Research Nurse (multiple positions) at Mwanza Intervention Trial Unit (MITU)

The Mwanza Intervention Trial Unit (MITU) is a collaborative research Unit based at the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) campus in Mwanza, Tanzania. The mission of MITU is to contribute to improving health through the development and evaluation of interventions against HIV and other health problems by conducting research, including clinical trials to the highest international standards; to enhance the capacity to carry out such research in Tanzania, and the East African Region; and to contribute to the translation of research findings into health policy.

MITU is now working to implement several vaccination trials in Tanzania, involving both HPV and COVID vaccines. These are randomized clinical trial to assess the safety and protectiveness of these vaccines. MITU is now inviting application from suitably qualified candidates with vaccination experience for the following position:

MITU is now inviting application from suitably qualified candidates for the following position:

Position: Research Nurse (multiple positions)

The post-holder will work within an ongoing trial and will work closely with and report to the Trial Management and
coordinating team.

Principal responsibilities and duties:
 To provide trial information to potential participants and ensure the information has been understood and any
queries from the participants have been answered.
 To contribute to eligibility assessment of potential participants.
 To perform vaccination of study participants according to standard operating procedures, following all required QAand reporting requirements.
 To collect data as required for the trial, completing source documents according to standard operating procedures.
 To check source documents for completeness at the clinic before submission, and to resolve all data queries
relevant to the role arising from data processing.
 To assist with stock take of clinical and field items and submit timely requests to the trial manager and deputy trial
manager for procurement of clinic items.
 To ensure drugs are kept according to manufacturer’s requirements and accountability of all drugs is documented,
and to ensure return of expired drugs to the MITU pharmacy and documentation by the trial pharmacist.
 To ensure participant confidentiality is maintained during all trial procedures.
 To assist with tracing and tracking of participants, especially hard-to-trace participants.
 To report any incident which may affect the integrity of the trial to the trial manager and deputy trial manager and
 To attend project meetings and phone calls.
 To perform any other trial-related activity as may be requested by members of the trial management team.
Essential qualifications
 Fully-registered nurse practitioner, with at least a diploma in nursing.
 At least 2 years of post-qualification nursing experience in hospitals or clinics.
 Experience performing vaccinations within governmental or non-governmental organisations

 Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Swahili. Desirable qualifications
 Training in or knowledge of Good Clinical Practice.
 Experience community outreach.
 Experience of working on vaccine-related research studies or clinical trials.
 Working knowledge of Kisukuma.
Mode of application and requirements
 Interested applicants should submit a letter of application together with their CV and copies of all relevant
certificates to no later than 13 January 2023.

 The applicants should clearly state the job title for which they are applying in the subject line of the email.
 All attached documents should be saved using the candidate’s name.
 Applicants should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if
 Applicants without suitable qualifications/registration or vaccination experience will not be considered.

Interviews will be held at the earliest available opportunity and only shortlisted candidates will be notified if selected for

MITU is an equal opportunities organization. Female applicants and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to

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