Postdoctoral Researcher Opportunities (2 Posts)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Tanzanians to fill the following vacant position at SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE in the Project “The Development Corridor Partnership - Building Capacity in Africa and China for Sustainable Development Corridors” under the Department of Ecosystems and Conservation/Department of Forest Resource Assessment & Management. An application letter accompanied with up to date CV, academic transcript, two academic referees’ letters be addressed to the DIRECTOR, DIRECTORATE OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES, RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND CONSULTANCY (DPRTC), P.O.BOX 3151, CHUO KIKUU, MOROGORO or via E-mail:  and copied to ,  and  or to reach him not later than three weeks from the date of advertisement.

Postdoctoral Researcher Opportunities (PDR)-(2 POSTS)


POSITION: Postdoctoral Researcher (PDR) – (2 POSTS) 

This position will provide technical input to a new 4-year capacity development project - The Development Corridor Partnership - Building Capacity in Africa and China for Sustainable Development Corridors (DCP) - funded by the UK Research Councils through the Global Challenges Research Fund.

DCP aims to enhance the capacity of researchers in Kenya, Tanzania, China and UK to deliver research and utreach activities that contribute to addressing the natural capital and human development opportunities and challenges posed by the creation of ‘development corridors’ in Africa. The project will particularly focus on links to investments from China in the context of the broader ‘Belt and Road’ initiative.

The project is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher (PDR) with a PhD and/or good Masters in Ecosystems Science and Management, Forest Resources Assessment, MNRSA, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Environmental Science and associated fields.
The PDR will support the programme on field assessments and mapping of ecosystem services, natural capital, biodiversity, and hydrology, with time spent collaborating with researchers from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) and WWF –TCO (Tanzania), University of Nairobi and the African Conservation Centre (Kenya), the Universities of Cambridge, York and the London School of Economics (UK) and three government think tanks in China.

Researchers with expertise in assessing the environmental impacts of development projects, assessment and valuation of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity and the Socio-economic context of natural capital ecosystem services and biodiversity are particularly encouraged to apply to join the multidisciplinary team.

Academic staff with relevant qualifications holding PhD and/or MSc from Sokoine University of Agriculture are encouraged to apply.

This is a rewarding and challenging post where you need multi-task analysis skills.

The deadline for Applications is 13th July 2018.  The applications will be reviewed and only short-listed candidates will be contacted immediately after the deadline to set up the interviews.

NB: Candidates who had already applied for this position (under ACACIA) do not need to re-apply. All applications will be reviewed after the above-mentioned date.  

12 months Fixed Term Contract with a possibility of extension up to four years in total.

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