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9 New Job Vacancies at Tanzania Diabetes Association (TDA) - Various Posts

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Jobs in Tanzania 2022: New Job Vacancies at Tanzania Diabetes Association (TDA), 2022
Tanzania Diabetes Association (TDA) Jobs
The Tanzanian Diabetes Association (TDA) is a nationally recognized leader on diabetes policy and practice, a convener of the community movement, a partner to including foundations, government, and an advocate for people at risk of or living with diabetes including type 1 diabetes.
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TDA in partnership with the University of Pittsburg and Life for A Child (LFAC) are looking forward to conducting a clinical trial to determine whether insulin glargine reduces the risk of serious hypoglycemia or improves Time in Range over 3-6 months when compared against standard of care human insulin (e.g. NPH or premixed 70/30) among youth living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in low resource settings (HumAn-1 Trial). This is a two year project to be implemented between 2022-2024..

Therefore, TDA is calling for qualified candidates to apply for the following positions:.
TDA seeks to recruit a qualified individual to fill the job vacancies below.......
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Position title: Research Assistant (2 positions)
Reports to:
Site trial coordinator
Location: Sekou Toure Hospital and Bugando Medical Center, Mwanza City
Contract: Full time, 1 years, renewable
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Medical doctor (MD, MBCHB) who has completed internship with clinical experience of at least one year
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Has had prior experience in obtaining consent (preferred) Trained in or have experience with diabetes care services Completed human subjects research training requirement(s) per the local 1RB.
  • GCP qualifications, experience in clinical research including coordination of recruitment, and minimal financial skills.
  • Moderate computer skills including Ms. Office tools i.e., Word, Excel etc.
  • Excellent collaborative skills.
  • Ability to work in a team and independently.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Report directly to Site trial Coordinator.
  • Assist in insulin titration and monitoring of participant glycemic control.
  • Ensure that participants return to clinic for appropriate intervals for collecting follow-up data (e.g., laboratory testing, completing surveys/questionnaires.
  • Complete online study forms using a laptop computer or portable devices (e.g. iPad)
  • After training, be able to activate and place Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) sensors, download sensor data, remove and replace with new sensor.
  • Travel to study participants’ home every after specified interval to obtain CGM data.
  • Distribute compensation payments to participants following each completed study milestone.
  • Assist with recruitment and obtaining consent from participants
  • Receive training and assist in the data collection for the qualitative (1:1 interviews), quality-of-life (surveys) and cost effectiveness sub-studies.
  • Ensure the study is done according to the working protocol and adherence to the 1CH Guidelines of Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
  • Maintain a close professional relationship with the government officials and other officials in the study area and at the study area.
  • Work with the study coordinator and PI to ensure that the study-specific SOPs are complete and are updated regularly.
  • Work in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity.
  • Perform any other activities as may be assigned

Position title: Site Coordinator (2 positions)
Reports to:
Project Manager/Overall Study Coordinator
Location: Sekou Toure Hospital and Bugando Medical Center, Mwanza City
Contract: Full time, 1 years, renewable.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree or Master’s degree in a healthcare related field with substantial subject matter related expertise (e.g. physician, diabetes educator).
  • Have experience or training in the management of type 1 diabetes.
  • Proven interpersonal skills in working effectively as a member of a team and independently.
  • Possess research experience in healthcare
  • Complete human subjects research training requirement(s).
  • Registered by professional body (MCT, TNMC) and possess a valid practicing license.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Willing to work and reside in Mwanza for the project period 0 Familiar with Tanzanian contexts
  • Good computer literacy 0 Minimal financial skills
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Job Responsibilities:
  • The Coordinator will be familiar with all study/trial procedures occurring at the local site.
  • Report directly to the site Project Manager/Overall coordinator and local Co-PI.
  • Manage and supervise the Research Assistant(s).
  • Ensure patient safety (e.g. be able to connect participants with appropriate and immediate medical care in case of serious adverse events or emergencies).
  • Ensure that participant data is stored securely.
  • Serve as the first point of contact for potential adverse events. 0 Assist in the preparation of monthly or quarterly trial reports (e.g. recruitment, CGM our outcome measures, protocol deviations/violations, adverse events)
  • Work closely with site liaison personnel, local PI and overall trial coordinator and ensure study-specific SOPs are complete and are updated regularly.
  • Ensure study equipment and store are available at the site
  • Participate and give updates in physical and virtual meetings with regard to implementation of the study at the site.
  • Maintain a close professional relationship with the government officials in the study area.
  • Work with the study coordinator and PI to ensure that the study-specific SOPs are complete and are updated regularly.
  • Work in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity.
  • Ensure the study is done according to the working protocol and adherence to the ICH Guidelines of Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
  • Assist with recruitment and obtaining consent from participants
  • Secretary to the site study implementation committee meetings, take minutes and disseminate accordingly and timely.
  • Perform any other activities as may be assigned

Position title: Project Financial Officer (1 position)
Reports to:
Project Manager/Overall coordinator, PI and TDA’s Hon. General Secretary
Location: TDA Office, Dar Es Salaam.
Contract: Fixed Terms, 1 year, renewable.
Minimum qualification:
  • At least a bachelor degree in finance and accountancy with minimum of two years of experience in similar capacity
  • Recognized by professional body and holder of Certified Professional Accountant (CPA)
  • Experience of working with NGOs is an added advantage
  • Good experience in financial management
  • Experience overseeing project operations, procurement, and logistics; extensive experience in the development of project budgets.
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Proficiency in working with Microsoft packages, including Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Accuracy in reporting detailed financial information
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as on own initiative
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and professionals alike
  • Confidence in liaising with external organizations
  • Ability to work under pressure, plan and priorities own workload, manage competing tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain effective office systems
  • Ability to travel locally as required.

Job responsibilities:
  • Take care of bookkeeping and administration of invoices and accounting documents
  • Manages the bank account, payments and treasury
  • Monitor expenditure against budgets; monitor cash flow and predict new trends
  • Contribute to the preparation of financial statements and processing and retention of documents and support in accordance with TDA/University of Pittsburgh regulations.
  • Produce accurate financial reports at specific deadlines
  • Prepare invoices to be submitted to Pittsburgh University timely and on quarterly basis
  • Manage the annual accounts closing and the external audit in collaboration with the external accountant
  • Ensure compliance with regulations (TDA and University of Pittsburgh) for procurement of goods and services and record­keeping
  • Develop appropriate financial systems and tools.
  • Prepare monthly payrolls
  • Manages time-sheets

Job title: Qualitative data collectors (2 positions)
Reports to:
Project Manager/Study coordinator and PI Contract: Part time
Location: Bugando Medical Center and Sekou Toure Hospital, Mwanza
Recommended:
Minimum Qualifications
  • Holder of at least bachelor’s degree in social science, health related subject or equivalent 0 At least two years of experience in qualitative data
  • collection, including qualitative interviewing, is required Ability to use a computer, tablets and MS package i.e. excel, PPT and Word.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work under deadlines and independently with minimal supervision Experience working or interacting with with others including children, parents/caregiver and healthcare workers and discussing issues related to chronic conditions such as diabetes, is advantageous
  • Great organizational capacity
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Fluency in English and Swahili
  • Available and ready to work in Mwanza from February 2023.

Job responsibilities
  • Attend training workshop
  • Have a thorough understanding of the trial protocol and in particular the qualitative component.
  • Able to follow study SoP
  • Obtain informed consent of individuals to be interviewed Interview individuals to obtain relevant information using qualitative interview methods
  • Collect data using tablets and excel templates or interview guide and audio tap
  • Maintain privacy and total confidentiality regarding all information related to the study
  • Assist in collecting feedback/ suggestions of participants, if necessary
  • Perform verbatim transcription of collected qualitative data Performing any other duties related to the study as assigned by the study coordinator

Job title: Transcribers (2 positions)
Reports to:
Project Manager/Study coordinator and PI
Contract: Part time
Location: Bugando Medical Center and Sekou Toure Hospital, Mwanza
Minimum Qualifications
  • Holder of at least bachelor’s degree in social science, health related subject or equivalent 0 At least two years of experience in qualitative data
  • collection, including qualitative interviewing, is required Ability to use a computer, tablets and MS package i.e. excel, PPT and Word.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work under deadlines and independently with minimal supervision Experience working or interacting with with others including children, parents/caregiver and healthcare workers and discussing issues related to chronic conditions such as diabetes, is advantageous
  • Great organizational capacity
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Fluency in English and Swahili
  • Available and ready to work in Mwanza from February 2023.

Job responsibilities
  • Attend training workshop
  • Have a thorough understanding of the trial protocol and in particular the qualitative component.
  • Able to follow study SoP
  • Obtain informed consent of individuals to be interviewed Interview individuals to obtain relevant information using qualitative interview methods
  • Collect data using tablets and excel templates or interview guide and audio tap
  • Maintain privacy and total confidentiality regarding all information related to the study
  • Assist in collecting feedback/ suggestions of participants, if necessary
  • Perform verbatim transcription of collected qualitative data Performing any other duties related to the study as assigned by the study coordinator
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Remuneration
Competitive salary shall be offered to qualified candidates

How to Apply:
Please ensure that you mention www.ajiraleo.com as the source of this job advertisement.
If interested, please apply by sending a CV, over letter one page maximum and contact details of 3 references in English to jobapplication@tdatz.or.tz by the 18th of November, 2022; 1600 hours EAT. Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line. Only applications submitted via e-mail shall be considered.
Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.
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