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Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Malawi (BCM-CFM) is a not-for-profit organization partnering with the Government of Malawi in the health sector The mission is to improve the health and lives of HIV-infected children and families through high quality, high impact, ethical, state-of-the-art, comprehensive care and treatment, training of health professionals, and clinical research. Baylor-Malawi has an international reputation for innovative, evidence-based HIV service delivery programming.

The Baylor – Tingathe program was designed in 2008 to respond to suboptimal uptake of PMTCT and pediatric HIV services In Malawi. The program seeks to support Malawi in reaching the ambitious UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals, by improving the identification of HIV-positive persons, timely treatment initiation, and long term engagement in care. The program is funded by USAID through Equip Right to Care and is operating in Lilongwe, Salima, Balaka and Mangochi.

A vacancy has arisen for the post of:

Position: Junior Research Assistant

Location: Mangochi

Reports to: Research Officer

Contract type: Full Time

Duration: One year contract with possibility of extension


General Description

Reporting to Research Officer, the Junior Research Assistant will be required to, primarily, conduct study participants’ follow-up surveys, conduct tracing of participants and collect dry blood spot (DBS) samples. The incumbent should have the ability to organize and manage a diverse range of assignments and projects with high efficiency, yet thorough attention to detail and follow through. She/he should have demonstrable strong communication skills, both oral and written and comfortable working within the framework of an integrated program and team-oriented environment. She/he should possess relevant education and professional qualifications.

General Job Purpose

  • Performs participant follow up surveys.
  • Keeps track of participants follow up visits.
  • Conducts tracing for participants who miss their study appointments.
  • Collects dried blood spot (DBS) sample
  • Conducts data abstraction.
  • Populates, organizes and maintains other information files, both electronic and paper.
  • Assist in reviewing program related documents e.g. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS).
  • Assists in data quality control checks.
  • Maintains a data error correction database for the study site.
  • Carry out other research related tasks as assigned.

Skills and Abilities Required
  • Proficiency in using the computer (Internet, Microsoft: Word).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Chichewa and English.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately and with discretion.
  • Open-minded and non-judgmental.
  • Ability to listen patiently and carefully.
  • Ability to work in a team orientated environment is a must.
  • Ability to prioritize research activities.

Work Environment
  • District program implementation sites.
  • Shared office space
  • Multi-cultural work environment

Qualifications
  • A Diploma in Public Health, Rural and Community Development or related field with demonstrable experience in research and/or as a community health worker.
  • Must have completed a nationally recognized HIV Testing and Counselling course.
  • Knowledge of current HIV care provision systems
  • High respect and care for persons living with HIV.


Instructions for applicants


Successful candidate is expected to start work by January 2020

Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should address their applications to:

For physical delivery:

Tingathe Program Director
C/O Human Resource Officer
Accord House, 2nd Floor
Lilongwe 3,
Malawi

+265-1-751-047

For email delivery:

Email: recruitment@tingathe.org

write Junior Research Assistant in the Subject Line

Deadline for Application: by 13th December 2019


Skills Required


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  • Location
    Mangochi
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    Full Time
  • Positions
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  • Apply Before
    14 Dec, 2019

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