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30 Aug 2021

Study Coordinator 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 (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 positions in the Long-term health after Severe Acute Malnutrition in children and adults: the role of the Pancreas (SAMPA) study. SAMPA is a longitudinal study investigating the links between undernutrition and future diabetes risk and will be based in Mwanza city.


The Study Coordinator will report and work under the Head of Clinical Research Department.


Candidate shall be responsible for implementing research/trial activities including executing informed consenting processes, enrolment and monitoring of study participants. Will assist study investigators in preparing study data, literature reviews, analysis for meeting presentations and publications. He/she shall be responsible in conducting and disseminating scientifically and ethically sound health research that addresses the national health priorities to alleviate health problems for scientific advancement and human wellbeing.


To coordinate recruitment, data collection and entry according to standard operating procedures and SAMPA study protocol;
To coordinate sample collection, testing, archiving and reporting of results;
To coordinate application for ethics approvals and renewals;
To coordinate meetings with internal and external collaborators;
To contribute in developing data analysis plan and in manuscript writing; and
To perform other relevant duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.


Holder of Master’s degree in Epidemiology or Public Health;
Having trained in HIV and NCDs will be an added advantage;
A minimum of 5 years working experience with research organization
Strong language skills, fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili including presentation skills;
Good analytical skills and ability to understand complex subjects extract and communicate relevant information from data and documents;
Ability to prepare report using MS Office software, for internal and stakeholders’ communication;
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to organize time appropriately and effectively;
Self-motivated; able to work independently under minimal supervision to complete tasks and respond to appropriate project authority requests and to collaborate with others;
A team player with a strong organization, planning with ability to prioritize tasks for both self and team to meet requirements and deadlines;
The applicant should be a Tanzanian below 45 years

Up to 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, Mwanza City.

A competitive salary will be offered as per Government of Tanzania’s Salary Scale.

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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.

The Centre Director,

NIMR, Mwanza Research Centre,

P.O. Box 1462,

Mwanza, Tanzania.

Closing Date : 10th September , 2021.

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified. In case you do not hear from us in two weeks’ time after the closing date consider yourself unsuccessful.

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