Research Assistant (Medicine) at Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC)

Vacancy title:
Research Assistant (Medicine)]

Jobs at:

Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC)

Deadline of this Job:
20 March 2023

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Dodoma , East Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2023 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed


Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC) is the source of the Government’s policy of first phase of dealing with the problem of malnutrition in the country. The Organization was officially established by an Act of Parliament (Tanzania Food and Nutrition Act) of 1973 and approved by the President on December 6, 1973.

The mission is to Formulate, initiate and promote development policies and plans regulations and legislation for improvement of nutritional status of Tanzania community;

To promote nutrition of the socio-economical deprived and nutritionally vulnerable groups; To promote community participation in managing and controlling nutritional problems in the country; To promote applied and basic nutrition and research; and To promote private sector involvement in nutrition intervention.

Research Assistant (Medicine) – 1 Post

Duties and Responsibilities
i. To assist in carrying out field work;
ii. To assist in supervising field students;
iii. To assist in proposing, planning and managing food and nutrition research projects and preparing reports;
iv. To assist in writing food and nutrition research with other staff;
v. To assist in drafting guidelines, data collection tools and protocols;
vi. To make presentation of the research findings at local seminars and workshops;
vii. To assist in preparation of draft research manuscripts, books, technical reports, training materials, guidelines and protocol for publications;
viii. To conduct literature search and prepare research materials for writing research manuscripts, books, technical reports, training materials, guidelines and protocol for publications; and
ix. To perform any other related duties assigned by one’s supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience
• Holder of Bachelor degree with a minimum of upper second class in Medicine from the recognized Institution.

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
General Conditions:
v. All applicants must be Citizens of Tanzania with an age not above 45 years of age except for those who are in Public Service;
vi. People with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply and should indicate clearly in the portal for Public Service Recruitment Secretariat attention;
vii. Applicants must attach an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) having reliable contacts; postal address/post code, e-mail and telephone numbers;
viii. Applicants should apply on the strength of the information given in this advertisement;
ix. Applicants must attach their certified copies of the following certificates: –
a. Postgraduate/Degree/Advanced Diploma/Diploma/Certificates;
b. Postgraduate/Degree/Advanced Diploma/Diploma transcripts;
c. Form IV and Form VI National Examination Certificates;
x. Professional Registration and Training Certificates from respective Registration or Regulatory Bodies, (where applicable);
xi. Birth certificate;
xii. Attaching copies of the following certificates is strictly not accepted:-
• Form IV and form VI results slips;
• Testimonials and all Partial transcripts;
xiii. An applicant must upload recent Passport Size Photo in the Recruitment Portal;
xiv. An applicant employed in the Public Service should route his application letter through his respective employer;
xv. An applicant who is retired from the Public Service for whatever reason should not apply;
xvi. An applicant should indicate three reputable referees with their reliable contacts;
xvii. Certificates from foreign examination bodies for Ordinary or Advanced level education should be verified by The National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA).
xviii. Professional certificates from foreign Universities and other training institutions should be verified by The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) and National Council for Technical Education (NACTE);
xix. A signed application letter should be written either in Swahili or English and Addressed to Secretary, Presidents Office, Public Service Recruitment Secretariat, P.O. Box 2320, Utumishi Building at University of Dodoma – Dr. Asha Rose Migiro Buildings – Dodoma.
xx. Deadline for application is 20th March, 2023;
xxi. Only shortlisted candidates will be informed on a date for interview and;
xxii. Presentation of forged certificates and other information will necessitate to legal action;

NOTE: All applications must be sent through Recruitment Portal by using the following address; and not otherwise (This address also can be found at PSRS Website, Click ‘Recruitment Portal’)

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