Latest Job Vacancies at IITA Tanzania 2022

Latest Job Vacancies at IITA Tanzania 2022

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. iita recruitment 2022

Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Please visit for more information on IITAJ

POST TITLE: FIELD OFFICER (Crop Productionist)


  • Management and oversight of the production activitiesJ
  • Designing Implementing and monitoring of on-farm demonstration gardens
  • Coordinating with the district staff to provide extensive knowledge to farmers
  • Organize and conduct training for farmers and community extension staff
  • Data collection, entry, analysis, and synthesis.
  • Supervision and coordination of staff, students, and field labor
  • Coordinate activities with project partners as may be necessary
  • Coordinating with the nutrition and market teams to ensure cooperation
  • Routine planning and reporting meetings
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by supervisor
  • Regular reporting

Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or related field with 5 years working experience in Agricultural development.
  • A strong ability to work within a team under minimum supervision and deliver results.
  • Experience in data entry, data management, quality assurance, and timely reporting
  • Proven knowledge of data collection tools including structured questionnaires.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environment 3
  • Ability to liaise with other project implementing multi-disciplinary teams



  • Provide overall leadership and coordination of projects teams to ensure that project targets are achieved within the set timelines and corresponding budgets.
  • Develop elaborate work plans for all actions and activities of the projects including preparation of planning, implementation, reporting, monitoring, and evaluation studies.
  • For the IFAD-SSTC project, create efficient mechanisms for synergies and extensive sharing of knowledge between the project and the IFAD-funded Agriculture and Fisheries Development Programme (AFDP)
  • Managing successful relationships with the government, donor agencies, the business community, related donor-funded projects, and other stakeholders as required
  • Prepare the periodic financial and technical reports which include- quarterly, semiannual, and annual reports.
  • Establish and strengthen productive partnerships with the public (district)and private sector partners to facilitate learning and knowledge sharing. iita recruitment 2022
  • Organize coordination-planning and review meetings with the project implementing partners
  • Work closely with the MEL officer to develop a performance management plan for the projects and monitor the implementation processes to track milestones.
  • Ensuring daily management of the projects and assuming full accountability of projects results.
  • Responsible for day-to-day operational coordination of partner activities,
  • Contribute to the publication of action research results and success stories.
  • Ensuring effective and efficient management of project’s compliance with planning, monitoring, evaluation, performance, and reporting.
  • Work closely with the projects Finance Administrator to ensure monitoring and strict budgetary adherence.
  • Work closely with the projects Finance Administrator to review and ensure timely submission of regular financial reports
  • Perform other activities as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a master’s degree relevant to general agriculture, agribusiness, and seed systems or its equivalent from a recognized university with experience in agricultural technology transfer, marketing, and management of partnerships.

A minimum of five years of senior level field experience in cassava productivity and seed business system.



Applications including curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, telephone number, email address, and names and addresses of two referees should be sent to the Country Representative, IITA-Tanzania, Plot No. 25, Mwenge – Coca-Cola Road, Mikocheni Industrial Area P.0. Box 34441, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania or by email to Applicants are requested to please indicate the reference number for the position as indicated on the heading of the announcement in your application as well as on the subject of your email
if sending by email. iita recruitment 2022

If sending by post or hand delivery, please indicate the reference number on your application as well as on the left-hand side of your envelope. Please note that any applications without the reference indicated will be automatically disqualified.

The deadline for submitting the application is 07 April 2022.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted