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:
Study Coordinator (1 Position)- TB Prevalence Survey-Lusaka
Location: Study coordinator will be stationed at Head Office.
Duration of Contract: Twelve (12) months
This position will mainly involve centrally coordinating the TB Prevalence survey which includes managing mobile field research teams, developing mobile field monitoring tools and supervision of fieldwork.
- Contribute to the development of Field Manual, SOPs and Monitoring tools for the TB prevalence survey.
- Aid the procurement process of logistics for use during the Prevalence survey.
- Plan and coordinate all aspects of the fieldwork, in liaison with the site Team Leaders.
- Facilitate recruitment of all survey personnel including training and supervision.
- Effective management of all study resources and equipment.
- Resolving problems and bottlenecks in a timely fashion to avoid delays in field data collection.
- Timely submission, revision and review of study materials as needed.
- Effective communication with field teams’ leadership including preparation of regular reports on the progress of survey activities.
- Updating the Principal Investigator on progress of the Prevalence survey and any other related issues from the field.
- Diploma in Health sciences or similar qualifications
- Master’s in Public Health is an added advantage.
- Leadership and management skills.
- Demonstrated competence in field survey management.
- Demonstrated proficiency in written and spoken English.
- Strong computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office programs.
- Able to perform well under pressure to meet deadlines.
- Timely preparation and submission of the survey reports.
- Willingness to spend time in the field during preparation for field work and data collection.
- Ability to work independently as well as manage and lead a successful team.
- Ability to liaise effectively with local officials in survey clusters (during pre-survey visits, actual field work, and in event of any field challenges).
- Interpersonal skills to facilitate relations with government, local community stakeholders and other consortium partners.
- Experience and skills in training and teaching.
- Fluency in one or more of Zambian local languages spoken in target communities, Nyanja, Bemba, Lozi and Tonga will be an advantage.