Zambia: Senior Research Associate

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The main focus of the Senior Research Associate (SRA) is to provide support to ZCAHRD to improve the operations of its research portfolio. This includes: assisting with grant writing, developing research protocols, reviewing research proposals, planning for implementation of new research projects, researching implementation support, including the training of data collectors and researching logistical support (in collaboration with the ZCAHRD admin team), arranging research dissemination meetings, preparing manuscripts for publications, and preparing activity reports. The SRA will also perform any other duties required by the ZCAHRD office in its support to the Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Community Development, Mother and Child Health (MCDMCH), and the health sector in general.


  • Provide support to the Country Director and BU based Principal Investigators (PIs) to develop and implement plans of action for their new projects; including assisting with logistics, training of data collectors, and obtaining necessary approvals from local Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) or other authorities
  • Provide research and implementation support to various ZCAHARD projects; specific tasks and deliverables will be developed with input from the SRA
  • Provide data management support to BU and ZCAHRD PIs as needed
  • Coordinate monthly research dissemination meetings
  • Assist the Country Director, the Director of Research and Evaluation, and other PIs with preparation of abstracts and manuscripts for submission to peer reviewed journals and conferences (the SRA may be a co-author on these submissions)
  • Assist with preparation of various activity reports to donors and government agencies; including preparation of the ZCAHRD Annual Report to MOH and MCDMCH

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
    • Preferred: Master’s degree in public health, demography, epidemiology, statistics, or related field
  • Strong data analysis and report writing skills*
  • At least two years of health related research experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies*
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access, as well as other common databases*
  • Experience with SAS, SPSS, or other statistical software*
  • Highly organized*
  • Good communication and writing skills*
  • Completed coursework in any of the following: public health, demography, international health, epidemiology, or other related fields
  • Grant writing skills
  • Experience with NVIVO qualitative data analysis software

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