Project Coordinator (1) 6 months – CeSHHAR Zimbabwe – Size Estimation Study – NGO Jobs

CeSHHAR Zimbabwe is an organization that specializes in sexual health, HIV and AIDS research in Zimbabwe. CeSHHAR in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Child Care is implementing a National Sex Work Programme aimed at reducing HIV acquisition and transmission among sex workers thereby reducing HIV transmission and acquisition to and from their clients. We are recruiting staff for a research study in Harare, Bulawayo, Mazowe and Shamva

Size Estimation Study

RTI international is partnering with the Centre for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Research (CeSHHAR) Zimbabwe, with technical support from the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to estimate the population size and systematically assess engagement along the HIV continuum of prevention, treatment and care for SW in Harare, Bulawayo and Mashonaland Central.

This project will build on existing research among female SW in Zimbabwe, by estimating the size of the SW populations in Harare, Bulawayo and two communities in Mashonaland Central, Shamva and Mazowe, where population-based data on SW are sparse.

We are therefore looking for passionate people who are committed to this objective to work in the following roles.


  1. Project Coordinator (1) 6 months

The project Coordinator will be overally responsible for the management of day to day project activities. Specific duties will be:

  • Processing of approval applications to all local and international IRBs
  • Recruitment, training and supervision of research team (nurse counselors, surveyors, and drivers)
  • Ensure implementation of the project as per protocol and timelines
  • Ensure accurate and valid data collection and processing in accordance with good clinical practice.
  • Work closely with the communities, district and provincial officials and other stakeholders at all stages and  keep them informed of progress
  • Provide regular and timely research updates to funders and the Director
  • Make presentations on research design, implementation and findins as and when required.
  • Provide oversight of project finances including management by project staff (eg petty cash, field allowances).

Essential and desired qualifications

A degree in Social Sciences or related field, with a Masters level degree that has a strong focus on health research. At least 2 years’ experience working in a similar position. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Computer competency particularly with Microsoft Office packages. Commitment to working as part of a multidisciplinary research team. Ability to work with people from various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Possession of certificates in GCP and Research Ethics will be an added advantage.

If interested either email or drop off your CV , application letter ,certified copies of certificates with three references stating clearly which position you’d like to be considered for, at number 9 Monmouth Road, Avondale, Harare. Indicate on the envelope the position you are applying for. Deadline for receipt of applications is Tuesday 20th September 2016.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.