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Field workers (20 positions) – Malaria Vector Studies


Position summary:

Reporting to the Research Assistant, the Field Workers will be responsible for field data collection and handling mosquito specimens in four rural health center catchment areas in Phalombe orMachinga Districts. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Among others, field workers shall perform the following duties;

  • Conduct household visits
  • Evaluate bed net integrity
  • Sample mosquitoes using different technique=Vs
  • Rear mosquito larvae to adults
  • Complete electronic data capture forms

Qualifications and Experience

  •  MSCE
  • Diploma in community development/ lab technology would be an added advantage
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to use tablet computers for data collection
  • Competency driving a motorcycle
  • Community engagement 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