1. SCIENTIFIC ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (KARONGA)

The Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit (MEIRU), operates in Karonga District, and Lilongwe City. The research programme is conducted in partnership with the Malawi College of Medicine, Malawi Ministry of Health and International partners. The programme is developing capacity in non-communicable disease research (including mental health), health informatics, epidemiology, and other areas.  Research is done in partnerships and in highly conducive academic environments.

Scientific Administrative Assistant is sought to join the MEIRU administration team and play an important role in providing administrative support in delivery on research grants. To include grant application processing, contract and grant administration, ethics and governance documentation and publications submission. He/she will also be involved in activities associated with managing of research portfolios by performing some or all of the following: contracts and other agreements; reviewing proposals to ensure institutional compliance; administering and monitoring contract and grant awards, including compliance with regulations, terms and conditions; and sub award/subcontract issuance and administration.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The ideal candidate would possess the following characteristics, although it is recognised that potential applicants might fulfil each of these criteria to a greater or lesser extent:

Minimum qualifications

Diploma in Business Administration, Social Sciences, Public Health or related area

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential

  • Experience in office environment
  • Skill in organising resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement goals.
  • Good spoken English and other relevant local language(s)
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to use a computer, including MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-Access( or similar)
  • Ability to summarise information and provide progress reports
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of the team
  • Able to work to complete work in a timely manner
  • Able to maintain confidentiality

Desirable

  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, methods, and techniques.
  • Experience in contracts and grants preparation and management.
  • Experience with management of research projects.

SALARY AND CONDITIONS OF APPOINTMENT

Salary will be on Grade D of our scale, salary point will depend on qualifications and experience. Post is subject to the MEIRU terms and conditions of service.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit letter of application and CV (with contact details of at least 2 professional referees) to: recruitment@meiru.mw

Closing date for applications:  6th March 2020.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

2. HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER (KARONGA)

The Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit (MEIRU), operates in Karonga District, and Lilongwe City. The research programme is conducted in partnership with the Malawi College of Medicine, Malawi Ministry of Health and International partners. The programme is developing capacity in non-communicable disease research (including mental health), health informatics, epidemiology, and other areas.  Research is done in partnerships and in highly conducive academic environments.

We are seeking a Human Resource Officer to be based in Chilumba, Karonga. The Human Resource Officer will be responsible for taking the lead on all Human Resources issues, including the development and monitoring of HR policies/terms & conditions, maintaining and advising on the salary structure, co-ordinating recruitment of new staff together with related administration, maintaining the personnel database for Lilongwe and Karonga District, administering relevant staff housing allocations and processing TEP applications for internationally engaged staff. In addition to the foregoing the Human Resource Officer has overall responsibility for attending to all staff welfare issues, leave planning & absence reporting, probations & performance reviews, ensuring that MEIRU health and safety policies sufficiently protect staff in the workplace and that staff are fully aware of and comply with relevant provisions. Finally the Human Resource Officer will be responsible for various communications with governmental and non-governmental institutions in Malawi relating to staff issues (TEVET, MRA, NICO etc) as well as being in charge of security for MEIRU Karonga site (this includes the supervision of all security staff).

 

The successful applicant will hold a Degree in Human Resource Management, Social Science or Business Administration, have wide experience of human resource management and an understanding of Malawi employment law. S/he will have knowledge and experience of performance management systems, experience in monitoring and controlling expenditure, experience of dealing with immigration and other governmental/non-governmental institutions as well as sound computing skills particularly in excel and word.  Good communication skills with fluency in English and Tumbuka are also essential. Knowledge of health & safety legislation and experience in administration would be advantageous.

Applications including names of three traceable referees should be sent to; The Programme Manager, MEIRU, P. O. Box 46, Chilumba. Or by email to: recruitment@meiru.mw  not later than 6th March 2020.

Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged