Research Scientist/Officer Job at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) – Career Opportunity in Tanzania

Job Category: NGO – Non Government Organisations
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job:  19 November 2020
Duty Station:  Tanzania
Posted: 09-11-2020
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Research Scientist/Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Social Services & Nonprofit ]

Jobs at:

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI)

Deadline of this Job:
19 November 2020  

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, November 09, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Position: Research Scientist/Officer (1 post)
Reports to: Project Leader
Work station: Ifakara
Apply by: November 19, 2020

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 medical specialist to work as Research Scientist or Research Officer who will deal with patients with heart and lung diseases in its Kilombero and Ulanga Antiretroviral Cohort (KIULARCO) Clinic in Ifakara. The Clinic is run in collaboration with the Swiss TPH, St Francis Referral Hospital, Ifakara. The specialist will attend to patients under the Chronic Diseases Clinic of Ifakara (CDCI) to deliver improved clinical service and research. The specialist will also provide training in cardiology, pulmology and outreach program of the clinic within the existing research platform of the KIULARCO situated at St. Francis Referral Hospital in Ifakara (SFRH).

Duties and Responsibilities
• Familiarize with the heart and lung disease to patients in the KIULARCO clinic and develop Standard Operating procedure for dealing with such patients.
• Attend to Heart and Lung patients, both outpatient and in-patients.
• Offer specialized emergency clinical care for heart and lung patients in the CDCI and the SFRH.
• Perform abdominal sonography and echo.
• Coordinate, within the steering committee, further research development of the possibilities of heart and lung clinic in the future.
• Liaise with stakeholders charged with health programs at the SFRH and district authorities.
• Perform consultation and ward rounds at the SFRH with internal medicine, setting up the ICU, and continuous training of ICU staff.
• Contribute to planning, coordination, and performance of research activities/studies organized by IHI and other partners.
• Perform and coordinate research activities at the clinic.
• As a specialist, work together with the Principal Investigator in reviewing the responsibilities as need may deem to be.
• Perform any additional task to be assigned by the Project Leader/ Principle investigator.

Qualification and Experience
• Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine, anesthesiology, intensive care, or emergency medicine.
• An MD/ Bachelor of Medicine with knowledge in anesthesiology, intensive care, or emergency medicine will be considered.
• Experience in clinical care for patients with chronic diseases (e.g. HIV, TB, heart and lung diseases).

Skills and Competencies
• Fluent in English and Swahili languages.
• Be ready to adhere to IHI core values.
• Interest in clinical medicine.
• High motivation for research activities.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style.
• Professional attitude to work and clear work ethics.
• Result-oriented.

An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to successful candidates as per IHI Salary scales for scientists.

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.

Work Hours: 8


Job application procedure
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 address below.
The deadline for this application is: November 19th 2020.
All e-mail application subject lines should read: Research Scientist- Heart and Lung. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
Human Resources Manager,
Ifakara Health Institute,
Kiko Avenue, Mikocheni,
P. o. Box 78373,
Dar es Salaam
Email: [email protected]  

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