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Health Centre Study Coordinator (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 ICEMR Principal Investigator, the Research Study Coordinator will implement and supervise clinical and entomological studies in one of four rural health center catchment areas in Phalombe and Machinga Districts. The supervisor will be responsible for managing 5-10 staff including nurses, field workers, entomological works and data clerks.


Key areas of responsibility    

Among others, the Health Centre Study Coordinator shall perform the following duties:

  • Implementing clinical and entomological studies in accordance with study protocols
  • Coordinating and supervising project staff
  • Creating and maintaining a quality control plan for all study activities.
  • Ensuring accountability for site activities, specimen tracking, specimen transport, and inventory
  • Coordinating regular trainings for ICEMR study staff
  • Coordinating with ICEMR PIs/ Project Leaders and other ICEMR study team members
  • Ensuring completion of all reporting requirements
  • Ensuring appropriate use of electronic and paper-based forms for collection, compilation, analysis and reporting of study data.
  • Supporting the Data Managers
  • Facilitating strong collaboration and coordination with the Health Centre staff/ management, community and other organizations working in the area.
  • Updating the ICEMR PIs/ Project Leaders and study team on the status and operations of the studies

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in public health, community nursing, clinical medicine and an MPH from a recognized institution. Diplomas in clinical medicine or nursing together with at least 5 years’ experience wills be accepted in lieu of a Bachelor degree.
  • Research leadership experience in a busy setting
  • Management experience, along with ability to work in team environment
  • Good community mobilization and engagement skills
  • Excellent computer and communication skills with good knowledge of Microsoft programs and internet application systems.


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.


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.