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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 : Pharmacy Assistant (Quote Ref PA1)

Reports to : Clinic Manager

Team : Clinic

Location : Lilongwe CoE – (1 position) :

Tisungane (Zomba) – (1 position)

Purpose of the Position
A Pharmacy Assistant at Lighthouse is responsible for storage and dispensing of drugs and pharmaceuticals.

Responsibilities (which include, but are not limited to):

  •  Check stocks and make orders from the main pharmacy store.
  •  Receive prescriptions for dispensing the medical and pharmaceutical supplies.
  •  Keep inventory records of the medical and pharmaceutical supplies.
  •  Record data in relevant registers.
  •  Assist in providing pharmaceutical care.
  •  Work as part of a team to provide support to other members of the healthcare team.
  •  Perform any other duties assigned by supervisor.

Qualification and Experience

  • A minimum of a Diploma in Pharmacy (those having a Degree in Pharmacy will have added advantage).
  • Registered with Malawi Pharmacy and Poisons Board
  • Hands on experience in drug dispensing
  • At least two years’ experience.

Required skills

  •  Competency in inventory management
  •  Knowledgeable in relevant computer packages

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

Or email to:

NOTE: Those currently employed by the Government are not eligible to apply for any position above.
Only those shortlisted candidates will be communicated.

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