Research Officer (MD)

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 and policy translation.
Position Summary
IHI is looking for a qualified and experienced individual to take the Research Officer’s in the Ebola
Vaccine Trial (EBL08).
Duties and Responsibilities
• Evaluate and screen potential study participants based on study eligibility criteria.
• Recruit, follow-up and provide clinical care to all study participants in a clinical trial as per
study protocol, and coordinate tracing of participants in case of missed visits.
• Evaluate and report safety reports, protocol deviations and any other protocol specific reports.
• Ensure protocol compliance and protection of the participant rights and their wellbeing.
• Participate in sensitization, analysis and interpretation results, and dissemination of results to
the volunteers and community at large.
• Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of good clinical practice guidelines (i.e., GCP, ICH), and
compliance issues.
• Coordinate clinical activities in close supervision with the study PI to ensure that the study
specific SOPs are complete and are updated regularly.
• Ensure all study related forms are properly and accurately filled and data is entered on daily in
electronic data capturing tools.
• Respond to queries, concerns and issues raised by the supervisor/principal investigator or a
trial monitor.
• Ensure that participant’s privacy and confidentiality are maintained.
• Support the PI in the writing of clinical and progress study reports, and manuscript preparation
including writing own case reports or manuscripts.
• Communicate with other study staff regularly at scheduled meetings and to actively participate
in all study meetings.
• Maintain close professional relationship with government officials in the study area.
• Work in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity.
• Participate in development of concept notes and grant writing activities within the department.
• Perform any other duties assigned by the PI or Co-PI

Qualification and Experience
• Degree in Medicine
• Experience working on clinical trials research including coordination of recruitment
Skills and Competencies
• GCP qualifications
• Excellent computer skills including Ms. Office tools i.e., Word, Excel etc.
• Proven ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team and independently.
• Proven ability to be meticulous with details.
• Proven ability to multi-task, maintain confidentiality and remain focused in a fast-paced
environment
Remuneration
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.
Mode of Application
All candidates who meet the above job requirements should send their application letters together with
their detailed curriculum vitae (CVs) showing contact addresses including email, telephone/cell phone
numbers and copies of academic and professional certificates to the email address below.
The deadline for this application is 17:00 on 14/12/2021. All e-mail application subject lines should
include: RESEARCH OFFICER – EBL08 STUDY]. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
for interview.

Human Resources Manager
IFAKARA HEALTH INSTITUTE
#5 Ifakara Street Plot 463 Mikocheni
P.O. Box 78,373
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Email: recruitment@ihi.or.tz

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