6 Dec 2023

Assistant Nursing Officer x16, Dar at Ifakara Health Institute

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Job Description

Job Summary
Position: Assistant Nursing Officer (16 posts)
Reports to: Study coordinator
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 who will work at antenatal care clinics and collect data on mothers and infants enrolled in the Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation for Maternal Anemia in Pregnancy – “MMS-MAP” study. She/he will play an essential role in data collection for the trial and ensure optimal care is provided for the participants.

Duties and Responsibilities

Participate in clinical research study as per research protocol, GCP, SOPs etc.
Ensure protection, rights, safety, and well – being of the study participant.
Responsible for participant’s recruitment.
Conduct anthropometric measurements.
Collect blood and other specimens and serve as a liaison with the laboratory.
Provide counseling on psychosocial and nutritional issues.
Ensure the participants’ privacy and confidentiality are maintained.
Ensure all study related forms are properly and accurately filled and data is entered daily according to the standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Communicate with other study staff regularly at scheduled meetings and active participation in all
Maintain appropriate working relationships between the hospital staff and IHI at large.

Academic Qualification

Diploma in Nursing from a recognized institution.
Registered with Tanzania Nursing and Midwifery Council (TNMC).
Prior experience working in clinical research and in an antenatal clinic is an added advantage.
Professional Experience
1-2 years working experience.
Ability to use laptop for MMS-MAP study data collection.
Ability to work under minimum supervision but also within a team.
Good/Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
Excellent attention to details.
Adhere to IHI core values (Transparency, Accountability, Respect, Integrity and Initiative).
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  –  MMS-MAP  STUDY.  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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