Project Coordinator

Centre for Infectious Disease Research - Location: Zambia, Lusaka

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Project Coordinator

Project Coordinator ZCAP Ref No. AC/ZC/01/02/18

Reports to Principal Investigator. The job holder fosters teamwork and communication among ZCAP study staff and helps the Principal Investigator to ensure the study adheres to protocol and established procedures. H/she effectively supports the Data Coordinator, CETA Supervisors, Peer counsellors who provide CETA and the brief intervention & Research assistants in meeting their objectives and outputs.

Main duties

  • Serves as a key liaison with Lusaka District Health staff, as well as other key governmental and non-governmental stakeholders to ensure that study implementation proceeds as planned.
  • Helps identify roadblocks to planned study activities and works at all levels to identify solutions to promote full and timely realization of the study.
  • Contributes to the development of abstracts & papers and participate in presentations at national & regional meetings.
  • Effectively collaborates with the community and district staff as necessary.
  • Oversees day to day project related activities and personnel to help with delegation of tasks, prioritization, and overall responsibility in task completion.
  • Maintains approvals and regulatory documents for the study
  • Contributes to the development and documentation of standard operating procedures, research tools , and related materials.
  • Assists with the data quality control and cleaning.
  • Contributes and support the development of monthly, quarterly reports and plans as requested by the donor.
  • Liaises with CIDRZ operations units to ensure the study is conducted per internal guidelines.


  • Degree in Public Health (MPH) or equivalent (e.g. MSc, MS in a health science)
  • Minimum 2 years experience in biomedical or behavioural research
  • Familiarity with regulatory procedures in Zambia
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft excel and powerpoint
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Exhibits team spirit and works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve study goals
  • Keeps abreast of new developments and actively seeks to contribute to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback
  • Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions;
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, shifting priorities, and need to juggle competing demands in a fast-paced and challenging work environment.
  • Able to manage several major activities simultaneously.

Required competences

  • Project Management
  • Human Research Ethics
  • Data Analysis
  • Presentation Skills
  • Communication Skils


Min education
Primary school
Required experience
4 Years
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