Curriculum Vitae Ms. Dr. Suzana Samson
1.0 PERSONAL HISTORY
1.1 PERSONAL PARTICULARS
Name: Dr. Suzana Samson
2. PERMANENT ADDRESS
Address: P.O. Box 3035, Morogoro, Tanzania
Mob. Phone: +255 (0) 754765080/(0) 784 765081
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.
|November 2014-Date||An Assistant Research Fellow at the College of Social Sciences and Humanities
|June 2014||Consultant, Corporate Social Responsibility Group africa Limited in Collaboration with Firetail Limited and Tigo/GSMA
Apr 2012-Apr 2014
|Consultant, University of Minnesota
Mar 2012- Dec 2012
|Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer,Fundación Paraguaya
Apr 2009 – Aug 2011
|An Assistant Lecturer, Institute of Social Work
|Oct 2005 – Sept 2006||Programme Manager: Students Partnership Worldwide
Jan 2004 – Sept 2005
|Programme Coordinator, Students Partnership Worldwide.
Jan 1999 – Sept 2000
|Village Extensionist, Vi-Agroforestry Project
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|
Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (Physics, Chemistry and Biology)
Certificate of Secondary Education
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
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.
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
2. Prof. Robinson H. Mdegela, P.O. Box 3021,SUA-Morogoro
Mob. Tel: +255782437585/754371628
Mob. Tel: +255 756433683/652688601
Mob. Tel: +255 754 293135