Project Coordinator: Centre for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Research Zimbabwe (CeSHHAR)

Deadline: 16 January 2017


The Centre for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Research (CeSHHAR) Zimbabwe is a registered Trust. CeSHHAR houses a number of HIV prevention and sexual health research and programmatic projects. CeSHHAR has been conducting implementation science research to inform the voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) program in Zimbabwe and sub-Saharan Africa. CeSHHAR has received funding to thoroughly evaluate the models developed and deployed for the VMMC “catch-up” and transition to the “maintenance” phases in order to provide evidence on approaches that can be replicated in other areas in Zimbabwe and other countries.


Purpose of the job
The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the day to day running of the project. Roles will including monitoring implementation of study aims, collecting data, assisting with analysis, managing staff and finances. Travel across Zimbabwe will be required.


Key duties and responsibilities
Reporting to the Project Director, the following will be the Project Coordinator core duties: Monitoring implementation of study aims; Assisting with designing study protocols and tools; Seeking ethical approvals and keeping up to date with all the relevant IRBs; Ensuring effective and efficient overall daily running of all project activities; Collecting data, assisting with analysis and write-up; Providing research reports and updates to the Project Director and Investigators; Managing project team and finances; Carrying out any other relevant duties as assigned by the Director


Qualifications, skills and abilities
Masters Degree in Social Sciences or related field; an advanced degree will be an added advantage; At least 5 years experience coordinating research with some experience of conducting randomized controlled trials; Demonstrated ability to design study protocols, analyze research data and write-up findings; Demonstrated ability to conduct implementation science research; Commitment to working as part of a multidisciplinary research team; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Good interpersonal and organizational skills; Experience/familiarity with the VMMC program; Experience working with adolescents; Ability to speak Shona and Ndebele in addition to English will be an added advantage


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.