Project Veterinarian

  • Full Time
  • Zambia

Macha Research Trust


The Macha Research Trust (MRT) is a health research organization based at Macha, Choma District, Southern Province. The institute conducts basic and applied research for strengthening interventions against Malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS, Influenza and other respiratory and childhood infections. MRT seeks to recruit One suitably qualified individual to take up the position of Project Veterinarian under the Johns Hopkins University Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Response (JH-CEIRR) project. This project will investigate pathways of interspecies transmission of zoonotic influenza at the human-animal interface in Zambia. This is a One-year full-time contract position with possibility of renewal contingent upon performance and availability of funds. Expected start date: 01 July 2024.

Reports to: Project Coordinator and Project Principal Investigators

Specific responsibilities / duties:

A. Collection of biological specimens from wildlife and livestock.

B. Assist in sample storage, processing and laboratory analysis.

C. Conduct questionnaire surveys at the human-animal interface.

D. Assist in data entry, analysis and reporting.

E. Assist in dissemination of findings through community meetings, conference presentations and manuscript writing.

F. Perform any other duties as assigned by the Project Coordinator and / or Principal Investigators.

G. The position will require considerable travel in rural and remote locations.

Eligible candidate:

The eligible candidates should possess the following:

1. Full Grade 12 certificate.

2. Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery or its equivalent obtained no more than three (03) years ago.

3. Current Practicing Certificate and Registration with the Veterinary Council of Zambia.

4. Demonstrate experience in sample collection from a wide range of animals including avian, swine, and bovine species.

5. Basic computer literacy with knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Internet and email is essential.

6. Knowledge or experience with electronic data capture tools will be an added advantage.

Work Schedule:

The normal work week will be 40 – 48 hours, Monday to Friday, with possible work scheduled for Saturday or Sunday and Public Holidays. There may be requirements to work nights.


Interested persons should submit their application letter, copies of academic qualifications, transcripts of results, National Registration Card, Veterinary Council of Zambia Registration Certificates and a current CV via email to:

Human Resource Manager                                            

Subject: Project Veterinarian Position

Email: [email protected]     

Enquiries: 0979682559

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: The closing date for receipt of applications: 14 June 2024.


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