Job Opportunities at NIMR ~ SENIOR SOCIAL SCIENTIST
The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) is a Parastatal Organization established by an Act of Parliament No. 23 of 1979 (CAP.59, R.E.2002) and became operational in 1980.
NIMR-Mwanza Research Centre (MMRC) is one of the NIMR Centers located in Mwanza The Centre is currently conducting research on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as well as other diseases of public health importance.
On behalf of the Director General of the National Institute for Medical Research, the Centre Director of NIMR Mwanza is looking for the qualified, experienced and well-motivated personnel to fill the following vacant position whose duty station will be in Mwanza City.
JOB POSITION: SENIOR SOCIAL SCIENTIST (1 POST)
The senior social scientist will be responsible for overall coordinating and supervision of all social science aspects of the project. He/she will also be responsible for community engagement, community sensitization and liaising with project stakeholders.
The Senior Social Scientist will report and work under the Head of Schist and Fisheries Unit.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
i. Overall leadership of the social science part of the study;
ii. Prepare data collection tools and software;
iii. Plan and supervise implementation of qualitative field data collection;
iv. Train and supervise the field team during qualitative data collection;
v. Perform qualitative data management, analysis and reporting;
vi. Prepare project progress reports and publications on the social science part of the study;
vii. Contribute to community engagement, mobilization and sensitization; and
viii. To perform any other relevant duties that may be assigned by the supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
i. At least a Masters degree in social sciences or other related qualifications;
ii. At least 5 years of research experience in the same field;
iii. Experience in climate change research will be an added advantage;
iv. Strong leadership and interpersonal skills;
v. At least 3 publications in peer reviewed journals;
vi. The applicant should be a Tanzanian not more than 45 years of age.
MODE OF APPLICATION
All applications should be enclosed with certified copies of relevant certificates and detailed curriculum vitae.
Applicants are required to submit their applications not later than two weeks after the first appearance of this advert.
Applicants are also reminded to indicate reliable day time contact information.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Please submit your application to:
The Centre Director,
NIMR Mwanza Centre,
P. O. Box 1462,