Community Tracer (2 Posts) at NIMR October, 2023

Job Title: Community Tracer (2 Posts)

Reporting To:  Project Principal Investigator

National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)



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 is one of the NIMR Centers located in Mwanza region. The Centre is currently conducting research on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as well as other diseases of public health importance. The National Institute for Medical Research is looking for the qualified, experienced and well-motivated personnel to fill various positions into different projects at NIMR Mwanza Centre.


The Institute is collaborating with Rigshospitalet (Danish National Hospital), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University of Liverpool to conduct a clinical trial to test the effects of novel Ready to Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTF) and a program of psychosocial stimulation on cognitive and nutritional outcomes among malnourished children in Mwanza region. Therefore, the Institute is inviting applications from motivated and suitably qualified Tanzanian candidates to fill the following positions.


  1. To do community mobilization and tracing of study participants from the community in Mwanza region;
  2. To transfer biological samples from the recruitment sites to the NIMR-Mwanza laboratory located at Isamilo; and
  3. To perform any other study-related duty as may be assigned by the supervisor


  1. A Bachelor Degree in community development or related field;
  2. Have two or more years of community work and in mobilization and follow-up of patients in clinical research settings;
  3. Excellent written and oral communications skills in Kiswahili and English; and
  4. GCP training


One year contract which may be renewed on the basis of performance and mutual agreement.


The successful candidate will be based at NIMR Mwanza Centre and regularly visits at study sites.


A competitive salary will be offered to the successful candidate as per project budget.


  • Application letters should be written in English;
  • Applicants must attach certified copies of Birth certificate, academic certificates   and other awards;
  • Application letters should be attached with curriculum vitae which includes not less than two relevant referees’ contacts;
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted; and
  • A daytime mobile telephone number and e-mail contact details should be included in the application

All applications should be addressed to:

Centre Manager,
National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) Mwanza Centre,
P.O.BOX 1462,
Mwanza. Or through email:

The deadline for submitting the application is 24th October, 2023.