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Human Resource Manager (Quote Ref #: HRM 1)

Date Posted: Nov 04, 2020

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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 operates 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 Distnct Support Program 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 #1NU2GGH002131) and also to achieve HIV Epidemic Control through scaling up of Quality Testing, Care and Treatment in sites outside Lilongwe (Grant # 1NU2GGH002003). Through these grants Lighthouse wishes to recruit highly qualified and experienced persons to fill the following vacant positions in order to achieve the above mentioned goals :-

Position Title: Human Resource Manager (Quote Ref #: HRM 1)

Reports to: Administration Director

Team: Human Resource

Location: Lighthouse Trust, Lilongwe


The Human Resource Manager will be responsible for ensuring that overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of human resource plans and programs are realized.

The incumbent will develop policy, as well as direct and coordinate human resource activities such as employment, compensation, labor relations, benefits, training, and employee services.


  • Contributes to the development of human resource department goals, objectives, and systems for Lighthouse
  • Plans, organizes, and controls the activities and actions of the human resource department
  • Maintains the work structure by updating job requirements and job descriptions
  • Manages human resource recruitment and selection process as well as onboarding
  • Conducts and analyzes exit interviews; and recommending changes
  • Bridges management and employee relations by addressing demands, grievances or other issues
  • Supports current and future Lighthouse needs through the development, engagement, motivation and preservation of human capital
  • Oversees and manages a performance feedback system that drives high performance
  • Tracks human resource related timelines such as annual leave, probationary periods, performance appraisals and retirement etc.
  • Ensures legal compliance throughout human resource management
  • Enforces management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies and procedures
  • Retains historical human resource records by designing a filing and retrieval system and keeping past and current records
  • Supervises human resource officers.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or any related field.


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Human resources management
  • Knowledge of HR systems and databases
  • Computer proficiency especially in Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents
  • In-depth knowledge of Malawi’s labor laws and HR best practices
  • Excellent active listening, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.


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 6th November, 2020 to the following address.

The Executive Director

Lighthouse Trust

Kamuzu Central Hospital

P.O BOX 106


Or email to:

Email: recruitment@lighthouse.org.mw 

NOTE: Those currently employed by the Government, Ministry of Health, are not eligible to apply for any position above

Only those shortlisted candidates will be communicated

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