New Opportunities at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI)


Job Summary
Position: Research Scientist (1 post)
Reports To: Project Leader
Work Station: Ifakara
Apply By: June 16th 2023


Institute Overview 

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) – simply Ifakara – 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, service delivery and policy translation. 

Position Summary 

CARECHAIN-NCD is a new project implemented by Ifakara with the aim of strengthening health systems and management of non-communicable diseases in rural Tanzania. Ifakara is seeking for a Research Scientist with a medical background to implement the Project activities within Kilombero. The Scientist will deliver improved services in collaboration with the hospital, governmental authorities, and health implementing partners collaborating with the Project.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the CARECHAIN-NCD project activities at the hospital.
  • Supervise the Project activities at dispensary and health center levels.
  • Supervise community outreach activities in Kilombero.
  • Develop training and education programs for the Project.
  • Integrate the Project into the existing government NCD care strategy.
  • Make daily supervision of patient care in the Heart and Lung Clinic, and the Intermediate Care Unit.
  • Ensure good communication with the team and the specialists involved, maintaining a high standard of interdisciplinary care of patients with NCDs.
  • Perform any other related duties assigned by the Supervisor.

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Qualification and Experience

  • Holders of a degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) with a Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine/Critical care, Anaesthiology/Pediatrician or an MPH may apply.
  • Demonstrated experience in clinical care for patients with chronic diseases (HIV, TB, cardiovascular, respiratory diabetes, cancer and critically ill patients).
  • Demonstrated experience in research, data collection and analysis, health camps, and community education.

Skills and Competencies

  • Training, management and leadership skills.
  • Fluent in both Swahili and English.
  • Interest in doing both clinical and research work.
  • Managing of critically ill patients.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style.
  • Capable of building and sustaining relationships with junior and senior professionals.
  • Interested in training of younger staff.
  • Result oriented.
  • Planning and organizing skills.
  • Professional attitude to work and a clear work ethic.
  • Adhere to IHI core values.


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 email address below. 

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The deadline for this application is 17 hours on Friday June 16th 2023. All e-mail application subject lines should include: RESEARCH SCIENTIST – CARECHAIN-NCD. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. 

Human Resources Manager 


#5 Ifakara Street Plot 463 Mikocheni  

P.O. Box 78,373 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania