Opportunities for Pharmacists at Ifakara Health Institute

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Position: Pharmacist (1 post)
Reports To: Project Leader
Work Station: Dar es Salaam
Apply By: June 26, 2023

Institute Overview

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is a leading research organization in Africa focused on developing, testing, and validating health innovations. Their work encompasses biomedical and ecological sciences, intervention studies, health systems research, service delivery, and policy translation.

Position Summary

Ifakara Health Institute is seeking a qualified and experienced Pharmacist responsible for coordinating and providing expertise in clinical investigational drug trials. The Pharmacist will also handle education responsibilities, accurate dispensing of medication, administrative duties, supervision, and overall responsibility for pharmacy operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and implement Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Investigational Medicinal Products (IMPs) requirements.
  • Conduct and maintain drug/vaccine procedures for investigational medicinal product accountability.
  • Ensure proper drug storage and dispensing according to protocol instructions.
  • Participate in the preparation and formulation of drug vaccines.
  • Ensure proper handling of drug vaccines by other staff.
  • Monitor and report study drug/vaccine supplies to the Project Leader.
  • Ensure compliance with drugs and vaccine importation procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with study drug/vaccine disposal procedures.
  • Initiate export and import permit applications and follow-up to ensure availability of study drug/vaccine for clinical trials.
  • Adhere to and maintain protocol standards during study implementation.

Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy.
  • Working experience in Bioequivalence of Drugs and Assessment of Bioequivalence Data.
  • Three (3) years of demonstrated experience as a pharmacist with a valid license, working with regulatory authorities and/or a research institute.

Skills and Competencies

  • Experience with formulation of medicines and vaccine procedures.
  • Familiarity with dispensing procedures.
  • Knowledge of cold chain management processes.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Strong team player.
  • Hardworking individual.
  • Preparation of submission packages for regulatory authorities (e.g., extension of shelf life and drug destruction approval, drug import and export permits).
  • Adherence to IHI core values: Transparency, Responsibility, Integrity, Respect, and Initiative.

Remuneration: An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to successful candidates as per IHI salary scales.

Mode of Application

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



Human Resources Manager IFAKARA HEALTH INSTITUTE #5 Ifakara Street Plot 463 Mikocheni P.O. Box 78,373 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Email:

Please include “PHARMACIST – BimVac01 DAR” in the subject line of your email application.

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Application Deadline

The deadline for applications is 17:00hrs on Monday, June 26th, 2023.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Equal Opportunity: IHI is an equal opportunity employer, committed to prohibiting intentional biases, discrimination, and harassment in the workplace and during recruitment. Employment decisions are based solely on job requirements and individual qualifications, following the labor laws of Tanzania.


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