Research Assistants – Incidence Of Infection Cohort

Zambart is a research-focused non-governmental organisation that conducts research on HIV and Tuberculosis to help control and mitigate the impact of the dual epidemic. Zambart staff form an interdisciplinary team with a range of expertise including epidemiology, clinical science, social science, laboratory, operations research, health systems and services research, health policy analysis, health economics, health communication research compliance and counselling. Zambart under the TREATS study has vacancies in the following positions:

TREATs Study Summary

The overall aim of TREATS project is to measure the impact of a combined TB/HIV intervention of population level screening for TB, combined with universal testing and treatment (UTT) for HIV, delivered over 4 years, on TB incidence, prevalence of TB disease and incidence of TB infection.

Responsibilities

To support our wide range of research activities, we are looking for candidates to fill the position of Research Assistant in the following locations: Lusaka, Livingstone, Choma, Kabwe, Ndola and Kitwe

Responsibilities

 Enumeration of households within the community.

 Participant in community sensitization activities.

 Obtaining informed consent from the participants.

 Collecting of study related data including questionnaire administration.

 Conducting follow up study related activities on recruited participants.

 Performing other duties as required by the supervisor.

 Must maintain participants’ confidentiality.

 Performing other duties as required by the supervisor.

Qualifications

 Must be a grade twelve (12) and between 21-35 years

 Should be a trained psychosocial counsellor and registered with Counselling Counsel of Zambia.

 Trained in Rapid HIV testing, with a minimum of 2 years’ experience

 Knowledge of TB/HIV research is needed.

 Computer literate.

 Fluency in English and one or more local languages

 Resident in the catchment area is an added advantage

How to apply

Submit your application letter, CV and certificates to:

The Human Resources Manager,

Zambart Head Office,

UNZA School of Medicine,

Ridgeway Campus,

PO Box 50697,

Lusaka.

Application deadline
9 Feb
Email applications to
jobs@zambart.org.zm
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