Two Graduate Researcher Positions – Social Science and Engineering
Zambart and the University of Zambia School of Engineering are looking for two new graduates – a social science graduate and an engineering graduate.
The graduates will work on a study assessing water and sanitation infrastructure and social organization in two Lusaka communities using and adapting a rapid assessment approach called ‘Broad Brush Surveys’ (BBS). The applied research will contribute to understanding water and sanitation needs and challenges and an interactive manual on the BBS method. The study is also being carried out in Cape Town, South Africa where it is led by the University of Stellenbosch.
This exciting short-term job opportunity aims to provide new graduates with training in qualitative research, mapping, stakeholder liaison, academic writing and interactive resources. The successful graduates will be based at Zambart, Ridgeway Campus. The position is for one year.
Study Title: Rapid assessment of urban communities to optimise Public Health Interventions: water infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa (RINSS)
Institutions: Zambart, School of Engineering (UNZA), University of Stellenbosch, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of Sheffield (UK)
Funder: Global Challenges Research Fund, British Academy & Royal Academy of Engineering
Conducting BBS data collection in two Lusaka communities
Writing up, managing and analyzing fieldwork
Supporting stakeholder liaison
Supporting study outputs (policy, practical, academic)
Supporting preparation of reports for the funder on the study activities
For the social scientist: Degree in Development Studies, Environmental Health or any other linked social science or health related qualification from a reputable higher education institution
For the engineer: Environmental Engineering, Water Engineering, Water resources Engineering Building Sciences, Construction Management from a reputable higher education institution
Degree awarded should be Merit or above
Desire for a career in academic research
Experience conducting or implementing community-based research and/or education participatory activities OR water reticulation, Water Supply, Construction technology (water and sanitation) or any project related to water and sanitation improvement as an undergraduate
Strong communications skills and ability to collaborate effectively
Organized and self-directed individual with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgement, high ethical standards, and operational focus
Able to start work immediately
How to apply
Only applicants who meet the criteria for the above position should submit their application letter and CV to The Human Resources Manager, Zambart Head Office, Ridgeway Campus P. O Box 50697 Lusaka or email the cover and CV only (without certificates) to firstname.lastname@example.org, stating in the reference the position you are applying for.
Closing Date: 1st March 2021
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be held early in March with the expectation that the successful candidates will start work immediately