Graduate Health Economist

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed.


Total Facility Approach Project: Graduate Health Economist
Zambart is an independent Zambian research organization with a head office at Ridgeway Campus in Lusaka. Zambart is globally renown for interdisciplinary research of excellence on HIV and Tuberculosis and has contributed to HIV and TB policy and practice at national and global levels. Zambart’s research portfolio now includes a broader scope of urgent public health issues.
Building on a long history of conducting health-related stigma research and interventions, Zambart is leading on a three-year multi-country project funded in November 2023 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The ‘Total Facility Approach: Assessing the Impact on Stigma and HIV Outcomes’ project aims to expand a Total Facility Approach (TFA) to reduce HIV stigma and discrimination in health facilities for all health staff and clients accessing HIV prevention and care services.
The TFA project has three components: 1) implementing and evaluating the impact of the TFA in two Zambian hospitals; 2) developing and evaluating a HIV stigma and discrimination reduction training curricula for nurses and continuing medical education approaches for all health cadres; 3) preparing for integrating the expanded TFA. The project partners in Zambia include Macha Research Trust, and the project will work very closely with a broad range of HIV stakeholders including the Ministry of Health. The project is also being carried out with partners in Ghana and Tanzania, with technical assistance from Research Triangle Institute (RTI) in the US.
At the start of this exciting project, we are looking to immediately fill the following position:
Position: Graduate Health Economist
Reporting To: Senior Health Economist
Job Location: Zambart House- Lusaka
Duration: 12 months contract
Start date: June 2024
Duties and Responsibilities:
Overall Responsibility
Reporting to the Lead Health Economist, the Consultant will be responsible for finalising cost analysis of the ‘Total Facility Approach: Assessing the Impact on Stigma and HIV Outcomes’ project.
Key roles
i. Research
Under the supervision of the Lead Health Economist and working with economists for other TFA sites:
– Participate in developing data collection tool and piloting to troubleshoot any issues with the tools.
– Lead data collection, management, and cleaning.
– Lead data analysis and dissemination of findings.
Participate in presenting scientific findings at research conferences, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and disseminate research findings to other stakeholders such as research networks, universities/academic institutions, government departments, funders, the community, and media.
Participate in peer-reviewed publication.
– Participation in project meetings and reporting as necessary.
ii. General
Undertake any other tasks that the line manager, TFA team and/or Research Directorate shall reasonably require from time to time.
Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor’s degree in health economics, economics, or a related quantitative field.
Minimum 1 year research experience in health care sector or comparable professional experience, preferably in health economics research.
Expertise in working with MS excel is desirable.
Expertise in economic evaluation and with data analysis software (preferably stata) is an added advantage.
Demonstrated writing and communication skills.
Self-motivated, able to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Desired personal attributes
Research ambition
How to apply:
Only applicants who possess the above qualifications and experience should submit their application letter, CV and certificates to The Human Resources Officer, Zambart Head Office, Rideway Campus, P.O Box 50697, Lusaka or clearly indicating the position and project and town within the subject matter, e.g. Application for employment as Graduate Health Economist-Stigma TFA Study, Zambart.
Closing Date:
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 10th June 2024.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted directly for interviews soon after short-listing.
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