Thursday, November 12, 2015
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELFARE

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
DEADLINE: NOV 24, 2015

Job Title: Research Coordinator
Duty station: National TB and Leprosy Program Dar es Salaam.
Reporting to: Program Manager

Purpose of the Job

•    To coordinate all TB, TB/HIV and Leprosy related researches in the country

Duties, Responsibilities and Tasks

•    To take lead in identifying key TB, TB/HIV and Leprosy priority operational and basic research agenda
•    Take lead in the formulation of TB, TB/HIV and Leprosy research agenda
•    To coordinate research and academic institutions and implementing partners in implementing the TB, TB/HIV and Leprosy research agenda
•    To monitor and keep inventory of all relevant TB, TB/HIV and Leprosy researches in the country
•    To keep track and inform the program on new technologies in the control of TB, TB/HIV and Leprosy globally
•    To take lead in representing the MoHSW/NTLP in collaborating with research and academic institutions and implementing partners in the conduct of research
•    To coordinate the dissemination of research findings both nationally and internationally
•    To take lead in the translation of research findings into policy and policy into practice
•    To mobilise resources for the conduct of TB, TB/HIV and Leprosy researches through the development of proposals
•    Any other duties as assigned by the programme manager

Academic Qualifications and Experience

•    Medical doctor
•    Master's degree in Epidemiology, Field Epidemiology or Public Health. Master's Degree in Statistics is added advantage
•    At least three-years experience in the field of Research
•    A good knowledge of statistical software package ( STATA, SPSS, Excel, Epi Info, Epi data)
•    Good command of English and Kiswahili both in writing and speaking
•    Sound computer skills: Microsoft office applications



Job Title: Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Manager

Duty station: National TB and Leprosy Program Dar es salaam.
Reporting to: Program Manager

•    Purpose of the Job: To develop and manage all ICT infrastructure and related human resources within the NTLP

Duties, Responsibilities and Tasks.

•    To advice the program manager on required ICT equipment and services for the Program.
•    To install, configure and perform daily required updates/upgrades of all Program's ICT systems and networks i.e computer hardware, computer programs, network systems, websites and file systems.
•    To provide IT technical support, administration and maintenance to NTLP staff at National, Regional and District levels
•    To manage the Program's electronic database server to ensure data availability and accessibility while maintaining data security.
•    To provide technical support on database tools to data entrants at all levels of service delivery through training, supportive supervision and mentorship. .
•    To train health care workers at all levels on ICT usage
•    To regularly compile and maintain an accurate inventory of ICT equipment and systems
•    To Compile quarterly reports on ICT usage and inventories of equipment and systems
•    Any other duties as assigned by the program manager

Academic Qualifications and experience

•    First degree in computer engineering, Computer Science or Electronic and Communication
•    Master's degree in ICT will be an added advantage
•    Experience in computer and communication systems trouble shooting and maintenance
•    At least three years experience on designing, developing and managing computer databases,
•    Good command of English and Kiswahili both in writing and speaking
•    Sound leadership and managerial skills.

Job Title: Zonal Reference Tuberculosis(TB) Culture laboratory focal person

Duty stations: TB Zonal Reference laboratory-Mbeya Referral Hospital, Bugando Referral
Hospital, Dodoma Regional Referral Hospital and Kibong'oto National TB Hospital
Reporting to: Hospital Directors in respective duty station


Purpose of the Job:
To coordinate all activities related to TB culture within the respective zone

Duties, Responsibilities and Tasks.

•    Provides technical support on TB culture related activities at regional and district levels
•    Supervises timely TB specimen referrals from the satellite laboratories within the zone to the culture zonal laboratory.
•    Supervises timely referrals of positive TB culture slopes from the culture laboratory for Drug Susceptibility Testing (DST)
•    Monitors turn around time for specimens sent for culture and DST and timely reporting of patients requiring clinical management
•    Ensures quality of specimen sent for culture is maintained by organizing trainings, supportive supervisions and mentorships of relevant health care workers.
•    Ensures implementation of Internal Quality Control for TB culture
•    Ensures implementation of External Quality Control for TB culture
•    Ensures Standard Operating procedures and Job AIDS for TB culture are in line with NTLP guidelines.
•    Prepares and timely shares with the Central Reference Culture Laboratory (CTRL) quarterly Plans of Action for TB culture activities, quarterly and annual report .
•    Ensures adequate TB culture laboratory supplies through timely quantification and forecasting
•    Any other duties assigned by the Laboratory manager/Director/Head of laboratory services

Academic Qualifications and Experience

•    Degree in Medical Laboratory Science plus two years post qualifying experience
•    Registered with Tanzania Health Laboratory Practitioners Council
•    Computer literacy - Microsoft office package
•    Fluent in written and spoken language (English and Swahili)
•    Application Instructions


All applications enclosed with certified photocopies of relevant certificates a Send your application to the:

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
6 Samora Machel Avenue 11478
Dar -es-Salaam

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