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Field Interviewer/Clinical Observer (2 Posts) at Ifakara Health Institute

 Job Summary

Position:                    Field Interviewer (2 Posts)

Reports To:               Site Coordinator

Work Station:          Ifakara

Apply By:                   March 13th 2023

Institute Overview 

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is a leading research organization in Africa with a strong track record in developing, testing and validating innovations for health. Driven by a core strategic mandate for research, training and services, the Institute’s work now spans a wide spectrum, covering biomedical and ecological sciences, intervention studies, health-systems research, service delivery and policy translation. 


Position Summary 

Ifakara qualified and experienced Field Interviewers (Clinical Observers) to join the DYNAMIC project in Ifakara. They will be responsible for observing consultations involving children aged 2 months to 5 years at 4-5 health facilities. During these consultations, they will document whether certain symptoms were asked or spontaneously given by the patient/caretaker, and document what physical exams were performed. They will also document the final diagnosis, treatment, and management plan of the consultations. The Field Interviewers will be required to travel to 4-5 health facilities in Morogoro region to conduct the observations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follow appropriate training.
  • Travel to health facilities at given schedules.
  • Confirm that consent from the patient and clinician was adequately acquired.
  • Conduct clinical observations by filling the given section of the Service Provision Assessment survey (Observation of sick child consultation) and using the provided tools.
  • Ensure safekeeping, maintenance and return of project equipment provided for data collection for the purpose of the interviews.
  • Ensure the protection, rights, safety and well-being of the study participants, including maintaining participant’s privacy and confidentiality are maintained.
  • Ensure that the study is done according to the research ethical guidelines.
  • Report to the immediate supervisor in the case of problems.
  • Provide a weekly report on the work performed, communicate with other study staff regularly at scheduled meetings and participate actively in all meetings.
  • Perform any other job-related duties assigned by a Supervisor/Coordinator/Principal Investigator as required from time to time.

Qualification and Experience

•       Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Clinical Medicine.

•       Minimum of 2 years of working experience; experience in treating children is mandatory.

•       Received IMCI training.

 Skills and Competencies

•       Good clinical understanding of IMCI and child health.

•       Ability to communicate fluently in both English and Kiswahili languages.

•       Familiar with the usage of electronic devices, like tablets or smartphones.

•       Willingness to travel by public transport.

•       Ability to work independently and in a multidisciplinary team.

•       Committed to work and adherence to work regulations.

•       Can maintain confidentiality in all aspects.

•       In-depth knowledge about the local setting (Morogoro); living/coming from a village in the health facility’s catchment area is an added advantage.

•       Adhere to IHI core values (Transparency, Responsibility, Integrity, Respect and Initiative).


An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to successful candidates 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 email address below.

The deadline for this application is 17:00hrs on Monday, March 13th 2023. All e-mail application subject lines should include: FIELD INTERVIEWER/CLINICAL OBSERVER – DYNAMIC. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview. 

Human Resources Manager


#5 Ifakara Street Plot 463 Mikocheni

P.O. Box 78,373

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Email: [email protected]