Research Officer (MD) Job Vacancy at Ifakara Health Institute

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Dar es Salaam
  • Applications have closed

Website Ifakara Health Institute

The Ifakara Health Institute is a health research organization with offices in Ifakara

Research Officer (MD) Job Vacancy at Ifakara Health Institute

Job Summary

Position:                    Research Officer (MD) – (1 Post)

Reports To:               Project Leader

Work Station:                Dar es Salaam           

Apply By:             25th June 2024

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 

The Ifakara Health Institute is looking for a qualified Research Officer to join the SubTB study. The Officer will work with SubTB project team to provide medical care to the patients and provide leadership for other team members at the Temeke TB clinic.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Screening of the study participants.
  • Enrolment of the participants.
  • Clinical management of complicated patients.
  • Coordination of clinical activities and development of progress reports.
  • Initial development of SOPs, review and training SOPs.
  • Preparation of study documents e.g., CRFs, LRFs, study Logs, etc.
  • Participate in manuscript and grant writing.
  • Support data management and responding to queries.
  • Management of site investigator files (ISF).
  • Communication with Regulatory authority and Ethics.
  • Participating in relevant network meetings and training activities including conferences, seminars, workshops, forums, etc.; in consultation with the supervisor.
  • Assisting in the training and supervision of new staff, interns and visiting students.
  • Performing any other activities as instructed by the supervisor.

Qualification and Experience

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD).
  • Experience in clinical research.

Skills and Competencies • Patient management skills.

  • Computer skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.


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 hrs on Tuesday, June 25 2024. All e-mail application subject lines should include: Research Officer (MD)– SubTB study. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

Human Resources Manager


#5 Ifakara Street Plot 463 Mikocheni

P.O. Box 78,373

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania