Research Assistant

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Job Description

Zambart is a research-focused non-governmental organization 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.
Study Summary: “Ubumi Bwandi” (My health, my choice): Integrated wellness screening and prevention in Zambia. The project is scheduled to run for 18 months from January 2023 to June 2024 and will be conducted in Chipukulusu-Mapalo community (intervention site) and Chifubu (as the control site), Ndola district. The Overall aim of the project is to improve the health of the community population by identifying individuals with undiagnosed TB, and other chronic conditions, as well as providing health information, multi-disease screening and preventive therapies. The implementation will be conducted at two levels, the primary health facility (Chipulukusu-Mapalo clinic) and a community hub which will be embedded within the community.
To support our wide range of research activities, there are exciting job opportunities for the following position:
Research Assistant (01) – 12 Months Contract
Position summary: Reporting to the Study Manager. The research assistant is responsible for administering informed consent for study participants and ensuring that all study related activities are done in accordance with the study protocol. They will be responsible in managing the research activities at the hub and coordinating all team members at the hub. The Research assistant is tasked with the following.

Administer the baseline survey at the start of the study or during enumeration period.
Participate in community sensitization activities.
Obtaining informed consent from the participants during the baseline survey or operational study.
Conducting follow up study related activities on recruited participants.
Responsible for managing all study activities at the community hub.
Coordinate all research activities at the hub and work effective with other study team members.
Ensure adherence to the SOPs at the community hub.
Ensure that informed consent is duly administered consistent with the SOP.


Must be a grade twelve (12) and at least 21 years and above.
Good social communication skills.
Knowledge of 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.
Fluency in English and one or more local languages spoken in the target communities.
Must be willing to work long hours.
Previous experience as a home-based care worker, TB treatment support worker Lay Counsellor or community health worker in the same community in Ndola an advantage.
Must be resident in the same Community.

How to apply
Applicants from outside Ndola should find their own accommodation and be willing to work away from home over extended periods.
Only applicants who meet the criteria for the above position should submit their application letters and CV to:
The Human Resources Manager,
Zambart Head Office,
UNZA Ridgeway Campus,
Off Nationalist Road
P.O. Box 50697
or email the application letter and CV only (without certificates) to  jobs.zam[email protected] stating in the reference the position you are applying for.

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