Field worker (Technician) at Ifakara Health Institute

Job Summary

  • Position: Field worker (Technician) 1 Post
  • Reports To: Project Investigator
  • Work Station: Bagamoyo
  • Apply By: 26th May 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

Ifakara Health Institute is looking for a qualified field worker to join the Transmission Zero Project. The Field Worker (Technician) will be responsible for conducting research activities on mosquito borne diseases and its surveillance. This role requires a candidate with experience in vector control and biology and rearing laboratory mosquito colonies.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To conduct researches based on mosquito borne diseases and its surveillance.
  • Ensure all data and samples collected from the experiments are properly recorded and stored.
  • Supervise volunteers and field workers working within the project(s)
  • To comply with adherence to mosquito borne diseases and surveillance project implementation protocol.
  • To support M&E teams on generating summaries and reports emanating from mosquito Surveillance implementation data for guiding operations
  • To ensure systematic and proper handling and management of data
  • To support Field Supervisor/Research Officer in data analysis and report writing
  • To assist with any other duties as directed by project investigator.

Qualification and Experience

  • Holder of Secondary Education or Certificate of sciences in Laboratory Technology or any other related field.
  • 2 years’ research experience in vector control and biology and rearing laboratory mosquito colonies. Skills and Competencies
  • Good in laboratory and semi-field rearing of mosquito colonies.
  • Mosquito sorting using identification keys.
  • Mosquito dissection by using kits.
  • Field mosquito trapping using different traps.
  • Familiarity with researches conducted at IHI based on malaria vector control will be an added advantage.
  • Mosquito identification, collection and rearing.
  • Different insecticide testing: Cone bioassay, tunnel testing and bottle bioassay etc.
  • Computer skills (Microsoft office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint,). Skills on STATA, R Studio etc. will be an added advantage. 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 Sunday, May 26, 2024. All e-mail application subject lines should include: Field Worker (Technician) – Transmission Zero. 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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