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10 Nov 2022

Transcribers x2 at Tanzanian Diabetes Association (TDA)

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Job Description

The Tanzanian Diabetes Association (TDA) is a nationally recognized leader on diabetes policy and practice, a convener of the community movement, a partner to including foundations, government, and an advocate for people at risk of or living with diabetes including type 1 diabetes.

TDA in partnership with the University of Pittsburg and Life for A Child (LFAC) are looking forward to conducting a clinical trial to determine whether insulin glargine reduces the risk of serious hypoglycemia or improves Time in Range over 3-6 months when compared against standard of care human insulin (e.g. NPH or premixed 70/30) among youth living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in low resource settings (HumAn-1 Trial). This is a two year project to be implemented between 2022-2024.

Therefore, TDA is calling for qualified candidates to apply for the following positions:


Job title: Transcribers (2 positions)

Reports to: Project Manager/Study coordinator and PI

Contract: Part time

Location: Bugando Medical Center and Sekou Toure Hospital, Mwanza

Minimum Qualifications

  • Holder of at least bachelor’s degree in social science, health related subject or equivalent 0 At least two years of experience in qualitative data
  • collection, including qualitative interviewing, is required Ability to use a computer, tablets and MS package i.e. excel, PPT and Word.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work under deadlines and independently with minimal supervision Experience working or interacting with with others including children, parents/caregiver and healthcare workers and discussing issues related to chronic conditions such as diabetes, is advantageous
  • Great organizational capacity
  •  Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  •  Fluency in English and Swahili
  • Available and ready to work in Mwanza from February 2023.

Job responsibilities.

  •  Attend training workshop
  • Have a thorough understanding of the trial protocol and in particular the qualitative component.
  •  Able to follow study SoP
  • Obtain informed consent of individuals to be interviewed Interview individuals to obtain relevant information using qualitative interview methods
  • Collect data using tablets and excel templates or interview guide and audio tap
  •  Maintain privacy and total confidentiality regarding all information related to the study
  • Assist in collecting feedback/ suggestions of participants, if necessary
  • Perform verbatim transcription of collected qualitative data Performing any other duties related to the study as assigned by the study coordinator



Competitive salary shall be offered to qualified candidates

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Method of Application

If interested, please apply by sending a CV, over letter one page maximum and contact details of 3 references in English to [email protected] by the 18th of November, 2022; 1600 hours EAT. Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line. Only applications submitted via e-mail shall be considered.

Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.

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