Country coordinator Tanzania TIMCI


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

Your position

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

Your profile

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.

Application / Contact
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: . Applications via e-mail or external recruiter will not be considered.

The deadline for applications is 1 September 2019

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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