The Centre for Infectious Disease Research Zambia (CIDRZ) has recently introduced a Mental Health unit and is growing its portfolio of Mental Health Projects. CIDRZ is looking for a full-time Program Head to lead its multiple mental health efforts. CIDRZ in collaboration with the Applied Mental Health Research (AMHR) group at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), is funning a large implementation science study examining two methods of training providers in a mental health treatment, investigating the effectiveness of alcohol-related treatments and undertaking evaluations of competency and implementation science measures in mental health.
Reports to Chief Medical Officer. The Program Head will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of all study activities. Provide scientific implementation for all studies in Zambia with support from study PI’s, and in coordination with study Co-investigators and local implementing partners. Mentor staff and contribute to all aspects of study conduct including: grant writing, study planning, regulatory approvals (REC, IRB, MOH, NHRA), protocol development and implementation, budgeting, reporting, data analysis and manuscript writing. Provide technical assistance and supervisory support to study staff to develop and implement all study policies and procedures. Provide training, guidance, and mentoring to support the performance and professional growth of study staff and other staff working on assigned research studies. Provide technical assistance to capacitate all staff to uphold GCP and regulatory standards to internationally acceptable levels in the research studies.
How to Apply
Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply; however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send application letter quoting Reference Number above, relevant academic and professional certificates, and detailed CV with day-time telephone number(s) to:
CIDRZ Human Resources Director,
PO Box 34681,
LUSAKA or email: