[Coral-List] Job Opportunity in Tanzania

Clare Fitzsimmons clare.fitzsimmons at newcastle.ac.uk
Wed Apr 15 09:09:03 EDT 2009

Hi Coral-List,

A more socio-economic development orientated opportunity on behalf of a colleague, but perhaps of interest to some!

3 Year Research Assistant Post (start date negotiable), Salary: Up to £27,183, rising to £35,469 to research and develop community-led sea-cucumber farming in Tanzania. For details:


Closing date: 28 April 2009

(Dr Stead is overseas and can take phone calls/answer emails from 23 April)

Brief background to post:

Based in the School of Marine Science & Technology, you will be given the unique opportunity to use interdisciplinary research approaches for developing community-led sea cucumber aquaculture in Tanzania. You will be based at Newcastle University (with Dr Selina Stead) and work in Tanzania with local communities, scientists, responsible authorities, private investors and academics from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Prof. Yunus Mgaya & Dr Blandina Lugendo)  and the University of Aas, Norway (Prof. Ian Bryceson).

You will develop a robust and testable participatory process that leads to set-up of a socially and environmentally acceptable, self-sustaining economic sea-cucumber farm and provide outreach by identifying and inviting a private enterprise/company interested in development of a commercial sea cucumber business in partnership with the project team and local communities.

You will be enthusiastic with a mix of practical and scientific skills and have a passion for working with local communities to develop sustainable aquaculture. You should be self motivated, able to work in diverse and sometimes remote working conditions as an individual or as part of a team, and have an ability to transfer enterprise skills to community-based livelihood initiatives. You will produce results to tight deadlines and have a commitment to high quality research. You should hold a PhD in an environmental and/or social science relevant discipline, ideally with experience working in low income food deficit countries (LIFDCs) however we would consider an MSc or professional qualification with more experience working in LIFDCs.

The post is available for three years.

Dr Selina Stead

President of European Aquaculture Society

School of Marine Science & Technology, Ridley Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU

Direct dial: +44(0) 191 222 6832

General office: +44(0) 191 2226661 or 2225304

Fax: +44 (0) 191 222 7891

Email: selina.stead at ncl.ac.uk<mailto:selina.stead at ncl.ac.uk>


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