthropology, neuroscience, biology, or other related field.

Keen attention to detail and a solid track record of original scientific research are required. Candidates with prior experience examining olfactory learning or discrimination behavior in rodents are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will work closely with APOPO’s training and research team at our headquarters in Morogoro, Tanzania where opportunities for research related to our ongoing operations in landmine and TB detection also exist.

Key responsibilities and deliverables


  1. To assist in the design, execution, and analysis of research studies intended to further advance APOPO as a centre of excellence in animal scent detection;

  2. To assist in the publication of manuscripts describing APOPO’s research findings;

  3. To assist in presenting APOPO’s work at appropriate scientific conferences;

  4. To assist in writing and submitting proposals seeking funds to support APOPO’s research and activities;

  5. To assist in using the scientific method to develop and evaluate operational scent-detection systems of humanitarian value;

  6. To provide support to APOPO’s management and research teams;

  7. To build research and scientific capacity by training other APOPO staff members.



Doctoral degree relevant to Discrimination Learning and Scent Detection by Rats



  • 3-10 years of experience in conducting behavioral research

  • 3-10 years of experience in supervising research

  • Experience in securing funds to support research

  • Familiarity with scientific manuscript preparation and publication process


Coordinate, monitor, and support basic research projects

  • Assist with designing, executing, and supervising the relevant research, including development of SOPs and training protocols;

  • Regularly monitor, analyze, and report progress and results;

  • Actively participate in R&D meetings by engaging in discussions, which may be related to: Experimental design, trouble-shooting performance, apparatus design, data analysis, manuscript preparation, conference attendance, current literature review, etc.;

  • Identify and recommend opportunities for staff capacity building;

  • Conduct skills training seminars with assistance from management and other research team members;

  • Identify potential new and innovative applications of rat scent detection technology.

Ensure that the behavioural research described under the TB Research Plan and TB Strategy is conducted appropriately

  • Supervise and support research in TB laboratory;

  • Develop protocols and proposals to address the goals of the research plan;

  • Through collaboration with management and other research team members, provide suggestions for carrying the work forward in a competent fashion, including altering procedures from the research plan, as necessary;

  • Supervise rat session data entry and reporting via the TB database;

  • Regularly report results of ongoing research and case finding;

  • Supervise rat evaluation sessions, as needed.

Conduct research related to monitoring and improving the Mine Detection Rat (MDR) program

  • Supervise and support ongoing training at the training field;

  • Develop protocols and proposals to address new MDR needs;

  • Conduct experiments intended to improve the overall effectiveness or efficiency of the MDR program;

  • Summarize and analyze training progress including identifying any areas of concern.

Assist in publishing APOPO’s findings

  • Prepare and submit manuscripts describing any APOPO data deemed worthy of publication by the research team (e.g., TB data, mine field data, other application data);

  • Assist the CEO, Head of Training & Research, and others, as requested, in preparing summaries of APOPO’s research and progress reports for submission to agencies that have funded the research and other appropriate parties.

Assist in broadening APOPO’s scientific network by actively attending conferences

  • Identify and actively attend appropriate and diverse scientific conferences;

  • Present research in either platform or poster format;

  • Update platform presentations with research and operational results as requested by APOPO management.

Assist in writing grant proposals

  • Identify and suggest possible sources of funding;

  • Work with other members of the research team to consider the funding needs of all of APOPO’s research and development activities;

  • Assist with grant proposal preparations and submissions.

Build scientific capacity by training other APOPO staff members

  • Assist APOPO staff undergoing animal training courses;

  • Assist in HR management by providing tools ensuring proper compliance with SOP’s.

Provide support to APOPO’s management team

  • Participate in all management meetings to which you have been invited;

  • Report any new and important scientific results or research opportunities;

  • Proactively report any concerns regarding training or research activities.

APOPO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender identity, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military/veteran status or citizenship status.

How to apply:

Please join APOPO’s dynamic international team and help us make a difference! Send your CV and motivation letter to the following link: http://bit.ly/2fALnjj.

The closing date of this position is October 15th, 2017.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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United Republic of Tanzania: National Director

Organization: Convoy of Hope
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 06 Sep 2017

The National Director for Tanzania will lead staff, manage programs, direct the office, and shape a vision for Convoy of Hope Tanzania in line with the established policies, principles, and operating practices of Convoy of Hope International.

Convoy of Hope is an international aid organization focusing on food security and disaster relief. It operates programs in 10 countries feeding children, empowering women and girls, equipping farmers, and strengthening churches. The organization was founded in the United States in 1994, and has its headquarters in Springfield, Missouri. Global revenue in 2016 was $139.4 million.

Convoy of Hope Tanzania was incorporated in May 2013. Its governance is led by a board of trustees. Its Women’s Empowerment and Agriculture programs help destitute women launch small businesses and improve farm yields. Its Children’s Feeding programs bring meals to children and help schools and orphanages develop the capacity to feed their children. Its Empowered Girls clubs equip girls with life skills for success. COH-Tz operates in four districts in Arusha and Mbeya regions. A staff of eight is based in the main office in Arusha, and one is based in Kyela.

Administrative & Personnel Responsibilities
• Review policies and procedures in place for all aspects of the organization
• Participant safeguarding• Ensure that disbursement of resources, and accounting procedures, are in accordance with government and COH International standards
• Supervise, equip, empower and mentor all COH Tanzania staff and volunteers
• Seek opportunities to guide staff and volunteers in professional development
• Build a solid leadership team and platform for operational expansion

Technical Responsibilities
• Perform site visits for administrative oversight in support of programs and partners
• Develop annual budget and operational plan, in collaboration with local staff and COH International colleagues
• Conduct program evaluation and review of operational plan
• Ensure program implementation excellence

Representative Responsibilities
• Seek opportunities for partnership and funding from organizations and government entities
• Represent organization to domestic and international stakeholders
• Participate in relevant forums and networks
• Maintain presence with program participants

Requires: Fluency in English and Kiswahili both written and spoken, at least 5 years in senior leadership positions, adequate computer skills, and adeptness at mentoring and leading people. And above all, love for the most vulnerable people in our societies. Tanzanian citizens will be given preference, according to the laws of the state. A complete list of requirements and qualifications, as well as the full job description, are online at https://goo.gl/uqco1d.

How to apply:

First, view the full job description at https://goo.gl/uqco1d.

If you believe that you are a good fit for Convoy of Hope, and the organization is a good fit for you, complete our online application form at https://goo.gl/forms/3n6DnbadIQRWsUMi1. At the end of the application, you will be instructed on where to send your CV.

Only candidates who complete the online application form will be considered. If you have any questions, contact us at tanzania@convoyofhope.org.

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United Republic of Tanzania: Technical Advisor

Organization: Leonard Cheshire Disability
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 04 Sep 2017

Technical Advisor Salary: 18, 500,000 – Tzs. 19,200,000 per annum
Dodoma, Tanzania
Full time
Ref: 670

This post is a fixed-term one year contract initially leading to 4 years.

The Technical Advisor’s job entails being the link between LCD’s project partner in Tanzania. You will provide advisory support to the Tanzania Cheshire Foundation (TCF) IE project and other projects through capacity building, linking TCF with donors, linking TCF with LCD systems, ensuring the quality of interventions and demonstrating innovative approaches to inclusiveness, engaging in strategic stakeholder activities, alliances and networks. The Advisor will also be the link between the LCD regional office based in Nairobi and the partner by advising the regional office on the local context as well as quality assurance of implemented activities.

The IE Advisor will also represent TCF and LCD at various platforms accordingly.

To apply for this post you must have:

Experience in development in the field of Education / Inclusive Education / livelihoods / Disability/ Gender /or Economic empowerment programmes within the NGO / international organisation where you can demonstrate you have trained and built capacity with a variety of stakeholders.

Leonard Cheshire Disability welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

A satisfactory disclosure check, or in country police check equivalent, is required for this post.
Closing date: 04 September 2017**

How to apply:

To apply, please click on the link below.


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