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Research Coordinator / Social Scientist - CeSHHAR Zimbabwe

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


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 Indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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