Project Manager at NIMR Mwanza
- Company: NIMR Mwanza
- Location: Tanzania
- State: Mwanza Jobs
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Tanzania
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. NIMR-Mwanza Research Centre (MMRC) is one of the NIMR Centers located in Mwanza The Centre is currently conducting research on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as well as other diseases of public health importance. On behalf of the Director General of the National Institute for Medical Research, the Centre Director of NIMR Mwanza is looking for the qualified, experienced and well-motivated personnel to fill the following vacant position whose duty station will be in Mwanza City.
JOB POSITION: PROJECT MANAGER (1 POST)
PROJECT TITLE: Evaluation of the Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation and Abuse (LINEA) Intervention.
REPORTING: The post holder will report to the Principal Investigator (PI)
The Project Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the project. The post holder will be familiar with the evaluation of complex social interventions aiming to improve the lives of vulnerable families in Tanzania. This is an excellent opportunity to work on and contribute to be part of an international research team with wide policy and programming impact.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To assist the PI in developing the trial protocol, applying to ethics and pretesting and piloting of data collection tools,
To develop survey plans (including sampling strategies, consent procedures etc), timelines, and logistics required for data collection;
To provide oversight of operational studies, and continuously monitor the implementation of operation’s activities, including to plan and supervise collection of all qualitative and quantitative data in Mwanza region and lead debriefing sessions;
To ensure that operational protocols are implemented and revise as needed, including supporting the development of data monitoring systems to track daily data collection performance and conduct quality checks to ensure quality data is collected;
To maintain compliance with NIMR and LSHTM policies and procedures regarding data management, data sharing, child protection as well as with ethics regulations;
To regularly communicate updates and troubleshooting challenges with PIs, including preparing progress reports.
To ensure that project deliverables, such as reports and financial statements, are submitted to donors and partners on time;
To hire, train, manage and supervise the local Data Officer and Research Assistants;
To participate in developing the capacity of junior staff, including training of local research enumerators and interviewers;
To coordinate meetings of the trial steering committee;
To support the PI in executing the research uptake strategic plan;
To liaise with the partner organizations and other local counterparts as necessary, maintaining communication with LSHTM and AGH teams;
To transmit and process data, including supporting qualitative and quantitative analysis of the data;
To draft and contribute to papers arising from this work; and
To perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
A holder of Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, or a similar subject
At least 3 years of relevant work experience, preferably in research setting and data analysis;
Knowledge and experience in conducting randomized controlled trials;
A practical experience of project management and data collection;
Experience working in issues related to gender and/or adolescent sexual and reproductive health is preferred;
Proven managerial, organizational and report-writing skills;
Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and a team player;
Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices;
Excellent written and oral communication skills in both English and Kiswahili;
To work as part of a multidisciplinary research team in a multicultural environment;
Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
Experience with electronic data collection platforms such as ODK, Survey CTO etc.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR ALL POSTS:
One year employment contract which may be renewed on the basis of performance and mutual agreement.
The successful candidate will be based at NIMR-Mwanza centre.
A competitive salary will be offered as per the Government of Tanzania salary scales.
Method of ApplicationAll applications should be enclosed with certified copies of relevant certificates and detailed curriculum vitae;
Applicants are required to submit their applications not later than two weeks after the first appearance of this advert;
Applicants are also reminded to indicate reliable day time contact information;
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
All applications should be addressed to;
NIMR Mwanza Centre,
P O. Box 1462,
The deadline for submitting the application is 13 October 2022.