16 Oct 2023

Research Officer at 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. NIMR-Mwanza Research Centre is one of the NIMR Centers located in Mwanza region. The Centre is currently conducting research on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as well as other diseases of public health importance. The National Institute for Medical Research is looking for the qualified, experienced and well-motivated personnel to fill various positions into different projects at NIMR Mwanza Centre.


The Institute is collaborating with Rigshospitalet (Danish National Hospital) and Tanzania Meteorological Agency and other partners to conduct a study investigating the long-term effects of climate change on non-communicable diseases (CLIMATCH Study). The Institute is inviting applications from motivated and suitably qualified Tanzanian candidates to fill the following positions.

JOB POSITION: Research Officer (1 post)

REPORTING TO: Project Principal Investigator


To oversee community engagement aspects of the CLIMATCH study;
To support recruitment, data collection and management;
To dissemination activities including preparing abstracts for conferences and manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals; an
To perform any other study-related duty as may be advised by Study supervisor


Master degree in Public Health or related field and a minimum of an upper second or overall minimum of Grade B for unclassified Degrees in the Bachelor
Degree; ii. Working experience as an officer responsible for recruitment and retention of participants in clinical studies;

Having ICT skills and ability to prepare scientific materials;
Excellent written and oral communication skills in Kiswahili and English;
Computer literacy; and
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training


One year contract which may be renewed on the basis of performance and mutual agreement.


The successful candidate will be based at NIMR Mwanza Centre and regularly visits at study sites.


A competitive salary will be offered to the successful candidate as per project budget.

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Method of Application

  • Application letters should be written in English;
  • Applicants must attach certified copies of Birth certificate, academic certificates   and other awards;

  • Application letters should be attached with curriculum vitae which includes not less than two relevant referees’ contacts;

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted; and
  • A daytime mobile telephone number and e-mail contact details should be included in the application

All applications should be addressed to:

Centre Manager, National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) Mwanza Centre,

P.O.BOX 1462, Mwanza. Or through email: [email protected]

The deadline for submitting the application is 24 October, 2023.

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