5 Dec 2023

Assistant Nursing Officer at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI)

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Job Description

Job Summary
Position: Assistant Nursing Officer (1 post)
Reports to: Principle investigator
Work Station: Dar es Salaam
Apply By: December 17, 2023

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
Ifakara seeks a qualified Assistant Nursing Officer – (study nurse) to work within the Mwananyamala TB Clinical. The Assistant Nursing Officer will play a key role in the provision of research nursing services, day-to-day planning, and execution of clinical study activities, and to act as a team player for a clinical study team consisting of research nurses and study physicians.

Duties and Responsibilities

Participate in clinical research study as per research protocol, GCP, SOPs.
Perform Sample collection ( Including Femoral blood collection) and storage.
Recording vaccination consent and marking completion.
Administer Investigational Product (IP) and non-IP medications and procedures under the guidance of study clinician.
Complete and filling of specimen transfer form.
Accessing and maintaining accurate patient records, adhering to confidentiality as per the study
Maintain appropriate working relationships between the hospital staff and IHI at large.
Academic Qualification
Diploma in Nursing.
Registered with Tanzania Nursing and Midwifery Council (TNMC).
Good experience with research studies especially in clinical settings, including TB studies.
Professional Experience

1-2 years working experience.
Skills and Competencies
Patient Management skills.
Team worker, able to work in a multicultural environment, punctual and high integrity.
Skills in conducting clinical research including screening, and recruitment of patients to the study.
Moderate computer knowledge / ICT skills.
Effective organizational and intercommunication skills, and teamwork.
Excellent customer service and communication skills, and able to work flexible hours including
Adhere to IHI core values and research ethics.
Good command of both English and Swahili languages. Attentive to details and keen for completion.
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 workplace and during recruitment. All employment decisions are based solely on job requirements and individual qualifications, and our recruitment process is governed by the labor 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  23:59  hrs on   Sunday,  December  17th    2023.  All e-mail  application   subject  lines should   include  Assistant  Nursing  Officer –  VPM   &  STEP  2C.  Only  shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an 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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