Research Project Coordinator – Pamoja Tunaweza Women’s Centre – Tanzania

Position: Hati Salama (HASA) Research Project Coordinator

Role Summary: You will be expected to manage day-to-day logistics of a cluster-randomized trial to investigate perceived barriers to e-voucher redemption of bed nets amongst pregnant women and personalized SMS messages around e-voucher redemption. This project will be occurring at various sites across Tanzania, however the Project Coordinator will be based at the Pamoja Tunaweza Health & Research Centre in Moshi, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. You will be expected to manage a team of research assistants, clinical practitioners such as nurses and clinical officers, bed net distributors and retailers and to run a comprehensive training program for all team members. You will be responsible for the organization and oversight of all data collection and entry.

You will report to a Project Manager based at Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada and to a Project Manager at the Mennonite Economic Development Association (MEDA), based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Location: Moshi, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Key Responsibilities:

Participation in the hiring, training and management of project staff across Tanzania (research field staff, clinicians, bed net distributors/retailers and other project stakeholders)

Work within a team and manage field staff

Plan, prepare and coordinate multi-stakeholder project training

Liaise with various project sites and ensure project efficacy

Management of day-to-day activities (scheduling, budgeting, human resources)

Reporting of daily activities to MEDA & Queen’s Research Coordination offices

Field visits to participating sites (around Tanzania)

Financial management & reporting

Preparation of monthly project progress reports

Required Qualifications & Experiences:

Master’s degree in International/Global health research, international development (or related field), Master’s of Science degree, or equivalent research/work experience

2 years research program coordination experience or equivalent experience

Proficient in research methodology & epidemiology

Previous experience with logistical management in low-income & rural settings

Experience effectively executing and tracking program budgets

The ability to work in cross-cultural situations & the ability to be flexible and adaptable to the situation

Ability to solve unexpected problems as they arise



Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to communicate with project team via email and skype

Strong planning and organization skills

Experience living and/or working overseas

Fluent in English

Financial management skills

Comfortable traveling around Tanzania


Working knowledge of Swahili

Familiarity with implementing health research projects

How to apply

Please send a cover letter and CV with references to Katharine Heus ( Applications should be received no later than February 18th 2015. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.