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Job Opportunity at MUHAS, Medical Officer


Medical Officer  



The Global HOPE-MUHAS Pediatric Haematology and Oncology Program (Global HOPE-MUHAS PHO) is a program that aims at building capacity in Paediatric Haematology and Oncology in Tanzania through training, provision of evidence based medical care and research. As part of implementation of its activities the Global HOPE-MUHAS PHO is seeking to hire staff to work with the program. The program is therefore looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals to apply for the following vacant position.

Job Title: Medical Officer – 1 post

Reporting to: Program Director Global HOPE-MUHAS PHO Program

Work Station: Dar es salaam, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) and it’s affiliated hospitals

Required Qualification

Medical Degree

Required Skills and Knowledge 

Required for completely satisfactory performance in this job is:

Required for completely satisfactory performance in this job is knowledge of:

biomedical and clinical sciences,

medical ethics,

research ethics,

principles of education and communication,

MS Word, Excel, and common web browsers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Take history, perform physical examination, and initiate diagnostic work-up of children in allocated Paediatric Haematology and Oncology care areas.
  • Provide emergency care and resuscitation of children in allocated Paediatric Haematology and Oncology care areas.
  • Assess and treat complications of cancer and/or blood diseases and their treatment in allocated Paediatric Haematology and Oncology care areas.
  • Perform bedside invasive procedures including bone marrow aspirate and biopsy, lumbar puncture, intrathecal chemotherapy administration, and other procedures and duties as may be instructed by the Paediatric Haematology and Oncology attending/faculty.
  • Present succinct summaries of patients at ward rounds, in clinics, tumor boards, and at other clinical activities. Maintain a medically, physically, emotionally, and aesthetically safe and conducive clinical working environment.
  • Liaise with research assistants, coordinators, and nurses in conducting research related to Paediatric Haematology and Oncology according to SOPs.
  • Ensure ethical conduct of research in allocated Paediatric Haematology and Oncology areas, and report any suspicion of unethical.
  • Take part in all stages of QI and research activities of the program.


At least two years post internship. Having worked with children (Paediatrics) is an added advantage.


Applicants shall make sure they take into consideration all information given in this advertisement and attach an up to date Curriculum Vitae (CV) including a reliable contact Postal address, email address and telephone numbers. 

The title of the position applied for shall be written in the subject of the application letter and marked on the envelope. 

Applicants must attach their relevant certified copies of Academic certificates and transcripts as follows: – (a) Medical Degree (b) Successful completion of medical internship (c) Registration as medical practitioner with the country’s local licensing authority (d) Form IV and Form VI (c) Computer Certificates where applicable. (d) Professional Certificates from respective councils where applicable. (e) One recent passport size picture and copy of birth certificate.   (f) Form IV and Form VI result slips are strictly not accepted. Presentation of forged academic certificates and other information in the CV will lead to legal action.

Applicants shall indicate three reputable referees with their reliable contacts. 

National Accreditation Council for Technical Education (NACTE) – {Diploma Level} or National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) – {Secondary Education}, should verify certificates from foreign Countries. 

Applicants must consider that their Colleges/Universities are recognized and registered by Government Authorities.

How to Apply

If you meet the requirements for this post and you have interest and are motivated, please submit your Academic Certificates and  application letter describing why you are the right candidate for this position, curriculum vitae detailing your experience and current place of employment to the following address;-

Director, Global HOPE-MUHAS Paediatric Haematology and Oncology Program

Department of Paediatrics and Child Health,

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences

Block F5, Ground Floor  9 Upanga Nations Road, Upanga

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

 OR submit documents via email to [email protected], CC:[email protected]

Deadline for submission of the Applications

The deadline for submitting the application is 20 August 2021.



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