Research Assistant

Lusaka, Zambia, Full Time Salary: Closes: June 16, 2021

Research and Development to Improve Health for All
Zambart is a research-focussed 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.
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
Kindly state the position you are applying for.
Closing Date:
The closing date for the receipt of applications is Tuesday 16th June, 2021.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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