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Video: "The Truth Always Hurts" - Nakaaya Sumari interview

In this interview the Tanzanian singer Nakaaya Sumari explains why she sings about corruption, inefficiency and discrimination in her hit song 'Mr Politician'. She talks about 'the inconvenience of truth', and also about musicians’ self-censorship, and the strong role which music plays as a tool for communication in East Africa.
Read the full transcription here: http://freemuse.org
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Duration: 7:38 minutes

What mobile phone do you use? Read this to know why I asked

1. Siemens x2
2. Alcatel
3. BenQ
4. Nokia x3
5. UTstarcom Slice
6. SonyEricsson
7. Samsung
That is a list of how many phones I have owned in my life so far (in that order).
Now, why did I have to think about that? well, I just read a post that listed phones that are 'somehow safe' and 'somehow not so safe' to use due to their radiation emission power. If all of us could opt and convince new buyers to choose the 'almost safe to use phones', this could send a warning message to phone manufacturers so that they produce more eco and health friendly phones.

Found below is a list of 10 mobile phones available in the market today and how 'good' or 'bad' they are, in emitting radiations.



The 10 smartphones with lowest radiation
1. Nokia 9300i
2. Nokia 7710
3. T-Mobile MDA Wiza200
4. Samsung Impression SGH-a877
5. Nokia 9300
6. Samsung Propel Pro SGH-i627
7. Samsung Gravity SGH-t459
8. BlackBerry Storm 9530
9. Nokia E90
10. Nokia N96

Other notables, from lowest to highest
* HTC Touch Pro
* Palm Pre
* iPhone
* Samsung JACK i637
* T-Mobile’s Google G1
* Blackberry Pearl Flip 8220
* iPhone 3GS
* Samsung BlackJack II SGH-i617
* Motorola MOTO Q 9m
* iPhone 3G
* BlackBerry Tour 9630

Read the whole post and how this list was generated via "Radiation threats: The 10 most potentially hazardous smartphones" by Jason Hiner of http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com

Food Science/Trade issues Expert with Particip GmbH - Tanzania

Based in Dar es Salaam but involved in the data collection and in the participatory meetings throughout the country, the key expert 3 (Food Science/Trade) will provide expertise on the trade component within the Value Chain Analysis and especially for the draft of the call for proposal for NSAs. He/she will work in strict collaboration with the key expert 2 (Development/Trade economist). He/ she reports to the Team Leader.

Qualifications and skills
• Academic background food science (biotechnology traceability) or equivalent. Specific expertise on technical barriers to trade and sanitary and phytosanitary issues.
• Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Speaking and reading Kiswahili is an asset.
• Excellent drafting and analytical skills.
• Computer literate.

General professional experience
• Ideally ten years relevant experience in work supporting marketing access to agricultural products to developed countries

Specific professional experience
• Relevant experience in East African countries is an asset.
• Ideally 3 years relevant experience in project management related to pro poor market access and trade.

Attachment: ToR.doc

Apply by: 30 November 2009

Application information available at this source link: http://www.devex.com/jobs/sep2009-particip-gmbh-food-science-trade-issues-expert

Development Economist with experience in Trade with Particip GmbH - Tanzania

Based in Dar es Salaam but involved in the data collection and in the participatory meetings throughout the country, the key expert 2 (Development/Trade Economist) will provide the expertise and tools for the value chain analysis and supervise the economical and trade main issues within the work. He/she will analyse the economical and financial aspects within the Sustainability Assessment. He/she will work in strict collaboration with the key expert 3 (Food Science expert). He/ she reports to the Team Leader.

Qualifications and skills
• Academic background as economist or equivalent..
• Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Speaking and reading Kiswahili is an asset.
• Excellent drafting and analytical skills.
• Computer literate.
General professional experience
• Ideally ten years experience in work related to International trade.
• Relevant experience on economic feasibility studies.

Specific professional experience
• Relevant experience in East African countries is an asset.
• Knowledge of Value Chain Approach and Sub-sector mapping tools.

Attachment: ToR.doc

Apply by: 30 November 2009

Application information available at this source link: http://www.devex.com/jobs/sep2009-particip-gmbh-development-economist-with-experience-in-trade

Agronomist with Particip GmbH - Tanzania

Based in Dar es Salaam but involved in the data collection and in the participatory meetings throughout the country, the key expert 4 (Agronomist) will provide technical expertise related to agronomic feasibility of the analyzed subsectors within the Value Chain. He/she will analyse the environmental and technical aspects within the Sustainability Assessment. He/ she reports to the Team Leader.

Qualifications and skills
• Academic background as agronomist or equivalent.
• Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Speaking and reading Kiswahili is an asset.
• Excellent drafting and analytical skills.
• Computer literate.

General professional experience
• Ideally ten years experience in work related to food security and/or agriculture project management, preferably in African countries.

Specific professional experience
• Relevant working experience in Tanzania or East Africa is a strong asset.
Attachment: ToR.doc

Apply by: 30 November 2009

Application information available at this source link: http://www.devex.com/jobs/sep2009-particip-gmbh-agronomist

Team Leader with Particip GmbH -Tanzania

Based in Dar es Salaam, the Team Leader shall have the responsibility of coordinating all project's activities, field research and data collection. He/she will supervise the draft of all reports, Identification and Action Fiches, call for proposal for NSAs and Sustainability Assessment. He/she will supervise the facilitation of workshops and seminars. All key and non-key experts will report to him/her and he/she will ensure correct debriefing after activities. He/she will hire and manage support staff as required. He/she will ensure first level administrative control of the project's expenses and will eventually elaborate minutes and reports for the Contractor. He/she will work full time on the project. 

Qualifications and skills
• Academic background as agronomist or economist or equivalent.
• 10 years project management experience.
• Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Speaking and reading Kiswahili is an asset.
• Excellent drafting, analytical and communication skills.
• Excellent team-leading abilities.
• Computer literate.
General professional experience
• Ideally 10 years of relevant experience in project management
• Preferably at least two years of working experience related to agriculture project management in African countries.
• Relevant experience in conducting economic feasibility studies will be an asset.
• Relevant experience in East African countries is an asset.
Specific professional experience
• Relevant experience in EDF procedures.
• Knowledge of Value Chain Approach and Sub-sector mapping tools.
• Deep understanding of in-country and international trade dynamics.

Attachment: ToR.doc

Apply by: 30 November 2009 
 
Application information available at this source link: http://www.devex.com/jobs/sep2009-particip-gmbh-team-leader-3