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Fertilizer expert needed in Tanzania

The Organisation seeking for a Fertilizer expert to work in Tanzania.

Call for Expression of Interest

Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition Expert Volunteer:


The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) is seeking an experienced Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition Expert, as a volunteer in Tanzania, to assist in training of trainers from various organizations including:

Fertilizer companies

Extension officers

Ministry of agriculture - Agro-Inputs section

Presidents Office (officers involved with Agriculture) and

Agro dealers

Assignment Title

Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition Expert- Volunteer: Tanzania

Host Organisation

The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP)



Reports to:

Senior Director Public Private Partnerships and Investments


Duration of Assignment

4 weeks

Start Date

August 2018

The objective of the assignment is to update and strengthen skills of staff from the aforementioned organizations with skills and current technologies which can then be transferred to a wider community of smallholder farmers and farmers’ organizations in Tanzania.

The volunteer is expected to enhance the overall skills of trainees by providing technical assistance to improve their skills on soil fertility and plant nutrition.


To provide training on:

Management of acidic-affected soils

Management of alkaline-affected soils

Management of salt-affected soils

Basics and evaluation of soil fertility

Fertilizer application recommendation per crop and soil type

General knowledge on plant nutrition


Master’s or Doctorate Degree in Soil Science- Fertility and Plant Nutrition, Soil Chemistry or a related area

A minimum of 5 years of practical experience on soil fertility management

Possess knowledge of Tanzania agriculture/agro-ecological zones/soils

Experience on soil research and soil data analysis

Relevant experience on agro inputs sector in Tanzania

A general understanding of the Fertilizer Industry (products and practices) in Tanzania

Proficiency in English and Swahili

Experience on working with international organizations


Flights: return travel support (airfare, train, bus) to country of assignment

Airport Transfers: Airport pick up and drop off in-country

Living Allowance (USD 100)

Accommodation Allowance. The staff in Tanzania will arrange for accommodation

Support: Local in-country team support

Insurance: Travel Health Insurance (comprehensive coverage for evacuation and medical emergencies)

Pre-Departure Kit: Full project details will be sent

Pre-departure vaccination expenses

Visa expenses


Qualified applicants, please send your CV, and a cover letter to support your application with a brief summary of your most relevant experiences, results and achievements to

[email protected]

The closing date for submission of applications is 5 June 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.