Field Workers (3 Positions)

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MAC-CDAC is a research centre in the Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS) that works with Ministry of Health, local and international health agencies to address priority health problems in Malawi and the SADC region through operational and evidence synthesis research, capacity building and training, health care systems strengthening, disease surveillance, and monitoring and impact evaluation in communicable diseases including malaria, HIV, vaccine preventable diseases and Neglected tropical diseases.

We are currently looking for self-motivated and talented individuals interested in malaria vector control research and broadening their knowledge of malaria control to work on the following three projects that will run concurrently for a period of up to 3 years:

  • Streamlined Durability Monitoring of “new” nets funded by PMI VectorLink
  • Entomological Monitoring in Balaka and Mangochi districts funded by World Vision Malawi
  • International Centre of Excellence in Malaria Research (ICEMR) funded by NIH

Field workers – 3 Positions (tenable in Blantyre)

Position summary
The field workers will be responsible for generating routine field data on Anopheles malaria vector bionomics, carry out spray quality assessments in the IRS districts and supervise malaria vectors behavior studies. In addition, the field workers will conduct community sensitization, engagement and/ or obtaining household consent.

Type of contract and duration
Initial contract is for one year with possibility of further extension based on performance and availability of funding.

Duties and responsibilities:
The field workers will be responsible for

  • Monthly data collection and will report directly to the project coordinator
  • Follow the standard operating procedures including the health and safety procedures when
    collecting data.

Experience, competencies and education:
Applicants must possess the following:

  • A minimum of a Diploma in Community Services
  • Experience working in public health field is a must
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Internet and e-mail applications
  • Must be prepared to work odd hours when required
  • Must be prepared to travel long distances across the country
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team
  • Must have excellent community entry/ engagement skills.
  • Ability to follow written instructions on experimental Standard Operating Procedures
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

The position will attract a salary with benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications as applicable to contract staff in the Kamuzu University of Health Sciences.

KUHES is an equal opportunity employer.

Application procedure
Suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications together with copies of relevant certificates and detailed CVs with names, contact numbers and emails of three traceable referees to:

The Registrar
Kamuzu University of Health Sciences
P/Bag 360,
Chichiri, Blantyre 3
Email:  [email protected]  and  [email protected]

Applications should be submitted not later than 20th November 2021. Only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.

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