Four (4) Qualitative Research Assistants

byo 31/07/2017   Contract

Deadline: 2 August 2017

Location: Bulawayo and Matebeleland South
This is a short-term position for 1-month full time (August-September 2017)

Bridging the Gap in HIV Testing and Care for Children in Zimbabwe
(B-GAP Project)

Responsibilities and job functions

  • Recruiting and gathering informed consent from study participants;
  • Conducting focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews;
  • Translating and transcribing focus group discussions and semi-structured interview recordings and hand-written notes using appropriate technology;
  • Liaising with other members of the study team and relevant implementing partners;
  • Maintaining accurate data collection records;
  • To carry out other tasks which may be necessary from time to time appropriate to the post, as determine by the line manager

Training, skills, and experience

  • A university degree or other qualification (preferably in social sciences, anthropology, education, public health or related field) or relevant experience is required;
  • Excellent verbal and written Ndebele, Shona and English fluency;
  • Familiar with and knowledgeable of the local communities where research is being conducted;
  • Previous research experience; Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and general Internet and E-mail;
  • Experience in qualitative interviewing; leading focus group discussions and conducting in-depth interviews;
  • Experience in the use of qualitative research techniques and methods, and relevant software packages;
  • Experience interacting comfortably with youth;
  • Ability to interact effectively with a variety of community members and research participants;
  • Experience discussing sensitive topics, including those related to HIV

Personal characteristics

  • High personal motivation and self-management;
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn and accept feedback;
  • Confident, communicator who can work comfortably with diverse groups of people;
  • Excellent time management;
  • Reliable, diligent, detail-oriented worker who can see tasks through to completion;
  • Accurate, honest, dependable and flexible;
  • Excellent problem solving skills;
  • Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills;
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and handle and protect sensitive data with integrity;
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and on own initiative;
  • Ability to establish rapport with a variety of colleagues and to work flexibly with the line manager
Interested candidates can submit their detailed CV and cover letter (including which research site they would like to be considered for) to: The Office Manager Biomedical Research and Training Institute (B-GAP Project) 10 Seagrave Road, Avondale Harare Or email: Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.