Site Research Assistants

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Site Research Assistants

  • Post Date:March 1, 2022
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  • Career Level Assistant
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 1-3 Years
  • Industry Health Care
Job Description

Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance (IDDS)

Contract period: 6 months
Locations: Harare, Kadoma, Gweru and Bulawayo


The project is a five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project with the following overall objectives:

  • Improve the detection of diseases of public health importance and identification of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in priority infectious diseases including Tuberculosis (TB) through an accessible, accurate, adaptable, timely, and integrated diagnostic network system;
  • Improve the quality of real-time surveillance systems for pathogens of greatest public health concern, including AMR and zoonotic diseases, and
  • Generate evidence-based guidance and innovative solutions to strengthen in-country diagnostic networks and surveillance systems.

In Zimbabwe, the IDDS project is focusing on activities to accelerate TB diagnosis including multi drug resistant (MDR) TB and build upon previous USAID and US Government’s investments in TB diagnosis and care. IDDS activities will enhance the impact of TB support provided by the Global Fund and other donor support to the Government of Zimbabwe’s TB strategic plan and objectives to achieve the United Nations high level meeting targets. IDDS will be supporting the Ministry of Health and Child Care to conduct a GeneXpert study in five health facilities and intends to recruit research assistants for this study.


  • Work with facility staff to identify eligible participants to recruit in the study;
  • Obtain informed consent in line with study protocol;
  • Work with facility staff members in conducting interviews and collecting data;
  • Ensure that specimens are collected and delivered to the laboratory and that results are returned to clinicians within recommended turnaround times;
  • Monitor study operations, supplies, documentation, and case management in study sites;
  • Assist with data cleaning and uploading into research database;
  • Maintain effective communication with stakeholders and confidentiality of information collected;
  • Compile and prepare weekly update reports;
  • Conduct any other duties assigned by the Study Coordinator.

Skills and Qualifications

  • A degree in nursing, clinical sciences, social sciences or any other research related degree;
  • A valid GCP certificate is an advantage;
  • Experience conducting health related research activities an advantage;
  • Experience in using computer software for data entry and analysis;
  • Proficiency in English, Ndebele and Shona;
  • Flexibility to working extended hours including weekends.

To apply

Candidates to submit their CV and cover letter to [email protected] by Friday 4 March 2022.

Your cover letter should specify your preferred location / city. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.