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Job Vacancies At Ifakara Institute Of Health (IHI) – Various Posts

Job Vacancies At Ifakara Institute Of Health (IHI) - Various Posts
IFAKARA INSTITUTE OF HEALTH 

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 and policy translation.

Job Summary
Position: Personal Assistant to Chief Executive Director (1 post)
Reports To: Chief Executive Director
Work Station: Dar es Salaam
Apply By: February 16,2023

Position Summary

Ifakara Health Institute seeks a qualified and experienced Personal Assistant (PA) to the Chief Executive Director (CED). The PA will be responsible for providing high-quality support to the CED, while providing administrative support to the Chief Operations Officer, and the Director of Science, responsible for supporting preparations of all Board meetings, Committees of the Board and the Management Committee.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage diaries and exercise judgment in arranging meetings on behalf of the CED to ensure that urgent and important matters are prioritized by checking diaries against each other.
  • Check meeting minutes on receipt to identify dates of future meetings, maintain awareness of dates of relevant conferences, and organize appropriate cover for meetings in the case of absence.
  • Understand the CED’s commitments and prioritize scheduled events or meetings.
  • Provide support to the CED during meetings, ensure timely availability of the meeting minutes, and matters arising and report on the status of follow-up actions.
  • Deal with highly confidential issues, recognizing such matters’ sensitivity and possible reputational implications and ensuring appropriate liaison with managers and other internal and external colleagues. This will include human resources-related issues concerning staff.
  • Maintain management meeting minutes and files confidentially.
  • Ensure the CED is fully prepared and briefed for meetings and travel, reviewing background information and producing drafts of documents and/or briefing papers.
  • Make travel arrangements for the CED, including all logistical and substantive aspects, sourcing tickets, and hotel booking.
  • Maintain Board meeting minutes and sub-committee minutes.
  • Manage internal and external contacts for the CED including making, receiving and screening telephone calls, processing incoming mail and e-mails, highlighting urgent and important items, and drafting replies or replying directly when required.
  • Manage the filing system of correspondence and other papers, review existing files, and organize long-term storage as required.
  • At all times when communicating, be responsive, polite, friendly, and efficient; the image of the Office of the CED represents the image of the IHI.
  • Organize financial arrangements including payment and reimbursement of funds on behalf of the CED, liaising with the finance office and external organizations as necessary.
  • Perform any other tasks as may be assigned by a supervisor.
Qualification and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Secretarial Studies; Business Administration; or Management.
  • Proven and extensive experience (not less than 6 years) in supporting a senior executive, including experience in organizing and streamlining the workload and timetable of a busy professional.
Skills and Competencies
  • Excellent written English and good presentation skills, with a proven ability to draft and proofread documentation, including correspondence and briefing documents.
  • Efficient record keeping and records management.
  • Good oral communication skills, including confident presentation during meetings and the ability to communicate clearly with visitors from all parts of the world.
  • Excellent organizational abilities, ability to work under pressure, and ability to assess priorities, organize own workload without supervision, meet deadlines and initiate action, where appropriate
  • Ability to maintain complete confidentiality.
  • Experience in servicing committees and/or meetings, including taking minutes.
  • Adhere to Ifakara’s core values (Transparency, Responsibility, Integrity, Respect and Initiative).
  • Remuneration
  • An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to successful candidates as per IHI salary scales.
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 Thursday, February 16th, 2023. 
All e-mail application subject lines should include: PERSONAL ASSISTANT-CED.Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.
Human Resources Manager
IFAKARA HEALTH INSTITUTE
#5 Ifakara Street Plot 463 Mikocheni
P.O.Box 78,373
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

For more details and how to apply, read the job announcement in attached PDF file hereunder.
DOWNLOAD PDF FILE HERE!
Job Summary
Position: Research Officer (1 post)
Reports To: Principal Investigator/Project Leader
Work Station: Dar es Salaam
Apply By: February 16, 2023
Position Summary
Ifakara Health Institute seeks a qualified and experienced Research Officer. The Officer will join the Epidemic Detection &Response Project(EDRP) which is mandated to develop and strengthen the required capacity for local scientists as well as to work on machine learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), software programming, and data management & analysis-related projects. The Officer will be responsible to annotate the satellite imagery and support the validation of burial sites and provide any support that might be required for the execution of the project, and also to learn the implementation of the machine learning algorithm architecture.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Execute different data science tasks in relation to health while acquiring the required skills.
  • Participate in training in order to understand the biology of infectious diseases (endemic and pandemic).
  • Work on data management and analysis related to studies.
  • Work on several projects to acquire skills in computer programming, machine learning, and AI.
  • Participate in the grant application to support master’s programs.
  • Provide support to undertake different reviews related to infectious disease modelling projects.
  • Participate in writing reports, scientific manuscripts, and other outputs to disseminate results in technical working groups, and in local & international conferences.
  • Assist with any other duties as directed by the Principal Investigator.
Qualification and Experience
  • Holder of BA or BSc in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Engineering,Mathematics, Health Informatics or any other related discipline.
  • Experience in Intermediate Statistics and programming.
Skills and Competencies
  • Proficiency in one or more programming languages such as Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP, and SQL.
  • Proficiency in data analysis packages, e.g.,Python, STATA, R,MATLAB.
  • Proficiency in statistical software (R is a plus).
  • Strong data management and data analysis skills.
  • Efficient communication skills; spoken and written English, with good presentation skills.
  • Experience in developing web-based database applications.
  • Ability to work independently, within interdisciplinary teams, and as part of a team on large research projects.
  • Must have the ambition to join an MSc program in a related field.
  • Experience in developing mobile applications.
  • Experience in publishing in international peer-reviewed journals is a plus.
  • Adhere to Ifakara’s core values (Transparency, Responsibility, Integrity, Respect and Initiative).
Remuneration
An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to successful candidates as per IHI salary scales.
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 Thursday, February 16th, 2023
All e-mail application subject lines should include: RESEARCH OFFICER-EDRP.Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.
Human Resources Manager
IFAKARA HEALTH INSTITUTE
#5 Ifakara Street Plot 463 Mikocheni
P.O. Box 78,373
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

For more details and how to apply, read the job announcement in attached PDF file hereunder.
DOWNLOAD PDF FILE HERE!
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