USA Embassy (Tanzania) is recruiting a delegation to attend Solar Power International Exhibition, Las Vegas

The U.S. Embassy in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania is currently recruiting a delegation to attend Solar Power International, September 10-13, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Solar Power International is expected to attract over 650 exhibitors and over 18,000 attendees from more than 100 countries. Focused on providing the latest updates and information on the solar industry, SPI features multi-track conference sessions and a large curriculum of conference workshops including business & market trends, solar+storage, utility & grid integration just to name a few.

If you participate as part of the U.S. Embassy delegation you receive:
  • A complimentary exhibit hall visitor pass, giving you access to the exhibit floor, expo sessions, use of the International Business Center, and a U.S. Government-sponsored reception.
  • Discounted conference package for access to additional events
  • Pre-arranged and facilitated country briefings and meetings with U.S. exhibitors
Note that participants are responsible to pay for their own travel and hotel costs.

Click here (PDF 1MB) to download the flyer and see the SPI 2017 web site for more information on all events, programs, and sessions being offered at SPI 2017

To register your interest or seek additional information, please contact us at [email protected]or +255 22 2294341.


Call: 2017 Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund

The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund was established in 2012, with generous support from The ALBORADA Trust. The Fund supports pairs of researchers (post-doctoral level and above) from the University of Cambridge (or an affiliated institution such as the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and NIAB) and sub-Saharan African institutions, across all disciplines, to initiate and/or strengthen research collaborations. To date, 116 awards have been made, to enable Cambridge researchers to engage with African researchers from 14 African countries. Some awardees have been able to use the preliminary results from their seed fund research/collaboration to apply for and win significant funding (e.g. Royal Society/Leverhulme Awards, Global Challenges Research Fund, etc.).

A short film about the Fund (prepared to show appreciation to the funder) can be viewed here.

The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund competitively awards grants of between £1,000 and £20,000, for:
  • research costs (such as reagents, fieldwork and equipment)
  • research-related travel between Cambridge and Africa
  • conducting research training activities in Africa (e.g. setting up courses/workshops).
Please read carefully the Terms & Conditions, including eligibility criteria, before applying.

Template award letters can be viewed here.

Also note that the ALBORADA Research Fund cannot pay for researchers to attend conferences.

How to apply

The online application form has been designed to allow both applicants (Cambridge- and Africa-based) to log in, update, save and eventually submit electronically.

To access the form, the Cambridge based applicant must Register Here. Only applicants with, and email addresses can register.

The Cambridge-based applicant must then log in to the ALBORADA Research Fund application form, where they will see the words "Invite a 2nd applicant to view/edit this submission". Click on this link in order to invite the Africa-based applicant to register and edit the forms.

If you are eligible to apply, but are unable to register on the page above, then please contact Sophia Mahroo via [email protected].

If you have already registered, please Log In to access the form.

The deadline to submit an application for collaborative research funding is Sunday 25th June 2017.


Jobs at TANESCO: Accountant (7 posts), Procurement Officers (15 Posts), Store Officer, Land Surveyor

The Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) is focusing on increasing the outreach and service quality of its Energy products for Tanzanian people. Next to its current passion as a leading provider of electricity is to be more efficient customer focused utility for Tanzania and beyond. The Company has the largest electricity generation, transmission and distribution network in Tanzania. In order to reach its goals, the Company will, in the coming years invest heavily in its generation, transmission and distribution network, its business systems and human capital. TANESCO now invites internal & external applicants who are qualified, self-motivated, honest, hardworking and committed individuals to fill the under-mentioned posts.

Click here to find out more.

Deadline for submission of applications is 8th June 2017


Job; Associate Program Officer, Extension

About AGRA

Founded in 2006, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), is an African-led African-based organization that seeks to catalyze Agriculture Transformation in Africa. AGRA is focused on putting smallholder farmers at the center of the continent’s growing economy by transforming agriculture from a solitary struggle to survive into farming as a business that thrives. As the sector that employs the majority of Africa’s people, nearly all of them small-scale farmers, AGRA recognizes that developing smallholder agriculture into a productive, efficient, and sustainable system is essential to ensuring food security, lifting millions out of poverty, and driving equitable growth across the continent.

In 2017, AGRA is rolling out a new 5-year strategy to catalyze and sustain an Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa to increase incomes and improve food security for 30 million farmers. Key to AGRA’s mandate is the enhanced delivery of extension and advisory services to smallholder farmers in AGRA’s focal regions and specifically the Farm to Market Alliance (FMA) working areas.

Toward this goal, the position will lead farmer mobilization and training efforts in collaboration with Partners (WFP, Input Providers and others). The position will primarily focus on the Farm to Market Alliance being implemented in Tanzania and also offer services to other emerging consortia.

To support this transformation from a country perspective, AGRA is seeking to recruit an experienced and exceptional individual to the role of Associate Program Officer (APO), Extension.

The Position

Reporting to the Program Officer, Yieldwise with matrix reporting to the GST country team will be responsible for synthesizing knowledge and ‘best-bet’ extension approaches and practices that can be utilized by AGRA partners as well as the Government. Additionally the APO will be responsible for identifying appropriate ICT methods for training and monitoring extension service providers and famers in project areas. This position will be based in Tanzania.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinating input providers and AGRA implementing partners to develop a seasonal training calendar focusing on good pre and post-harvest management and marketing practices;
  • Coordinating the identification and establishment of demonstration plots at the farm level with input and other technology providers, including post-harvest technology demonstrations;
  • Leading development and revision of training materials and approaches in collaboration with Partners
  • Leading improvement of training efficiency through advanced training methods and/or communication technology innovations;
  • Leading development and management of budgets for the training operations in Tanzania
  • Supporting technical extension issues to other consortia as may be required.
Key Qualifications and Experience required:
  •  A Bachelor’s degree in Extension Education/Agriculture or related discipline;
  • A relevant Masters’ degree will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in agricultural development projects with an added advantage of having worked with input companies/private sector;
  • Demonstrated experience designing and establishing extension programs;
  • Demonstrated experience working in partnerships and consortia and with rural communities’
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience in developing agricultural training and dissemination of training methods including ToT training methodology
  • Experience managing complex initiatives with proven ability to develop high impact partnerships; and
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a team orientation and strong collaborative skills.
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with the successful candidate.


If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, kindly submit your application with a detailed CV (including your e-mail and telephone contacts).

Applications should be submitted to [email protected] noting to quote the job reference number. To be considered, applications must be received by 31st May, 2017.

Associate Program Officer, Extension (Job Reference: PO/TZ/10/2017)

For more information on AGRA, applicants can visit

AGRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer