Full Time
March 1, 2024
Lilongwe, Malawi
March 8, 2024

Company: Centre for Development of People (CEDEP)

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Job Title: Research Coordinator

Project Title: Digital Health for Key Populations in HIV Care and Prevention

Reporting to: Chief of party

Location: Lilongwe

Type: Full-time

Organization Overview

The Centre for Development of People (CEDEP), is a local non-government organization whose mission is to create, promote and protect an enabling legal and social environment for the full realization of the well-being of minorities.

The Centre for the Development of People (CEDEP) is actively seeking for a highly qualified and experienced research coordinator to lead and coordinate the Digital Health for Key Populations in HIV Care and Prevention in Malawi. With its significant contributions to the field, CEDEP plays a pivotal role in providing comprehensive HIV services to key populations, specifically Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and Transgender individuals and other sexual minorities. 

Job Overview:

CEDEP seeking a dedicated and passionate Research Coordinator to join our team and play a crucial role in a groundbreaking research project focused on improving HIV care and prevention among key populations through digital health interventions. The successful candidate will work closely with the healthcare providers and key population civil society organization to ensure the smooth execution of the research project, as well as actively engage key population community members in the process.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Lead the day-to-day coordination and management of the digital health project for the study.
  2. Collaborate with the research team to develop and refine project objectives, timelines, and deliverables.
  3. Ensure that project activities are executed in compliance with ethical guidelines and regulations.
  4. Act as a liaison between the project team and key population communities to address concerns and facilitate communication.
  5. Oversee the deployment of digital health interventions, including mobile apps, and other technology-based solutions.
  6. Support Data Officers in training healthcare staff and key population participants on the use of digital tools, monitor participant use of the digital health app, and ensure their ongoing engagement.
  7. Assist in the digital health APP development content creation, troubleshooting and evaluating effectiveness of the interventions.
  8. Facilitate data collection, management and analysis.
  9. Responsible for system/account maintenance for site staff to access the REDCap web portal and other data management applications.
  10. Conduct data quality assurance activities for the study sites.


Education and Experience

  • Masters degree in public health, social sciences, Epidemiology or related field with at least 5 years’ experience in research field .
  • Human subject protection and good clinical practice training.
  • Previous experience in coordinating research or healthcare projects, particularly in the field of HIV prevention among key population/vulnerable groups. Those who previously worked in key population engagement will have an added advantage.
  • Strong understanding of digital health technologies and their application in healthcare settings.
  • Experience with Microsoft, Excel, Access, MS SQL Server, MySQL, electronic medical record systems, and REDCap and publication
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage with diverse communities.
  • Knowledge of ethical considerations related to working with key populations and vulnerable communities.
  • Sensitivity to cultural and social issues impacting key populations in HIV care and prevention.
  • Ability to conduct statistical data analysis and real time up-data

How to Apply:
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their resume, a cover letter detailing their qualifications and relevant experience, and contact information for three professional references to by 8th March 2024