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Updated curriculum vitae for Andrew Z. Kachiwile
Address: P. O. Box 30032 Kibaha, Pwani.
E-Mail: [email protected]/[email protected]
Mobile: +255 655844148, +255767844149
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D.O.B: 12 February 1983; Nationality: Tanzanian; Religion: Christian;
Marital Status: Married; Skype: andycachy; Driving License: Yes and Valid
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CAREER SUMMARY
A mid - career agriculture research officer, plant physiologist and technical plant molecular
biologist with over 7 years’ professional experience in Agriculture, crops research and
development projects. Two years in management both donor and government funded projects.
Particular experience of over four years in seed multiplication, disease diagnostics, farmers
participatory and agriculture climate resilience projects in East Africa.
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EDUCATION BACKGROUND
2012 – 2014: Masters of Science in Crop Science, Sokoine University of Agriculture – Tanzania.
Thesis: Drought tolerance assessment of cassava genotypes in a semi arid
central Tanzania.
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2004 – 2007: Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology and Laboratory Sciences – Sokoine
University of Agriculture – Tanzania.
Thesis: DNA fingerprinting of different tomato genotypes for isolation in Morogoro Tanzania.
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CURRENT EMPLOYMENT
Agriculture Research Officer – Mikocheni Agriculture Research Institute (January 2009 –
Present).
Department of seed multiplication and breeding with following responsibilities:
1. Planning and coordinating field and laboratory crops research activities
2. Writing projects progress reports
3. Presenting scientific findings
4. Organizing farmers participation in research activities
5. Writing research proposals
6. Mentoring young researchers and volunteers
7. Providing technical advises on issue related to crops research to researchers and supervisor
8. Working with a team of 2 technicians, 3 field officer, 2 extension officers, 1 senior
researcher and 1 principal researcher
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PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT
Laboratory Technologist – Sokoine University of Agriculture (November 2007 – December
2008)
Genome Science Laboratory with following responsibilities:
1. Research samples collection
2. DNA and RNA extraction
3. Polymerase Chain Reaction activities (PCR)
4. Laboratory instruments installation and maintenance
5. Manage laboratory activities of different projects
6. Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students different laboratory procedures
7. Preparation of different students practical classes
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KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS INVOLVED
Project 1 (Jan 2010-Jan 2012): Multiplication of Tanzanian grape varieties through micro
propagation technique (tissue culture). Project was funded by the Government of Tanzania, as a
project researcher,
Activities: Experimental design, Layout planning, data collection (field and lab measurements)
and analysis, report writing and presentation.
Project 2 (Feb 2012-Jan 2014): Enhancing Food Security through Improved Seed Systems of
Appropriate Varieties of Cassava, potato and Sweet Potato Resilient to Climate Change in Eastern
Africa. For 2 years as (MSc) research fellow, funded by SIDA-SAREC.
Activities: Experimental design, Layout planning, data collection (field and lab measurements)
and analysis, sample collection (leaf, stem, roots, water, soil), report writing and presentation.
Project 3 (Feb 2014 to April 2015): “SEED POTATO DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN
TANZANIA” Funded by Finnish government and coordinated by CIP as a research scientist.
Activities: Conduct and coordinate disease diagnostics activities for potato and producing potato
clean seeds using micro propagation techniques.
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SELECTED WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS AND TRAININGS ATTENDED
March 2006
April 2006
May 2008
July 2008
October 2009
February 2010
March 2010
May 2010
June 2013
May 2014
July 2014
November 2014
March 2015
May 2015
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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND NEWORKS
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Facilitation skills (FHI-Tanzania)
Youth leadership and team building skills (FHI-Tanzania)
Introduction to bioinformatics (ILRI-Kenya)
Basic laboratory safety procedures and techniques (MARI-Tanzania)
Marker assisted breeding and data analysis (ILRI-Kenya)
Research methodology (LITI-Tanzania)
Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (Continental-Kenya)
Cassava and sweet potato tissue culture and conservation (Mukono-Uganda)
Laboratory management and equipments operations (Ethiopia)
Potato virus and bacterial wilt serology (Uyole-Tanzania)
Electronic library resources training on AGORA and TEEAL programs
Introduction to bioinformatics using the eBioKit platform (MARI-Tanzania)
Writing journal articles and general principles of science writing (Tanzania)
Finger millet annotation jamboree workshop (BecA-ILRI-Kenya)
Sokoine University of Agriculture Alumni
United Republic of Tanzania; Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives
Member Bioinfo Africa and ResearchGate (online)
PRESENTATIONS/PUBLICATIONS
Kachiwile, A., Msuya D., Mbanzibwa D., Mneney E., Kullaya A and Tairo F. (2015) Drought
tolerance assessment of cassava genotypes in a semi arid environment in
central Tanzania. Agriculture Sciences (Accepted February 2015)
February 2013
9.
Bio-innovate scientific conference, theme “Harnessing bio-resources
innovations for social-economic transformation of eastern Africa’’ (Poster
presentation), organized by bio-resources innovations network for eastern
Africa development (Bio-innovate), held at United Nations Economic
Commission for Africa (UNECA) Addis ababa, Ethiopia
INNER ATTRIBUTES AND QUALITIES
A. I believe in hard work, thoroughness and paying attention to details.
B. Enthusiastic attitudes, ready to learn new ideas, establishing professional relationships and
networking. I work well in a team, but also independently.
C. Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
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D. Energetic and flexible to changes in working conditions.
E. Computer literate (Office, SPSS, GenStat, BMS packages) and excellent internet user.
F. Fluent in spoken and written English and Swahili Languages.
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REFEREES
Dr. Deusdedith Mbanzibwa
Mikocheni Agriculture Research Institute
P.O. Box 6226
Mobile: +255-755-881758
E-Mail: [email protected]
Prof. D. G. Msuya
Sokoine University of Agriculture
P. O. Box 3005
Mobile: +255-713-412547
E-Mail: [email protected]
DECLARATION/VERIFICTION
I, the undersigned, do hereby declare that, the information contained in this document
correct and best describe myself, my qualifications and experiences. I do consent that the
information be used to process my application.
ANDREW KACHIWILE
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