16 Feb 2024

Assistant Nursing Officer at Ifakara Health Institute

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Job Description

Job Summary

Position: Assistant Nursing Officer
Reports To: Study Coordinator
Work Station: Bagamoyo
Apply By: 27th February 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 Assistant Nursing Officer will play a key role in providing research nursing services, day-to-day planning, and execution of clinical study activities, and act as a team player for a clinical study team consisting of research nurses and study physicians.

Duties and Responsibilities
Participate and contribute in the design of data collection tools such as source documents and case report forms.
Educate volunteers on the study by using approved study information tools.
Obtain informed consent from the study participants or their parents/guardians.
Performs and document vital sign and anthropometry assessment.
Collect and label blood, serum, urine and other specimens from study participants for analyses as described in the protocol or as requested by study clinicians.
Assist senior study nurse in developing work flow procedures and duty roster during clinical trial implementation
Give counsel to volunteers with respect to medical conditions and provides appropriate guidance related to research activities, Collect and document data as defined in the study protocols.
Assess patient needs in order to diagnose, plan and implement appropriate nursing care for participants in clinical trials in accordance to the treatment guidelines.
Take patients’ vital signs. Serve and/or feed patients if needed.
Ensure all study participants are aware of their rights and have signed consent forms.
To maintain relevant medical records on participants, treatment etc. as may be required
• Performs other Nursing and Midwife.
• Proven experience in working in Facility setting.

Qualification and Experience

• Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery.

• Proven experience in working in facility settings.

• Enrolled and allowed to practice as EN by the TNMC

Skills and Competencies
Proficient IV and phlebotomy skills.
Excellent diagnostic skills, Fine manual dexterity for repetitive task.
Attentive to detail with strong follow through ability
Proactive and confident with strong ethics, Ability to multi task and meet deadlines.
Able and willing to take and follow instruction and to learn
Ability to work with minimal supervision, Strong organizational skills and Hard Working.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)
Team worker, able to work in a multi-cultural environment, punctual and high integrity
Well groomed; neat and clean appearance.
Experience with computer programs at least intermediate level with Microsoft Office products.
Excellent customer service and communication skills and Able to work flexible hours including weekends.
Performs other duties as assigned by Study Coordinator, the Project Leader and other supervisors.
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.

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Method 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 Tuesday, February 27, 2024. All e-mail application subject lines should include: Assistant Nursing Officer – RVF DDVax. 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

Email: [email protected]

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