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CLOSED: Job: Manager USAID Malaria Control Research Project, Tanzania

March 28, 2013 - 18:50 -- MalariaWorld Jobs

Organization: National Institute for Medical Research

Location: Amani Medical Research Centre, Muheza, Tanzania

Nationality: Tanzanian

Closing date for applications: 5 April 2013


We are seeking to appoint a full time local Tanzanian Project Manager (Malaria Control Research) to coordinate and manage a research trial on the Efficacy of Insecticide-Treated Durable Wall Liners as a Method for Malaria Control in North-eastern Tanzania in collaboration with National and International Research Institutions, National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP), and US Agency for International Development (USAID).

The successful applicant will be a Tanzanian nation with:

  • PhD or MSc with several years’ field experience in medical entomology, parasitology or epidemiology, specialising in the control of mosquito vectors
  • Knowledge of chemical control of vectors, vector ecology and behaviour, malaria control epidemiology, study design, data management and statistical methods.
  • Previous experience in:

- Field entomology

- Field trials

- Data management and programming

- Research project management and supervision of entomological and parasitological research teams.

- Working with national and international organisations

- Working in a multi-disciplinary programmes

  • Technical, financial reporting and writing skills and a strong publication track record.

Ability to communicate with representatives of associated organisations including control project managers and operatives, scientists, administrators, technicians and private sectors is a compulsory requirement. The successful applicant will receive an attractive remuneration package.  


Post:  Manager USAID Malaria Control Research Project, Tanzania

Responsible to: Director, Amani Medical Research Centre, Muheza, Tanzania

Start date: 1 May 2013

Hours of work: Full time

Main duties and responsibilities:

To coordinate and supervise a malaria control trial in North-Eastern Tanzania in collaboration with Pan-African Malaria Research Consortium – PAMVERC (National Institute for Medical Research, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), US Agency for International Development and National Malaria Control Programme.

Specific tasks:
To coordinate and manage the following:

  • Coordination with stakeholders including USAID, NMCP, research institutions
  • Liaise with international and national technical specialists and manage their participation
  • Establish and manage a field research team in field epidemiology, medical entomology, parasitology and socio-economics
  • Select trial villages and conduct demographic census.
  • Conduct baseline community pre-intervention entomological, parasitological and socio-economic surveys.
  • Monitor implementation of interventions.
  • Train and supervise community health workers
  • Co-ordinate passive and active case reporting
  • Liaise with local health facilities to obtain case records relating to trial villages
  • Follow up surveys (entomological, parasitological, socio-economic) at scheduled intervals in the intervention year
  • Data entry and analysis
  • Draft technical reports and publications

SALARY AND CONDITIONS OF APPOINTMENT: The post is for 3 years and is available from 1st April 2013. Salary $43,000 per annum plus terminal benefit of 25% of salary throughout the project period. The successful applicant will receive an attractive pensionable remuneration package.   Annual leave entitlement is 28 working days per year.

MODE OF APPLICATION: Applications should be addressed to the Director, National Institute for Medical Research, Amani Research Centre, P. Box 81 MUHEZA, Tanzania. Applications can also be made through e-mail at  The e-mail subject should read TRAction-ITWL.  Closing date for applications is 5 April 2013.   Applications should also include a CV and the names and contact details (email & Telephone numbers) of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. 

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