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Enumerators (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:

Reporting to the Health Centre Study Coordinator, the Enumerators will be responsible for identifying and interviewingstudy participants, capturing data electronically, and assisting with additional study activities in four rural Health Centre catchment areas in Phalombe or  Machinga Districts. 


Duties and Responsibilities

Among others, enumerators shall perform the following duties;

  • Mapping households by collecting GPS information using tablet computers
  • Identifying selected households based on GPS maps
  • Obtaining informed consent from household members for participation in the study
  • Assisting to arrange study participants visits
  • Conducting household and individual interviews using tablets for electronic data capture
  • Maintaining coherent records of daily activities and provide updates to team members
  • Assisting with team organization and planning
  • Regular report writing


Qualifications and Experience


  • MSCE
  • Good computer skills with experience in collecting data using tablets/ PDAs
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in a health-related research setting



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