Background: The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (llTA) invites applications for for a Laboratory Technician . This position is required to support the banana project that will be based at the llTA Office at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NMAIST) in Kijenge, Arusha.
llTA 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. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. llTA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future
• The candidate should have a BSc in Molecular Biology I Biotechnology I Agriculture or related field.
• Preferably work experience in agricultural sciences or other research environment
• Familiarity with general laboratory working procedures
• Flexibility, reliability, honesty and independence
• Strong verbal and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili
• Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
• The ability to work independently and as a team member;
The initial contract for the position is two years with possibility of renewal. This is a nationally recruited position and llTA offers a competitive remuneration package.
Applications: 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, llTA-Tanzania, Plot No. 25, Mwenge – Coca-Cola Road, Mikocheni Industrial Area P.O. 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. 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 number indicated will be automatically disqualified.
Closing date: Two
weeks from the date of advertisement appearing in the newspaper. Please
note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Source: The Guardian 08 June 2017