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Project Summary

The Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies (NEST) program at College of Medicine aims to implement comprehensive newborn care through innovative lifesaving technologies, the provision of both technical and clinical capacity-building, implementation of clinical and technical educational programs and the building of a sustainable distribution network. The Clinical Training Manager will be responsible for coordinating, managing and evaluating NEST’s training activities within health facilities and training institutions across Malawi.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop a strategic training work plan with the leadership team to enable the NEST program reach its milestones
  • Develop a training M&E plan with the leadership team to monitor progress of the program per its work plan
  • Assist the leadership team in the development of clinical training programs and teaching materials in accordance with the NEST program’s milestones
  • Coordinate training activities within district and central hospitals, as well as training institutions
  • Assist in managing the program’s training database
  • Serve as a liaison between the program, health facilities and training institutions
  • Coordinate and conduct supervision/field visits to training institutions and health facilities to monitor compliance with program plan
  • Provide support in compiling and reviewing high quality reports to donors and program management in a timely fashion
  • Review and analyze field reports to identify the causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation
  • Keep abreast of developments in grant/program changes and progress in order to advise and recommend tools and strategies to increase program performances and results
  • Provide training support to teams in other NEST implementing countries as needed

Organizational Reporting: The Clinical Training Manager reports to the Worsktream Directors, The program PIs, The Country Director and the International Programs Manager


Job Requirements:

  • Degree in public health, nursing, midwifery or other health discipline
  • 2-3 years of experience in the provision/ coordination of training in a clinical/health setting
  • Strong data interpretation, report-writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment, including ability to coordinate effectively with diverse individuals and stakeholders to achieve results
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel extensively in-country and internationally as needed

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

The Registrar,

College of Medicine,

P/Bag 360,


Blantyre 3

Indicate the name of the research project as NEST Study on the envelope for hard copy applications and indicate the same in the subject line of your email for electronic submissions. Electronic submissions should be sent to the following e-mail address:

Applications should reach the Registrar not later than 12th April, 2019. Only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.


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