Social Scientist

  • Contract
  • Zambia
  • Applications have closed


Zambart is a research-focused non-governmental organization 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 research compliance and counselling.

Study Summary: “Ubumi Bwandi” (My health, my choice): Integrated wellness screening and prevention in Zambia. The project is scheduled to run for 18 months from January 2023 to June 2024 and will be conducted in Chipukulusu-Mapalo community (intervention site) and Chifubu (as the control site), Ndola district. The Overall aim of the project is to improve the health of the community population by identifying individuals with undiagnosed TB, and other chronic conditions, as well as providing health information, multi-disease screening and preventive therapies. The implementation will be conducted at two levels, the primary health facility (Chipulukusu-Mapalo clinic) and a community hub which will be embedded within the community.

To support our wide range of research activities, there are exciting job opportunities for the following position:

Social Scientist (01) – 12 Months Contract

Position summary: Reporting to the Study Manager. The social scientist will carry out baseline and implementation social science research within an interdisciplinary team.  Specifically, the social scientist will do:


  • Rapid qualitative assessment of Chipulukusu community
  • Structured observations of health and community settings
  • Interviews with policy makers
  • Focus group discussions with community members.
  • The social scientist needs to do rapid research that is high quality and rapidly analysed and written up for implementation purposes.
  • Participate in community sensitization activities.
  • Obtaining informed consent from the participants during the baseline survey or operational study.

Essential qualifications

  • A relevant bachelor’s degree from a reputable university
  • Experience with social science methods
  • Proven commitment to public health issues
  • Based in the Copperbelt (ideally Ndola)
  • Strong data management and writing skills.
  • Proficiency in Bemba language
  • Good social communication skills.
  • Open to recent graduates with some experience.

How to apply

Applicants from outside Ndola should find their own accommodation and be willing to work away from home over extended periods.

Only applicants who meet the criteria for the above position should submit their application letters and CV to:

The Human Resources Manager,

Zambart Head Office,

UNZA Ridgeway Campus,

Off Nationalist Road

P.O. Box 50697


or email the application letter and CV only (without certificates) to  [email protected] stating in the reference the position you are applying for.

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