Assistant Nursing Officer at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI)

Job Title: Assistant Nursing Officer

Ifakara Health lnstitute (IHI), The Institute is seeking for an Assistant Nursing Officer with the qualifications as mentioned below.

Job Summary

Reports to: Principle investigator

Work Station: Dar es Salaam

Apply By: December 17, 2023

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,  service  delivery  and  policy translation.

Position Summary

Ifakara  seeks  a  qualified  Assistant  Nursing  Officer  –  (study  nurse)  to  work  within  the  Mwananyamala  TB  Clinical.  The  Assistant  Nursing  Officer  will  play  a  key  role  in  the  provision  of  research  nursing  services,  day-to-day  planning,  and  execution  of  clinical  study  activities,  and  to  act  as  a team player for a clinical study team consisting of research nurses and study physicians.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in clinical research study as per research protocol, GCP, SOPs.
  • Perform Sample collection ( Including Femoral blood collection) and storage.
  • Recording vaccination consent and marking completion.
  • Administer Investigational  Product  (IP)  and  non-IP  medications  and  procedures  under  the  guidance of study clinician.
  • Complete and filling of specimen transfer form.
  • Accessing and  maintaining  accurate  patient  records,  adhering  to  confidentiality  as  per  the  study 
  • Maintain appropriate working relationships between the hospital staff and IHI at large.

Academic Qualification

  • Diploma in Nursing.
  • Registered with Tanzania Nursing and Midwifery Council (TNMC).
  • Good experience with research studies especially in clinical settings, including TB studies.

Professional Experience

  • 1-2 years working experience.

Skills and Competencies

  • Patient Management skills.
  • Team worker, able to work in a multicultural environment, punctual and high integrity.
  • Skills in conducting clinical research including screening, and recruitment of patients to the study.
  • Moderate computer knowledge / ICT skills.
  • Effective organizational and intercommunication skills, and teamwork.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills, and able to work flexible hours including
  • Adhere to IHI core values and research ethics.
  • Good command of both English and Swahili languages.  
  • Attentive to details and keen for completion.


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  workplace  and  during  recruitment.  All  employment  decisions  are  based  solely  on  job  requirements  and  individual  qualifications,  and  our  recruitment  process  is  governed  by  the  labor  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  23:59  hours on   Sunday,  December  17th    2023.  All e-mail  application   subject  lines should   include  Assistant  Nursing  Officer –  VPM   &  STEP  2C.  Only  shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Human Resources Manager


 #5 Ifakara Street Plot 463 Mikocheni

 P.O. Box 78,373

 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Email: