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2 Aug 2023

Health Secretary at NIMR

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Job Description

The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Tanzania, is a government public health research institute under the Ministry of Health mandated to coordinate, promote and monitor health research in the Country. NIMR is part of a consortium known as Tackling Obstacles for Fighting Filarial infections and Podoconiosis (TAKeOFF). The consortium focuses on addressing barriers to Filarial (Lymphatic Filariasis and Onchocerciasis) infections and Podoconiosis elimination.  NIMR through funding from German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is implementing five research Tasks that address challenges that delays the elimination efforts of Lymphatic Filariasis and Onchocerciasis in Tanzania.  In order to implement the proposed implementation research, the Institute is looking for well-trained, competent and selfmotivated candidates to fill the following vacant positions within the Project:


HEALTH SECRETARY – One (1) position

Job Location:     Dar es Salaam

Reports to:          Project Principal Investigator 



  • To assisting in preparing and compiling clinical and administrative reports;
  • Administering clients’ welfare;
  •  Coordinating clients’ referrals
  • To assist in filing documents and maintaining records of file movements;
  • To assist shifting materials from one destination to another within the Institute;
  • To move files and other documents to destinations;
  • To assist taking files, documents, parcels to relevant offices and/or collect them as instructed;
  • To clean and dust offices;
  • Ensure adequate office supplies, equipment and maintain office equipment’s inventory;
  • Provide logistical support to the project; xi. Keeping patients records in an orderly manner;
  •   Assisting the Lab personnel chatting refrigerators; and  Performing any other related duties assigned by supervisor(s).


Holder of Bachelor Degree in Health Services Management or Advanced Diploma in Health Administration from a recognized University/Institution.



  • At least one-year experience working in relating field. ii. Fluent in Kiswahili and English
  • Knowledge of computer applications and management (internet, navigation, data analytics, packages, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher).
  • Good teamwork capabilities.
  • Having ever worked with research projects under any NIMR centres or Neglected Tropical Diseases Control programme will be an added advantage.

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

Remuneration: Salary will be offered as per Project budget.

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Method of Application

All applications should be enclosed with certified copies of relevant certificates, detailed curriculum vitae and names of at least two reliable referees.

Applicants are also reminded to indicate reliable day time contact information.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

In case you do not hear from us in two weeks’ time after the closing date consider yourself unsuccessful.

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

The deadline for submitting the application is 16 August 2023.

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