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Zambart is an independent Zambian research organization with a longstanding research partnership between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the University of Zambia which began in 1988, and it has become one of Zambia’s leading research groups specialising in Tuberculosis (TB) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

We facilitate quality interdisciplinary health research on issues of public health importance in Zambia. Over the years, Zambart has expanded its scope to include both qualitative and quantitative studies around TB and HIV as well as other infections and public health issues such as poverty, mental health and more. Results from numerous studies have contributed to policy and practice at both national and global levels.

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:

Zambart is currently recruiting staff for a new study entitled: “Global Burden Estimation of Human Papillomavirus (GLOBE-HPV). This study aims to estimate the prevalence of HPV 16 and/or 18 infection among a representative sample of girls and women. In addition, the study aims to estimate the incidence of HPV infection in selected populations over 2 years.

To support our wide range of research activities, we are looking for full time candidates to fill the following positions:

Study Nurse (01) – Longitudinal Survey 24 Months Contract

The primary role is to provide technical leadership and support to Research Assistants under longitudinal survey. She will also ensure that quality samples are collected from participants and safely transported to the Zambart lab. Study Nurse will report to the Study Manager at Head Office

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Track progress of Longitudinal Study (LS) activities in the community and clinic level and provide appropriate timely feedback to the Study Manager.
  • Oversee storage and transportation of study samples from the site to Head office
  • Draw blood from LS participants.
  • Identify and address gaps/weaknesses in the LS implementation and suggest a plan for addressing gaps to the Study Manager.
  • Work closely with MOH authorities and partners conducting cervical cancer screening, ART delivery etc
  • Compile and send weekly stock reports to Study Manager
  • Ensure that all required supplies for LS are available.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the Intervention Manager
  • Facilitate weekly meeting for LS team


  • Registered Nurse/ Clinical Officer
  • People management experience specifically study teams
  • A minimum of 2 years work experience in a similar position.
  • At least 2 years in working in the ART clinic
  • Experience in sample collection e.g swabs/blood
  • Good social communication skills.
  • Knowledge of HIV and HPV research.
  • Proficient in word/excel/PowerPoint and ability to use an electronic data capture devices (tablets).
  • Fluency in English, Nyanja and Bemba spoken in target community.
  • Must be willing to work long hours or as duty demand.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Method of Application

Only applicants who meet the criteria for the above position should submit their application letter and CV to The Human Resources Manager, Zambart Head Office, Ridgeway Campus P. O Box 50697 Lusaka, or email the application letter and CV only (without certificates) stating in the reference the position you are applying for.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline
15 Jan 15:00