Job Summary

Position:                    Field Supervisor (1 post)

Reports To:               Project Leader

Work Station:           Mtwara


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 is looking for a qualified and experienced individual to take the position of Field Supervisor. The supervisor will work closely with scientists to provide support in various experiments such as field mosquitoes and houseflies collections, sorting and recording taxonomic data and setting data loggers for the indoor environmental measurements in the Star-Homes Phase II project: Household Evaluation.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attend mosquito taxonomy courses, among other things, that improve his data collecting skills.
  • Ensure all data and samples collected from the experiments are properly recorded and stored.
  • Supervise volunteers and field workers working within the project(s).
  • Maintain all project(s) equipment in good order and custody.
  • Maintain constant liaison with community members in the study area to ensure the smooth running of project(s) activities.
  • Implement quality control procedures and ethical guidelines are met in the running of the project(s).
  • Conduct any other duties as may be assigned by the project leader.
  • Working in rural areas with minimal supervision.


Qualification and Experience

  • Form 4/6 graduate with 5 years of working experience.

 Skills and Competencies • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Team working skills.
  • Self-motivated and highly focused attitude to work.
  • Good verbal and oral communication skills.
  • Physical fitness.
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle.
  • Adhere to IHI core values (Transparency, Accountability, Respect, Integrity and Initiative).



An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to successful candidates 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 work place and during recruitment. All employment decisions are based solely on job requirements and individual qualifications, and our recruitment process is governed by the labour laws of Tanzania.

Mode of Application

All candidates who meet the above job requirements should send their application letters together with their detailed curriculum vitae (CVs) showing contact addresses including email, telephone/cell phone numbers and copies of academic and professional certificates to the email address below.

The deadline for this application is 17:00hrs on Monday May 31 2021. All e-mail application subject lines should include: FIELD SUPERVISOR – STAR HOMES. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. 

Human Resources Manager
#5 Ifakara Street Plot 463 Mikocheni
P.O. Box 78,373
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Email: [email protected]

The deadline for submitting the application is 31 May 2021 at 17:00hrs.

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