Organization Name: Zambia National Public Health Institute
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Eligible Citizenship: Zambia
Role Code: Z10B-Nat

Role Overview

The Public Health Analyst will primarily work under the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI)’s Communication, Information, and Research pillar to support research activities, and will also have opportunities to contribute to the efforts of our multi-disciplinary team and support various tasks across the other five strategic pillars. The Analyst will be required to conduct public health research and evidence synthesis (including systematic reviews). They will manage the dissemination and accessibility of research findings, as well as ensure the translation of available research into evidence-based policy materials, including policy briefs, in collaboration with the Strategic Information Analyst. The Public Health Analyst will develop and execute uptake strategies to demonstrate the relevance of research findings, with emphasis on how to translate knowledge to practice, for policy makers and practitioners. They will also support surveillance and disease intelligence efforts. The Analyst will report to the Director – Communication, Information and Research.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct research evidence synthesis (including systematic reviews) in priority areas
  • Evaluate public health interventions
  • Analyze and review research and other public health data
  • Contribute to scientific publications and policy-oriented documents
  • Promote the dissemination and uptake of research findings through knowledge translation platforms
  • Provide technical assistance to key users of analytical data where necessary
  • Facilitate housing of data and indicators in the data repository
  • Support surveillance, emergency preparedness, and other public health functions
  • Perform other functions as necessary

Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
 
  • Experience conducting and synthesizing research, including systematic reviews*
  • Strong skills in quantitative/qualitative data management, including data collection (primary and secondary data), analysis, and summary/recommendations*
  • Experience writing about scientific subjects, as evidenced by producing technical reports, abstracts, journal articles, or other related materials*
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics, or related health or social sciences field
  • Experience writing research grant proposals and/or conducting literature reviews
  • Knowledge management and translation experience (e.g. saving information in an intuitive and approachable format, and/or writing accessible summaries or presentations to share information)
  • Demonstrated database management skills 
  • Familiarity with research ethics, surveillance, and epidemic preparedness 
  • Broad understanding of government public health policy 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully in multidisciplinary teams

About the Organization

The Zambia National Public Health Institute, under the Directorate of Public Health in the Ministry of Health, is a public health center of excellence with a mandate to address all major public health concerns in Zambia. We aim to reduce the disease burden in the country by supporting efforts in disease prevention, surveillance, emergency response, and research. Our priority public health functions are carried out under six strategic pillars: (i) Emergency Preparedness and Response, (ii) Surveillance and Disease Intelligence, (iii) Laboratory Systems and Networks, (iv) Research, (v) Information Systems, and (vi) Workforce Development.

Role Function: Data Analysis / Statistics, Policy, Research
Issue Area: Health System Strengthening, Healthcare Access, Primary Health Care

Stipend, Benefits, and Logistics

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