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.
- Survey Assistants (16)2 months
The survey assistants will be responsible for identification and recruitment of initial survey participants (seeds) as well as collection of sensitive and crucial data from the participants. Specific duties include:
- Working with sex worker peer educators to identify all the various communities working in a given geographic location
- Working with the sex worker peer educators to identify and recruit sex workers seeds for inclusion in the survey according to GCP and Ethics guidelines.
- Screening and checking in of participants into the survey using the Respondent Driven Sampling method (training will be provided)
- Conduct the informed consent process to all eligible participants
- Administer questionnaires using tablets (training will be provided).
- Ensure high quality data are collected.
- Any other duties as required by the Project Coordinator
Qualifications and experience
A degree in social sciences with a counseling diploma and experience in HIV/AIDS counseling and added advantage. Demonstrable experience and interest in community outreach work, ability to do community mobilization, create rapport with personnel from collaborating or associate institutions and work independently but within a team framework. Current and valid certificate in GCP and Ethics an advantage. A current certificate in Good Clinical Practice and Ethics. Experience working with vulnerable populations (sex workers) an added advantage. Fluency in English, Shona (and Ndebele for Bulawayo, Hwange and Victoria Falls).
If interested either email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.