Jobs at Ifakara Health Institute


Position: Data Officer – Clinical Trials Research (1 post)

Reports to: Project Principal Investigator

Work station: Bagamoyo

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Institute Overview

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is a leading research organization in Africa with a strong track record in developing, testing and validating innovations for health. Driven by a core strategic mandate for research, training and services, the Institute’s work now spans a wide spectrum, covering biomedical and ecological sciences, intervention studies, health-systems research and policy translation.

Position Summary

IHI is looking for a Data Manager to oversee and manage clinical trial data from design through to final delivery of clinical datasets to the sponsor. The manager will provide technical expertise in the management and processing of clinical data, within the trial to ensure that they are executed in an efficient, accurate and timely manner to the sponsor’s satisfaction.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop data management plan (DMP) to define the data collection and processing workflow and overseeing its
  • Oversee and mentor data clerks’ and data officer’s duties
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  • Train all data clerks and other study staff on data specific items, study protocol, SOPs and documents, equipment use.
  • Develop source document and case report forms (CRFs) for the
  • Review CRF and specify checks and perform
  • Develop and maintain study Electronic Data Capture (EDC) system and the
  • Generate study summaries and reports as
  • Arrange screening, enrolment and follow up files for daily
  • Perform QA/QC of Case report forms (CRFs) and, ensures competency at all QC
  • Print CRFs and arranging them in study binders as
  • Communicate with the Project Manager about data in relation to QC, supplies, CRFs updates and changes in CRFs.
  • Ensure label printing and delivery to the clinic
  • Spearhead analysis and resolution of data
  • Track the screening/enrollment of participant, record their statuses and provide daily reports in liaison with the study
  • Develop all data related SOPs and
  • Maintain data supplies
  • Track all study documents, data and
  • Ensure archival procedures of all study data, both hard and soft, are followed and data are secured and stored
  • Ensure confidentiality and safe storage of all participant identifying materials, such as link logs, are kept
  • Gives QA/QC monthly and weekly reports.

Qualification and Experience

  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree in Statistics, Applied Statistics, Biostatistics, or Computer Science.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in data management and/or related work experience in a clinical research
  • Familiar with statistical packages i.e. Stata, SPSS, R,
  • Knowledge of Data Management full
  • Basic IT skills i.e. software installations, printer installations and trouble
  • Working knowledge of Good Clinical Practices, Clinical research, Clinical trial process and related regulatory requirements and terminology.
  • Working knowledge of Clinical database applications such as EDC and CTMS and data management databases such as MS access, Excel SQL or Visual

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 Skills and Competencies

  • Problem-solving / trouble-shooting
  • Excellent written, verbal and organization
  • Must be detail-orientated, and a self-motivator.
  • Must be willing to take on additional projects and work overtime when necessary

The deadline for this application is 1700hrs, 24th of November 2020. 

All application subject lines should read include: DATA MANAGER – RAB002


Position: Research Scientist/Officer (1 post)

Reports to:    Project Leader

Work station:Ifakara

Apply by: November 19, 2020

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Position Summary

IHI is looking for a medical specialist to work as Research Scientist or Research Officer who will deal with patients with heart and lung diseases in its Kilombero and Ulanga Antiretroviral Cohort (KIULARCO) Clinic in Ifakara. The Clinic is run in collaboration with the Swiss TPH, St Francis Referral Hospital, Ifakara. The specialist will attend to patients under the Chronic Diseases Clinic of Ifakara (CDCI) to deliver improved clinical service and research. The specialist will also provide training in cardiology, pulmology and outreach program of the clinic within the existing research platform of the KIULARCO situated at St. Francis Referral Hospital in Ifakara (SFRH).

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 Duties and Responsibilities

  • Familiarize with the heart and lung disease to patients in the KIULARCO clinic and develop Standard Operating procedure for dealing with such
  • Attend to Heart and Lung patients, both outpatient and in-patients.
  • Offer specialized emergency clinical care for heart and lung patients in the CDCI and the SFRH.
  • Perform abdominal sonography and
  • Coordinate, within the steering committee, further research development of the possibilities of heart and lung clinic in the
  • Liaise with stakeholders charged with health programs at the SFRH and district authorities.
  • Perform consultation and ward rounds at the SFRH with internal medicine, setting up the ICU, and continuous training of ICU
  • Contribute to planning, coordination, and performance of research activities/studies organized by IHI and other
  • Perform and coordinate research activities at the
  • As a specialist, work together with the Principal Investigator in reviewing the responsibilities as need may deem to
  • Perform any additional task to be assigned by the Project Leader/ Principle

Qualification and Experience

  • Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine, anesthesiology, intensive care, or emergency medicine.
  • An MD/ Bachelor of Medicine with knowledge in anesthesiology, intensive care, or emergency medicine will be considered.
  • Experience in clinical care for patients with chronic diseases (e.g. HIV, TB, heart and lung diseases).

Skills and Competencies

  • Fluent in English and Swahili
  • Be ready to adhere to IHI core
  • Interest in clinical
  • High motivation for research
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management
  • Professional attitude to work and clear work
  • Result-oriented.

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An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to successful candidates as per IHI Salary scales for scientists.

Equal Opportunity

IHI is an equal opportunity employer. We prohibit intentional biases or discrimination and harassment of any kind at the work place and during recruitment. All employment decisions are based solely on job requirements and individual qualifications, and our recruitment process is governed by the labour laws of Tanzania.

Mode of Application

All candidates who meet the above job requirements should send their application letters together with their detailed curriculum vitae (CVs) showing contact addresses including email, telephone/cell phone numbers and copies of academic and professional certificates to the address below.

All e-mail application subject lines should read: Research Scientist- Heart and Lung. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

Human Resources Manager,

Ifakara Health Institute,

Kiko Avenue, Mikocheni,

P. o. Box 78373,

Dar es Salaam


The deadline for this application is: November 19th 2020.