Date: 13th April 2022

Job Title: Project Research Analyst

Type of contract: Full time

Job Location: Lusaka

Brief project summary:

Avencion has collaborated with Boston University with the support of the Bill and Melinda

Gates Foundation on a COVID-19 surveillance research project aiming to measure the prevalence of COVID-19 deaths across persons of all ages, determine the relative contribution of the different COVID-19 variants by genotyping CV-19+ samples (Ct<30) as they are identified and characterise the pathology of fatal COVID-19 among pediatric deaths using minimally invasive tissue sampling.

Job Duties include:

❖ Facilitate all Lusaka Covid Impact Study local project activities laid out from Principal Investigator and Management.

❖ Organise and schedule weekly meetings and ensure all documented reports from the meetings are shared with the management, Principal Investigator and the project team.

❖ Ensure all approved project materials are documented in the regulatory file which is stored at the Avencion Head Quarters.

❖ Ensure all study materials are available for the project field team at all times

❖ To participate in analysing/writing of all project manuscripts as guided by the Principal Investigator

❖ Act as a link between the field team, laboratory team and Avencion management in matters concerning the study and welfare of the project team

❖ Coordinate with the field and lab leads in ensuring that timesheets, work activity reports and submission of invoices are done in good time.

❖ Assist in developing project strategy plans based on logical framework approaches

❖ Maintain project timeframes, objectives, and communications

❖ Identify and communicate the gaps and operational requirements of the project with management.

❖ Collect the necessary information required to improve the running of the project

❖ Any other tasks that the supervisor may assign

Qualifications & Job Requirements

❖ Preferably medical professional qualification but not a requirement

❖ At least Bachelor’s Degree in a medical field or any relevant field

❖ Must have a valid practising license, if any

❖ Good communication skills

❖ Good time management skills

❖ Must be inquisitive

❖ Must be flexible and adaptable

❖ Excellent People management skills

❖ Must be computer literate

How to apply

Candidates meeting the above criteria should send their updated CVs and qualifications no later than 24th April 2022.

*Kindly not that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.