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Location: Harare x 2, Bulawayo x 2 Reporting to: Qualitative Lead Duration: 4 months contract Deadline: 23 July 2024   Pangaea Zimbabwe is an independent Zimbabwean entity registered as a local PVO in 2020. Pangaea Zimbabwe strives to transform the lives of underserved populations by working to increase access to quality, responsive, evidence based, client-centered comprehensive health services through facility and community engagement and policy advocacy. The CATALYST Study (Catalyzing access to new prevention products to stop HIV) is a multi-year (5 year ending in 2025), multi-country study seeking to understand the feasibility and acceptability of providing new options for HIV prevention. The study involves both quantitative and qualitative methods. This posting is for a qualitative data collector who will conduct interviews with a range of study participants: women using HIV prevention methods, health facility staff offering HIV prevention options, community members in neighborhoods near study sites, and health officials responsible for HIV prevention.   Job Summary Working under the supervision of CATALYST Site Study Coordinator/Program Officer, the Research Assistant will be responsible for collecting qualitative data over a period of three to four weeks for the CATALYST Study. In addition to conducting face-to-face in-depth interviews and focus group discussions, they will also be responsible for recruitment and consenting of eligible CATALYST Study participants, transcribing interviews, translating transcripts, and supporting the data analysis processes to inform report writing, and following all qualitative study procedures to ensure accurate data and ethical treatment of study participants. This position will be based in Harare and Bulawayo at the PZ Head Offices with travel to study sites for the duration of the data collection for the study.   Key Duties & Responsibilities The incumbent will: Participate in study training; participate in the translation, testing and review of interview guides; work with the site-based study team and healthcare providers to identify and recruit study participants; schedule interviews with study participants; conduct and document informed consent processes; securely store all informed consent documents per study procedures. Conduct in-person in-depth interviews, focus group discussions, and key-informant interviews with study participants; adapt to phone interviews if required due to external circumstances; provide and document participant reimbursement per study protocol; accurately complete and maintain all field logs to track study progress and other files, whether computerized or manual. Securely handle and store data collection forms per study procedures; consult and communicate in a timely manner any challenges encountered during data collection with the Site Study Coordinator. Transcribe recorded interviews into a standard Word template; support data analysis; organize data, create initial codes, respond to queries from qualitative analysis team. Flawlessly maintain study participant confidentiality; adhere to the study protocol and all study procedures and implement quality control process throughout the conduct of the study. Share written interview notes and full transcripts on time, as agreed with the Country Study Coordinator and Qualitative Lead. Participate in regular team debriefing meetings. Perform any other related duties.   Requirements • At least 2 years of experience conducting qualitative interviews (in-depth interviews and focus group discussions) in research settings • At least 2 years prior research experience in HIV prevention • Experience interviewing adolescent girls, young women, and/or trans populations is preferred. • Experience in taking notes during in-depth interviews and focus group discussions. • Experience using digital audio recorders to record interviews. • Good knowledge of spoken and written English and Ndebele for Bulawayo and English and Shona for Harare. • A good command of Kalanga or Venda in addition to Shona and/or Ndebele is an added advantage. • Ideally the incumbent should have a laptop they can use for the duration of the contract Skills knowledge and abilities • Excellent communication skills • Ability to quickly establish rapport with wide range of study participants, including community members and Ministry of Health officials. • Ability to effectively work as part of a team. • Nonjudgmental attitude, humanitarian values and ethics are absolute requirements. • Independent and self-motivated • Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. • Proficiency in qualitative coding software, such as NVivo, preferred.     Qualifications, experience and competencies required • Bachelor’s degree or International Equivalent in Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Nursing or Related Field • Valid GCP certificate     To Apply: Interested candidates should submit their application letter and detailed CV, clearly stating the position being applied for and area (site/location) in the subject section of the email to: recruitment@pangaeazw.org by COB on 23 July 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. NB: Young women are encouraged to apply

Location: Harare x 2, Bulawayo x 2 Reporting to: Qualitative Lead Duration: 4 months contract Deadline: 23 July 2024   Pangaea Zimbabwe is an independent Zimbabwean [...

Reporting to: Programs Manager Deadline: 21 July 2024 Location: Binga, Lupane and Hwange Duration: 12 months   Objective: To lead the implementation of Primary Health activities carried out by W4LIFE Program   Background The Wild4Life program, housed within the administrative infrastructure of Pangaea Zimbabwe, is embarking on an ambitious strategy to scale-up operations in Zimbabwe to additional districts in the Matabeleland Province, and ultimately to other districts throughout the country, focusing on improving the quality of primary health care through resilient health systems. The Wild4Life program focuses on building capacity for health facilities and communities to improve health outcomes among rural populations through integrated mentorship targeting multidisciplinary facility teams, community health workers and health centre committees, integrated outreaches to hard-to-reach areas, implementation of differentiated service delivery models and application of continuous quality improvement tools and techniques. Monitoring, evaluation, and learning are key to not only achieving the program results but also to ensuring that the information generated is reflected upon and used to continuously improve performance. Since its inception, the Wild4Life program has evaluated its program through the collection and collation of facility-level clinical data, and by tracking program outputs and progress against targets. As Wild4Life prepares for its programmatic expansion, there is a need for the program to develop and implement a more rigorous monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) plan to inform ongoing program roll-out, to assess the contribution of the program on health outcomes among the clients at supported facilities, and to measure the program’s capacity to promote the efficient use of resources among Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) health executive teams at district level. Having a rigorous MEL plan also will help lay the groundwork for an external impact and cost-effectiveness evaluation of the Wild4Life program.   Expected Deliverables The Community Support Officer will be responsible for the timely attainment of the following deliverables for Wild4Life, and responsibilities are subject to change upon changing the scope of the program: • Lead person for community health interventions working Field officer and interns • Support supervision of Village health workers to ensure health related duties carried out in the community are well documented and patients are referred for services to the clinic. • Conducting VHW infield mentoring and collecting data from the field for program management • Establishing and supervision of HIV positive adolescent support groups and PMTCT mother baby-pair support groups. • Coordinating Children support group activities ensuring children have access to Viral load testing and enhanced adherence counselling is instituted where needed. • Focal person for mental health screening for community lay cadres using the friendship bench model or any other as required • Rolling out the CARGS programs in the district and offering support supervision of CARG groups and ensuring the quality of care remains high for patients who have opted for the model • Organising and mobilising communities for community dialogues around health-related matters. Cascading Index Testing to the communities in the district. • Engage health centre committees for facility infrastructure maintenance and improvements including community engagement • Conduct trainings and refresher trainings for community health cadres • Participate in stakeholder meetings occurring within and outside the district • Represent and advance the interests for PZ in fora where you are selected as an organisation representative • Participate in budget and work planning for activities funded within the funding cycle • Compiling monthly reports and quarterly reports as well as monthly statistics for community programs • Formulating budgets for VHW food hamper incentives and refreshments for support groups and any work -related training • Identify health issues that need community attention and conduct community dialogues to help address the problems • Any other duties as may be assigned by the programs manager.   Qualifications and Skills The Community Support Officer should have the following expertise: 1. A minimum Degree in Public Health, Social sciences, Nursing or equivalent. 2. A Nursing Diploma or Community Nursing Diploma is an added advantage. 3. Excellent Computer skills, excel and and knowledge of HIV and AIDS indicators. 4. Excellent interpersonal skills and oral communication and writing skills, including experience in working as part of a team. 5. A good understanding of the M&E systems used by Ministry of Health and Child Care DHIS2, HER, EPMS ,LMIS. 6. Working experience in an NGO sector is a prerequisite. 7. A clean class 4 driver’s license.   Interested and suitably qualifying candidates can send through their applications and CV on or before 21 July 2024 to recruitment@pangaeazw.org.

Reporting to: Programs Manager Deadline: 21 July 2024 Location: Binga, Lupane and Hwange Duration: 12 months   Objective: To lead the implementation of Primary Health activities

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Job Description

Pangaea Zimbabwe is a locally registered organization that strives to transform the lives of people living with and affected by HIV. PZ works to ensure everyone has access to comprehensive HIV and sexual health services delivered in safe and supportive environments Reporting to the Human Resources Officer, the Graduate Trainee will:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the processing of the payroll.
  • Assist with Creating/ Maintaining records of employees.
  • Assist with the recruitment process.
  • Assist with performance management procedures.
  • Assist with scheduling meetings, interviews, HR events and maintain agendas.
  • Assist with orientations of new staff.
  • Assist with writing reports on general HR activities.
  • Assist with the separation procedure
  • Assist with Keeping up-to-date with the latest HR trends and best practices.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources.
  • Should have graduated in 2022/2023 and 25years or below.
  • Exposure to Labour Law and employment equity regulations.
  • HR administration, people management skills , outstanding administrative and communication skills..
  • Exposure to payroll practices.
  • Full understanding of HR functions and best practices.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • well under pressure and meets tight deadlines.
  • Highly computer literate with capability in email, MS Office and related business and communication tools.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to accurately follow instructions.

Other

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the requirements should submit their application letter and detailed CV, clearly stating the position being applied for in the subject section of the email to: admin@pzat.org.

Job Description Pangaea Zimbabwe is a locally registered organization that strives to transform the lives of people living with and affected by HIV. PZ works to […]

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Job Description

Pangaea Zimbabwe is a locally registered organization that strives to transform the lives of people living with and affected by HIV. PZ works to ensure everyone has access to comprehensive HIV and sexual health services delivered in safe and supportive environments.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with compiling and filing of payment vouchers and necessary supporting documents.
  • Assist with processing of payments, posting of transactions into Pastel Accounting Package.
  • Assist with compiling donor monthly financial reporting.
  • Assist with costing of programme activities and the drafting of office and programme budgets.
  • Assist with ensuring good administration and procurement procedures; and compliance with Financial and Administrative policies and procedures.
  • Assist with tracking of income received from donor.
  • Assist with maintaining an inventory of assets and supplies.
  • Assist with Audit preparation.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A University Degree in Finance, Accounting, or other business-related field. Studying towards a professional qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Should have Graduate in 2022 or 2023 and 25 years or below.

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How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet all the requirements should submit their application letter and detailed CV, clearly stating the position being applied for in the subject section of the email to: admin@pzat.org

Job Description Pangaea Zimbabwe is a locally registered organization that strives to transform the lives of people living with and affected by HIV. PZ works to […]

Position: Strategic Information and Evaluation Coordinator Location: Harare or Bulawayo x1 Reports to: Senior SIE Coordinator Deadline: Friday 6 October 2023 Pangaea Zimbabwe AIDS Trust (PZAT) is a locally registered organization that strives to transform the lives of people living with and affected by HIV. PZAT works to ensure everyone has access to comprehensive HIV and sexual health services delivered in safe and supportive environments. PZAT as a partner in the ZimPAAC consortium has been working with the MOHCC to improve access to HIV prevention, care and treatment services for key and priority population groups in Zimbabwe. Job Summary Strategic Information Coordinators will report to the Program t Director. The incumbents will support the implementation of all Districts SI/M&E activities for HIV programming working closely with the Program Manager and Program Officers. Key Duties and Responsibilities. •Assist the program staff in adopting national M&E systems, guidelines, and standard best practices on data quality; provide leadership and technical oversight in the design and implementation of data collection exercises (e.g., regular performance monitoring, etc.) •Train and mentor staff in various aspects of M&E and research, and assist them with using M&E systems, including data use and quality assurance. •Support the data management, analysis and quality management-related initiative undertaken by data focal persons at district level. •Provide support to performance evaluation processes. •Participate in strategic information meetings as required; Support the timely collection of all facility level reports from the district through Program Officers. •Produce and share weekly, monthly, and quarterly, and annual reports timeously. •Conduct routine data quality assessments at supported facilities to ensure data integrity. •Provide timely and accurate data dashboards to the program team to support a data driven approach to resolving district level challenges affecting the program. •Support the programs team in drafting work plans. •Conduct data quality supportive supervision visits to supported facilities. •Conduct skills audits and coordinate training of healthcare workers M&E systems for HIV prevention care and treatment programs. •Support reporting, data analysis and utilization of data at facility level for program improvement. •Manage program internal databases to ensure efficiency in reporting. Qualifications, experience, and key competencies required A bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, M&E AND a completed program in health sciences/public health/HIV programs, OR; A bachelor’s degree in public health, health sciences, operations research AND a completed program in a quantitative area (M&E, biostatistics) •Minimum of three years’ experience and demonstrated practical skills in monitoring HIV prevention, care and treatment programs. •Demonstrable working knowledge of quantitative data collection systems in the MOHCC, including familiarity with processes of strengthening district level M&E capacity, and data analysis using Advanced Excel, SAS, SPSS, STATA, Epi-Info, EpiData, or any other data analysis software. •Experience working with multiple stakeholders and familiarity with PEPFAR indicators and reporting requirements including MER will be an added advantage. To apply Interested candidates should submit their application letter and detailed CV, clearly stating the position being applied for in the subject section of the email to: admin@pzat.org please take note of the application deadline for each position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Position: Strategic Information and Evaluation Coordinator Location: Harare or Bulawayo x1 Reports to: Senior SIE Coordinator Deadline: Friday 6 October 2023 Pangaea Zimbabwe AIDS Trust (PZAT)

Pangaea Zimbabwe AIDS Trust (PZAT) is a locally registered organization that strives to transform the lives of people living with and affected by HIV. PZAT works to ensure everyone has access to comprehensive HIV and sexual health services delivered in safe and supportive environments. PZAT as a partner in the ZimPAAC consortium has been working with the MOHCC to improve access to HIV prevention, care and treatment services for key and priority population groups in Zimbabwe. Position: Finance Assistant Location: Bulawayo Reports to: Senior Finance Officer Deadline: Thursday 5 October 2023 Job summary: The Finance Assistant will ensure that all financial policies and procedures for the DREAMS program are adhered to in line with donor regulations and Zimbabwean laws and regulations. Key Duties and Responsibilities •Compiling and filing of payment vouchers and necessary supporting documents. •Processing of payments, posting of transactions into Pastel Accounting Package. •Compiling donor monthly financial reporting. •Costing of programme activities and the drafting of office and programme budgets. •Ensuring good administration and procurement procedures; and compliance with Financial and Administrative policies and procedures. •Assist with tracking of income received from donor. •Assist with maintaining an inventory of assets and supplies. •Assist with Audit preparation. Qualifications, Skills, and Experience •A University Degree in Finance, Accounting, or other business-related field. Studying towards a professional qualification will be an added advantage. •Minimum 2 years’ post graduate experience in finance/accounting in a reputable organization •Clean class 4 driver’s license •Working experience with NGO is an asset. •Proven experience working with Pastel accounting system and Belina payroll. •Knowledge of Zimbabwean tax laws To apply Interested candidates should submit their application letter and detailed CV, clearly stating the position being applied for in the subject section of the email to: admin@pzat.org please take note of the application deadline for each position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Pangaea Zimbabwe AIDS Trust (PZAT) is a locally registered organization that strives to transform the lives of people living with and affected by HIV. PZAT works […]

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Position: Driver x3 Location: Mat North x2, Harare x1 Reports to: Senior Program Officer/ Program Officer Deadline: Thursday 5 October 2023 Pangaea Zimbabwe AIDS Trust (PZAT) is a locally registered organization that strives to transform the lives of people living with and affected by HIV. PZAT works to ensure everyone has access to comprehensive HIV and sexual health services delivered in safe and supportive environments. PZAT as a partner in the ZimPAAC consortium has been working with the MOHCC to improve access to HIV prevention, care and treatment services for key and priority population groups in Zimbabwe. Location: Mat North x2, Harare x1 Reports to: Senior Program Officer/ Program Officer Deadline: Thursday 5 October 2023 Job summary the overall supervision of the Program Officer at the district level and Procurement officer, the driver will transport people and equipment under good security conditions. Key Duties and Responsibilities •Ensures the provision of reliable and safe driving services. •Drives the district office team and other authorized personnel as directed. •Transports authorized passengers, deliver, and collect mail, documents, banking, and other items as directed. •Ensure cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs for the planned maintenance of the vehicle. •Ensure daily maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely change of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing etc. •Ensure that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents. •Taking note of any faults that may develop in the vehicle and bringing them to the attention of the transport department as soon as possible. •Ensuring that the vehicle has the necessary accessory tools as should be equipped, e.g, jack, and wheel spanner and spare wheel. Qualifications, Skills, and Experience •Class 4 or 1 Driver ‘s license and a Defensive driving certificate •5 ‘O’ level passes. •Minimum 3 years’ experience in the NGO sector. •Good interpersonal communication skills and having high respect for confidentiality. •Ability to work outside of normal office hours when required. •Demonstrated effective verbal and written communications. Fluent in English, Shona and Ndebele is a must. •Preference will be given to candidates with experience of working in non-governmental. To apply Interested candidates should submit their application letter and detailed CV, clearly stating the position being applied for in the subject section of the email to: admin@pzat.org please take note of the application deadline for each position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Position: Driver x3 Location: Mat North x2, Harare x1 Reports to: Senior Program Officer/ Program Officer Deadline: Thursday 5 October 2023 Pangaea Zimbabwe AIDS Trust (PZAT)

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Pangaea Zimbabwe AIDS Trust (PZAT) is a locally registered organization that strives to transform the lives of people living with and affected by HIV. PZAT works to ensure everyone has access to comprehensive HIV and sexual health services delivered in safe and supportive environments. PZAT as a partner in the ZimPAAC consortium has been working with the MOHCC to improve access to HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for key and priority population groups in Zimbabwe Position: Senior Strategic Information and Evaluation Coordinator Location: Harare or Bulawayo X1 Reports to: Program Director Deadline: Friday 6 October 2023 Job summary The Senior Strategic Information and Evaluation Coordinator (SSIE Coordinator) will report to the Program t Director. The SSIE Coordinator will be responsible for monitoring and evaluation activities for the anticipated Care and Treatment and DREAMS programs as well as support other projects within Pangaea Zimbabwe, as necessary. The SSIE Coordinator will supervise the SIE Coordinator, mentor a team of district based Strategic Information and Evaluation Officers and collaborate with SIE officers within the consortium and Ministry of health and Child Care. Key Duties and Responsibilities. • Coordinate the conceptualization and development of all SIE systems to support and strengthen program implementation. •Train and mentor staff in various aspects of M&E and research, and assist them with using M&E systems, including data use and quality assurance. •Assist the program staff in adopting national M&E systems, guidelines, and standard best practices on data quality; provide leadership and technical oversight in the design and implementation of data collection exercises (e.g., regular performance monitoring, etc.) • Participate in developing tools to support site-level accurate documentation, aggregation entry, reporting and utilization of data from primary data sources in line with the MOHCC and Funder guidelines. •Support performance evaluation processes •Participate in strategic information meetings as required • Support the Program Director with data for, and participate in program management meetings, data review meetings, implementation visits and internal and external visits. •In collaboration with the Program Manager, produce and share weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports timeously. •Conduct routine data quality assessments at supported facilities to ensure data integrity. •Provide timely and accurate data dashboards to the program team to support a data driven approach to resolving district level challenges affecting the program. •Support the drafting of work plans. •Conduct skills audits and coordinate training of healthcare workers on M&E systems for HIV prevention care and treatment programs. •Support reporting, data analysis and utilization of data at different levels for program improvement. •Manage program internal databases to ensure efficiency in reporting. • Design and prepare scientifically sound operational research proposals and tools to generate evidence needed to improve programming. • Conduct data analysis (qualitative and quantitative) for on all material generated through operations research, deep dives and best practice documentation to derive insights and key issues for improving programs. Qualifications, experience, and key competencies required •A bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, M&E AND a completed program in health sciences/public health/HIV programs, OR; A bachelor’s degree in public health, health sciences, operations research AND a completed program in a quantitative area (M&E, biostatistics) • A master’s degree in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics, M&E, demography or similar •Minimum of 5 years’ experience and demonstrated practical skills in monitoring HIV and AIDS, TB, care and support programs •Demonstrable working knowledge of quantitative data collection systems in the MOHCC, including familiarity with processes of strengthening district level M&E capacity •Competency in data analysis using Advanced Excel, SAS, SPSS, STATA, Epi-Info, EpiData, or any other data analysis software •Experience working with multiple stakeholders and familiarity with PEPFAR indicators and reporting requirements including MER will be an added advantage. To apply Interested candidates should submit their application letter and detailed CV, clearly stating the position being applied for in the subject section of the email to: admin@pzat.org please take note of the application deadline for each position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Pangaea Zimbabwe AIDS Trust (PZAT) is a locally registered organization that strives to transform the lives of people living with and affected by HIV. PZAT works […]

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Title: Research Assistants (1) Location: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Reporting to: Site Coordinator Deadline: 4 October 2023 Pangaea Zimbabwe is an independent Zimbabwean entity registered as a local PVO in Pangaea Zimbabwe strives to transform the lives of underserved populations by working to increase access to quality, responsive, evidence based, client-centered comprehensive health services through facility and community engagement and policy advocacy. The CATALYST Study (Catalyzing access to new prevention products to stop HIV) is a multi-year, multicountry study seeking to understand the feasibility and acceptability of providing new options for HIV prevention. The study involves both quantitative and qualitative methods. This posting is for a qualitative data collector who will conduct interviews with the range of study participants: people using HIV prevention methods, health facility staff offering HIV prevention options, community members in neighborhoods near study sites, and health officials responsible for HIV prevention. Job Summary • Working under the supervision of Site Study Coordinator, the Research Assistant will be mainly responsible for collecting qualitative and quantitative data for 3 years in a-multi-national research study (CATALYST). • Participate in study training; participate in the translation. • Testing and reviewing of interview guides. • Working with the site-based study team and healthcare providers to identify and recruit study participants. • Schedule interviews with study participants; conduct and document informed consent processes; securely store all informed consent documents per study procedures. • Conduct face-to-face and phone-based quantitative interviews with participants (people interested in HIV prevention and site staff), enter data on electronic devices; conduct inperson in-depth interviews, key-informant interviews, and focus group discussions with study participants; adapt to phone interviews if required due to external circumstances . • Tracking study participants over time; identify participants that have missed study appointments; telephone them to conduct follow-up interviews. • Upon learning of any serious adverse event or social harm, complete required forms, enter them in electronic database, and immediately inform Supervisor. • Obtain study forms from health care providers and enter them into electronic database; review health facility registers, and capture required information into an electronic system; provide and document participant reimbursement per study protocol; accurately complete and maintain all field logs to track study progress and other files, whether computerized or manual. • Securely handle and store data collection forms per study procedures; work with the Data Manager and Site Study Coordinator to resolve data queries; consult and communicate in a timely manner any challenges encountered during data collection with the Site Study Coordinator. • Transcribe recorded interviews into a standard Word template; support data analysis; organize data, create initial codes, respond to queries from qualitative analysis team. • Flawlessly maintain study participant confidentiality. • Adhere to the study protocol and all study procedures and implement quality control process throughout the conduct of the study. • Share written interview notes and full transcripts on time, as agreed with Study Coordinator. Participate in regular team debriefing meetings. • Perform any other related duties. Requirements: • At least 2 years of experience conducting quantitative and qualitative interviews (in-depth interviews and focus group discussions) for a research study. • Experience interviewing adolescent girls, young women, and/or trans populations is preferred. Experience in taking notes during in-depth interviews and focus group discussions. • Experience with quantitative data collection using tablets. • Experience working with electronic data collection forms in ODK, RedCAP, KoboCollect, SurveyCTO or similar. • Must reside in Bulawayo. • Good knowledge of spoken and written English and Ndebele required. Skills knowledge and abilities • Excellent communication skills • Ability to quickly establish rapport with wide range of study participants, including community members and • Ministry of Health officials. • Ability to effectively work as part of a team. • Nonjudgmental attitude, humanitarian values and ethics are absolute preconditions. • Energetic, independent, and self-motivated • Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. • Proficiency in qualitative coding software, such as NVivo, preferred. Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree or International Equivalent in Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Statistics or Related Field To Apply: Suitably qualifying candidates can send their Curriculum Vitae and Application to: admin@pzat.org on or before 4 October 2023. Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted

Title: Research Assistants (1) Location: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Reporting to: Site Coordinator Deadline: 4 October 2023 Pangaea Zimbabwe is an independent Zimbabwean entity registered as a local

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  Title:                     Research Assistants (2) Location:              Plumtree, Zimbabwe Reporting to:        Site Coordinator   Deadline:             30 June 2023   Pangaea Zimbabwe is an independent Zimbabwean entity registered as a local PVO in Pangaea Zimbabwe strives to transform the lives of underserved populations by working to increase access to quality, responsive, evidence based, client-centered comprehensive health services through facility and community engagement and policy advocacy.   The CATALYST Study (Catalyzing access to new prevention products to stop HIV) is a multi-year, multi-country study seeking to understand the feasibility and acceptability of providing new options for HIV prevention. The study involves both quantitative and qualitative methods. This posting is for a qualitative data collector who will conduct interviews with the range of study participants: people using HIV prevention methods, health facility staff offering HIV prevention options, community members in neighborhoods near study sites, and health officials responsible for HIV prevention.   Job Summary
  • Working under the supervision of Site Study Coordinator, the Research Assistant will be mainly responsible for collecting qualitative and quantitative data for 3 years in a-multi-national research study (CATALYST).
  • Participate in study training; participate in the translation.
  • Testing and reviewing of interview guides.
  • Working with the site-based study team and healthcare providers to identify and recruit study participants.
  • Schedule interviews with study participants; conduct and document informed consent processes; securely store all informed consent documents per study procedures.
  • Conduct face-to-face and phone-based quantitative interviews with participants (people interested in HIV prevention and site staff), enter data on electronic devices; conduct in-person in-depth interviews, key-informant interviews, and focus group discussions with study participants; adapt to phone interviews if required due to external circumstances.
  • Tracking study participants over time; identify participants that have missed study appointments; telephone them to conduct follow-up interviews.
  • Upon learning of any serious adverse event or social harm, complete required forms, enter them in electronic database, and immediately inform Supervisor.
  • Obtain study forms from health care providers and enter them into electronic database; review health facility registers, and capture required information into an electronic system; provide and document participant reimbursement per study protocol; accurately complete and maintain all field logs to track study progress and other files, whether computerized or manual.
  • Securely handle and store data collection forms per study procedures; work with the Data Manager and Site Study Coordinator to resolve data queries; consult and communicate in a timely manner any challenges encountered during data collection with the Site Study Coordinator.
  • Transcribe recorded interviews into a standard Word template; support data analysis; organize data, create initial codes, respond to queries from qualitative analysis team.
  • Flawlessly maintain study participant confidentiality.
  • Adhere to the study protocol and all study procedures and implement quality control process throughout the conduct of the study.
  • Share written interview notes and full transcripts on time, as agreed with Study Coordinator. Participate in regular team debriefing meetings.
  • Perform any other related duties.
  Requirements:
  • At least 2 years of experience conducting quantitative and qualitative interviews (in-depth interviews and focus group discussions) for a research study.
  • Experience interviewing adolescent girls, young women, and/or trans populations is preferred. Experience in taking notes during in-depth interviews and focus group discussions.
  • Experience with quantitative data collection using tablets.
  • Experience working with electronic data collection forms in ODK, RedCAP, KoboCollect, SurveyCTO or similar.
  • Must reside near Plumtree District Hospital or within Plumtree
  • Good knowledge of spoken and written English, Ndebele and Kalanga required.
Skills knowledge and abilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to quickly establish rapport with wide range of study participants, including community members and
  • Ministry of Health officials.
  • Ability to effectively work as part of a team.
  • Nonjudgmental attitude, humanitarian values and ethics are absolute preconditions.
  • Energetic, independent, and self-motivated
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Proficiency in qualitative coding software, such as NVivo, preferred.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or International Equivalent in Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Statistics or Related Field
To Apply: Suitably qualifying candidates can send their Curriculum Vitae and Application to: admin@pzat.org on or before 30 June 2023. Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

  Title:                     Research Assistants (2) Location:              Plumtree, Zimbabwe Reporting to:        Site Coordinator   Deadline:   ...