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
Reports to: Research Officer
Contract type: Full Time
Duration: One year contract with possibility of extension
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.
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