Urban Demographer

Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit (MEIRU)

Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit
(Formerly Karonga Prevention Study)

Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit (MEIRU) operates in Karonga District and Lilongwe City. The research programme is a partnership between the Malawi Ministry of Health, Kamuzu University of Health Sciences, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Glasgow. MEIRU has an ongoing programme of demographic and infectious diseases research.

Additionally, MEIRU is developing capacity in NCD research, health informatics and epidemiology and other areas.

MEIRU is currently implementing some of its research programmes under Generation Malawi and Health Lives Malawi. Principally, generation Malawi is a 4.5-year MRC GCRF and Wellcome-funded study that will establish a large multi-generational family/birth cohort through which to study the longitudinal course of mental and physical chronic health conditions. Generation Malawi is nested within a broader Wellcome-funded study – Healthy Lives Malawi – that also includes Health and Demographic Surveillance Sites (HDSS) and a cross-sectional chronic health conditions survey. Generation Malawi is being conducted in an urban site (Area 25 Lilongwe) and a rural site (Chilumba, Karonga District).

Under these programmes, Generation Malawi and Health Lives Malawi, MEIRU seeks to recruit Urban Demographer based in Lilongwe city.

The Urban demographer will support the development of and co-ordinate the day-to-day running of the Lilongwe Health and Demographic Surveillance System and Long term conditions cohort.

The post holder will also co-ordinate the involvement of local stakeholders in Lilongwe. He/she will spend a considerable amount of time supervising field work.

• Minimum of Degree in Demography, Epidemiology or relevant area

Salary and conditions of appointment
• Salary will be on Grade C of our scale. Salary point will depend on qualifications and experience.

For further particulars including job descriptions and minimum requirements for each position, please
visit: http://www.meiru.info/vacancies/

If you would like to discuss the post further, please email: esmie.banda@meiru.mw

Interested applicants should submit letter of application, copies of certificates and CV (with contact details of at least 2 professional referees) to: recruitment@meiru.mw. You must include job title in subject heading of e-mail.

Closing date for receiving applications: 23rd July, 2021

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.