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The Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome (MLW) Programme ( is an internationally recognized centre for research and research training, funded by the Wellcome Trust. In collaboration with the Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS), College of Medicine. MLW would like to engage the services of a competent and dynamic individual to work in an exciting Research Programme at the MLW Research facility as it is expanding.

Health Economics Research Assistant – 2 posts based in Blantyre (initial 5 months contract with the possibility of renewal)

Job Summary:

The job holder is responsible for supporting the collection of economic data related to the delivery of testing for Covid-19 under the 3ACP Study. Self-Testing AfRica (STAR) 3ACP will be implementing testing for Covid-19 in healthcare facilities, border posts, and institutions as part of the Africa-Asia-America Covid Preparedness project. Health economics is a crucial part of this work. The health economics research assistant will be responsible for supporting the preparation of data collection tools, collecting data, analysis, and dissemination of the health economics data.



Job Responsibilities.

  • Support development of data collection tools and SOPs in collaboration with the local health economist, research coordinator, and principal investigator.
  • Support creation of data management systems for storing economics-related data, including budget and expenditure tracking to capture program costs.
  • Collect economics data for all use cases.
  • Provide ongoing quality assurance of economics data to ensure consistency, accuracy, and completeness.
  • Support data analysis.
  • Draft or support in the drafting of manuscript(s).
  • Disseminate data at local and/or international conferences.
  • Provide regular written progress reports and feedback to the health economist, PI, and trial coordinator to provide up-to-date documentation of all research activities.


 Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics or Bachelor of Social Sciences degree with a specialty in economics with a credit or distinction in health economics.

Personal Specifications

  • Strong statistical and economic analysis skills.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in working with Microsoft Office products.
  • Experience in Information Communication and Technology (Spreadsheets and Databases)
  • Experience in statistical software (e.g., Stata) is an advantage
  • Familiarity with clinical sciences is an advantage
  • Good recording keeping, time-management, and organizational skills.
  • Good communicator in Chichewa and English.
  • Ability to adhere to good clinical practice.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with others.
  • Ability to pay attention to details.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Mature, with good sense of confidentiality.

For more detailed information about the job, please visit the MLW website, .

Remuneration and Benefits

MLW offers an attractive remuneration package that includes a competitive salary package commensurate with the position, a medical aid scheme, 24 hours insurance cover, a pension scheme, and gratuity benefits redeemable once every year, among others.

MLW also offers opportunities such as scholarships, upgrading, and training opportunities to employees. These are based on successful job performance and other set criteria.

MLW recognizes its responsibility in safeguarding and protecting communities, research participants, and patients. Please note that successful candidates will be requested to undergo a safeguarding check prior to appointment and at regular time points during employment.

Suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications with copies of relevant certificates, 3 contactable referees, and a detailed CV to this email Please indicate the position title as the heading of your email.

To arrive no later than July 27, 2022, only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.



Posted on Jul 22, 2022