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Research Coordinator / Social Scientist - CeSHHAR Zimbabwe

Location: Harare
Alert: Application Deadline Expired

Contract duration: 7 months Renewal is subject to availability of funding and performance

About

CeSHHAR is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced individual to fill the above-mentioned post under a project that will be implemented within the SRH group of studies. The specific project where this vacancy has fallen is aimed at evaluating different ways of providing COVID-19 testing services, including use of rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 self-testing. The evaluation entails analysis of data from specific programmes that implement COVID-19 testing services and qualitative research among individuals who interact with the programmes.

Job role

  • Working as part of a team, the Research Coordinator / Social Scientist will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the research activities according to protocol and regulatory requirements;
  • He / she will also be responsible for collecting good quality qualitative data, data analysis and report writing;
  • Assisting investigators in the development of research protocols;
  • Assisting in the development and translation of research documents such as informed consent forms and data collection tools;
  • Obtaining regulatory and ethical approvals for the study;
  • Formulating standard operating procedures to ensure that research activities are conducted according to protocol, ethical and regulatory requirements;
  • For qualitative studies: recruitment of participants, data collection and analysis;
  • Dissemination of research findings, including through progress reports, manuscripts and presentation at community meetings and scientific conferences;
  • Maintenance of study records; Managing project supplies, including ordering and keeping an organized inventory;
  • Training and supervision of research staff on protocol requirements, standard operating procedures and day-to-to project implementation;
  • Any other research roles as may be assigned by the Principal Investigator.

Qualifications and experience

  • A Master’s degree in social science, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology or related fields;
  • At least two years’ experience conducting qualitative, quantitative and participatory health-related research;
  • Evidence of contributing to peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • Evidence of lead authorship an added advantage;
  • Ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively as part of a research team;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to understand / speak Shona an added advantage; Project management experience, including managing a field team;
  • Capacity to conduct trainings and capacity development with others in the team;
  • Computer competency particularly with Microsoft Office packages;
  • Ability to work with people from various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds;
  • Familiarity with qualitative data handling software.

To apply

Please email your CV and application cover letter addressed to the Human Resources Manager and send to vacancies@ceshhar.co.zw Indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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