Research Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka


Vacancy title:

Research Assistant HEP-MEC

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Consulting , Category: Media, Communications & Writing ]

Jobs at:


Deadline of this Job:

Monday, April 08 2024

Duty Station:

Within Zambia , Lusaka, South – Central Africa


Job summary

Recruits and retains participants living with hepatitis B, provides hepatitis B counseling and health education, trains community health workers in hepatitis, and adheres to procedural and international guidelines for research conduct.

Main duties

  • Trains and supervises a network of community health workers who provide hepatitis B testing, counseling, and referrals.
  • Performs hepatitis counseling and testing in hospital and community venues.
  • Welcomes potential participants and/or enrolled participants to the clinic
  • Obtains participant informed consent and locator information
  • Collects relevant participant data
  • Navigates study participants with hepatitis B to have specific laboratory and radiology tests as required by the study and national guidelines.
  • Provides back up for CRF/data entry
  • Ensures specimens transport and retrieval
  • Follows up on participants who require interim visits of who have missed appointments
  • Performs self quality checks (QC) in a timely manner
  • Maintains strict participant confidentiality and privacy at all times.
  • Accountable and responsible for study resources and supplies, such as data collection forms, participant files, study equipment, and facilities.
  • Communicates with fellow staff members openly and honestly about study progress, issues, and/or problems that may arise.
  • Actively participates in problem solving and works collegially as part of the study team.
  • Effectively collaborates with the community and district staff as necessary.
  • Reports all community misconceptions about research and address any concerns in an expeditious manner to the study nurse or PI
  • Provides high quality service to participants by maintaining pleasant relationships at all times and attending to participants in a timely manner.
  • Acquire and maintain an in-depth knowledge of the study protocol.


  • Grade 12 completion with at least 1 year experience in research and/or community education.
  • At least 1 year prior experience working in hepatitis B research or programs
  • Certificate in counseling or related field.
  • Fluent in at least one local language of Nyanja or Bemba, preferable both.
  • Able to organize and schedule multiple work-related tasks efficiently.

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply. However, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 12

Level of Education: High School

Interested candidates should send their CVs

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