Clinical Officer  at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI)

Job Summary

  • Position: Clinical Officer (1 post)
  • Reports To: Therapeutic Efficacy Study – Principal Investigator (TES-PI)
  • Work Station: Ngara District Council
  • Apply By: May 21st 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, service delivery and policy translation.

Position Summary

The Ifakara Health Institute, through the PMI Shinda (Defeat) Malaria project is preparing to conduct a Therapeutic Efficacy Study (TES), an antimalarial drug efficacy and safety study in Ngara DC. The study involves screening, enrolment, and treatment of children (6 months to 10 years old) with the first line and alternative antimalarial drugs and following them up for 28 or 42 days to assess treatment outcomes.

The study is expected to run for six (6) months from mid-May to mid-October 2024. The Clinical Officer will work under the directive of the Principal Investigator of the study. He/she will be involved in consenting, screening, recruiting, treating and assessing patient treatment outcomes. In addition, the successful candidates will be involved in the collection, analysis, recording, interpreting and storage of clinical data. The nature of the position requires a high level of commitment, ability to work under tight schedules and long hours.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all clinical related activities at the study site.
  • Manage all site administrative activities at the site
  • Manage the data collection process by ensuring properly filled CRFs.
  • Ensure consent processes are well observed per SOPs.
  • Ensure all study materials are available and ready for use.
  • Organize and lead daily meetings to discuss and resolve any issues.
  • Compile a bi-weekly report of generated data and submit it to the TES PI.
  • Undertake any other tasks that the supervisor shall reasonably require from time to time Qualification and Experience
  • Diploma in clinical medicine
  • Valid GCP training certificate
  • Valid practicing license
  • Experience of not less than 2 years of working in clinical research, particularly in antimalarial therapeutic efficacy studies

Skills and Competencies

  • A computer skill in Microsoft Access, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to communicate in English and Kiswahili
  • Flexibility in working hours
  • Ability to work accurately, diligently, and independently
  • Good teamwork and ability to work well with members of the public
  • Experience in GCP-compliant medical research
  • Self-motivated and highly focused attitude to work
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Review and lead the standard recruiting and hiring practices and procedures
  • Interview management and executive candidates

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 hrs on Tuesday, May 21 2024. All e-mail application subject lines should include: [Clinical Officer – PMI Shinda (Defeat) Malaria].

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: recruitment@ihi.or.tz

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