Research Assistant Job at Zambart – Career Opportunity in Zambia

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Vacancy title:
Research Assistant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Healthcare ]

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Deadline of this Job:
16 June 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka , South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Research and Development to Improve Health for All
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 and counselling.

Study Summary
XACT – III is a randomised controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate a scalable active case finding intervention for TB using a point-of-care molecular tool (GeneXpert).
To support the research activities, we are looking for two candidates to fill the following positions:
Research Assistant (1) – Kanyama (Lusaka)

Tasks and Responsibilities
• Research Assistants will be reporting to the Study Manager.
• Assist the Study Manager in the field activities such participant screening and recruitment.
• Ensure adherence to the SOPs, according to station of duty at mobile field site.
• Ensure confidentiality during interaction with the participants.
• Ensure that informed consent is duly administered consistent with the SOP.
• Ensure that the TB symptom screening is conducted as SOP.
• Ensure HIV testing is conducted as per National Guidelines.
• XACT-III study questionnaire is administered to consented eligible participants.
• Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

• Must be a grade twelve (12) certificate holder or more and at least 21 years and above
• Good social communication skills.
• Must be a psychosocial/HIV testing counsellor.
• Must have some knowledge on TB/HIV research.
• Computer literacy and ability to use an electronic data capture device (tablet).
• Be registered with Counselling Council of Zambia.
• A minimum of 2 years work experience in a similar position.
• Fluency in English, Nyanja and Bemba spoken in target community.
• Must be willing to work long hours or as duty demand.
• Excellent communication skills.

Education Requirement: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24


Job application procedure
Only applicants who meet the criteria for the above positions should submit their application letter, CV and certificates to:
The Human Resources Manager,
Zambart Head Office
UNZA at Ridgeway Campus,
Off Nationalist road,
PO Box 50697,

or email to [email protected] .
Kindly state the position you are applying for.
Closing Date: Tuesday 16th June, 2021 .
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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