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KAZI-Field Researcher (2 Posts)

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  1. sandet

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    [FONT=&amp]Savannas Forever Tanzania Employment Opportunities [/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]Employment Opportunity

    Savannas Forever Tanzania (SFTZ) is a Tanzanian non-governmental organization that conducts baseline survey and communication to rural villages on socioeconomics, health, nutrition, education and conservation in rural villages. SFTZ works in partnership with the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) and the University of Minnesota (U of M) as part of the Whole Village Project. Together, we use survey findings to develop village-level communication and training programs that provide tools to rural communities and their stakeholders to better plan and prioritize village programs

    Job Title: Field Researcher (2 Posts)

    Reports to: Field Team Leader


    A. Overview: Under indirect supervision, undertakes extended travel to geographically remote for field work to perform data collection and rural village communication and education in order to meet the objectives of SFTZ.

    B. Major Duties

    1. Collect specified information from regional, district, and village government offices in Tanzania.

    2. Represent SFTZ professionally at all times by being well-prepared, neat in appearance, timely, well-spoken and organized. Always treat respondents with

    the highest respect and courtesy regardless of age, cultural or religious heritage, gender or economic circumstances

    3. Introduce field research and field team members to appropriate local, district and regional authorities when requested by field team leader. Introduce field research purpose and benefits to respondent at the beginning of each group session or interview and summarize interview with next steps and gratitude for the respondent’s time. Read permission statements to all respondents so they understand that their participation in the research activities is optional.

    4. Complete all records and forms required for daily monitoring each day in the field and return to the Field Team Leader at the end of the day.

    5. Administer household questionnaires, facilitate focus group discussions
    and Participative rural assessments (PRA); conduct key informant
    interviews in a manner that result in complete, timely, accurate, legible
    information for use by other SFTZ staff members and clients.

    6. Weigh and measure children under five-years-old

    7. Enter data into appropriate database for non-electronic data

    8. Analyze and interpret data, using specified statistical and scientific computer programs

    9. Write reports and proposals for SFTZ donor and agencies.

    10. Plan and organize day-to-day research activities in the field and helps resolve procedural and logistical problems

    11. Participate in presentation of research findings to stakeholder groups.

    12. Set-up, calibrate, operate and maintain a variety of research equipment specified by the requirements of the study

    13. Proactively identify, communicate and implement recommendations that will continually improve quality, productivity and cost effectiveness of data collection, data entry, analysis and communication of data.

    14. Write stories and summaries of research activities for internal and external communication.

    15. Help translate materials from English to Kiswahili

    16. Perform other miscellaneous related duties as requested.


    A. Experience requirements:

    1. College or University degree major in economic, development, public health, Agriculture /Agronomy, Food and Nutrition or related field

    2. Experience in interviewing and group facilitation

    3. Experience in community social development/working with rural communities is an advantage

    4. Experience that demonstrates strong leadership skills and ability to work independently

    5. Experience that demonstrates excellent organization skills and ability to complete tasks and assignments on time and at a high-level of quality.

    B. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:

    1. Understand and agree on SFTZ Vision, Mission Statement and Values

    2. Excellent interpersonal skills including active listening and spoken communication with people of different cultural backgrounds, economic status, age and gender.

    3. Strong attention to details and accuracy of information

    4. Highly reliable and trustworthy

    5. Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task

    6. Strong problem solving skills with the ability to make good decisions independently

    7. Highly motivated, hardworking and conscientious

    8. Willingness to contribute to a dynamic team that works together to continuously improve performance

    9. Willing work at the field for up to 24 days per month

    10. Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English and Kiswahili;

    11. Preferably a resident of Arusha town

    All applications should include Curriculum Vitae (CV), cover letter, Education certificates and testimonials

    All the applications should be e-mailed to Field Team Supervisor,


    [FONT=&amp]The deadline for all applications-Sunday 21[SUP]st[/SUP], 2011[/FONT]
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