Call for Applications: CIDRZ HealthCorps Fellows 2015-2016

Public Health Fellowships for Students and Early-Career Professionals

The CIDRZ HealthCorps Fellows Programme provides a valuable field training opportunity for future Zambian and expatriate public health leaders in the setting of a vibrant international organisation based in Lusaka. Fellowship attachments are 10-12 months long. This HealthCorps Fellowship provides opportunities to gain field experience in:

  • Programme implementation and management
  • Clinical trials research
  • Clinical care quality improvement systems
  • Data management, analysis and implementation science
  • Public health communications

The HealthCorps Fellowship targets medical, nursing or MPH students; recent graduates who wish to gain international experience; and college graduates with substantial skills or experience. Individuals with project management, public health, community outreach, research coordination, data management, statistical analysis, IT, scientific writing, and laboratory experience are particularly encouraged to apply. Previous international work experience is highly regarded, but not a requirement. For the 2015-16 fellowships we anticipate selecting 8-10 individuals who will be based in the capital Lusaka, with possible travel to various parts of Zambia.

Duration: 10-12 months. All accepted HealthCorps Fellows must be ready to attend orientation in the last week of July 2015. Fellowships start in August 2015.

Placement Support: A modest monthly bursary to cover some of the travel costs and basic living expenses is available, local medical membership and emergency evacuation insurance is provided by CIDRZ.

How to Apply:

Send completed applications to healthcorps@cidrz.org 

About CIDRZ:

Established in 2001, CIDRZ is an independent Zambian organisation with a broad academic mission in public health programming, clinical and outcomes research, and training. CIDRZ works in close partnership with the Government of Zambia, and has active collaborations with the University of Zambia and multiple leading U.S. and European universities. CIDRZ has substantial programmes in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, tuberculosis, women’s health including obstetrics, family planning and reproductive cancer screening, newborn and child health, primary health and health systems strengthening, and community outreach. CIDRZ faculty and collaborators offer diverse areas of mentorship, and are amongst the world’s leading thinkers on issues related to implementation science, infectious diseases and broader health.