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Interviewer Supervisors

Date Posted: Aug 07, 2019

Job Description

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian organization working in partnership with the Ministry of Health and other actors in Blantyre and environs on a cervical cancer project.

MSF-FRANCE is recruiting suitable candidates for the position of:

Interviewer Supervisor for health survey on household level in Blantyre and Chiradzulu


  • Assisting the principal investigator in all organizational and implementation aspects of the survey activities
  • Working closely with the principal investigator in maintaining good management of the survey interviewers and activities
  • Training the survey interviewers prior to the survey together with the principal investigator.
  • Ensuring that the study daily activities adhere to its objectives.
  • Explaining the purpose of interviews and answer questions as neededOrganizing and supervise the survey interviewers in terms of:Planning and organizing the conscientious execution of the health-related interviews (i.e. responsible for all equipment related to the survey)Monitoring the accurate recording of survey results
  • Guaranteeing the performance of all tasks according to the study protocolUpdating on any pragmatic issues to carry out the interviews.
  • Assuming other duties necessary for a successful implementation of the planned survey as per instructions of the principal investigator.

  • Daily worker basisIntended starting date: 9th September, 2019
  • Estimated length of survey: 6 – 8 weeks

  • Degree in Health Promotion, Education, Social Work, Public Health, Sociology, Anthropology, or related fields

  • Experienced in the management of survey teams
  • Experienced in conducting health-related interviews at household level.
  • Experienced in community involvement activities and/or health promotion.
  • Experience in field research activities is an asset.
  • Work experience with NGOs in the health sector; MSF experience is an asset.

  • Fluent in English and Chichewa, both written and oral.Experience in the use of computer tablets and GPS devices is an asset
  • Available for the entire time of the survey (training and interview days)
  • Willing and able to work on Saturdays and Sundays during the survey time if necessary.
  • Planning & monitoring skills, people management and team workSelf-initiative, pro-activity, flexibility, self-motivation to participate in the survey.
  • Openness and not biased in expectations of the outcome of the survey.

How to apply

Interested applicants should send their written application letter (letter of motivation) with a detailed CV indicating postal address, day phone contacts, photocopies of ID, and relevant certificates of diplomas and work experience to the following addresses:

By Mail:

Medecins Sans Frontieres — France,
P. O. Box 2736,

WRITE “Supervisor Survey Interviewers ON ENVELOPE

By email to: 

Email: msff-blantyre-recruitment@paris.msf.org  

Subject Line: Supervisor Survey Interviewer.

Deadline to apply for this position: August 14th, 2019 at 5:00PM

NOTE: Letters, CVs and any documentation included in application package will not be returned. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. MSFF does not reimburse the possible costs for transportation for tests and interviews that may take place during the recruitment process. MSF is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fees. : if ever you are requested to pay any amount to process your application or access employment with MSF, do not pay and please inform the MSF administration at 099 700 3712 or

Email: msff-blantyre-admin@paris.msf.org  

as soon as possible.”

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