Assistant Social Scientist: Centre for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Research Zimbabwe (CeSHHAR)

Deadline: 16 January 2017


Purpose of the job
The Assistant Social Scientist will be responsible for conducting qualitative research. The Assistant Social Scientist will transcribe, translate and code qualitative data. They will also be involved in Technical Efficiency surveys together with the Social Scientist.

Specific responsibilities
Assisting the Social Scientist in collecting qualitative data; Conducting Technical Efficiency surveys; Transcribing and translating qualitative data; Assisting with data analysis e.g. with qualitative data coding; Assisting with report-writing for the qualitative findings; Any other social science research duties as may be assigned


Qualifications and abilities
A degree in Social Sciences or related field; Certificates in GCP and Research Ethics; Sound knowledge and experience with qualitative research methods; Experience with using software for qualitative data handling; Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, Shona (and Ndebele); Ability to work with people from various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds; Experience/familiarity with the VMMC program


To apply
Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should submit full curriculum vitae with a cover letter stating clearly which position they would like to be considered for, copies of certificates and the names/contact information for three referees to:


The Project Director (VMMC Studies)
9 Monmouth Road
Avondale West

Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Application deadline is Monday 16th January 2016. Positions to start as soon as possible. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.