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5 Apr 2023

Pharmacist (1) – Clinical Trial at Ifakara Health Institute

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Job Description

Job Summary

Position:                    Pharmacist (1 Post)

Reports To:               Principal Investigator

Work Station:           Bagamoyo

Apply By:                   April 13th 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 is seeking a qualified and experienced Pharmacist. The Pharmacist will be handling all clinical trial pharmaceutical matters (drug and vaccine) as assigned by the Senior Pharmacists and Principal Investigator.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Conduct drugs and vaccine (investigational medicinal product) accountability.
• Study drug storage and dispensing.
• Study drugs/vaccine preparation and administration.
• Training on study drug/vaccine handling to other staff.
• Monitor study drug/vaccine supplies.
• Study drugs/vaccine importation.
• Study drugs/vaccine disposal.
• Export and import permit application and follow-up.
• Protocol implementation.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Protocol implementation.

Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy.
  • Must have a Pharmaceutical license as a technician.

 Skills and Competencies

  • Formulation-Medicines and vaccines.
  • Cold chain management.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Good team player.
  • Hardworking person.
  • Adhere to IHI core values (Transparency, Responsibility, Integrity, Respect 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 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

The deadline for this application is 17:00hrs on Thursday, April 13 2023. All e-mail application subject lines should include: PHARMACIST – CLINICAL TRIAL BAGAMOYO. 

Human Resources Manager


#5 Ifakara Street Plot 463 Mikocheni

P.O. Box 78,373

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Email: [email protected]

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.

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