Closing Date: Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Malaria Consortium is one of the world's leading non-profit organisations dedicated to the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and non-government agencies, academic institutions, and local and international organisations, to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services, providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. The organisation works to improve not only the health of the individual, but also the capacity of national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and support improved economic prosperity.
Malaria Consortium is keen to contribute to efforts towards malaria elimination in areas with high transmission potential. The Beyond Garki Project was developed to monitor changes in malaria epidemiology in relation to multiple interventions in selected African countries with high malaria endemicity and assessment of the necessary conditions to reduce transmission below the critical level.
The purpose of the job is to provide technical assistance to the Beyond Garki Project, especially in study design, selection and set up of field sites, training of staff, coordination and supervision of activities in all project sites, liaison with partners and collaborators, data management and analysis, and developing scientific reports.
The successful candidate will have: Essential
A post-graduate degree in epidemiology.
Research experience in and advanced knowledge of malaria epidemiology.
Field experience in communicable disease prevention and control in a Sub-Saharan African country.
Advanced knowledge of statistical and data management software, especially Stata and EpiData.
Experience in coordinating a multi-country epidemiological research.
Knowledge of mathematical modelling of infectious diseases.
Work-based skills and competencies Essential
Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
Advanced skills in the use of Microsoft Office software.
Experience in design, implementation and analysis of household surveys.
Skills in database programming for field surveys, especially using PDAs.
How to apply:
Please send a covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification along with your CV to Human Resources at HR.Recruitment@malariaconsortium.org
Please quote the position and country in the subject line of your application.
We appreciate your application however, only short listed candidates will be contacted within three weeks after the closing date.
Deadline: 11th April 2012