VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT MUHIMBILI UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH AND ALLIED SCIENCES (MUHAS)


FAMILIA KWANZA PROJECT
Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences together with Medical University of South Carolina were granted funds and ethical clearance to conduct a study entitled “Patterns and Risk Factors of HIV and Non Communicable Disease Comorbidity in Urban Tanzania- Exploring the
Potential for Family Based Interventions. This study is planned to be undertaken at Muhimbili
National Hospital, both CTC and Diabetic clinic and will involve patients and their family members.

The first part of the research took place in the period of July to September 2017 and successfully
completed. The project is now entering its second phase and will focus on family members interview and interventions. Data collection will take place between January and April 2018.

POSITION: Field qualitative interviewer (Ethnographers) - 2 Positions
Reports to Research Coordinator and research team leader responsible for the activities related to
qualitative data collection
Main Duties:
• Conduct interview
• Locate, Recruit and Interview participants
• Conducting assent and informed consent for study participation
• Implementing data collection as per project protocols
• Performing data collection using digital recorders with consent from respondents
• Add field notes to interview transcripts and fill out daily debriefing notes
• Reviewing all transcribed and translated interviews for data quality control and assurances
• Reporting social events and other adverse events to team leader and Project coordinator
Requirements:
• Minimum education - degree in social sciences or public health or other related fields
• Good verbal and written communication skills in Kiswahili and English
• Basic skills in qualitative research.
• Strong critical thinking and analytical abilities
• Strong team player and High attention to detail
• Ability to use Microsoft office programs such as MS word and MS Excel being helpful.

NB: Successful candidate will be required to attend training prior to the commencement of the field activities
POSITION : Research Assistant (Nurse) – 1 Position
We are currently looking for a competent person (Registered Nurse) to work with us on the second phase of the project.
Duties:
• To collect biological investigations to the study participants
• Providing Health education to the study participants and answer questions from research participants
• Implement informed consent and other research ethics procedures,
Requirements:
• Minimum education – At least a Diploma in Nursing
• Good verbal and written communication skills in Kiswahili and English
• Basic skills in biological investigations
• Strong critical thinking and analytical abilities
• Strong team player and High attention to detail
• At least three years’ experience

POSITION: Community Preparations Research Assistant – 1 position
Duties:
• To prepare logistics and all forms of communication with participants during data collection
• To contact possible participants and their families
Requirements:
• Minimum education – At least a Diploma in social sciences or public health or other related
fields. A degree will be an added advantage
• Good verbal and written communication skills in Kiswahili and English
• Strong critical thinking and analytical abilities
• Strong team player and High attention to detail
Please send only by email an updated curriculum vitae, scanned and signed cover letter and scanned
copies of certificates to: likindikoki@gmail.com, cc fschiwanga@yahoo.com, and
wrenista@yahoo.com, @gmail.com
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Strictly on 31st December, 2017

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