United Republic of Tanzania: Country coordinator Tanzania TIMCI (80-100%)

Organization: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 01 Sep 2019

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is a world-leading institute in global health with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries. Associated with the University of Basel, Swiss TPH combines research, services, and education and training at the local, national and international level. Over 800 people from more than 70 nations work at Swiss TPH focusing on infectious and non-communicable diseases, environment, society and health as well as health systems and interventions.

Led by PATH, the Tools for Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (TIMCI) project is a global effort to accelerate availability, adoption and scale-up of tools to identify severe illness and decrease mortality in children under 5 years of age. Within TIMCI, Swiss TPH is in charge of a large multi-country impact and operational research study. Tanzania will be one of the two focus study countries, and Swiss TPH is therefore looking to hire a country coordinator for study activities in Tanzania. We are looking for a

Country coordinator Tanzania TIMCI (80-100%)

Your responsibilities include:

  • Assure coordination of impact trial activities at country level
  • Contribute to the research design of the impact study in Tanzania and operational research in Kenya and Senegal (conception of trial structure, including monitoring plan, technical input on clinical aspects etc.)
  • Contribute to ethics and regulatory requirements in Tanzania, Kenya and Senegal
  • Assure close collaboration on implementation of studies with TIMCI stakeholders and partners in Tanzania, Kenya and Senegal, including PATH country offices and MoH
  • Contribute to the set-up the electronic point-of-care tool (ePOCT) in the study sites
  • Oversee data collection of the impact study in Tanzania and the operational research in Kenya and Senegal and contribute to train health workers involved in study sites
  • Contribute to monitoring and data quality assurance of TIMCI
  • Accurate reporting to Project Leader and partners on trial progress through progress reports, including contribution to the project’s monitoring and evaluation framework
  • Contribute to data analysis, report writing, write-up and dissemination of study outcome

You should have the following experiences and skills in:

  • Minimum of Master degree in epidemiology, public health or a related field. A PhD would be an asset
  • At least 10 years of experience in working on public health and development issues,
  • Demonstrated experience with carrying out operational/implementation studies/research independently. Specific experience in large scale health service research are an asset
  • Knowledge on data monitoring and quality assurance procedures of clinical studies would be an asset
  • Experienced in field team management, quantitative and qualitative data collection, data management, data analysis and report writing
  • Written and oral communication is clear, concise and promotes understanding
  • Effective negotiation and conflict management skills, and proven track record of successful interaction with different stakeholders (including Ministries etc.)
  • A strong sense of team work is essential. Ability to adapt to the needs of all partners involved
  • Language skills: the candidate has to be fluent in English. Kiswahili and French would be an asset
  • Ready to take responsibility even with difficult tasks and able to complete these tasks successfully with drive and aptitude
  • Strong spirit of team work, and ability to work with professionals in multi-cultural context
  • Swiss TPH an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity

How to apply:

If you are interested, please submit your application with:

· CV · Motivational letter · Salary expectations · Names and contact information (email or phone) of 2 references

Please note that we can only accept applications via our online recruiting tool: https://recruitingapp-2698.umantis.com/Jobs/All Applications via e-mail or external recruiter will not be considered.

Job Profile: Start Date: As soon as available Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Duration: 2 years Percentage: 80-100% Travel Required? No

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