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28 Oct 2022

ICT Officer at National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)

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Job Description



The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) is a Parastatal Organization established by an Act of Parliament No. 23 of 1979 (CAP.59, R.E.2002) and became operational in 1980. The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) Muhimbili Centre is looking for full-time qualified Tanzanians to fill the posts of ICT officer.

On behalf of the Director General of the National Institute for Medical Research, the Centre Manager of Muhimbili Medical Research Centre wishes to advertise the mentioned post which requires highly motivated and competent Tanzanians to fill the post on annual contract basis with the possibility of renewal.


The overarching objective of the assignment is to provide operational and technical support to the study coordinator and Principal Investigator (Pi) to ensure the efficient quality of Data and database development.

NIMR now invites applications from suitable, qualified, and experienced persons to fill the post of ICT Officer who will work 100% in the projects. The ideal candidate for this position must have a solid theoretical background in software development and database administration. The incumbent will be responsible for assisting in designing, coding, testing, deploying, and supporting software assignments.



We are looking for a qualified ICT Officer to design stable and reliable clinical data systems, according to NIMR needs. You will be responsible for developing, testing, improving, and maintaining new and existing systems to help researchers/users collect and retrieve data effectively. As part of our IT team, he/she will work closely with developers to ensure system consistency. You will also collaborate with administrators and clients to provide technical support and identify new requirements. Communication and organization skills are keys for this position, along with a problem-solution attitude. Ultimately, you should be able to ensure our clinical data systems run effectively and securely on a daily basis..


To design stable, reliable, and effective databases;
To optimize and maintain legacy systems;
To modify databases according to requests and perform tests;
To solve database usage issues and malfunctions;
To liaise with systems analysts and users to improve applications and establish best practices;
To gather user requirements and identify new features;
To develop technical and training manuals;
To provide data management support to users;
To ensure all database programs meet NIMR and performance requirements;
To suggest new database products, services, and protocols and 11. To perform any other related duties assigned by the supervisor.


Holder of Bachelor Degree in one of the following fields; Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or equivalent computer qualifications from recognized institutions with at least four (5) years working experience in software development.


Proven work experience as a Software engineer

Proficiency in python, SQL;
Proficiency with Django and collaborative development (git) an advantage;
Working experience in software development and database management systems;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Excellent analytical and organization skills;
An ability to understand front-end users’ requirements and a problem-solving attitude;


The Project Coordinator will report to Project Principal Investigator.


A one-year contract may be renewed on the basis of performance and mutual agreement.


The successful candidate will be based at NIMR-Muhimbili, Dar es Salaam.


A competitive salary will be offered as per Government of Tanzania 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 two weeks after the first appearance (see the date above) of this advertisement to the address below.  Applicants are also reminded to indicate all contact information necessary with which information can reach them easily. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified. In case you do not hear from us within two weeks after the closing date consider yourself unsuccessful, Applicants are required to submit hardcopies of the application to the address below;

The Centre Manager,

National Institute for Medical Research,

Muhimbili Medical Research Centre,

P O Box 3436, MUHAS CHPE Building, 4th Floor,


The deadline for submitting the application is 10 November 2022.

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