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NAFASI MABLIMBALI ZA KAZI – Ifakara Health Institute (IHI),

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Job Summary

Position:  Field Interviewers (3 posts)

Reports To:    Project Leader

Work Station:   Ifakara

Apply By:  June 11th 2021

Institute Overview 

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 Summary 

Ifakara is looking for three (3) qualified and experienced individuals to take the position of Field Interviewer and work as Community Health Workers (CHWs) in the Heart and Lung Clinic and the St. Francis Referral Hospital (SFRH) in Ifakara. The Field Interviewer plans and promotes the community outreach programs, facilitates patient flow between Clinic and the SFRH and participate in data collection in community outreach. The Heart and Lung Clinic is a monitoring tool for understanding regarding the diagnosis, treatment, mortality, prognosis and control of PPCM in rural sub-Saharan Africa. The study will be implemented to describe the disease spectrum and treatment of the patient attending the cohort. The study will be carried out in Kilombero, Ulanga and Malinyi districts, to provide epidemiological and clinical baseline data for improving healthcare and public health.

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Facilitates and harmonize patient flow between clinic and the rest of the SFRH.
  • Participate in data collection and community outreach programs.
  • Triage study patients, (sorting of patients according to the urgency of their need for care).
  • Learn basic Heart and Lung disease continuum of care need for a community health worker (CHWs).
  • Transfer Knowledge to other CHWs within Kilombero valley.
  • Support and implement research services in the Heart and Lung clinic in collaboration with the hospital, governmental authorities and National programs for chronic diseases.
  • Familiarization and implement the Heart and Lung study protocol.
  • Collaboration with responsible collaborators of St. Francis Referral Hospital within the existing research platform of the Kilombero and Ulanga Antiretroviral Cohort (KIULARCO) and District authorities of health programs and with stakeholders such as Boresha Afya.
  • Contribution in planning, coordination, and performance of research activities/studies organized by IHI and other partners.
  • Perform and coordinate research activities at the clinic supervised by Project leader and Principal investigator.
  • Any additional task by the Project Leader.

 

Qualification and Experience

 

  • Form IV or form VI, preferably with Certificate in community health worker, Community based health training in any medical discipline.
  • Experience in clinical care for heart and lung disease, HIV and TB.

 

 Skills and Competencies

 

  • Willingness to learn and perform Spirometry, 24-hour ECG and 24-hour Blood pressure measurement.
  • Clinical research and manuscript writing.
  •  Fluent in English and Swahili.
  •  Ability to transfer knowledge.
  • Interest in preventive cardiovascular and respiratory medicine.
  • High motivation for research activities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style.
  • Professional attitude to work and clear work ethics.
  • Result-oriented.
  • Ability to work under stress.
  • Adhere to IHI core values (Transparency, Accountability, Respect, Integrity and Initiative).

 

Remuneration

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 Friday 11th June,2021. All e-mail application subject lines should include: Field Interviewer – Heart and Lung Clinic and SFRH.

Human Resources Manager

IFAKARA HEALTH INSTITUTE

#5 Ifakara Street Plot 463 Mikocheni

P.O. Box 78,373

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Email: [email protected]

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

 

 

Position: Intern 

Reports To: Unit Leader – ICT

Work Station: Dar es Salaam

Apply By: June 11th 2021

Institute Overview

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 Summary

Ifakara is looking for a qualified and experienced ndividual to fill a vacant position of Intern in the ICT unit, Dar es Salaam. The Intern will be charged with ensuring proper service and maintenance of Ifakara

ICT equipment/tools. Also, they will perform daily activities of ICT unit – mainly support to the staff and collaborators.

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Ensure quality and availability of ICT services to all staff.
  • Ensure timely maintenance of computers/laptops.
  • Performs LAN maintenance/repairing.
  • Performs Printer maintenance/repairing.
  • Installation of computer’s basic software.
  • Keep track of all maintenances and services records.
  • Ensure high level internal customer service to project and other units in the Institute.
  • Ensure that services and maintenances information are recorded properly in documents.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Qualification and Experience

 

  • Must be a holder of Diploma in ICT / Computer Science.

 

Skills and Competencies

 

  • Be fluent in both English and Swahili Languages.
  • Skills in Computer/Laptop maintenance
  • Capable of building and sustaining relationships with staff at all levels.
  • Customer services oriented – ability to deal with staff of different attitudes and levels of understanding.
  • Good skills in problem solving, teamwork.
  • Effective Communication skills.
  • Professional attitude with highest level of integrity.
  • Able to respond to deadlines.
  • Adhere to IHI core values (Transparency, Accountability, Respect, Integrity and Initiative).

 

Remuneration

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 Friday 11th of June,2021. All e-mail application subject lines should include: Intern – ICT. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

Human Resources Manager

IFAKARA HEALTH INSTITUTE

#5 Ifakara Street Plot 463 Mikocheni

P.O. Box 78,373

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Email: [email protected]

 

Position: Research Scientist (1 post)

Reports To: Project PI and ZAMEP Management

Work Station: Zanzibar

Apply By: June 19th 2021

Institute Overview

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 Summary

IHI is looking for a qualified and experienced Research Scientist to work with a project on Data Science which is mandated to develop and strengthen the required capacity for local scientists as well as to work on mathematical modelling, machine learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), software programming, and in data management & analysis related projects. The project is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This position will be based at the Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Program (ZAMEP) in Zanzibar.

The Research Scientist will support and build capacity of ZAMEP staff in the implementation of mosquito database management system for routine entomological monitoring (across different mosquito species) and the integration of malaria related surveillance systems. The candidate will be required to build the staff capacity to perform data analysis on historical and future data to produce reports and manuscripts with a support from senior scientists and program management – so the applicant is expected to build the capacity of the staff in linking disease epidemiological and entomological data for decision making.

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Understanding different features of MosquitoDB (www.mosquitodb.io).
  • Train the ZAMEP entomology unit on how to implement MosquitoDB and its associated tools.
  • Support ZAMEP entomology unit on how to use electronic devices for mosquito data collection
  • Train users on how to use the android based mobile application for entomological monitoring
  • Provide data management technical support for Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Program
  • Work with Entomology unit to understand the current practice for ento data management
  • Work with Entomology unit to support the collection of routine entomological data via MosquitoDB mobile application
  • Implement the integration of entomological and epidemiological databases as well as intervention information
  • Reformat ZAMEP historical data and ensure that is properly uploaded into the MosquitoDB as needed.
  • Support ZAMEP on the use of evidence for decision making (e.g., by developing data visualization tools)
  • Support the ZAMEP staff to write reports, scientific manuscripts, and other outputs to disseminate results in technical working group, local and international conferences, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Seek support from senior scientists and program management to apply for grant to support your PhD program or project benefit to ZAMEP.
  • Support any IHI and/or PAMCA’s initiative that might require your expertise.
  • Assist with any other duties as directed by your supervisor.

 

Qualification and Experience

 

  • Holder of MSc in Health Informatics, computer science, Mathematics, Statistics or any other related discipline.
  • Knowledge on malaria transmission including control and elimination strategies.
  • Having previous experiences supporting a malaria control/elimination program or a similar national program a plus.

 

Skills and Competencies

 

  • Proficiency with Java, Javascript, HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL.
  • Proficiency with statistical software R is a plus.
  • Strong data management and data analysis skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English, with good presentation skills.
  • Experience developing database web-based application.
  • Ability to work independently, in interdisciplinary teams, and as part of a team on large research projects.
  • Having some knowledge on mosquito biology is a plus.
  • Must have ambition to join PhD program in related field.

 

Remuneration

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 17:00 on Friday June 19th 2021. All e-mail application subject

lines should include: RESEARCH SCIENTIST – ZAMEP. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

Human Resources Manager

IFAKARA HEALTH INSTITUTE

#5 Ifakara Street Plot 463 Mikocheni

P.O. Box 78,373

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Email: [email protected]

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