3 Apr 2024

Research Assistant at SUA

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Job Description

POSITION Research Assistant

Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries (MLF) in Tanzania is executing a collaborative research project on Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions in Commercial Poultry. The project is funded by the International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions (ICARS) based in Denmark and will be implemented until December 2027. Strategically, the project is divided in two thematic areas “Vaccination and Biosecurity Regimes to Enhance Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance” and “Mitigating Spread of Antimicrobials and Resistant Microbial Pathogens and Genes Through Treatment of Manure”.


• Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Medicine (BVM) with overall performance of ≥B from a recognized Institution
• Experience of working in one health or eco-health veterinary related projects using implementation research approach
• Basic knowledge and experience in project management as an added advantage
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Strong critical thinking and analytical abilities
• Basic knowledge and skills in applied statistics and statistical packages as an added advantage.
• Strong sense of responsibility and organizational skills
Work experience • Antimicrobial Resistance and One Health (basics)
• Project management (basics)
• Poultry diseases and/or biosecurity management

NOTE that for those who studied abroad, must attach the verification certificates from Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU).

Main duties and responsibilities

• Coordinate and facilitate implementation of projects with guidance from the project coordinator
• Facilitate and get involved in data collection, analysis publication.
• Conduct research projects with guidance from the project coordinator
• Write the project reports
• Manage relevant documentations for ICARS projects
• Prepare and Monitor time-schedules for various project activities.
• Organise project events (including meetings) in consultation with Project coordinator.
• Prepare Meeting agenda and protocols in close collaboration with the project coordinator.
• Monitoring of Project level time schedules (including reporting deadlines) and provision of timely reminders.
• Assist in the monitoring the project performance to maximize efficiency and effectiveness.
• Performing any other related duties as may be assigned by the project coordinator.
Salary As per treasury Registrar’s Salary Circular No 6 of 2022
Age Not above 45 years old.

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Method of Application

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified Tanzanians to immediately fill the vacant position at Sokoine University of Agriculture.

A HAND WRITTEN application letter accompanied with up to date typed Curriculum Vitae (CV), relevant certificates and names of at least two referees should be addressed to the DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR (PLANNING, AND FINANCE ADMINISTRATION), P. O. BOX 3000, CHUO KIKUU MOROGORO to reach him not later than 15.04.2024. Female candidates are encouraged and motivated to apply.

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