Management Sciences for Health

Assistant Zonal Coordinator

Job ID
# of Positions
GEN (General)
A260 - Malawi DHSS (CDC)
Application Due Date
Reports To
Zonal Coordinator


Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Malawi Country Program, in partnership with Dignitas International (DI), is implementing the National Evaluation of Malawi Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) Program (NEMAPP) that aims to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of the new integrated approach to PMTCT known as Option B+. NEMAPP will follow up a cohort of HIV-exposed infants and their mothers until 24 months of age or weaning in 54 health facilities (in 10 out of 28 districts) in Malawi. A smaller subset of mother-infant pairs will be followed up to 48 months to determine longer term outcomes. The 4.5 year project was commissioned by the Ministry of Health (MOH) with funding from United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Specific Responsibilities

The Assistant Zonal Coordinator (AZC) will contribute to:

  • Implementation of project-specific Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and systems
  • Assist in site supervision, data collection and monitoring of data and project quality and progress
  • Assist in monitoring, managing and reporting on the progress of project activities and study finances
  • Assist in coordination of staffing and relevant supervision in project sites
  • Assist in planning and scheduling of activities to ensure early recognition of problem areas and work towards resolving anticipated problems within set time limits,
  • Ensure timely delivery of specimens to the laboratory and reporting of results.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Nurse or Clinical Officer with at least 3 years of Research Experience (research coordination)
  • Certified in ART/PMTCT integrated training
  • Registered with the Medical Council of Malawi or Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi
  • Previous experience working in the health sector in Malawi is required
  • Hardworking, good communication skills and self-motivated
  • Strong organizational ability and problem solving skills are key pre-requisites for the post

Background Information

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

EEO Statement

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

Reports To

Zonal Coordinator
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