Recrutement de 01 National Agriculture and Date palm Farming Specialist

Localité : Tanzanie / Dodoma
Domaine : Agriculture
Niveau : Non precise
Entreprise recruteur : FAO

Recrutement de 01 National Agriculture and Date palm Farming Specialist
Niveau d'études: Non précisé
Expérience: 5 ans
Expire le: 11-12-2023

Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, ...), Projet/programme de développement
Job Description: 2303621

National Agriculture and Date palm Farming Specialist

Job Posting: 27/Nov/2023
Closure Date: 11/Dec/2023, 11:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: FRURT
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Tanzania, United Republic of-Dodoma
Duration: 6 months
Post Number: N/A
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Organizational Setting
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), leads international efforts to alleviate hunger, eliminate poverty and achieve food and nutrition security for all. At present, FAO is supporting a number of interventions related to Agriculture (crop, Livestock, Fisheries, Forestry development and Food Security and Nutrition. FAO is seeking for suitably qualified and experienced National Agricultural Specialist on Date palm Farming to be to provide expertise in the cultivation and planting of date palm including promote sustainable and environmentally friendly practices in date palm agriculture in Tanzania by combining scientific research with practical applications to ensure sustainable and productive cultivation practices under the FAO Programme in Tanzania and according to the Country Programming Framework.

Reporting Lines
The incumbent will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative, and the direct supervision and guidance of the Assistant FAO Representative – Programme and technical supervision of the FAO Lead technical Officer (LTO), the FAO Sub-regional Office for Southern Africa as well as technical backstopping from the Regional Office for Africa (RAF) and Headquarters.

Technical Focus
The National Agricultural and Date Palm Farming Specialist will prioritize a diverse range of technical aspects to improve date palm cultivation in the country. This includes implementing effective cultivation techniques, overseeing the complete crop cycle, conducting research to enhance productivity, addressing soil health and fertility, providing guidance on farm infrastructure and water management, and integrating technology for sustainable and resilient date palm farming. Additionally, the specialist will conduct training and capacity building for agricultural extension officers and smallholder farmers, aiming to elevate overall productivity and sustainability in the field of date palm farming.

Tasks and responsibilities
In close collaboration with the FAO project coordinator, International Date Palm Specialist, National Project Coordinator from Government and other national stakeholders, the Specialist will provide support of date palm farming in Dodoma and neighboring regions.

Specifically, the tasks will be the following:
• Assist in the development of methodologies and tools for the feasibility study of date palm cultivation, to be conducted by the Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI).
• Support the implementation of optimal planting spacing and other pertinent cultivation practices for date palm.
• Facilitate the establishment of high-quality demonstration plots in the Dodoma region, showcasing best practices in date palm cultivation.
• Assist in implementing best practices in irrigation, fertilization, soil management, and pest/disease control for date palm cultivation plots.
• Support the evaluation of TARI’s tissue culture laboratory and contribute to enhancements for date palm propagation.
• Contribute to the development of a date palm cultivation basic guide manual and National Action Plan for the promotion of date palm cultivation in Tanzania.
• Assist in development of comprehensive training packages for date palm cultivation.
• Organize and support training sessions for farmers and extension officers on modern and sustainable date palm cultivation methods.
• Engage in public speaking, workshops, and conferences to share knowledge and advancements in date palm cultivation.
• Collaborate with agricultural research institutions and universities to stay updated on the latest advancements in date palm research in the country.
• Provide inputs on policy matters related to date palm production, covering aspects such as tissue culture, seedling nurseries, irrigation, crop management, and harvesting.
• Perform any other related duties as assigned by the Supervisor.


Minimum Requirements
• Msc degree in a field related to agronomy, horticulture sciences, or other related areas.
• At least five years in agricultural development of palm trees, covering essential parts as production of seedlings, water management and integrated pest management.
• Be able to work in Kiswahili and English
• National of Tanzania

FAO Core Competencies
• Results Focus
• Teamwork
• Communication
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills
• Be able to draft reports clearly, concisely, and good oral and written communication skills.
• Experience in publishing or writing clear and concise scientific papers, policy papers, and plans.

Selection Criteria
• Academic qualifications.
• Extent and relevance of work experience.
• Excellent communication skills.

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Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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