CeSHHAR’ s Climate and Health Department Vacancies

Posted 5 months ago

CeSHHAR Zimbabwe is an organisation that specialises in population health research and programming, including on sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS. CeSHHAR has an extensive national, regional, and international academic and community partnership network. CeSHHAR has a diverse range of funders which include the Wellcome Trust, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, United States NIH, UK Medical Research Council, Templeton World Charity Foundation, USAID, Global Fund for AIDS TB and Malaria, UNICEF and UNFPA. We partner very closely with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (UK), Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Care and international and regional centres of research excellence to evaluate national programmes and determine the impact, uptake, and cost effectiveness of novel reproductive health interventions.

 

The following job opportunities available within CeSHHAR’ s Climate and Health Department: –

  1. SENIOR HEALTH ECONOMIST (PHD) – POST – DOCTORAL ECONOMIST (X1)

Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe

Contract Type: Fixed term. Renewable

JOB ROLE

The Senior Health Economist is a key position within the Climate and Health Department. Under the direction of the Director – Climate and Health the incumbent will be responsible for providing expert health economics analysis and support in research projects under the Climate and Health Department. This includes costing of complex interventions under High Horizons and HAPI which seek to design individual/household/ community and health facility-level interventions. Overall, the senior health economist will play a key role in conducting research and analysis to guide in decision making which ensures relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of interventions.

Key responsibilities include: –

  • Economic Modeling and Analysis: Develop, implement, and refine health economic models to inform decision-making processes, incorporating aspects like cost-effectiveness, budget impact, and return on investment.
  • Research & Data Analysis under Climate and Health Department: Provide expert health economics analysis and support for projects, including costing complex interventions under High Horizons and HAPI.
  • Intervention Costing: Lead the economic evaluation of individual, household, community, and health facility-level interventions, ensuring relevance, efficiency, and sustainability of interventions.
  • Policy Recommendations: Analyze health policies, providing economic insights and recommendations that can guide policy development and revisions.
  • Grant Proposals & Funding: Spearhead the development of grant proposals, identifying funding opportunities, and ensuring the submission of compelling economic evaluations to potential Donors.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with interdisciplinary teams, including clinical researchers, public health professionals, and policymakers, to design and execute research projects.
  • Publication & Dissemination: Lead and contribute to the publication of research findings in peer-reviewed journals, ensuring the broader dissemination of knowledge.
  • Mentorship: Provide guidance to junior economists and researchers, fostering skill development and promoting a collaborative research environment.
  • Strategic Planning: Contribute to the strategic direction of the Health Economics & Policy department and the Climate and Health Department, identifying areas of growth and opportunity.
  • Stay Updated: Regularly review relevant literature and attend conferences to stay updated with the latest methodologies, findings, and trends in health economics.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with stakeholders, including government officials, healthcare providers, and the public, to gather insights and present findings.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

A relevant PhD in Health Economics or equivalent field. At least 8 years’ experience working as a health economist. Ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively as part of a research team. Solid understanding of methods, software, and other tools used by health economists to support decision-making to ensure the cost-effectiveness of interventions. Proficiency in statistical software (e.g., Stata, R, SAS) and Microsoft Office suite. Self-motivated and good leadership skills. Excellent communication skills. Ability to work with people from different backgrounds.

 

  1. SOCIAL SCIENTIST (PHD) – POST DOCTORAL ANTHROPOLOGIST (x1)

Duty Station: Mt Darwin, Zimbabwe

Contract Type: Fixed term. Renewable

JOB ROLE

The Social Scientist will be reporting to the Director – Climate and Health and is responsible for leading research projects under HIGH Horizon and HAPI in Mt Darwin District. The two projects address knowledge gaps around the quantification and monitoring of direct and indirect impacts of ambient heat exposure on maternal, newborn and child health. The projects will contribute to designing individual/household/community and health facility-level interventions.

Key responsibilities include: –

  • Research Leadership: Spearhead the design and implementation of research projects within the Climate and Health Department, ensuring alignment with departmental objectives.
  • Protocol and Grant Development: Collaborate with investigators in crafting research protocols and grant proposals. Facilitate timely protocol approvals and maintain an organized system for protocol renewals, payments, and reporting.
  • Document Preparation and Ethical Approvals: Author research protocols, supervise the crafting and translation of essential research documents, and secure necessary regulatory and ethical clearances for studies.
  • Quality Assurance and SOPs: Design and enforce Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for research undertakings. Periodically conduct audits to ascertain consistent adherence to SOPs.
  • Research Coordination: Oversee the strategic planning, execution, and synchronization of research activities, ensuring alignment with established protocols and project timelines.
  • Ethnographic Research: Lead and manage ethnographic research initiatives, from determining the appropriate methodology to conducting comprehensive analyses.
  • Team Leadership: Supervise research personnel, offering training and continuous support to ensure adherence to study protocols, ethical standards, and data gathering methods.
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Engage proactively with interdisciplinary teams, focusing on pivotal questions at the intersection of climate change and health.
  • Data Oversight: Direct the data collection, management, and analysis processes, working closely with data management teams to guarantee accurate data capture and meaningful analysis.
  • Academic Contributions: Contribute to manuscript development, infusing academic outputs and reports with nuanced social science perspectives.
  • Additional Responsibilities: Execute other duties as directed by both the Principal Investigator and the Director of Climate and Health.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

A PhD in Social Sciences. Publications in climate-related topics is an added advantage. Possession of a valid GCP Certificate and Research Ethics. At least 8 years of research experience. Ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively as part of a research team with a good understanding of qualitative and quantitative methods of research; Prior experience managing a field team. Conversant in Microsoft Office packages and possession of excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Self-motivated and good leadership skills. Ability to work with people from different backgrounds.

 

  1. RESEARCH MANAGER (PhD) – POST DOCTORAL (x1)

Duty Station: Mt Darwin, Zimbabwe

Contract Type: Fixed term. Renewable

JOB ROLE

Reporting to the Director – Climate and Health, the Research Manager will be responsible for overseeing and managing the (day-to-day) operations of one or two research projects. This includes overseeing all aspects of stakeholder engagement, protocol development, ethics and compliance, data collection, management and analysis, data quality as well as ensuring that researchers have everything, they need to complete their work. Research outputs would be periodically reported in status reports with contributions into manuscript preparation.

Key responsibilities include: –

  • Research Project Management:Oversee the planning, execution, and coordination of research activities, aligning them with project objectives, protocols, and timelines. Regularly update the Climate and Health Director. Collaborate with investigators and project teams to develop research protocols, study designs, and data collection methodologies. Manage project resources effectively.
  • Protocol Development and Grant Proposals:Assist investigators in developing research protocols and grant proposals. Ensure timely protocol approvals and maintain efficient protocol renewal calendars, payments, and reporting.
  • Ethical and Regulatory Compliance:Obtain the necessary regulatory and ethical approvals for research studies from relevant authorities. Ensure ongoing compliance with ethical guidelines and regulatory requirements.
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Quality Assurance:Develop and implement SOPs for research activities. Conduct regular audits and quality checks to monitor adherence to SOPs.
  • Supervision and Training: Supervise research staff and provide training and ongoing support, ensuring familiarity with study protocols, ethical guidelines, and data collection procedures.
  • Data Management and Analysis:Oversee data collection, management, and analysis processes. Collaborate with data management and statistical teams to ensure the appropriate capture and analysis of data.
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Communication: Engage with key stakeholders, community leaders, and community advisory boards. Coordinate community engagement activities and present research findings and project updates to stakeholders.
  • Project Reporting and Deliverables:Prepare project deliverables in collaboration with the main Principal Investigator (PI) and the Climate and Health Director. Ensure timely submission of project deliverables.
  • Project Evaluation and Lessons Learned:Conduct project evaluation activities to assess project outcomes, impact, and lessons learned as appropriate. Contribute to knowledge sharing and capacity-building activities and participating effectively in relevant work packages and technical working groups.
  • Budget Management: Collaborate with the Climate and Health Director and finance teams to monitor project expenditures and ensure adherence to budgetary constraints.
  • Conflict Management and Resolution:Proactively identify and address conflicts among project staff, stakeholders, or partners, employing effective conflict resolution strategies.
  • Relations Management with Field Staff:Establish and maintain positive working relationships with field staff. Provide ongoing support, guidance, and mentorship to them.
  • Leading the Social Science Working Group:You will take the lead role in facilitating and guiding the Social Science Working Group’s activities at CeSHHAR. This includes developing agendas, scheduling meetings, steering discussions, and coordinating with group members to ensure the successful execution of planned initiatives.
  • Active Participation in CeSHHAR’ s Citizenry: The Research Manager is expected to actively contribute to the sense of community and mutual support within CeSHHAR. This may involve participating in regular meetings and discussions, providing mentorship to junior team members, and actively contributing to the organization’s culture and values.
  • Additional Duties: Perform any other related duties as assigned by the Climate and Health Director. These tasks may vary but will be aligned with the overall objectives of the organization and your professional skillset.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

A PhD in Policy Management or Public Health or Population Health, Social Science or Management or other relevant degree highly desirable. At least 8 years’ technical experience coordinating or managing community-based and/or clinical research with human subjects; Certificate in ICH-GCP is required. Ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively as part of a research team with good understanding to qualitative and quantitative methods of research; Prior experience managing a field team; Capacity to conduct trainings and capacity development initiatives amongst team member; Computer competency particularly with Microsoft Office packages. Possession of GCP certificate and Research Ethics. Microsoft Office packages. Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to understand/communicate with local communities. Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team with people from various disciplines, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.

 

  1. TRAINING AND ENGAGEMENT MANAGER (MSc) (X1)

Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe

Contract Type: Fixed term. Renewable

 

JOB ROLE

The Training and Engagement Manager will be reporting to the Director – Climate and Health and is responsible for identifying capacity development needs and organizes trainings.  The Training and Engagement Manager (TEM) is also responsible for strategic engagement with key stakeholders, community leaders, and community advisory boards. While primary the position in within the Climate and Health portfolio, the TEM will also work with other departments. The Training and Engagement Manager will be responsible for planning and organizing high-level events at CeSHHAR.

Key responsibilities include: –

  • Capacity Development and Training: Identify and address capacity development needs within the organization. Design, coordinate, and execute tailored training sessions based on these needs.
  • Strategic Stakeholder and Community Engagement: Forge and nurture relationships with key stakeholders, community leaders, and advisory boards, facilitating open communication. Spearhead strategic engagement initiatives, ensuring alignment with organizational objectives.
  • Interdepartmental Collaboration: Collaborate cross-functionally, ensuring the TEC’s efforts are harmonized across the Climate and Health portfolio and other relevant departments.
  • High-Level Event Management: Plan, organize, and oversee high-profile events at CeSHHAR, ensuring they align with the organization’s standards and goals.
  • Feedback Mechanisms and Continuous Improvement: Systematically gather feedback post-training or events, using insights to refine and optimize future endeavours. Stay abreast of the latest trends in training methodologies and engagement strategies.
  • Budget and Resource Management: Oversee the budgetary allocations for training and engagement activities, ensuring resources are utilized efficiently.
  • Reporting and Analysis: Consistently document and report on the impact and outcomes of training and engagement initiatives.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

A strategic thinker with a postgraduate qualification in a relevant field. At least 5 years in a management/leadership position. Ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team with good diplomacy. Traceable experience in engaging government ministries and other stakeholders. Microsoft Office packages. Diplomatic etiquette. Emotional intelligence, self-motivated and good leadership skills. Excellent communication skills

 

  1. PROGRAMME OFFICER (MSc) (x1)

Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe

Contract Type: Fixed term. Renewable

JOB ROLE

The Programme Officer is responsible for overseeing the successful completion of projects by managing resources, risks, timelines, budgets and communicating with stakeholders. The incumbent provides day to day assistance to the Director – Climate and Health in managing the projects under the Climate and Health portfolio. The Project Officer is responsible for planning, coordinating, and executing projects. The Climate and Health Department implements several research projects that seek to contribute to complex individual/household/community and health facility-level interventions to address the impact of elevated heat.  The Programme Officer collaborates with leads in the climate and health portfolio to coordinate the effective implementation of both research and program activities.

Key responsibilities include: –

  • Program and Project Planning across the department: In collaboration with the Director of Climate, PI, and Research Manager, define the project and program scope, goals, and deliverables. Develop comprehensive project plans, timelines, and budgets.
  • Stakeholder Communication: Maintain up-to-date records of projects and consistently communicate progress, challenges, and outcomes to relevant stakeholders. Schedule and coordinate meetings, ensuring the participation of research managers and officers in relevant technical working group sessions.
  • Administrative Duties: Take accurate minutes during meetings and distribute them promptly. Manage the Director’s calendar meticulously, ensuring efficient time management and no scheduling conflicts. Keep the Director informed on all pertinent matters, ensuring they are well-prepared for meetings and engagements.
  • Project Oversight and Compliance: Track project progress to ensure deliverables are achieved within set timelines and budgets. Monitor project expenditures, updating the Climate Director and PI on financial status, ensuring budget compliance.
  • Resource Management: Oversee the inventory of supplies and equipment, preparing study kits and requisitions to ensure necessary items are readily available.
  • Program and Project Evaluation: Conduct thorough evaluations of completed projects, drawing insights and making recommendations for future initiatives.
  • Program Coordination across the Climate and Health Department: Identify and define projects to be implemented under the Department’s umbrella. Oversee collaboration across various project teams and ensure alignment with the overall program’s objectives.
  • Program Monitoring: Define and monitor metrics for Departmental success, ensuring that all projects contribute to the broader goals of the Department and into CeSHHAR-wide strategy.
  • Information Source: Act as a central point of information for all matters related to projects and programs within the department for the Climate Director
  • Additional Responsibilities: Execute any other duties as directed by the Director.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Post graduate qualification in relevant field.  Project planning and management qualification is an added advantage. At least 3 years’ experience in managing research or related projects. Ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team with a good understanding of cooperate governance.  Experience in using project management tools.  Microsoft Office packages. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Solid knowledge of and experience of computers and software application including management tools. Excellent documentation skills.

 

  1. DATA SCIENTIST (MSc) (x1)

Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe

Contract Type: Fixed term. Renewable

JOB ROLE

The Data Scientist position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the advancement of data science and machine learning methods within the HE2AT Center projects, focusing on understanding the effects of heat and air pollution on maternal and neonatal health. The Data Scientist will actively participate in data harmonization and integration efforts. The role also includes the potential for engagement in various data science projects within the HEAT Centre. Additionally, there is an opportunity to pursue a funded three-year PhD with LSTM. As part of a collaborative team, the Data Scientist will assist in developing analysis proposals, conduct data analysis (including a large Individual Patient Data (IPD) database), manage and harmonize data, present findings at scientific meetings, draft manuscripts, and publish results.

Key responsibilities include: –

  • Contribute to the development and application of data science and machine learning methods within the HE2AT Center projects.
  • Participate in data harmonization and integration activities to facilitate the analysis of heterogeneous datasets.
  • Collaborate with the team to develop analysis proposals and design appropriate statistical models.
  • Conduct data analysis, including working with a large Individual Patient Data (IPD) database.
  • Manage and harmonize data to ensure consistency and quality.
  • Present research findings at scientific meetings and conferences.
  • Draft manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams and researchers from different backgrounds.
  • Provide training in data science methods to team members and collaborators.
  • Stay updated on the latest advancements in data science, machine learning, and related fields.
  • Engage in potential three-year funded PhD program with LSTM.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

MSc in (Bio)Statistics, Computer Science, or related fields. Strong programming skills and experience with Python, R, STATA, or similar languages. Experience providing training in data science methods. Proficiency in working with large and complex datasets, such as remote sensing, health data, or climate model data. Additional skills and experience that would be advantageous: Experience working in a JupyterHub environment. Demonstrable experience with Python (or R or STATA) data processing and numerical packages, including NumPy, SciPy, and Pandas. Demonstrable experience with Python machine learning packages, such as scikit-learn, and at least one deep learning platform such as Keras, PyTorch, or TensorFlow. Experience with pollution datasets include satellite derived proxies. Ability and experience working in an international, multidisciplinary team.

 

  1. FIELDWORK COORDINATOR (x1)

Duty Station: Mt Darwin, Zimbabwe

Contract Type: Fixed term. Renewable

JOB ROLE

The Field Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and managing the fieldwork activities and community engagement under HIGH Horizon and HAPI in Mt Darwin District. The two projects address knowledge gaps around the quantification and monitoring of direct and indirect impacts of ambient heat exposure on maternal, new-born and child health. The projects will contribute to designing individual/household/community and health facility-level interventions.  The Field Coordinator is responsible for coordination of fieldwork activities to ensure compliance with protocols and overall study objectives.

Key responsibilities include: –

  • Project Oversight and Management: Oversee the implementation and coordination of the HIGH Horizon and HAPI projects. Ensure alignment with project objectives and maintain up-to-date study records.
  • Fieldwork Coordination: Supervise and manage field activities, ensuring compliance with study protocols and SOPs. This includes the recruitment of study participants, arranging study visits, and ensuring the study goals are met.
  • Community Engagement: Serve as the primary point of contact between the projects and the local community, fostering robust relationships and clear communication.
  • Data Management: Oversee data collection to ensure accuracy and reliability. Report regularly on field activities and progress to higher management.
  • Team Leadership: Guide, train, and manage field teams, ensuring they have the necessary tools and information for effective work.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Identify, engage, and collaborate with relevant stakeholders in study sites. This includes scheduling meetings and managing communications on behalf of the PI.
  • Resource Allocation: Monitor and efficiently utilize allocated resources and budgets. Manage inventory, prepare study kits, and ensure essential items are available when required.
  • Issue Resolution: Proactively identify and address challenges or conflicts that arise during field activities.
  • Continuous Improvement: Regularly assess and suggest enhancements to field processes to boost efficiency and effectiveness.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

A post graduate qualification in relevant fields such as Public Health, Social Science etc. Valid GCP Certificate. At least 5 years research experience. Ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively as part of a research team with good understanding to qualitative and quantitative methods of research. Prior experience managing a field team. Be a self-motivated and good leadership skill. Ability to understand/communicate with local communities. Ability to work with people from different backgrounds. Excellent communication skills.

 

  1. DATA OFFICER (MSc) (x1)

Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe

Contract Type: Fixed term. Renewable

JOB ROLE

The Data Officer will play a crucial role within a multi-country team, responsible for coordinating and overseeing the collection and integration of individual participant data from multiple studies. They will ensure data quality and consistency by aligning datasets with different formats, variables, and coding systems. Leveraging data science techniques, including large language models, the Data Officer will streamline and automate the data harmonization process. They will collaborate closely with domain experts and data providers to gain a comprehensive understanding of the data context and nuances, proactively identifying potential challenges and proposing innovative solutions. Developing and maintaining data pipelines and workflows will be a key responsibility to optimize data harmonization and analysis processes.

Key responsibilities include: –

  • Coordinate and manage the collection and integration of individual participant data from multiple studies, ensuring data quality and consistency.
  • Apply data science techniques, including the utilization of large language models, to automate and assist in the data harmonization process.
  • Collaborate closely with domain experts and data providers to understand the context and nuances of the data, identifying potential challenges and proposing effective solutions.
  • Develop and maintain data pipelines and workflows to streamline data harmonization and analysis processes.
  • Stay up to date with emerging data harmonization techniques, data integration methods, and data pre-processing approaches.
  • Ensure compliance with research ethics, data protection regulations, and privacy considerations when working with sensitive data.
  • Contribute to the documentation and dissemination of data harmonization processes, methodologies, and findings.
  • Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, providing technical expertise and support for data integration and harmonization.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

A Master’s degree in data science, statistics, bioinformatics, or a related field with 3-5 years of experience in a similar role. Clinical training will be an important advantage. Proven strong proficiency in programming languages such as Python or R. In-depth knowledge of data harmonization techniques, data integration methods, and data pre-processing approaches. Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to handle complex data integration challenges. Excellent attention to detail and ability to work with large and diverse datasets. Strong understanding of research ethics, data protection regulations, and privacy considerations in working with sensitive data. Prior experience working on data harmonization projects is highly desirable. Experience with geospatial data will be an added advantage.

 

  1. RESEARCH OFFICER – MERCURY – HEALTH AMBASSADORS FOR VACCINE UPTAKE PROJECT (x1)

Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe

Contract Type: Fixed term. Renewable

JOB ROLE

The Research Officer conducts qualitative and quantitative research activities that are required for successful implementation of the Mercury Project:  Health Ambassadors Project Zimbabwe. This will include training of health ambassadors, abstraction of data from source documents, data entry and summarizing findings to support senior research staff in scientific and academic fields. Research outputs would be periodically reported in status reports with input into manuscript preparation.

Key responsibilities include: –

  • Research Activities: Lead and conduct qualitative and quantitative research pertinent to the project’s success. Train health ambassadors to ensure they are equipped with necessary skills and knowledge. Abstract data from source documents and summarize findings to support senior research staff.
  • Tool and Protocol Development: Assist in crafting research tools and SOPs. Aid in protocol submission and guarantee ongoing regulatory compliance.
  • Participant Engagement: Recruit research participants in line with the project’s criteria. Obtain informed consent from all participants.
  • Data Management: Collect data from various sources as per the established protocol. Maintain comprehensive and up-to-date records, including databases relevant to the project. Ensure meticulous data entry, conducting regular quality checks. Comply with security protocols, ensuring data integrity and safety.
  • Coordination and Collaboration: Collaborate with the research team, providing support and guidance to research assistants for efficient and high-quality outcomes.
  • Data Analysis and Reporting: Continuously review and analyze collected data throughout the project. Draft periodic summaries of findings and progress reports to keep stakeholders informed.
  • Academic Contributions: Provide inputs and play an active role in manuscript development, ensuring quality and coherence with research findings. Additional Responsibilities: Execute any other duties as directed by the Research Manager or Research Director.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as Social Science, Public Health etc, Master’s degree an added advantage. At least two years’ experience conducting health research. GCP and Research Ethics Microsoft Office packages. Ability to work with people from different disciplines. Good verbal and written communication skills.

 

  1. RESEARCH OFFICER – ANTHROPOLOGY (x1)

Duty Station: Mt Darwin, Zimbabwe

Contract Type: Fixed term. Renewable

JOB ROLE

The Anthropology Research Officer plays a pivotal role in the HIGH Horizon & HAPI projects, focusing on the impacts of climate change on maternal and child health as well as health workers. The primary objective of these projects is to design interventions at individual, household, community, and health facility levels to shield these vulnerable groups from the adverse effects of excessive heat. In addition to studying the nuances of human behaviours, cultures, and societies, the officer will support the PI in delivering the Climate Early Notification Systems for improved health outcomes. Their profound understanding of human dynamics combined with their dedication to research enables them to contribute meaningfully to these endeavours.

Key responsibilities include: –

  • Research Design, Development, and Implementation: Design and roll out research methodologies tailored to the specific study area, encompassing areas like cultural, physical, and linguistic anthropology, or social engineering. Strictly adhere to study protocols and SOPs, ensuring the accurate and consistent implementation of all study procedures.
  • Fieldwork and Participant Engagement: Undertake extensive fieldwork, potentially requiring travel, immersions in communities, or archaeological site explorations. Identify, enroll, and consistently engage with relevant study participants, ensuring high retention and informed consent as per good clinical practice standards.
  • Data Collection, Management, and Analysis: Collect qualitative data through methods like interviews, observations, and participatory research techniques. Administer surveys with a focus on clarity and accuracy, and handle data tasks, including transcription and translation. Analyse collected data to identify patterns, derive insights, and understand cultural significance, using established anthropological or social science theories and frameworks.
  • Collaboration, Communication, and Presentation: Collaborate closely with a team of researchers, sharing insights and contributing to broader project goals. Present findings in team meetings, conferences, workshops, or other relevant platforms, and assist in the preparation of research papers, articles, and presentations.
  • Documentation and Record Keeping: Maintain detailed records of fieldwork, data collection, and analyses, ensuring data integrity, confidentiality, and adherence to departmental guidelines. Keep meticulous and transparent records on all project deliverables.
  • Continuous Learning and Development: Remain updated on the latest anthropological theories, research methodologies, and findings. Participate in seminars, workshops, and training sessions relevant to the field.
  • Team Collaboration and Meeting Participation: Attend all project meetings, providing updates and insights on research progress. Additional Responsibilities: Undertake any other duties as assigned by the Senior Anthropologist, Head of Research, or Project PI.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Postgraduate qualification in Anthropology or any other relevant social science. A least 3 years’ research experience. Experience with participatory approaches such as Photovoice, Transect walks, other qualitative methods, and qualitative data processing.  Research Ethics Training. Microsoft Office packages. Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team. High respect for confidentiality. Good verbal and written communication skills.

 

  1. RESEARCH OFFICER – HEAT STRESS HEALTH BEHAVIOUR SCIENTIST) (x1)

Duty Station: Mt Darwin, Zimbabwe

Contract Type: Fixed term. Renewable

JOB ROLE

The Heat Stress Health Behaviour Scientist is integral to the HIGH Horizon & HAPI projects, focusing on the effects of climate change on maternal and child health, as well as the well-being of health workers. The core mission of these initiatives is to devise interventions at the individual, household, community, and healthcare facility levels to protect these vulnerable demographics from the harmful impacts of extreme heat. Beyond analysing behavioural responses to heat stress, the scientist collaborates closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) in implementing the Climate Early Notification Systems, aiming for enhanced health outcomes. Their deep insight into behavioural patterns, combined with a strong commitment to research, positions them to make significant contributions to these critical projects.

Key responsibilities include: –

  • Research Design, Development, and Implementation: Design and roll out research methodologies tailored to the specific study area, encompassing areas like cultural, physical, and linguistic anthropology, or social engineering. Strictly adhere to study protocols and SOPs, ensuring the accurate and consistent implementation of all study procedures.
  • Fieldwork and Participant Engagement: Undertake extensive fieldwork, potentially requiring travel, immersions in communities, or archaeological site explorations. Identify, enrol, and consistently engage with relevant study participants, ensuring high retention and informed consent as per good clinical practice standards.
  • Data Collection, Management, and Analysis: Collect qualitative data through methods like interviews, observations, and participatory research techniques. Administer surveys with a focus on clarity and accuracy, and handle data tasks, including transcription and translation. Analyse collected data to identify patterns, derive insights, and understand cultural significance, using established anthropological or social science theories and frameworks.
  • Collaboration, Communication, and Presentation: Collaborate closely with a team of researchers, sharing insights and contributing to broader project goals. Present findings in team meetings, conferences, workshops, or other relevant platforms, and assist in the preparation of research papers, articles, and presentations.
  • Documentation and Record Keeping: Maintain detailed records of fieldwork, data collection, and analyses, ensuring data integrity, confidentiality, and adherence to departmental guidelines. Keep meticulous and transparent records on all project deliverables.
  • Continuous Learning and Development: Remain updated on the latest anthropological theories, research methodologies, and findings. Participate in seminars, workshops, and training sessions relevant to the field.
  • Team Collaboration and Meeting Participation: Attend all project meetings, providing updates and insights on research progress.
  • Additional duties: Undertake any other duties as assigned by the Senior Anthropologist, Head of Research, or Project PI.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Postgraduate qualification in any social science field. A least 3 years’ research experience. Experience with participatory approaches such as Photovoice, Transect walks, other qualitative methods, and qualitative data processing.  Research Ethics Training. Microsoft Office packages. Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team. High respect for confidentiality. Good verbal and written communication skills.

 

  1. RESEARCH OFFICER – JUNIOR HEALTH ECONOMIST (x1)

Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe

Contract Type: Fixed term. Renewable

JOB ROLE

The Research Officer (Junior Health Economist) will be responsible for supporting research projects under the Climate and Health Department. This includes costing of interventions under High Horizons and HAPI which seek to design individual/household/ community and health facility-level interventions.  Overall, the junior health economist will play a role in conducting research and analysis to guide in decision making which ensures relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of interventions.

Key responsibilities include: –

  • Project-Specific Economic Analysis: Support the costing and economic evaluation of interventions under the High Horizons and HAPI projects. Collaborate with project teams to understand the specific economic challenges and needs of the climate and health interventions.
  • General Economic Analysis: Assist in performing cost-effectiveness, cost-utility, and cost-benefit analyses for various health interventions and programs. Conduct literature reviews to identify relevant economic data and methodologies.
  • Data Management: Collaborate with data teams to gather, clean, and manage health economics data. Utilize statistical software to analyse health economic data.
  • Modelling: Assist in developing and adapting health economic models under the guidance of senior team members. Validate models using appropriate techniques and sensitivity analyses.
  • Report Writing and Communication: Contribute to the drafting of technical reports, manuscripts, and presentations. Communicate findings to a variety of stakeholders, including project teams, clients, and policymakers.
  • Collaboration: Work with multidisciplinary teams, including clinicians, statisticians, climate scientists, and health policy experts. Support project teams in understanding the economic implications of research findings.
  • Continuous Learning: Stay updated with the latest methodologies, tools, and trends in health economics. Participate in workshops, courses, and seminars to enhance professional skills.
  • Additional Responsibilities: Support senior health economists in grant applications and business development activities. Perform any other tasks assigned by the Lead Health Economist or Health Economics Manager.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

An honours degree in a relevant field such Health Economics or any related field. A postgraduate qualification is desirable At least 2 years’ experience working as a junior health economist. Ability to work well collaboratively as part of a research team. Understanding of methods, software’s and other tools used by health economists to support decision making to ensure cost effectiveness of interventions. Proficiency in statistical software (e.g., Stata, R, SAS) and Microsoft Office suite. Self-motivated. Good communication skills. Ability to work with people from different backgrounds.

 

  1. RESEARCH ASSISTANT – INDOOR AND OUTDOOR THERMAL SIMULATIONS (x1)

Duty Station: Mt Darwin, Zimbabwe

Contract Type: Fixed term. Renewable

JOB ROLE

The Research Assistant will implement research on the impact of Climate change on Health (HIGH Horizon & HAPI) that seek to assess the impacts of heat on maternal and child health and health workers. These projects aim to design individual/household/community and health facility-level interventions that protect these vulnerable groups from elevated heat.

Key responsibilities include: –

  • Implementing all study procedures according to the study protocol and SOPs
  • Data abstraction
  • Monitoring thermal measurements
  • Survey administration
  • Data handling, transcription, and translation
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records on agreed deliverables.
  • Attending scheduled project meetings.
  • Any other duties assigned by the project PI.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

At least a minimum of a Social Science Honours Degree.  A post graduate qualification will be an added advantage. A minimum of 2 years’ research experience. Experience in a clinical setting is highly desirable.  Knowledge of ethnography method is a must. Strongly writing skills. Ability to work with people from different backgrounds. Computer literacy and skills. Good communication skills. A GCP certificate and research ethics training is desirable.

  1. RESEARCH ASSISTANT – MERCURY Health Ambassadors for Vaccine Uptake (x1)

Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe

Contract Type: Fixed term. Renewable

JOB ROLE

The Research Assistant is responsible for conducting different research activities that are required for successful implementation of the health ambassadors. This may include identification and recruitment of study participants, abstraction of data from source documents and transcription of qualitative research data.

Key responsibilities include: –

  • Recruit research participants and obtain informed consent.
  • Research and programmatic data collection from different sources according to the protocol
  • Assist in the development and testing of research tools.
  • Supervise Health ambassadors in Harare and Bulawayo
  • Implement field activities as required by the study protocol.
  • Conduct transcription and translation of qualitative data.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

At least a minimum of a Social Science Honours Degree.  A post graduate qualification will be an added advantage. At least one year’s experience conducting health research. Experience in a clinical setting is highly desirable.  Knowledge of ethnography method is a must. Strongly writing skills. Ability to work with people from different backgrounds. Computer literacy and skills. Good communication skills. A GCP certificate and research ethics training is desirable.

 

  1. DATA ASSISTANT – HE2AT PROJECT (x1)

Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe

Contract Type: Fixed term. Renewable

JOB ROLE

The Data Assistant will play a vital role in supporting the Data Officer in coordinating and managing the collection and integration of individual participant data from multiple studies. The incumbent will contribute to the data harmonization process by assisting in data cleaning, validation, and harmonization procedures. The Data Assistant will also actively participate in the development and maintenance of data pipelines and workflows to optimize the efficiency of data harmonization and analysis processes. His / her responsibilities will extend to organizing and documenting data management procedures, maintaining comprehensive records and associated metadata. Additionally, the incumbent will assist in generating visualizations and reports that effectively communicate key characteristics of the harmonized data for monitoring and evaluation purposes. The Data Assistant will provide general administrative support, including scheduling meetings, organizing project-related documentation, and assisting with project coordination.

Key responsibilities include: –

  • Assist the Data Officer in coordinating and managing the collection and integration of individual participant data from multiple studies.
  • Support data cleaning, validation, and harmonization procedures to ensure data quality and consistency.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of data pipelines and workflows, streamlining data harmonization and analysis processes.
  • Organize and document data management procedures, maintaining comprehensive records and associated metadata.
  • Collaborate with the Data Officer and team members to generate visualizations and reports that effectively communicate key characteristics of the harmonized data for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
  • Provide general administrative support, including scheduling meetings, organizing project-related documentation, and assisting with project coordination.
  • Stay updated on data management principles and best practices, continuously expanding knowledge and skills in data pre-processing tasks.
  • Utilize programming languages such as Python or R to support data management and analysis tasks.
  • Demonstrate a strong attention to detail and ability to work with large datasets.
  • Exhibit strong organizational and time management skills to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with team members and stakeholders.
  • Leverage geospatial data experience, if applicable, to contribute to data integration and analysis efforts.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3 years of experience or a master’s degree with a minimum of 1 year of experience in a relevant field, such as data science, statistics, or bioinformatics. Clinical training will be an important advantage Basic knowledge of data management principles and experience with data pre-processing tasks. Familiarity with programming languages such as Python or R, with a willingness to learn and apply data science techniques. Strong attention to detail and ability to work with large datasets. Good problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to assist in tackling data integration challenges. Strong organizational and time management skills to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines. Effective communication skills to collaborate with team members and multicounty stakeholders. Experience with geospatial data will be an added advantage.

 

  1. INTERN – GEOSPATIAL SCIENCE (x1)

Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe

Contract Type: Fixed term. Renewable

JOB ROLE

The Geospatial Science Intern will play an integral role in assisting with the collection, pre-processing, and cleaning of geospatial data from various sources, such as satellite imagery and spatial databases. They will contribute to the development and implementation of geospatial data analysis workflows, which encompass data manipulation, feature extraction, and statistical analysis.

Key responsibilities include: –

  • Assist in collecting, pre-processing, and cleaning geospatial data from diverse sources, including satellite imagery and spatial databases.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of geospatial data analysis workflows.
  • Perform data manipulation tasks to prepare geospatial data for analysis.
  • Assist in feature extraction tasks to derive valuable insights from geospatial datasets.
  • Support statistical analysis efforts to uncover patterns and trends within geospatial data.
  • Collaborate with the team to ensure data quality and accuracy during the analysis process.
  • Document and maintain clear records of data collection, pre-processing, and analysis procedures.
  • Contribute to the generation of visualizations and reports to effectively communicate geospatial analysis outcomes.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in geography, geospatial science, data science, or a related field. Strong interest and enthusiasm for geospatial data analysis and data science techniques. Familiarity with geospatial data sources, such as satellite imagery and spatial databases. Basic knowledge of data pre-processing techniques for geospatial data. Proficiency in geospatial data analysis tools and software, such as GIS software (e.g., ArcGIS, QGIS) and remote sensing tools. Eagerness to learn and adapt to new geospatial analysis techniques and tools.

 

  1. INTERN – DATA ANALYTICS (x1)

Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe

Contract Type: Fixed term. Renewable

JOB ROLE

The Data Analytics Intern will play a vital role in assisting with the collection and organization of individual participant data from different studies while ensuring compliance with data sharing agreements and privacy regulations. They will support the research coordinator in procuring research data from diverse sources and assist with various tasks related to data harmonization.

Key responsibilities include: –

  • Assist in the collection and organization of individual participant data from different studies, ensuring adherence to data sharing agreements and privacy regulations.
  • Collaborate with the research coordinator to procure research data from various sources, including databases, surveys, and electronic health records.
  • Support tasks related to data harmonization, including data cleaning, standardization, and integration.
  • Assist in the identification and resolution of data quality issues during the data harmonization process.
  • Collaborate with the research coordinator and other team members to ensure data accuracy and consistency.
  • Document and maintain clear records of data collection, organization, and harmonization procedures.
  • Contribute to the generation of visualizations and reports to communicate key findings and insights from the harmonized datasets.

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in data science, biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, or a related field. Strong interest in health data analytics and data harmonization techniques within the healthcare research domain. Basic understanding of data privacy regulations and ethical considerations in handling sensitive health data. Proficiency in data cleaning and manipulation using software such as Python, R, or SQL. Eagerness to learn and apply data harmonization techniques to integrate heterogeneous datasets. Good attention to detail and ability to work with large datasets.

 

TO APPLY

If you are interested in the above position, please email your CV and application cover letter addressed to the Human Resources Manager by 20th October 2023 (4.30pm) and send to vacancies@ceshhar.co.zw. Indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

CeSHHAR Zimbabwe is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, sexual orientation, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply.

The successful candidate will undergo relevant background checks and will be required to commit in writing to comply with the CeSHHAR Zimbabwe safeguarding guidelines. 

 

 

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