6 Interns Jobs at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI)

Research Scientist Job at Ifakara Health Institute

6 Interns Opportunities at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI)

Position:  Interns (6 posts) with MSc & PhD opportunities

Reports to: Program Coordinator

Work station:  Dar es Salaam

Apply by:  June 5, 2020

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, and policy translation.

Position Summary 

IHI in collaboration with various partners plans to implement an Internship Program on Infectious Diseases Modelling: Software Development, Data Management & Analysis, and mathematical Modelling with MSc and Ph.D. opportunities – as detailed in the Internship Program Information. This program will be hosted by the Training and Capacity Building Unit at IHI with initial support from the Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA).

Therefore, the Institute is looking for six (6) qualified candidates to join an internship program and potentially MSc and Ph.D. programs. Candidates might also be required to support some of the on-going research projects in a related field and trained to work on attracting grants to support their own MSc and Ph.D. programs. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Enhance your understanding of the mosquito biology and related field
  • Enhance programming skills by working on specific projects
  • Enhance data management and analysis skills
  • Enhance mathematical modeling skills
  • Gain experience on how to participate in a team of research scientists
  • Gain training on how to write research grants
  • Participate in writing reports, scientific manuscripts, and other outputs to disseminate results in technical working group, local and international conferences, peer-reviewed journals
  • Seek support from senior scientist to apply for a grant to support masters and Ph.D. programs
  • Provide support to undertake different review related to infectious disease modeling projects
  • Assist with any other duties as directed by program coordinator

Qualification and Experience

Holder of BA or BSc or MSc in computer science, computer engineering, engineering, mathematics, health informatics, or any other related discipline.

Skills and Competencies

  • Proficiency in one or more programming languages such as Java, Javascript, HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL.
  • Proficiency in data analysis packages, e.g., STATA, R, MATLAB.
  • Proficiency in statistical software R is a plus.
  • Strong data management and data analysis skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English, with good presentation skills.
  • Experience developing database web-based applications.
  • Ability to work independently, in interdisciplinary teams, and as part of a team on large research projects.
  • Having some knowledge of mosquito biology and infectious diseases is a plus.
  • Must have the ambition to join the MSc and Ph.D. programs in a related field.
  • Mathematical modeling experience is a must for candidates with an MSc degree planning to join a Ph.D. program.
  • Experience developing mobile applications.
  • Experience publishing in international peer-reviewed journals a plus.


An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to successful candidates selected to join MSc and PhD programs 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 workplace and during recruitment.

All employment decisions are based solely on job requirements and individual qualifications, and our recruitment process is governed by the labor laws of Tanzania.

Mode of Application

All candidates who meet the above job requirements should send their application letters together with a personal/motivational statement; their detailed curriculum vitae (CVs) showing contact addresses including email, telephone/cell phone numbers and copies of academic and professional certificates to the address below. The deadline for this application is June 5th, 2020.

All e-mail application subject lines should indicate by specifying the position applied for APPLICATION


Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

Human Resources Manager, 
Ifakara Health Institute,  Kiko Avenue, Mikocheni, 
P o. Box 78373,
Dar es Salaam
Email: recruitment@ihi.or.tz

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