Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is a Tanzania based non-governmental Institute with a mission of developing and sustaining Health Research and Resource Institute capable of generating new knowledge and relevant information for public health policy and action. IHI is one of the leading research outfits in Africa maintaining collaboration with several other research Institutes in the world. IHI invites applications from interested, suitable and qualified Tanzanians to fill the following 14 positions in the project titled SOAR. The applicants will be recruited from respective regions where research is conducted. The positions require candidates who will assist to screen and recruit study participants as per study protocol and SOPs. Also the prospective employees will administer informed consents and conduct behavioral interviews on site or at another suitable location. The position also involve coordinating study activities between CTC in-charge, CTC counselors, CTC data manager and site management across study districts in Tanzania. POSITION: RESEARCH OFFICER (8 POSTS) LOCATION 2 MBEYA REGION Mbeya(2), Rungwe(1), Kyela(1), Mbarali(1),Chunya (1),Mbozi (1) Ileje (1) DUTIES 1. Screen and recruit each study subject following study protocol and SOPs. 2. Administer informed consent and behavioral interviews (baseline, 6-month, 12-month) on site or at another suitable location 3. Manage and direct Lay Counselors in the identification and screening of HIV positive clients at participating HTCs including regular visits to HTCs 4. Manage study participant register 5. Manage study participant ID assignment for all study data (behavioral, in-depth interviews, viral load, cohort monitoring, etc.) Manage client tracing and follow-up activities for surveys and viral load sampling 6. Manage study participant reimbursements 7. Manage the collection and data entry of all related facility register data (HTS, pre-ART & ART), CTC1 & CTC2, adherence counseling forms, and monthly appointment forms (adherence counseling checklist, self-assessment, appointment book, tracking register, and transfer forms) 8. Prepare weekly/regular status reports 9. Coordinate and participate in project meetings and site visits 10. To participate in writing project reports 11. To support project management as need arise and when assigned by Principal Investigator 12. Transportation of viral load sample from site to IHI lab Ifakara 13. Coordinate study activities between ART manager, CTC counselors, CTC data manager and site management as appropriate. 14. To do any other duty assigned by the Principal Investigator according to SOAR protocols and SOPs. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE • Have a minimum of diploma or Bachelor degree from recognized academic institutions • At least two years’ experience in any related research activity. DESIRABLE QUALITIES • Be able to read and speak and write in both Swahili and English • Be able to speak clearly and in a kind manner • Be someone who pays attention to detail when listening • Ability to use laptop computer, tablets and associated software • Comfortable working with PLHIV • Ability to follow complex instructions • Commitment to confidentiality and ethics in research COMPETENCIES • Computer skills in data collection, data entry, report writing, supervisory activity • Be proactive in the use of smart phones/tablets for data collection and recording REMUNERATION AND MODE OF EMPLOYMENT An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to successful candidates as per IHI scales. This is a 12 months contract which may be renewable for one year depending on funding. MODE OF APPLICATION Applicants from respective districts will be given priority and should also send an electronic copy of application to the respective Regional Medical Officers (RMOs) through regional health secretaries as follows (Mbeya- firstname.lastname@example.org and Kagera email@example.com) copy to IHI H uman resources through Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline for Mbeya is Friday 02nd September 2016, interviews will be held 9th September, 2016 at RMO’s office.