Job opp. with School of Public Health and Social Sciencies at MUHAS - Tanzania

P.O. BOX 65015

Telephone: +255-22-2150302-6 Ext 222
Direct Line: +255-22-2153371
Telefax: +255-22 -2151238
E-mail: [email protected]

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The School of Public Health and Social Sciences at MUHAS, in collaborations with partners is planning to conduct a population based study on children’s health and their life experiences in Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar. The study activities are scheduled to start from 2nd week of October 2009 until 3rd week of December 2009. The school therefore invites applications from qualified, competent, committed and dynamic individuals to fill the following positions.

Interviewers (120)- to conduct field survey
Lead Interviewers (24) – to supervise teams conducting field survey
Data entry clerks (5)

Required qualifications

1. Interviewers
The candidates should preferably be of the age 20 -34 years, holder of at least a diploma or degree in the field related to social sciences or humanities (i.e sociology, education, environmental health, nursing, medicine etc). Individuals with previous experience of conducting studies involving young people, fluent in English and Swahili, those trained in social service or counseling will have added advantages.

Roles and responsibilities
  • The main responsibility will be to conduct and complete a household census in both rural and urban selected Enumeration areas according to methods described in the training
  • Contact period: 5 days training and at least 28 days of field work
2. Lead interviewers
The candidates should be people of substantial professional authority in the field of research and evaluation. They should have ability to interact with interviewers as well as with top research coordinators. Should have a first degree education and above, should have experience in conducting surveys, management experience, and fluency in English and Swahili.

Roles and responsibilities
  • To Oversee all activities of the survey team members to ensure described methods and study procedures are followed up by interviewers as was demonstrated during the survey training.
  • Contact period: 8 days training and at least 28 days of field work
  • Remuneration: Both Interviewers and Lead interviewers will be paid a competitive perdiem package based on government rate
  • Other attributes for both Interviewers and Lead interviewers
  • Individuals should have friendly attitudes, honest, not aggressive, eager to learn and hardworking, responsive to directions, respect to peers and supervisors, physically fit, able to walk long distances, and able to spend an extended period of time in rural areas.
Submission of applications
All application must reach the indicated address by the closing date of the Friday 2nd October 2009. Please note that only the short listed candidates will be invited for interview by the School of Public Health and Social Sciences. Interviews will take place in Zanzibar Monday the 5th.

Application should include photocopies of relevant certificates; a current curriculum vitae indicating postal addresses, day time telephone contact or cell phone; qualifications, experience and present position, as well as names and addresses of two referees. Application in sealed envelops marked “Job opportunity for Lead interviewer” or “Job opportunity for Interviewer” or “Job opportunity for data entry clerk” or email attachments should be submitted to;

The Dean
School of Public Health and Social sciences
Box 65015
Dar es Salaam
[email protected]

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