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Volunteer – Field Research Assistant at Global Animal Health Tanzania (GAHT) July 2023

Volunteer – Field Research Assistant

Volunteer – Field Research Assistant at Global Animal Health Tanzania (GAHT) July 2023, Global Animal Health Tanzania (GAHT) morphological identification and blood sampling Assist with cattle restraint and blood sampling Assist field team with all additional aspects of fieldwork including environmental data collection, tick collection, and completing study questionnaires and data sheets.

Volunteer – Field Research Assistant

This position is for a Volunteer for field research assistant based at Global Animal Health Tanzania (GAHT), Arusha in collaboration with Eco Health Alliance. The position will support the activities of the Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) project. The CCHF project aims to investigate evidence of and risk factors for CCHF virus in people, livestock and wildlife in northern Tanzania. Research activities include data collection across Arusha Region and Serengeti National Park. Volunteer – Field Research Assistant

Qualifications and Attributes

Animal health-related/ecology diploma, preferred or Form IV certificate and research experience with animals Hardworking, dependable, and excellent time keeping Able to work well as part of a team with diverse skills and backgrounds Able to interact comfortably with study participants from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds Willingness to be flexible in job role and assist other field team members in varied aspects of fieldwork Willingness to participate in early morning and evening duties Proof of having an active Medical Insurance Cover

Experience

Experience in live capturing small wild mammals, including rodents is mandatory Experience identifying live rodents, shrews and/or hares morphologically is mandatory Experience of field working in remote areas Experience in working in international research teams Experience in health-related research and data collection, preferred Experience in restraining and blood sampling cattle, preferred Language Proficiency in written and verbal Swahili essential Fluency in verbal Maasai is mandatory Proficiency in written and verbal English preferred

Responsibilities

Work under the supervision of the Study Coordinator in a field study. This position will involve remote work throughout Arusha Region and Serengeti National Park. Extended periods in remote areas with overnight stays across Arusha Region and Serengeti National Park, will be required. Weekly travel from study areas to Arusha Town will be required. Travel to and from Moshi will also be needed to coordinate with project staff based at the Kilimanjaro Clinical, Volunteer – Field Research Assistant

Research Institute. Duties include but are not limited to the following day-to-day activities: Learn all research study protocols Complete ethics of animal and human subjects research training Describe the study to potential participants and answer questions about the study Assist with small mammal (rodents, shrews and hares) live capture, morphological identification and blood sampling Assist with cattle restraint and blood sampling Assist field team with all additional aspects of fieldwork including environmental data collection, tick collection, and completing study questionnaires and data sheets Transfer of blood samples to sample tubes, centrifuging samples, aliquoting serum to storage tubes and storing samples The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being assigned to this position. This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.

Remuneration and Terms

Attractive monthly stipends A months ’Volunteer contract: nonrenewable Applications must include each of the following to be considered Signed letter of application Current curriculum vitae or resume including mailing address, contact telephone number(s), and e-mail address Three letters of reference along with names and telephone numbers of the three referees who may be contacted by us in confidence Photocopies of certificates Your application will be reviewed in a rolling basis. GAHT reserves the right to recruit a suitable candidate even before the closing date. Your application should reach the undersigned as soon as possible but no later than August 8, 2023. Those who applied before need not to apply again.

  • Attn: Godfrey Kassanga
  • Global Animal Health Tanzania
  • Ngorongoro Tourism Center, 6th Floor
  • PO Box 1642, ARUSHA
  • OR via email at:

g.kassanga@wsu.edu and bodenham@ecohealthalliance.org

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