4 Jan 2022

Clinician at National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)

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Job Description



The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) is a Parastatal Organization under the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children. The Institute is charged with carrying out, controlling, coordinating, registering, monitoring and promoting Health Research in Tanzania. NIMR in collaboration with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is implementing a research project titled: “Tackling Obstacles for Fighting Lymphatic Filariasis” (TAKeOFF). The Institute is looking for well-trained, competent and self-motivated candidates to fill the following vacant positions within the Project.

CLINICIAN – 1 position

Job Location: Lindi (Kilwa DC, Lindi DC and Lindi MC)

Reports to: Project Principal Investigator of the Project

Duties and responsibilities:

Work closely with care and treatment centers (CTC)

Screening study participants
Filling participants’ logs for screening and enrolment.
Administering screening of informed consent and enrolment informed consent
checking inclusion/exclusion criteria
performing physical examination
counselling study participants
Performing patients, randomization
Recording and reporting adverse events (AEs) to Sponsor
Reviewing diary cards and other patient-completed documentations
Filling and signing off case report forms (CRFs)
Reviewing signed CRFs prior to data entry
Prescribing and advising on the correct use of medication
Checking patients medicine compliance
Preparing field reports and other technical reports as required by the project Attending and presenting during organized scientific meetings/conferences.
Performing any other related duties assigned by Supervisors

Qualifications: Graduate in Medicine (MD, MBBS) with current registration from the medical Council of Tanzania.


At least one-year experience in fieldwork (clinical trial/practice is preferred).
Experience working with neglected tropical diseases will be an added advantage.
A valid Certificate of Good Clinical Practices (GCP) will be added advantage
Fluent in Kiswahili and English
Knowledge of computer applications and management (internet, navigation, data analytics, packages, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher).
Competence and skills: Good analytical skills, negotiation, communication and advocacy.
Good teamwork capabilities.

Duration of contract: One year, renewable subject to availability of funds.


Salary will be offered as per NIMR’s Staff Regulations.

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Method of Application

All applications should be enclosed with certified photocopies of relevant certificates and detailed Curriculum Vitae. Applicants are required to submit their applications not later than 09th January, 2022 to the address below. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Applications should be addressed to:

Director General

National Institute for Medical Research

3 Barack Obama Drive

P.O. Box 9653

11101 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

E-mail: [email protected]

The deadline for submitting the application is 09 January 2022.

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