Research Assistants

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: -


Zambart, formerly Zambia AIDS Related Tuberculosis (ZAMBART) is a research-focused 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 role is part of a case control sub study embedded in the main study to explore factors affecting young men’s access to the Yathu Yathu intervention.

Reporting to:  Study Manager                                         

Position summary: The Research assistants will report to the Study Manager at Head Office.

General aim of the position: Conduct quantitative interviews with young men.


  • To conduct interviews to participants meeting the study inclusion criteria
  • Ensure ethical processes are followed including consenting of participants
  • Ensure collection of quality data
  • Follow up and contact potential participants

Minimum requirements

  • Minimum of Grade 12 certificate
  • Bsc/diploma in public health or any other health related qualification an added advantage
  • Interest in public health research
  • Experience in quantitative data collection / administering of questionnaires in community-based HIV/TB research activities desirable
  • Has extensive knowledge of urban communities
  • Strong communications skills and ability to collaborate effectively
  • Proven problem-solving skills and exceptional stakeholder relations with both internal and external parties
  • Well organized and self-directed individual with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgement, high ethical standards, and operational focus
  • Proven ability to achieve results
  • Fluency in Nyanja and Bemba
  • Must be computer literate and able to use tablets
  • Male applicants encouraged to apply

This is a short term position for 3 months.  Starting October- December 2020

How to apply

Only applicants who meet the criteria for the above position should submit their application letter, CV and certificates to The Human Resources Manager, Zambart Head Office situated at Ridgeway Campus P. O Box 50697 Lusaka or [email protected]

Closing Date:

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 20th September 2020.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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