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Job Opportunities at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI)

 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:                    Field Interviewer (4 posts) 

Reports to:                Study Coordinator/Clinic Supervisor

Work station:           Dar es Salaam

Apply by:                   February 26, 2021

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 Field Interviewers to fill vacant positions in the Calcium project. The Interviewers will work at the study antenatal care clinics and assist the study nurses to collect data on mothers and infants enrolled in the study.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct home visits for participants who miss their scheduled clinic appointments
  • Conduct delivery and new born assessment for health facility and home birth as well as conduct verbal autopsies.
  • Participate in research related activities at the clinic from recruitment to patient discharge
  • Perform any other job-related duties assigned by supervisor/coordinator.

Qualification and Experience

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (Form IV/VI).
  • Holding a certificate in nursing and experience working on a clinical trial will be an added advantage.

 Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to use laptop for data collection.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision but also within a team;
  • Good/Excellent writing and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent attention to details;
  • Adhere to IHI core values (Transparency, Accountability, Respect, Integrity and Initiative).

Job Summary

Position:                  Nurse/Assistant Nursing Officers (5 posts) 

Reports to:                Study Coordinator

Work station:           Dar es Salaam

Apply by:                   February 26, 2021

Position Summary 

IHI is looking for Nurse/Assistant Nursing Officers to fill vacant positions in the Calcium project. The nurses will work at antenatal care clinics and collect data on mothers and infants enrolled in the study. Candidates will play an essential role in data collection for the trial and ensure optimal care is provided for the participants.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in clinical research study as per research protocol, GCP. SOPs, GCLP etc.
  • Ensure protection, rights, safety, and well – being of the study participant.
  • Responsible for participant’s recruitment.
  • Conduct anthropometric measurements,
  • Take blood and other specimens, and serve as a liaison with the laboratory.
  • Provide counseling on psychosocial and nutritional issues.
  • Ensure the participants privacy and confidentiality are maintained
  • Ensure all study related forms are properly and accurately filled and data is entered daily according to the standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Communicate with other study staff regularly at scheduled meetings and active participation in all meetings.
  • Maintain appropriate working relationships between the hospital staff and IHI at large.
  • Perform any other job-related duties assigned by supervisor/coordinator.

Qualification and Experience

  • Certificate in Nursing/ or Diploma in Nursing from a recognized institution, registered with the Tanzania Nursing and Midwifery council (TNMC).
  • Prior experience working in clinical research and in an antenatal clinic is an added advantage.

 Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to use laptop for data entry.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision but also within a team.
  • Good/Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to details.
  • Adhere to IHI core values (Transparency, Accountability, Respect, Integrity and Initiative).

Remuneration

An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to successful candidates as per IHI salary scales

 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 line should read: APPLICATION FOR THE FIELD INTERVIEWER POST – CALCIUM

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

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

The deadline for this application is 1700hrs, 26th February 2021

IHI is looking for a Driver to fill a vacant position in the Dynamic project. The Driver will be taking the project team at the Morogoro site (and its guests) to the various health facilities/villages within the study area (Ulanga District Council, Mlimba District Council, and Ifakara Town Council) and sometimes outside the Morogoro site.

Qualification and Experience

• Certificate of Secondary Education (Form IV/VI).
• Basic elementary knowledge of motor machines and a valid driver’s license
• Minimum if 4-year driving experience with a safe driving record.
• Fluent in Swahili and basic English communication (written and spoken).
• Knowledge of driving rules and regulations.
• Experience of driving in the local environment and geography of the study area

Important Dates and More

The deadline for receiving applications is February 20th, 2021. For more details about these jobs and how to apply…

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IHI is looking for a Clinical Officer who will be responsible for recruiting and making follow up of study participants, including clinical care of any medical condition as presented by study participants, for the VPM 1002 Trial at the Mwananyamala Regional Referral Hospital in Dar es Salaam and supervising medical attendants and field workers so that activities at the TB clinic runs smoothly.

Qualification and Experience

• Bachelor Degree in one of the following quantitative fields: Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, Project Management, Data Science, or Mathematics.
• A master’s level qualification is preferred.
• Three-year experience in data systems, programming, and analytic experience (experience in the health sector with health information systems would be an asset).

Important Dates and More

The deadline for receiving applications is February 25th, 2021. For more details about these jobs and how to apply…

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IHI is looking for a Research Scientist to join the Deep Transmission Study. The Scientist will be required to write and publish high quality scientific papers in peer reviewed and internationally recognized journals; and mentor and supervise research students to prepare reports and presentations. The Scientist will also present on progress and outcomes of the Deep Transmission research work to project and department staff and will write proposals and compete for research grants to address scientific questions in line with strategic objectives of IHI, and the public health needs.

Qualification and Experience

• MPhil in Data Science with specialization in Financial Technology.
• Working experience of 2 years.

Important Dates and More

The deadline for receiving applications is February 25th, 2021. For more details about these jobs and how to apply…

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The deadline for this application is 23:59hrs February 25, 2021 All e-mail application headline should include: RESEARCH SCIENTIST- DEEP

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. 

Human Resources Manager, 

Ifakara Health Institute, 

Kiko Avenue, Mikocheni, 

P o. Box 78373,

Dar es Salaam

Email: recruitment@ihi.or.tz

The deadline for submitting the application is 25 February, 2021

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