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13 Job Vacancies at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), June 2023

13 Job Vacancies at Ifakara Health Institute

13 Job Vacancies at Ifakara Health Institute 

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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, service delivery and policy translation. Ajira mpya Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) June 2023

1.Clinical Officer (2 posts)

Ifakara seeks qualified and experienced Clinical Officers. The Officers will be required to work in a selected health facility where they will recruit and conduct follow-up on study participants, including providing clinical care for any medical conditions presented by the study participants. Additionally, they will supervise community health workers and ensure the smooth recruitment of study participants. Therefore, they must possess excellent collaborative skills to work with health facility staff and the community.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruit, follow up with and provide daily clinical care to all study participants.
  • Ensure that all study-related forms are properly and accurately filled out and that data is entered into electronic data-capturing tools on a daily basis.
  • Respond to queries, concerns, and issues raised by the Supervisor/Principal Investigator (PI) or a Monitor.
  • Ensure that participants’ privacy and confidentiality are maintained.
  • Oversee all field activities conducted at the site.
  • Regularly communicate with other study staff at scheduled meetings and actively participate in all meetings.
  • Ensure that the study is conducted according to the working protocol and adheres to the ICH Guidelines of Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

2. Statistician

Ifakara seeks a qualified and experienced Statistician. The role entails collaborating with the clinical research team to design and plan clinical trials and develop statistical analysis plans and randomization schemes. The Statistician will also provide ongoing statistical support throughout the study, ensuring adherence to data quality standards and regulatory requirements, conducting comprehensive statistical analyses, and effectively communicating findings. Familiarity with regulatory guidelines, adeptness in managing multiple projects within tight timelines, and critical thinking capabilities. Adherence to protocol and the principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is of utmost importance.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the clinical research team to design and plan clinical trials.
  • Develop statistical analysis plans (SAPs) and statistical sections of study protocols.
  • Develop randomization schemes and sample size calculations.
  • Provide statistical support throughout the study, including data analysis, interpretation, and reporting.
  • Contribute to the development of clinical trial reports and publications.
  • Ensure that study data meets regulatory requirements and is of high quality.
  • Work with the clinical research team to identify study endpoints and develop statistical methods to analyze the data.

3.Research Officer (MD) (2 Posts) 

Ifakara seeks qualified and experienced Research Officers (MD). The role entails ensuring compliance, document submission, and staff qualification for Clinical Trial Site preparation. The Medical Doctor will be responsible for developing study procedures, recruiting participants, documenting adverse events, resolving queries, and enforcing protocol adherence. Additional tasks include community engagement, writing research papers, and training junior staff on GCP and SOPs. Ajira mpya Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) June 2023

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare the site that has the standard facilities and qualified staff for the Clinical Trial.
  • Ensure the site meets the standards required before conducting of study (Submission of documents completion of 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, and follow up as study scheduled as specified by each protocol and SOPs.
  • Ensure the documentation of follow-up of adverse events and serious adverse events until completion.
  • Respond to and resolve all queries related to the study procedures.

4. Pharmacist

Ifakara seeks a qualified and experienced Pharmacist who will be responsible for coordinating, collaborating and providing expertise in support of clinical investigational drug trials. The Pharmacist will also perform education responsibilities, provide accurate and efficient dispensing of medication; perform administrative responsibilities; provide direct and/or functional supervision and maintain overall responsibility for pharmacy operations.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and implement GMP for IMPs Requirements.
  • Conduct and maintain drugs/vaccine procedures as required (investigational medicinal product) accountability).
  • Ensure drug storage and dispensing as per protocol instructions.
  • Participate in the preparation and formulation of drug vaccine.
  • Ensure proper handling of drug vaccine to other staff.
  • Frequently monitoring and reporting study drug/vaccine supplies to the Project Leader.
  • Ensure compliance with drugs and vaccine importation as per the regulatory procedure.
  • Ensure compliance with study drugs/vaccine disposal procedures as per guild line.

5.Asst. Nursing Officer (4 Posts) 

Ifakara seeks qualified and experienced Assistant Nursing Officers. The Nursing Officers will play a key role in the provision of research nursing services, day-to-day planning and execution of clinical study activities, and act as team players for a clinical study team consisting of research nurses and study physicians. Ajira mpya Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) June 2023

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate and contribute to the design of data collection tools such as source documents and case report forms.
  • Educate volunteers on the study by using approved study information tools.
  • Obtain informed consent from the study participants or their parents/guardians.
  • Performs and document vital sign and anthropometry assessments.
  • Collect and label blood, serum, urine and other specimens from study participants for analyses as described in the protocol or as requested by study clinicians.
  • Assist senior study nurses in developing workflow procedures and duty rosters during clinical trial implementation.

6.Lab Technologist (2 Posts) 

Ifakara seeks qualified and experienced Laboratory Technologists. The role entails working at the IHI Clinical Trials Facility in Bagamoyo and will support the processing of the immunological and molecular biology samples collected during clinical trials conducted at the facility.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform routine tests in assigned areas of the laboratory according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Quality manual, Safety manual and Sample collection manual as well as in line with GCP, GCLP and approved trial protocols.
  • Ensure specimens collected and received are documented or managed properly before analysis.
  • Ensure that all safety procedures are adhered to when collecting, labelling and storing all laboratory specimens.
  • Ensure that laboratory data including laboratory findings are recorded as per protocol and stored appropriately.
  • Perform peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) isolation procedures and storage of cells according to SOP.
  • Perform serum and plasma separations and storage according to SOP.

7.Research Officer (Social Worker)

Ifakara seeks a qualified and experienced Social Worker. The Social Worker will conduct quantitative and qualitative research, manage data collection and analysis, engage with the community, and provide support in study coordination. The Social Worker will establish and nurture relationships with healthcare facilities and stakeholders, deliver staff training, display cultural sensitivity, adapt to different environments, and demonstrate effective time management. Strict adherence to protocols and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is paramount while upholding the core values of IHI.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Conduct data collection, analysis, and management.
  • Enhance protection and benefits; create legitimacy, and share the responsibility that is facilitated through the incorporation of a community’s views and its participation in research.
  • Engaging the community in discussions that will increase everyone’s level of awareness, allow individuals to advocate for their ideas, and offers a format to gather advice or guidance based on the community’s expertise and experiences.
  • Engage the community at the beginning and throughout the project, to be more receptive to the outcome, implement change, and maintain long-term partnerships with the community.
  • Support study and field coordinators in planning, organizing, and coordinating study work including establishing and maintaining linkages with participating health facilities in the field and other key community stakeholders.
  • Assist the study coordinator in maintaining the site investigator’s file.

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, June 26th, 2023. 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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