The CIDRZ HIVCorps Fellows Program provides a valuable field training opportunity for future Zambian and expatriate public health leaders. In the setting of a vibrant international organization based in Lusaka, fellowship attachments are 10-12 months long. This HIVCorps Fellowship provides opportunities to gain field experience in:
• Program implementation and management
• Clinical trials research
• Clinical care quality improvement systems
• Data management and outcomes analysis
• Public health communications
The HIVCorps Fellowship targets medical, nursing or MPH students; recent graduates who wish to gain international experience; and college graduates, including those with Post-baccalaureate degrees, 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 2013-14 Fellowships we anticipate selecting 3-5 individuals who will be based in the capital Lusaka, with possible travel to various parts of Zambia.
Duration: 10-12 months, with allowances made for medical/graduate school interviews. All accepted HIVCorps Fellows must be in Zambia early July 2013.
Compensation: A monthly stipend of USD $1500 to cover travel to and from Zambia, and basic living expenses while in country. Group housing, program activity costs, and local and emergency evacuation insurance is provided by CIDRZ.
Established in 1999, CIDRZ is a Zambian organization with a broad academic mission in public health programming, clinical and outcomes research, and training. CIDRZ partners with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Vanderbilt University, among others. CIDRZ focal areas include adult and pediatric HIV/AIDS prevention & treatment, women’s health, obstetrics, child health, tuberculosis and other infectious disease, and women’s reproductive cancer screening, among others.
CIDRZ faculty and collaborators are among the world’s leading thinkers on issues related to HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention programs in developing countries. For more information, visit our website at www.cidrz.org.
Previous participants include: