New Job Opportunities at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) in Ifakara, Bagamoyo and Dar es salaam

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Job Summary          

Position:                    Fieldworker (1 post)

Reports to:                Project Leader

Work station:           Ifakara

Apply by:                   December 14, 2020

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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

The Fieldworker will work closely with project leaders / scientists to provide support in various scientific experiments, including field mosquito trapping and collection, rearing of mosquitoes in the insectary, and testing various interventions both in semi field and in the field.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attend mosquito taxonomy courses, among others, to improve data collecting skills.
  • Conduct semi field and field experiments as decided by research officers.
  • Ensure all data and samples collected from experiments are properly stored.
  • Ensure that date entry is done for recorded data.
  • Supervise volunteers working for the project in the field.
  • Maintain all project field equipment in good order and custody.
  • Maintain constant liaison with the community members in the study area to ensure smooth running of the project activities.
  • Ensure that quality control procedures and ethical guidelines are followed in running the project activities.
  • Attend weekly meetings as set out by the branch EHES department.
  • Perform any additional task as assigned by the Project Leader / research officers.

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Qualification and Experience

Form Four certificate with five-year experience in relevant fieldwork.

Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Team working skills.
  • Self-motivated and high focus attitude to work.
  • Physical fitness.
  • Good oral communication.
  • Adhere to IHI core values.

 

Job Summary          

Position:                    Lab Technician (1 post)

Reports to:                Lab Manager

Work station:           Bagamoyo

Apply by:                   December 14, 2020

Position Summary

The Lab Technician will work with other team members in the Bagamoyo Laboratory under the supervision of the Lab Manager to perform various lab activities including sample analysis in haematology, biochemistry, microbiology and parasitology according to the SOPs, quality manual, ISO 15189:2012, safety manual, Sample collection Manual, GCP, GCLP and adherence to study protocols. Also, will be required to upgrade her/ his job knowledge by participating in supervision Training and Education opportunities including assisting of new staff/student.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure provision of high quality and accurate lab results.
  • Easy traceability of documents and archived materials.
  • Meet customer satisfaction and attraction of more lab services.
  • Keep lab supplies ready by inventorying stock by placing orders and updating the stock bin card.
  • Participate in proper documentation of the lab results and archiving of slides, sample storage and documentation.
  • Perform required maintenance and quality control (IQC&EQA) of laboratory equipment and tests.
  • Participate in temperature recording for freezer, fridge, incubator and room temperature.
  • Perform all other duties assigned by the supervisor / Lab Manager from time to time.

Qualification and Experience

Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology, registered with 3 years of experience in the job.

Skills and Competencies

  • Competent in microscopy and other laboratory activities such as Biochemistry, Helminthology, Haematology and microbiology.
  • Team working skills. Self-motivated and high focus attitude to work.
  • Adhere to IHI core values.
  • Trained in awareness/implementation of ISO 15189:2012 for medical laboratory.

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Position:                    Pharmaceutical Technician (1 post)

Reports to:                Project leader / Pharmacist

Work station:           Dar es Salaam

Apply by:                   December 14, 2020

Position Summary

IHI is looking for a Pharmaceutical Technician to work with the TB Clinic study at the Mwananyamala Regional Referral Hospital in Dar es Salaam to Handling of all clinical trial pharmaceutical matters (drug and vaccine) as assigned by the senior pharmacists and Principal investigator.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct drugs and vaccine (investigational medicinal product) accountability
  • Study drugs Storage and dispensing
  • Study drugs/vaccine Preparation and administration Train other staff in the study on drug/vaccine handling.
  • Monitor study drug/vaccine supplies.
  • Study drugs/vaccine importation.
  • Study drugs/vaccine disposal.
  • Export and Import permit application and follow-up.
  • Protocol implementation.

Qualification and Experience

  • Diploma in Pharmacy.
  • Pharmaceutical license as a technician.

Skills and Competencies

  • Skills in formulation-Medicines and vaccines
  • Cold chain management and Dispensing
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good team player
  • Hard working person
  • Adhere to IHI core values

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Position:                  Senior Records Management Clerk (1 post)

Reports to:                Project leader

Work station:           Dar es Salaam

Apply by:                   December 14, 2020

Position Summary

IHI is looking for a Senior Records Management Clerk. The position requires a person who will work with the TB Clinic in supporting a study at the Mwananyamala Regional Referral Hospital in Dar es Salaam to take and keep records of the study participants, plan and coordinate logistics for the recruited study participants. The individual is also required to maintain close professional relationship with the government officials in the study area and to ensure enough supplies for daily activities of the study.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare, print and maintain key official documents at the Mwananyamala TB Clinic.
  • Ensure all study related forms are properly and accurately filed.
  • Update recruitment logs and coordinate storage of the logs in secured environment.
  • Prepare participant files, including ensuring there is enough laboratory commodities in the sample collection room at the clinic.
  • Oversee patient compensation and transportation of patients from satellite sites.
  • Respond to queries, concerns and issues raised by the supervisor/principal investigator or a monitor.
  • Ensure that participant’s privacy and confidentiality are maintained.
  • Oversee all field activities done at the site.
  • Communicate with other study staff regularly at scheduled meetings and active participation in all meetings.
  • Provide health education to the study participants.
  • Ensure the study is done according to the working protocol and adherence to the ICH Guidelines of Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
  • Maintain close professional relationship with the government officials in the study area.
  • Oversee that the study site is properly arranged and has enough supplies for daily activities.
  • Work in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

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Qualification and Experience

A diploma in records management.

Skills and Competencies

  • GCP qualifications, experience in clinical research including maintaining medical records.
  • Moderate computer skills including Ms Office tools i.e., Word, Excel, etc.
  • Team working skills.
  • Self-motivated and high focus attitude to work.
  • Adhere to IHI core values.

Remuneration 

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.

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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 include: Fieldworker – House Screening.

Human Resources Manager,
Ifakara Health Institute,
Kiko Avenue, Mikocheni,
P. o. Box 78373,
Dar es Salaam
Email: recruitment@ihi.or.tz

The deadline for this application is: December 14, 2020.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.