16 Feb 2024

Pharmaceutical Technician – Intern at Ifakara Health Institute

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Job Description

Job Summary

Position: Pharmaceutical Technician – Intern
Reports To: Project Leader
Work Station: Bagamoyo
Apply By: 27th February 2024
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

Pharmaceutical Technician will be responsible for handling all clinical trial pharmaceutical matters (drug and vaccine) as assigned by the senior pharmacists and Project Leader.

Duties and Responsibilities
Conduct drugs and vaccine (investigational medicinal product) accountability
Study drugs Storage and dispensing
Study drugs/vaccine Preparation and administration
Trainings on study drug/vaccine handling to other staffs
Monitor study drug/vaccine supplies
Study drugs/vaccine Importation
Study drugs/vaccine Disposal
Export and Import permit application and follow-up
Protocol implementation.
Carry out additional duties as assigned by project leader.

Qualification and Experience

Diploma in Pharmacy
Must have Pharmaceutical license
Skills and Competencies
Formulation-Medicines and vaccines
Cold chain management
Time management to establish priorities and planning the project timelines.
Knowledge of good clinical practice (GCP).
Excellent computer skills.
Self-motivated individual who is able to work with minimal supervision.
Effective team work.
Effective communication, collaborative and problem-solving skills.

Able to meet deadlines.
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 work place and during recruitment. All employment decisions are based solely on job requirements and individual qualifications, and our recruitment process is governed by the labour 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 17:00hrs on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. All e-mail application subject lines should include: Pharmaceutical Technician Intern – VAC078. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for 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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