Health Promotion IEC Officer

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)



Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a non-profit, independent international humanitarian organization committed to delivering medical aid to populations facing crises, with a steadfast commitment to impartiality and without regard to race, religion, creed,
or political affiliation. In Malawi, MSF collaborates closely with the Ministry of Health and the local community, particularly in the Cervical Cancer project in the Blantyre district, as well as the CBO Project in Zalewa and Dedza District.

MSFF is looking for its Blantyre Cervical Cancer Project Office:


Workplace : Cervical Cancer Project Office, Blantyre
Type of contract : 6 Months Fixed Term Contract
Start date : May 2024

Main purpose of the position
Implement Health Promotion/IEC (Information, Education, Communication) activities with patients and local population to raise their knowledge and skills on relevant medical topics.


  • Inform patients and communities about MSF and services it provides.
  • According to medical priorities, deliver information to the patients and community on specific health topics
  • Implement activities of health education and awareness (sessions in schools, churches, community), under the indications and supervision of the HP Supervisor.
  • Under the guide of HP Supervisor, assess the impact of activities (with questions, verifications, and behaviors observations), and report problems, success, and constraints to him/her.
  • Collect all type of information related to specific health and living conditions of the population, to identify the most vulnerable populations to target.
  • Establish and maintain contacts with social partners, including other NGO’s, governmental health services that can provide answers to social problems.
  • Keep education and communication areas clean and tidy and professional materials available.
  • Participate in creation of any material needed for the activities of information, education, and communication.
  • Report to HP Supervisor: activities, problems met, strengths and constraints
  • Perform his/her work and behave according to MSF Charter.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Link with Environmental Health Officers/Health Surveillance Assistants, Traditional/Religious leaders, school, and all necessary authorities in the project activities
  • Conduct client tracing in Blantyre and Chiradzulu Districts
  • Collect and collate client follow up data
  • Perform his/her work and behave according to MSF Charter.


  • Education Bachelor of Social Science/Communication/Teaching/Public Health/Nursing.
  • Experience Preferable previous experience in teaching, nursing or social work, community mobilization (at least two years).
  • Languages English and Chichewa
  • Knowledge Essential proven computer literacy.
  • Competencies Commitment to MSF principles, Teamwork and Cooperation, Behavioural Flexibility, Service, & Stress Management

How to Apply

Applicants meeting the requirements are encouraged to send their Cover Letter, Updated CV, ID Copy, and relevant certificates, in Pdf or word format, to the Human Resources Manager at Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) France through email to Please use the subject line “Health Promotion IEC Officer – Your Full Name,” and ensure that each file is appropriately labelled, such as “CV – (Name)”. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

Closing date for receiving applications is 12th April 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

MSF is an equal opportunity employer: all applicants will be equally considered under the same criteria and expectations. MSF does not charge any application/recruitment or training fees: if ever you are requested to pay any amount to process your application or access employment with MSF, do not pay and please inform the MSF administration on email: as soon as possible.