Job Opportunity at Ifakara Health Institute, Technician

 Job Opportunity at Ifakara Health Institute, Technician
Title: Technician – Ifakara Health Institute, Ifakara Branch

Position Summary:
IHI is looking for an experienced Technician to work with a project bearing the title: Targeting Host Seeking Malaria Mosquitoes Using a Trick Evolved by their Parasites. This project aims to assess and develop a novel mosquito attractants based on organic volatiles generated by Gametocyte Circulating Metabolites in the Human Blood (HMBPP) for mass luring and trapping of malaria vectors.
The candidate will assist in conducting semi-field and field experiments to evaluate the attractiveness of HMBPP induced lures to malaria vectors. Also, the candidate will assist in recruiting malaria patients and health individuals from community members in the village to compare the profiles of volatiles generated from their exhaled breaths and skin.

 Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Research Officer in preparation and implementation of semi-field and field experiments.
  • Assist the Research Officer in mobilizing community members in the village during field experiments.
  • Assist the Research Officer in data collection, and basic data entry.
  • Maintain equipment in good order and obtain project suppliers (consumables).
  • Precisely conduct semi-field and field experiments as well as keeping records.
  • Provide support to mosquito colony rearing at Ifakara Branch when required.
  • Maintain a high standard of conduct as required by core IHI values.
  • Perform regular maintenance tasks associated with semi-field systems.
  • Follow standard operating procedures and experimental protocol for day to day operations. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Holder of at least an Ordinary Level Certificate of Secondary Education (Form Four).
  • Further training in Community Health from institutes recognized by NACTE will be an added advantage.
  • Adequate experience in the semi-field and field entomological research, preferably within the Department of Environmental Health and Ecological Sciences (EHES) at IHI will be an added advantage. 

Skills and Competences

  • Ability to community in English and Kiswahili languages.
  • Self-motivation and team building.
  • Ability to work with communities in rural areas.
  • Mosquito rearing, collections, identification and storage skills.

An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to a successful candidate 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 address below. Apply by November 14, 2018 at 1700hrs. All e-mail subject titles should read, “Technician – Ifakara.”

Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

Chief Human Resources Officer,
Ifakara Health Institute,
Kiko Avenue, Mikocheni,
P. o. Box 78373;
Dar es Salaam.

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