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Research Assistants (20)

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.

Study summary

Yathu Yathu (“for us by us”) is a cluster-randomised trial that will evaluate the impact of community-based, peer-led SRH services on knowledge of HIV status and coverage of key SRH services among AYP. The intervention, called Yathu Yathu (For us, by us), was designed with adolescents and young people in a formative research study in 2017/18. The Yathu Yathu intervention being implemented includes: 1) delivery of comprehensive SRH services by peer support workers, lay counsellors and a nurse at community-based hubs ( called Yathu Yathu Hubs), and 2) an innovative “prevention points card” (PPC) system. This intervention is being evaluated through a cross-sectional survey conducted in two communities in Lusaka, Zambia.

The candidates will be stationed in the following two communities:

Chipata community, Lusaka (10)

Kanyama community, Lusaka (10)

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Locating households selected for the survey using maps
  • Explaining Yathu Yathu and the Survey to randomized participants
  • Obtaining consent for participation from study participants
  • Administering the survey questionnaire
  • Data collection using an electronic data device (tablet).
  • Filing and completing study documents
  • Referring study participants to appropriate HIV prevention and treatment services
  • Testing for HIV using rapid testing following guidelines
  • Performing any another duties as required by the supervisor

Essential requirements:

  • Aged between 18-35 years
  • Minimum Grade 12 certificate
  • Computer literacy and ability to use an electronic data capture device (tablet)
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Rapid HIV testing certificate and experience
  • HIV psychosocial counselling certificate and skills
  • Knowledge of the main local languages in the area
  • Experience in consenting participants

Added advantages:

  • Experience in HIV testing and psychosocial counselling
  • Proven experience of being active in youth-related community activities or research work
  • Prepared to work in a busy and challenging environment and flexible working hours
  • Knowledge of the study community
  • Previous research experience working with Zambart
  • Resident in the community
  • The appointment is for a Four (4) months contract.

Method of Application

Only applicants who meet the criteria for the above positions should submit their application letter, CV and certificates to , stating in the reference which study site and position you are applying for e.g. RE: Yathu Yathu Study – Application for Research Assistants– Chipata or by post to The Human Resource Manager, Zambart House, Ridgeway Campus, Nationalist Road, Opposite UTH,

PO Box 50697,

Lusaka, Zambia

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline
3 Mar 14:41
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