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Lighthouse Trust is a registered Public Trust established to manage Centres of Excellence (CoEs) and provide leverage for leadership and delivery of integrated HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support services in Malawi.

Lighthouse has been involved in the development of locally applicable HIV care and treatment models. It is strategically positioned in Malawi’s national HIV response due to its close collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH).

The Lighthouse in close coordination with MoH provides integrated services at Kamuzu Central Hospital, Bwaila Hospital and some health facilities in urban and rural areas in Lilongwe, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Zomba Central Hospital and District Support Program (DSP) for Northern region districts including Ntchisi district. Its strategic approach focus on client-centred care based on four goals which are:

Goal 1: Service delivery: to enhance high-quality, integrated HIV Prevention, treatment, care and support services for adults and children

Goal 2: Model interventions and operations research: to develop, pilot, evaluate, and disseminate innovative programs and policies across the continuum of prevention, treatment, care and support for HIV infection and its co-morbidities, both infectious and non-infectious.

Goal 3: Quality management: to ensure that all patients at LH clinics and all supported sites are receiving quality health care and services as recommended the MOH and other health development partners by

utilizing quality improvement (QI) methodologies in a multidisciplinary team approach.

Goal 4: Capacity strengthening: to build and strengthen healthcare capacity for high quality HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services Lighthouse Trust, with support from the United States of America President’s Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through a Cooperative Agreement with Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has two grants to operate Centers of Excellence for Comprehensive Integrated HIV Care and Treatment Services in Lilongwe (Grant #NU2GGH002131) and also to achieve HIV Epidemic Control through scaling up of Quality Testing, Care and Treatment in sites outside Lilongwe (Grant # NU2GGH002003).

Through these grants Lighthouse wishes to recruit highly qualified and experienced persons to fill the following position in order to achieve the above mentioned goals:



Position Title : Data Officer (Quote Ref DO1) 




Reports to : Monitoring and Evaluation Officer


Team : Monitoring and Evaluation


Location : DSP North- Mzimba South (2 Positions)


Purpose of the Position


To develop, keep updated, and maintain high quality data for record keeping, reporting, operational research and decision making.


Duties and Responsibilities


Major roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Data entry and compilation of monthly and quarterly HIV reports
  • Data cleaning and basic management of program data.
  • Work with district technical teams to coordinate all aspects of programme reporting ensuring data is of high quality and produced on time.
  • Collaborate with the external developers and the Lighthouse Clinic team in developing, expanding and maintaining the electronic patient record system
  • Ensure that virus patterns are up to date on all Lighthouse computers, and the antivirus software is running.
  • Support implementation quality improvement projects in assessing the impacts of interventions and implementation strategy as well as demonstrate the success of the improvement project to stakeholders
  • Make sure that all the dashboards and Quality improvement journals are updated


Qualifications, Skills and Competencies

  • Diploma in Information Technology, Monitoring and Evaluation or related field from any recognised college
  • Proficient data entry skills
  • High standard of numeracy and literacy skills and data minded
  • Awareness of confidentiality and data protection
  • Worked as data officers or clerk for more than one year
  • Ability to manage self and prioritise workload
  • Good interpersonal skills.


Working conditions


  • Working over weekends and overtime will occasionally be required.



Application Procedure


Eligible candidates meeting the required qualifications and experience should send applications with cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), copies of Certificates, names, addresses and telephone numbers of three traceable referees. Please clearly quote the reference number on the outside of the envelope.

Applications should be received not later than 5th March, 2021 to the following address:

The Executive Director

Lighthouse Trust

Kamuzu Central Hospital

P O BOX 106

LILONGWE

Or email to:


Email: recruitment@lighthouse.org.mw


NOTE: Those currently employed by the Government are not eligible to apply for any position above.

Only those shortlisted candidates will be communicated


Skills Required


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  • Location
    Mzimba
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    2
  • Apply Before
    06 Mar, 2021

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