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Ifakara Health Institute Hiring Research Officer – DYNAMIA

Ifakara Health Institute Hiring Research Officer – DYNAMIA

Job Summary Position: Research Officer Reports To: Project Leader Work Station: Bagamoyo Apply By: 16th March 2024

Vacancy: Research Officer at Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania

Institute Overview

Here, Ifakara Health Institute Tanzania (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, service delivery, and policy translation.

Position Summary

The Research Officer will be responsible for participating in the development of study standard operating procedures and study documents, analyzing data, and ensuring that the implementation of the project aligns with project expectations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare the site with the standard facilities and qualified staff for the Vaccine Trial.
  • Ensure the site meets the standard required before the conduct of the study (submission of documents, completion of the checklist, updating, and responding to questions addressed in collaboration with the sponsor/designee).
  • Participate in the development of study standard operating procedures and study documents.
  • Recruit, follow up on study schedules as specified by each protocol and SOPs.
  • Ensure that protocol standard operating procedures and all related study documents are well communicated and duly followed by all personnel involved in the trial.
  • Ensure that all ethical concerns in the protocols approved by the review board are duly followed in the trial.
  • Work in a professional and ethical manner with accountability and integrity.
  • Attend community sensitization meetings to recruit study volunteers.
  • Write, present, and publish research papers.
  • Carry out additional duties as assigned by the project leader.

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Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Doctor of Medicine
  • 1 year of experience.

Skills and Competencies

  • Time Management to establish priorities and plan the project timeline.
  • Leadership and Management Skills to run meetings and conflict resolution (effective in Decision Making).
  • Interpersonal skills to minimize conflict and performance review/feedback.
  • Hardworking.
  • Communication, writing, and speaking.


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, prohibiting intentional biases or discrimination and harassment of any kind at the workplace and during recruitment. All employment decisions are based solely on job requirements and individual qualifications, and the recruitment process is governed by the labor laws of Tanzania.

Mode of Application

All candidates meeting 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 Saturday, March 16, 2024. All email application subject lines should include: RESEARCH OFFICER – DYNAMIA. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Human Resources Manager
#5 Ifakara Street Plot 463 Mikocheni
P.O. Box 78,373
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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