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9 New Vacancies At Tanzania Diabetes Association (TDA)



The Tanzanian Diabetes Association (TDA) is a nationally recognized leader on diabetes policy and practice, a convener of the community movement, a partner to including foundations, government, and an advocate for people at risk of or living with diabetes including type 1 diabetes.


TDA in partnership with the University of Pittsburg and Life for A Child (LFAC) are looking forward to conducting a clinical trial to determine whether insulin glargine reduces the risk of serious hypoglycemia or improves Time in Range over 3-6 months when compared against standard of care human insulin (e.g. NPH or premixed 70/30) among youth living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in low resource settings (HumAn-1 Trial). This is a two year project to be implemented between 2022-2024..

Therefore, TDA is calling for qualified candidates to apply for the following positions:.
TDA seeks to recruit a qualified individual to fill the job vacancies below.......


Position title: Research Assistant (2 positions)
Reports to:
 Site trial coordinator
Location: Sekou Toure Hospital and Bugando Medical Center, Mwanza City
Contract: Full time, 1 years, renewable
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Medical doctor (MD, MBCHB) who has completed internship with clinical experience of at least one year
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Has had prior experience in obtaining consent (preferred) Trained in or have experience with diabetes care services Completed human subjects research training requirement(s) per the local 1RB.
  • GCP qualifications, experience in clinical research including coordination of recruitment, and minimal financial skills.
  • Moderate computer skills including Ms. Office tools i.e., Word, Excel etc.
  • Excellent collaborative skills.
  • Ability to work in a team and independently.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Report directly to Site trial Coordinator.
  • Assist in insulin titration and monitoring of participant glycemic control.
  • Ensure that participants return to clinic for appropriate intervals for collecting follow-up data (e.g., laboratory testing, completing surveys/questionnaires.
  • Complete online study forms using a laptop computer or portable devices (e.g. iPad)
  • After training, be able to activate and place Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) sensors, download sensor data, remove and replace with new sensor.
  • Travel to study participants’ home every after specified interval to obtain CGM data.
  • Distribute compensation payments to participants following each completed study milestone.
  • Assist with recruitment and obtaining consent from participants
  • Receive training and assist in the data collection for the qualitative (1:1 interviews), quality-of-life (surveys) and cost effectiveness sub-studies.
  • Ensure the study is done according to the working protocol and adherence to the 1CH Guidelines of Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
  • Maintain a close professional relationship with the government officials and other officials in the study area and at the study area.
  • Work with the study coordinator and PI to ensure that the study-specific SOPs are complete and are updated regularly.
  • Work in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity.
  • Perform any other activities as may be assigned

Position title: Site Coordinator (2 positions)
Reports to:
 Project Manager/Overall Study Coordinator
Location: Sekou Toure Hospital and Bugando Medical Center, Mwanza City
Contract: Full time, 1 years, renewable.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree or Master’s degree in a healthcare related field with substantial subject matter related expertise (e.g. physician, diabetes educator).
  • Have experience or training in the management of type 1 diabetes.
  • Proven interpersonal skills in working effectively as a member of a team and independently.
  • Possess research experience in healthcare
  • Complete human subjects research training requirement(s).
  • Registered by professional body (MCT, TNMC) and possess a valid practicing license.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Willing to work and reside in Mwanza for the project period 0 Familiar with Tanzanian contexts
  • Good computer literacy 0 Minimal financial skills

Job Responsibilities:
  • The Coordinator will be familiar with all study/trial procedures occurring at the local site.
  • Report directly to the site Project Manager/Overall coordinator and local Co-PI.
  • Manage and supervise the Research Assistant(s).
  • Ensure patient safety (e.g. be able to connect participants with appropriate and immediate medical care in case of serious adverse events or emergencies).
  • Ensure that participant data is stored securely.
  • Serve as the first point of contact for potential adverse events. 0 Assist in the preparation of monthly or quarterly trial reports (e.g. recruitment, CGM our outcome measures, protocol deviations/violations, adverse events)
  • Work closely with site liaison personnel, local PI and overall trial coordinator and ensure study-specific SOPs are complete and are updated regularly.
  • Ensure study equipment and store are available at the site
  • Participate and give updates in physical and virtual meetings with regard to implementation of the study at the site.
  • Maintain a close professional relationship with the government officials in the study area.
  • Work with the study coordinator and PI to ensure that the study-specific SOPs are complete and are updated regularly.
  • Work in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity.
  • Ensure the study is done according to the working protocol and adherence to the ICH Guidelines of Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
  • Assist with recruitment and obtaining consent from participants
  • Secretary to the site study implementation committee meetings, take minutes and disseminate accordingly and timely.
  • Perform any other activities as may be assigned

Position title: Project Financial Officer (1 position)
Reports to:
 Project Manager/Overall coordinator, PI and TDA’s Hon. General Secretary
Location: TDA Office, Dar Es Salaam.
Contract: Fixed Terms, 1 year, renewable.
Minimum qualification:
  • At least a bachelor degree in finance and accountancy with minimum of two years of experience in similar capacity
  • Recognized by professional body and holder of Certified Professional Accountant (CPA)
  • Experience of working with NGOs is an added advantage
  • Good experience in financial management
  • Experience overseeing project operations, procurement, and logistics; extensive experience in the development of project budgets.
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Proficiency in working with Microsoft packages, including Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Accuracy in reporting detailed financial information
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as on own initiative
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and professionals alike
  • Confidence in liaising with external organizations
  • Ability to work under pressure, plan and priorities own workload, manage competing tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain effective office systems
  • Ability to travel locally as required.

Job responsibilities:
  • Take care of bookkeeping and administration of invoices and accounting documents
  • Manages the bank account, payments and treasury
  • Monitor expenditure against budgets; monitor cash flow and predict new trends
  • Contribute to the preparation of financial statements and processing and retention of documents and support in accordance with TDA/University of Pittsburgh regulations.
  • Produce accurate financial reports at specific deadlines
  • Prepare invoices to be submitted to Pittsburgh University timely and on quarterly basis
  • Manage the annual accounts closing and the external audit in collaboration with the external accountant
  • Ensure compliance with regulations (TDA and University of Pittsburgh) for procurement of goods and services and recordkeeping
  • Develop appropriate financial systems and tools.
  • Prepare monthly payrolls
  • Manages time-sheets

Job title: Qualitative data collectors (2 positions)
Reports to: 
Project Manager/Study coordinator and PI Contract: Part time
Location: Bugando Medical Center and Sekou Toure Hospital, Mwanza


Minimum Qualifications
  • Holder of at least bachelor’s degree in social science, health related subject or equivalent 0 At least two years of experience in qualitative data
  • collection, including qualitative interviewing, is required Ability to use a computer, tablets and MS package i.e. excel, PPT and Word.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work under deadlines and independently with minimal supervision Experience working or interacting with with others including children, parents/caregiver and healthcare workers and discussing issues related to chronic conditions such as diabetes, is advantageous
  • Great organizational capacity
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Fluency in English and Swahili
  • Available and ready to work in Mwanza from February 2023.

Job responsibilities
  • Attend training workshop
  • Have a thorough understanding of the trial protocol and in particular the qualitative component.
  • Able to follow study SoP
  • Obtain informed consent of individuals to be interviewed Interview individuals to obtain relevant information using qualitative interview methods
  • Collect data using tablets and excel templates or interview guide and audio tap
  • Maintain privacy and total confidentiality regarding all information related to the study
  • Assist in collecting feedback/ suggestions of participants, if necessary
  • Perform verbatim transcription of collected qualitative data Performing any other duties related to the study as assigned by the study coordinator

Job title: Transcribers (2 positions)
Reports to:
 Project Manager/Study coordinator and PI
Contract: Part time
Location: Bugando Medical Center and Sekou Toure Hospital, Mwanza
Minimum Qualifications
  • Holder of at least bachelor’s degree in social science, health related subject or equivalent 0 At least two years of experience in qualitative data
  • collection, including qualitative interviewing, is required Ability to use a computer, tablets and MS package i.e. excel, PPT and Word.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work under deadlines and independently with minimal supervision Experience working or interacting with with others including children, parents/caregiver and healthcare workers and discussing issues related to chronic conditions such as diabetes, is advantageous
  • Great organizational capacity
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Fluency in English and Swahili
  • Available and ready to work in Mwanza from February 2023.

Job responsibilities
  • Attend training workshop
  • Have a thorough understanding of the trial protocol and in particular the qualitative component.
  • Able to follow study SoP
  • Obtain informed consent of individuals to be interviewed Interview individuals to obtain relevant information using qualitative interview methods
  • Collect data using tablets and excel templates or interview guide and audio tap
  • Maintain privacy and total confidentiality regarding all information related to the study
  • Assist in collecting feedback/ suggestions of participants, if necessary
  • Perform verbatim transcription of collected qualitative data Performing any other duties related to the study as assigned by the study coordinator


Remuneration
Competitive salary shall be offered to qualified candidates

How to Apply:
Please ensure that you mention www.ajiraleo.com as the source of this job advertisement.
If interested, please apply by sending a CV, over letter one page maximum and contact details of 3 references in English to jobapplication@tdatz.or.tz by the 18th of November, 2022; 1600 hours EAT

Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line. Only applications submitted via e-mail shall be considered.
Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.
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