Curriculum Vitae Ms. Dr. Suzana Samson

1.0 PERSONAL HISTORY

1.1 PERSONAL PARTICULARS

Name:                            Dr. Suzana Samson                               

Sex:                               Female                         

Citizenship:                  Tanzanian  

2. PERMANENT ADDRESS

                                     

Address:                    P.O. Box 3035, Morogoro, Tanzania

Mob. Phone:           +255 (0) 754765080/(0) 784 765081

E-mail:                      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Skype :                     suzana.samson

3. Key Qualifications / Fields of Expertise

Suzana is a highly versatile, professional and an emerging expert in Development and Agriculture having rendered employment-based service to Local and International Organizations in Tanzania. She is endowed with good analytical and problem solving skills. Her expertise includes policy analysis, conomic analysis, value chain analysis as well as Project planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning.

Suzana has practically worked on both; qualitative and quantitative research methods and has developed appreciable skills from the conceptualization/formulation of research objectives, translation into research questions, preparation of data collection tools, sampling, data collection, analysis, interpretation of results and technical reporting. She is adequately conversant with key computer skills such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Power Point and Statistical Package for Social Science Software (SPSS).

4. Summary of work experience

Suzana is an Assistant Research Fellow under the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Sokoine University of Agriculture. Currently, Suzana is on PhD studies at Sokoine University of Agriculture focusing on policy analysis on the use of low quality water in food crops irrigation expecting to accomplish in November 2017. She has consistently worked in the Development projects for about 8 years.

Suzana worked as a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer with Fundacion Paraguaya Tanzania where she served as technical personnel in the overall monitoring of program progress including data collection and management of the programme’s M&E database. Fundación Paraguaya implemented a financially self-sufficient school model with two formal NGO-run schools in Tanzania one was teaching the national secondary school curriculum prescribed by the central government of Tanzania and the other operated within the formal Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA) system.

More over; Suzana has worked with the University of Minnesota as a consultant in the capacity of data collection supervisor in a in a longitudinal study for the MasterCard Foundation Learn, Earn and Save Initiative where the University was contracted as an external evaluator. The position enabled her to successfully supervise various data collection exercises whereby different methodologies were used in gathering information from the respondents.

5. Expertise

Date Assignment
November 2014-Date An Assistant Research Fellow at the College of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Writing research proposals and carrying out research
  • Compiling research data and analyzing data
  • Scientific paper writing
  • Supervising students research projects
June 2014 Consultant, Corporate Social Responsibility Group africa Limited in Collaboration with Firetail Limited and Tigo/GSMA
  • Data collection: Facilitation of Focus Group Discussions and in-depth interviews for Tigo Kilimo customers
  • Data analysis
  • Report writing

 

Apr 2012-Apr 2014

Consultant, University of Minnesota                                             
  • Training local research assistants
  • Translation of the data collection instruments
  • Data collection supervision in the field

 

Mar 2012- Dec 2012

Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer,Fundación Paraguaya
  • Ensuring adequate monitoring of program progress
  • Participating in data collection including generation of questionnaires, sampling, data collection, entry, cleaning and analysis
  • Managing program database and provide updates on regular basis
  • Technical reporting on monthly, quartery, bi-annual and annually
  • Assist in training program partners and beneficiaries

 

Apr 2009 – Aug 2011

An Assistant Lecturer, Institute of Social Work
  • Lecturing on Entrepreneurship; Research methods; Project Planning
  • Supervising students’ dissertations and field works
  • Conducting seminars
  • Preparation of teaching manuals
  • Counseling and guiding students in academic matters
Oct 2005 – Sept 2006 Programme Manager: Students Partnership Worldwide
  • Planning and coordinating the implementation of the programme
  • Budgeting
  • Technical reporting on monthly, quartery, bi-annual and annually
  • Managing human and other resources
  • Monitoring partners to ensure that they are implementing projects according to approved plans and budgets.
  • Developing and maintaining contacts with government, other NGOs and other stakeholders.
  • Networking with other like-minded organizations and platforms.

 

Jan 2004 – Sept 2005

Programme Coordinator, Students Partnership Worldwide.
  • Community sensitization
  • Field visits to monitor the implementation of the programme
  • Reporting on monthly basis
  • Volunteers recruitment and training
  • Facilitating community workshops and seminars

 

Jan 1999 – Sept 2000

Village Extensionist, Vi-Agroforestry Project
  • Community sensitization
  • Facilitation of community workshops and seminars
  • Reporting on monthly basis
  • Farm visits to monitor activities implementation
  • Networking with various stakeholders

 

6. Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing
English Excellent Excellent Excellent
Kiswahili Excellent Excellent Excellent

 

7. Educational Record

2013-        Date      Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania. PhD in Public Health

2006-2      2008           Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania. MA in Rural Development

 

2000-2003 Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania. Bsc Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
   

1995-1997

1991-1994

Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (Physics, Chemistry and Biology)

Certificate of Secondary Education

Other courses

attended:

2014: Health Policy Analysis (The University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam,Tanzania)

2013: Qualitative methods, case study designs and research planning (SUA, Morogoro Tanzania

2012: Scientific writing (SUA, Morogoro Tanzania)

2012: Qualitative research and data collection (The University of Minnesota,     Morogoro Tanzania

2005: Project management (The University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam,Tanzania)

1999: Participatory Extension Methodology (Mogabiri Farm Extension, Mara Tanzania)

8. Leadership Experience

Dec 2010-Aug 2011: An acting head of Labour Studies department

9. Research experience

2016-date: Praticipating in a Timber Rush: private forest in village land

project

 

2013 - 2017: Policy analysis on the use of low quality water in food crops irrigation; research for my PhD Thesis.

2008 - 2009: The role of Civil Society Organizations in combating HIV/AIDS, a requirement for Masters Degree in Rural Development at Sokoine University of Agriculture.

10. Publications

1. Samson, S., Mdegela, R. H., Permin A., Mlangwa, J. E. D. and Mahonge C. I. (In press). Obstacles to Low Quality Water Irrigation of Food Crops in Morogoro, Tanzania. Journal of Sustainable Development; Vol. 10, No. 2; 2017. doi.org/10.5539/jsd.v10n2p1

2. Samson, S., Mdegela, R. H., Permin A. Mahonge C. I. and Mlangwa, J. E. D. (In press). Incentives for low-quality water irrigation of food crops in Morogoro, Tanzania. Environment, Development and Sustainability Journal. doi 10.1007/s10668-016-9895-3

11. Referees

  1. +255786557337/766557337

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2. Prof. Robinson H. Mdegela, P.O. Box 3021,SUA-Morogoro

Mob. Tel: +255782437585/754371628

Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./mdegela@suanet.ac.tz

Mob. Tel: +255 756433683/652688601

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mob. Tel: +255 754 293135

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

         suzzanasignature 

Our Contacts

College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH)

Sokoine University of Agriculture

P.O. Box 3035, Chuo Kikuu,, Morogoro, Tanzania.

Phone: +255(0)23-2604360, 4758, Ext. 4404-05

E-mails: cssh@suanet.ac.tz; timberrush@suanet.ac.tz