Dar es Salaam
The National Institute for Medical Research
The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) is a Parastatal Organization established by Act of Parliament No. 23 of 1979 (CAP.59, R.E. 2002) and became operational in 1980. The NIMR Muhimbili Medical Research Centre is looking for fulltime qualified Tanzanians to fill the posts of Project Coordinator, Study Clinicians, Sociologist, Statistician, and Community Health Worker.
On behalf of the Director General of the National Institute for Medical Research, the Centre Director of Muhimbili Medical Research Centre wishes to advertise the above mentioned posts which require highly motivated and competent Tanzanians to fill the posts on an annual contract basis with the possibility of renewal.
Project Coordinator (1 Position)
The Project Coordinator will facilitate and coordinate daily project activities and playing a critical role in the implementation of the project. By performing these duties, the Project Coordinator will work with the Project Investigator and other stakeholders to support and provide guidance on administration, financial, personnel and other related aspects of the project.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- To ensure that assigned project activities including patient’s recruitment, sample collection, packaging, storage and transportation are implemented as per the SOP’s while abiding by all ethical principles, on time and as per the work plan;
- To develop accurate source materials and ensure compliance from project staff and stakeholders;
- To provide accurate and timely documentation and reporting to both sponsor and NIMR;
- To ensure appropriate credentialing and training of the project team members in the project sites;
- To liaise with project team and stakeholders to ensure that the implementation of the project activities supports efforts of the Ministry of Health on the vaccination for COVID-19;
- To communicate and collaborate specific project requirements to the project team, including PI, sponsor and stakeholders;
- To ensure compliance with project protocols, by providing ongoing quality control audits;
- To facilitate communication of project’s progress to all stakeholders on implementation strategies; this includes, providing regular status updates and progress reports to project management;
- To facilitate timely and effective stakeholders’ communication through regular meetings, reporting, site visits and conference calls;
- To manage effective relationships and open communication with project site facilities and key stakeholders;
- To compile and maintain all project documentation in accordance with Project SOPs;
- To prepare quarterly, annual and terminal progress reports of the work done;
- To organize meetings, as necessary, with project team members and collaborators, including programme, accommodation, travel, venues and social events; and
- To perform any other related duties assigned by the supervisor.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
- A holder of Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree and a MSc in related field;
- At least a minimum of two years’ experience in coordinating a clinical trial;
- Good analytical skills and ability to understand complex subjects; extract and communicate relevant information from data and documents;
- Ability to prepare comprehensive project documentation and reporting, using MS Office software, for internal and stakeholders’ communication;
- Expert project management skills, including a demonstrated ability to define scope, manage stakeholders, manage schedule/task activity, manage change and communicate risks;
- Excellent organizational skills with the ability to organize time appropriately and effectively;
- Strong language skills with fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili including presentation skills;
- Self-motivated, able to work independently to complete tasks and respond to appropriate project authority requests and to collaborate with others to utilize their resources and knowledge to identify quality solutions;
- Strong organization, planning and project management skills; ability to prioritize tasks for both self and team to meet requirements and deadlines.
The Project Coordinator will report to Project Principal Investigator.
One-year contract which may be renewed on the basis of performance and mutual agreement.
The successful candidate will be based at NIMR-Muhimbili, Dar es Salaam.
A competitive salary will be offered as per Government of Tanzania Regulations.
MODE OF APPLICATION
All applications should be enclosed with certified photocopies of relevant certificates and detailed curriculum vitae. Deadline for applications is 14thJuly 2022. Applicants are also reminded to indicate all contact information necessary for ease of communication. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified. In case you do not hear from us in two weeks’ time after the closing date consider yourself unsuccessful.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants are required to submit hard copies of the application to the address below;
The Centre Director,
National Institute for Medical Research, Muhimbili Medical Research Centre,
MUHAS CHPE Building, 4th Floor,
DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA.