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 (KCH), Bwaila Hospital and some health facilities in urban and rural areas in Lilongwe, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre, Zomba Central Hospital (ZCH), Mzuzu Central Hospital (MCH) and District Support Program (DSP) for Northern Region districts. Its strategic approach focuses 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 Lighthouse clinics and all supported sites are receiving quality health care and services as recommended by 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 Centres 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). In order to achieve the above-mentioned goals, Lighthouse wishes to recruit a qualified and experienced person to fill the following position:
Position: MEDICAL DIRECTOR (Ref MD1)
Reporting to: Executive Director
Job Category: Executive Management
Location: Lighthouse–KCH, Lilongwe
Purpose of the Position
Key Duties and Responsibilities
(a) Medical Services Management Functions
(b) Administrative Functions
(c) Performance Improvement Functions
(e) Supervision and/or Leadership Functions
(f) Decision Making Authority
(g) Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Academic Qualifications and Experience
Eligible candidates meeting the required qualifications and experience should send their 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 Friday, 6th August 2021 to the following address:
The Executive Director
Kamuzu Central Hospital
P O BOX 106
Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.