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 Social Science and Public Engagement Administrator based in Lilongwe city.
2021_PE_ADM_SOCIAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT ADMINISTRATOR
To work with the social science leads in co-ordinating public engagement and social science activities within MEIRU. Specifically, this will involve liaising with external public engagement partners; working with the teams to plan and organise research and public engagement activities; curating research documentation to ensure it is stored securely and in line with MEIRU data retention protocols. In addition to the foregoing, the post holder will support the social science and public engagement teams to deliver research projects by providing effective project management.
He/she will also assist in updating and producing content for the MEIRU website.
• Diploma in Administration or area relevant to the role.
• Good oral and written communication skills will be essential.
Salary and conditions of appointment
• Salary will be on Grade D of our scale depending on qualifications and experience and subject to the terms and conditions of service.
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Closing date for receiving applications: 23rd July, 2021
Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.