Nursing Officer Intern at Ifakara Health Institute – 6 Posts

Job Title: Nursing Officer Intern – 6 Posts


Reports To: Project Leader

Work Station: Bagamoyo

Apply By: October 10, 2023

Ifakara Health Institute

The Ifakara Health Institute is a health research organization with offices in Ifakara, Dar es Salaam, Ikwiriri, Bagamoyo, and Mtwara, Tanzania.

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 Nursing Officer to fill an internship position. The Nursing Officer will assist in playing a key role in the provision of research nursing services, day-to-day planning and execution of clinical study activities, and act as a team player for a clinical study team consisting of research nurses and study physicians.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in participating and contributing to the design of data collection tools such as source documents and case report forms.
  • Assist in educating volunteers on the study by using approved study information tools.
  • Assist in obtaining informed consent from the study participants or their parents/guardians and ensure all study participants are aware of their rights.
  • Assist in performing and documenting vital signs and anthropometry assessment.
  • Collect and label blood, serum, urine and other specimens from study participants for analyses as described in the protocol or as requested by study clinicians.
  • Assist senior study nurses in developing workflow procedures and duty rosters during clinical trial implementation.
  • Assist in administering Investigational Product (IP) and non-IP medications and procedures under the guidance of a study clinician.
  • Assist in resolving problems relating to volunteer care and act as a volunteer advocate.
  • Assist in giving counsel to volunteers with respect to medical conditions and provide appropriate guidance related to research activities, collect and document data as defined in the study protocols.
  • Assist in assessing patient needs in order to diagnose, plan and implement appropriate nursing care for participants in clinical trials in accordance with the treatment guidelines.
  • Assist in tracking vital signs and carry out regular checks on the patient’s wellbeing.
  • Assist in monitoring treatment plans, evaluate and advise/make appropriate recommendations to the Medical Officer or relevant officer as required, and generate and draft nursing reports as may be required from time to time.
  • Assist in maintaining relevant medical records on participants, treatment, etc. as may be required.
  • Assist in performing other duties as assigned by the study Coordinator and Project Leader.

Qualification and Experience

  • Diploma in Nursing and Midwife.
  • Proven experience working in a facility setting.

Skills and Competencies

  • Proficient IV and phlebotomy skills.
  • Excellent diagnostic skills and fine manual dexterity for repetitive tasks.
  • Proactive and confident with strong ethics.
  • Ability to multi-task and exhibit high integrity.
  • Able to meet deadlines and be punctual.
  • Able and willing to take and follow instructions and learn.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision; with strong organizational skills and hard working.
  • Team player, able to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Able to work flexible hours including weekends.
  • Adhere to IHI core values (Integrity, Initiative, Equity, Excellence, Accountability).


An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to successful candidates as per IHI internship package.

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 17:00hrs on Tuesday, October 10th 2023. All e-mail application subject lines should include: NURSING OFFICER/INTERN – Blood CHMI BAG. 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