12 Job Opportunities at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI)

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03 November 2021

12 Job Opportunities at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI)

  Mgodin       03 November 2021

Job Opportunities at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI)

12 Job Opportunities at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI)

 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: Research Officer (1 post)
Reports To: Project Leader
Work Station: Bagamoyo
Apply By: November 15th 2021

Position Summary

Ifakara Health Institute is looking for qualified and experienced candidate to join the TB research team in Bagamoyo as Research Officer. The Officer will work as laboratory technologist, performing routine experimental laboratory tests,mainly in the fields of TB laboratory, Molecular Biology and Microbiology according to standard operating procedures (SOPs), GCLP and the study protocol. The Research Officer will be required to produce reliable and precise data for scientific investigations. Adhering strictly to safety and hygiene instructions to prevent accidents and exposure to hazardous material in Bagamoyo.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, prepare and carry out studies involving laboratory
  • Prepare and review laboratory standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Maintain adequate inventory of laboratory supplies and equipment for day-to-day
  • Ensure precise recording of test results and of procedures required to maintain the quality of the laboratory
  • Carry out quality control on test procedures according to established laboratory
  • Carry out maintenance and quality control of laboratory
  • Prepare and store clinical specimens according to established standard
  • Carry out or supervise reagent preparation, labeling and storage.
  • Assist other members of staff in preparing
  • Participate in relevant network meetings and training activities including conferences, seminars, workshops, and forums in consultation with the
  • Assist in training and supervising of laboratory’s new staff and visiting
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the

Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology and Laboratory Science, Microbiology, or Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.
  • At least 6–12-month experience of working in clinical/biomedical research laboratory, preferably on a TB laboratory.

Skills and Competencies

  • Knowledge on standard laboratory practice
  • Computer skills in Ms Word, Ms Excel, Ms Powerpoint and the Internet
  • Considerable analytical

Position: Research Officer (1 post)
Reports To: Project Leader
Work Station: Dar es Salaam
Apply By: November 15th 2021

Position Summary

Ifakara Health Institute is looking for a qualified and experienced candidate to take the position of Research Officer in the PanACEA II – SUDOCU trial at Mwananyamala Regional Referral Hospital in Dar es Salaam. The Officer will be responsible for recruitment and making follow ups of study participants, including giving clinical care of any medical condition as presented by study participants. The Officer will also supervise medical attendants and field workers so that activities at the TB clinic runs smoothly.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Screen patients and ensure all study related forms are properly and accurately filled and data is entered on daily in electronic data capturing
  • Enroll patients to the study, follow-up and provision of clinical care to all study participants
  • Manage patients and respond to queries,concerns and issues raised by the supervisor/principal investigator or a
  • Identify and manage adverse and severe adverse events and ensure that participant’s privacy and

confidentiality are maintained.

  • Oversee all follow up visits are scheduled and coordinate tracing of participants in case of missed
  • Communicate with other study staff regularly at scheduled meetings and active participation in all
  • Initial development of SOPs and ensure the study is done according to the working protocol and adherence to the guidelines of Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
  • Maintain close professional relationship with the government officials in the study
  • Coordinate clinical activities in close supervision with the study PI to ensure that the study specific SOPs are complete and are updated
  • Follow up of the patients and work in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and
  • Work in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI.

Qualification and Experience

  • Degree of Medicine (MD).
  • Experience on research related work, especially clinical

Skills and Competencies

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Patient Management skills
  • Computer (ICT)

Job Summary
Position: Interns (10 posts)
Reports To: Principal Investigator
Work Station: Dar es Salaam
Apply By: November 15th 2021

Position Summary

Ifakara Health Institute is looking for qualified candidates to serve as Interns in the following research areas: Urban Planning, Urban Governance, GIS Analyst, Health, Education, Statistics, Epidemiology, and Social Sciences. This position is intended to support junior researchers and academicians take their carrier to the next level and prepare them for hands-on employment opportunities in future.

While the Interns will be linked with researchers within the department of Health Systems, Impact Evaluation and Policy, the Sustainable Health and Learning Cities’ Project will host them and build their capacity in contributing to the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s): Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages (SDG 3); Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all (SDG 4); and Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (SDG 11).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage large quantitative and qualitative dataset across 14 cities in 7 countries (Tanzania, Rwanda, South Africa, Philippines, Bangladesh, China, and India).
  • Take part in basic training and engage in data management, analysis and writing of scientific publications for the period of 3 to 5 months (November 2021-March 2022).
  • The internship program will involve physical and zoom meetings. Therefore, applicants are expected to own personal computers/laptops.

Qualification and Experience

  • Masters in Urban Planning, Education, Statistics, Epidemiology, Social Science and other related field or Bachelor degree in similar field with at least 2 scientific
  • Scientific writing with at least 1 publication in peer reviewed journal will be of significant
  • Experience in the use of statistical and mapping/spatial software such as Stata and R will be an added
  • Researchers in public and private organizations/universities who are interested and able to secure time for capacity building workshops (at least 5 consecutive days per month) may apply to this

Skills and Competencies

  • Skills in qualitative and quantitative Data management
  • Professional altitude with high level of integrity
  • Good skills in problem solving, team
  • Able to meet
  • Good oral communications in English and
  • Adhere to IHI core values (Transparency, Accountability, Respect, Integrity and )


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.

The deadline for this application is 17:00hrs on Monday November 15th 2021. All e-mail application subject lines should include: INTERN – SUSTAINABLE CITIES. 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
Email: recruitment@ihi.or.tz



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