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Administrative Assistant (4 positions)

The Malaria Alert Centre (MAC) requires the services of enthusiastic individuals to work in various positions in studies operating under the International Centre of Excellence for Malaria Research (ICEMR) project for a period ranging from one to six years. The project seeks to better understand the persistence of malaria in Malawi by conducting community-based cohort studies and collecting data in Health Centres.

Position summary:

Perform a wide range of administrative and office support activities under the supervision of the Health Centre Study Coordinator

Duties and responsibilities

  • Tracking and documenting study samples that are brought from the field and shipped to other locations
  • Maintaining temperature logs and inventories
  • Providing accurate and timely feedback to supervisor about challenges and concerns

Facilitating activities of the field teams        


  • MSCE
  • Experience in an administrative assistant position
  • Experience in health-related research
  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent organizational skills



The position is available for an initial period of two years and renewable subject to performance and availability of funding. The position will be associated with salaries and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications as applicable to contract staff at Malaria Alert Centre, College of Medicine.


Suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications by e-mail only to by 22nd December 2017.  Applications should include a covering letter, a detailed CV, and names of three traceable referees, and should be addressed to

The Administrative Manager

Malaria Alert Centre

College Of Medicine

P/Bag 360,


Blantyre 3.


Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged