Research Assistant x10
Zambart - Lusaka, Lusaka
Zambart, formerly Zambia AIDS Related Tuberculosis (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.
The Tuberculosis Reduction Through Expanded Antiretroviral Treatment and Screening (TREATS) Project will evaluate the effect of a combined TB/HIV prevention intervention implanted in the PopART trial to address the question of whether population level screening for tuberculosis, combined with universal testing and treatment (UTT) for HIV can significantly reduce the prevalence of TB and “ End TB”.
The overall aim of this project is to measure the impact of a combined TB/HIV intervention of population level screening for TB, combined with universal testing and treatment (UTT) for HIV, delivered over 4 years, on prevalence of TB disease.
To support our wide range of research activities, we are looking for candidates to fill the following positions:
Research Assistant (10 positions)
Duration of contract: Three (3) months.
Locations: Will be stationed on assignment, in each of the following sites:
- Site A (Southern zone): Chipata ( Lusaka) , Chawama (Lusaka),Dambwa (Livingstone), Shampande (Choma)
- Site B (Northern zone): Ngungu (Kabwe),Ndeke ( Kitwe), Chipulukusu ( Ndola), and Chifubu (Ndola),
Tasks and Responsibilities
- Research Assistants will be reporting to the site team leader.
- Ensure adherence to the SOPs, according to station of duty at mobile field site.
- Ensure that the tablets are fully charged every day.
- Ensure confidentiality during interaction with the participant.
- Ensure that informed consent is duly administered consistent with the SOP.
- Ensure that the TB Prevalence survey questionnaire is administered to eligible participants who consent in adequate privacy.
- Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
- 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 is beneficial.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Resident in the catchment area.