Thursday 26 October 2023

Research Officer at MDH Tanzania November, 2023

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Jobs in Tanzania 2023: New Job Opportunities at Management and Development for Health (MDH), 2023
Management and Development for Health (MDH) Jobs 2023
Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose primary aim is to contribute to address public health priorities of the people of Tanzania and the world at large.
These priorities include: communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Reproductive, Maternal, New-born and Child health (RMNCH); Nutrition; Non-Communicable Diseases of public health significance; as well as Health System Strengthening. MDH strongly believes in and works in partnership with various local and global institutions, Ministry of Health (MoH); President’s Office Regional Authorities and Local Government (PORALG); donor agencies; academic and non-academic institutions; implementing partners; civil society, community-based and faith-based organizations and others.

MDH seeks a qualified individual to fill the job position below.....
From 2023, MDH is working with Karolinska Institutet to implement a five-year study titled: ENding HIV transmission to infants by Generating Evidence to optimize prevention and care for pregnant and postpartum Adolescent Girls and young women with HIV in Tanzania (ENGAGE). The main aim of this study is to investigate and optimize services for elimination of vertical HIV transmission and keeping mothers and families alive and healthy, for pregnant and postpartum Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) with HIV. MDH is, therefore, seeking for a qualified and interested candidate to serve as a research officer for this study.

Research Officer (1 Post)
POSITION: Research Officer (1 Post)
REPORTS TO: Deputy Director of Strategic Information
The Research Officer (RO) will oversee ENGAGE Study across all study regions. S/He will work closely with the study teams at MDH HQ and health facilities to implement the study plan, track progress of the study, monitor timelines, coordinate research trainings, activities and communications across key stakeholders, prepare research materials, and conduct administrative roles. He/she will produce study progress reports and financial reports for submission to the senior management.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Coordinate implementation of study activities and ensure adherence to standard operating procedures (SOPs) in line with the study protocol and national guidelines across study facilities in collaboration with the study PI, ENGAGE study team and MDH management.
2. Facilitate timely communication across key study stakeholders (MDH, KI, R/CHMTs, participating facilities etc.) incl. coordinating regular study meetings, to ensure efficient flow of information, smooth implementation of study activities.
3. Ensure timely adherence to all required due diligence for the study incl. ethical clearance/ renewal, report submission timelines etc.
4. Support recruitment of research assistants and/or data collectors, incl. preparing their job descriptions, their induction, capacity building, supervision and performance monitoring.
5. Keep an accurate and detailed records of research activities, expenses and results and ensure that study related documents such as study protocol, questionnaires, SOPs, study participants records, and other information are properly stored and accessible.
6. Verify and assure adherence to SOPs, quality and integrity of research practices, services and data through coordinating supervision, data quality assessment, chart/ register review, spot check and other approaches.
7. Monitor study progress and expenditures in line with study protocol and budget, support remediation of gaps identified and assist preparation of study progress and financial reports.
8. Undertake any other duties commensurate with the main objectives of the role as assigned from time to time by the supervisor.


1. Medical Doctor with appropriate MCT registration
2. Post-graduate training in epidemiology/ public health/ research methods is an added advantage.
3. Training on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training is an added advantage.
4. At least 3 years of work experience in public health research, particularly in areas of RMNCAH and/or HIV care and treatment.
5. Demonstrable ability to perform accurate and ethical research to achieve results.
6. Demonstrable outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills
7. Organizational, data management skills and ability to handle several responsibilities, work without direct supervision and under tight time constrains.
8. Excellent skills in meeting/workshop/ training facilitation, team building and coordination
9. Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and presentation skills in English and Swahili.
10. Proficiency in data management and statistical softwares including MS Excel, Open Data Kit, STATA, SPSS, SAS etc.

Submit your application before 10th November, 2023.
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