Research Officer 1

Research Officer

Catholic University of Malawi


The Catholic University of Malawi invites applications from suitably qualified people for the full-time positions tenable at Montfort campus, Nguludi-Chiradzulu:


Research Officer (1 post)
Reporting to Director of Research and Publications


  • Undertaking desk research leading to the identification of promising research areas;
  • Drafting research projects to be implemented by the Directorate;
  • Managing research data and drafting research reports of research projects undertaken by the Directorate;
  • Evaluating research proposals submitted to the Directorate and offering expert opinion to the Director on the viability or lack thereof, of the proposals;
  • Editing research reports of research projects implemented by faculty members, funded by the Directorate;
  • Writing funding proposals for research and publications;
  • Drafting and updating benchmarked research policy;
  • Providing logistical support to the Directorate;
  • Taking and compiling minutes at all meetings of the Directorate;
  • Performing any other tasks that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • A Master’s degree in any field from a recognised institution;
  • Above-average skills in both desk- and field research;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent ICT skills;
  • Experience working for a research institution will be an added advantage.

Application package must include application letter, copies of certificates, curriculum vitae and three traceable referees. These should be sent to:

The Catholic University of Malawi
P.O. Box 5452
Limbe, Malawi.
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Applications should reach not later than Friday, 21st January, 2022.