Research Assistant (12 Posts) at NIMR October, 2023

Job Title: Research Assistant (12 Posts)

Reporting To:  Project Principal Investigator

National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)

JOB ADVERTISEMENT

BACKGROUND

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.

BRIGHT-SAM RESEARCH PROJECT

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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. To provide psychosocial stimulation education to the caregivers of recruited children with SAM and Moderate Acute Malnutrition;
  2. To administer data collection using electronic devices;
  3. To provide nutritional education and counselling to the caregivers of recruited participants;
  4. To guide caregivers on making toys from locally available materials; and
  5. To perform any other study-related duty as may be advised by Study supervisor.

QUALIFICATION AND COMPETENCE

  1. A minimum of an upper second class or overall minimum of Grade B for unclassified Degrees in the Bachelor Degree training in Human nutrition, psychology, education in Guidance and Counseling or other related field from recognized training institution;
  2. At least two years work experience in research field;
  3. Experience in providing psychosocial support/intervention in research or implementation programs will add advantage;
  4. Excellent written and oral communication skills in Kiswahili and English;
  5. Computer literacy; and
  6. Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training

TERMS OF SERVICE:   

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

 DUTY STATION:

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

 COMPENSATION: 

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

MODE OF APPLICATION:

  • 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: mwanza@nimr.or.tz

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