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Project Administrator

Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust

Clinical Research Programme

The Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme


The Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome (MLW) Programme (http://www.mlw.mw) is internationally recognised centre for research and research training, funded by the Wellcome Trust. In collaboration with the University of Malawi, College of Medicine (COM), MLW would like to engage the services of a competent and dynamic individual to work in exciting Research Programme (SALMONELLA GROUP) at the MLW Research facility as it is expanding.

Position: Project Administrator (SALMONELLA GROUP) 1 post, based in Blantyre (initial 2 year contract)

Job Summary

  • The incumbent will be responsible for the day to day administrative and project management support of the Salmonella group.

Key Responsibilities

  • First point of contact for the Group, with both outward and inward facing duties.
  • Providing administrative support for the Group, particularly supporting the Group Heads diary and professional administration, and offer admen advice for other individual PIs/ academics in the group.
  • Supporting communication and cohesion within the group across cadres and across projects, particularly for those working flexibly or from home.
  • Leading organization of meetings, including diary bookings, room preparation and projection, e-communications and teleconferencing, agenda preparation, minute taking and following up on action points.
  • Supporting publication submission where relevant.
  • Maintaining publications board and screen.
  • Ensuring up-to-date database of publications using referencing software.
  • Tracking group Equip score for publications.
  • Supporting social media and other publicity for significant publications, in liaison with University of Liverpool.

Qualifications and Experiences

  • Degree in Business Administration or other relevant field.
  • Masters in related area is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with good project organization and implementation, financial and budget management, people and team skills, and communication skills (oral, written, electronic, teleconferencing and social media).
  • Working with international organisations.
  • Experience with effective virtual meetings.
  • Experienced with managing email, electronic diaries, VOIP communications, “MS Office”, project management tools and social media platforms. Design skills would be an advantage.


  • Good personal organization and social awareness.
  • Outgoing and approachable.
  • Reliable and responsible.
  • Ability to maintain communication and cohesion effectively within a team.
  • Ability to organize, communicate and support networks and consortia internationally.

For more detailed information of the job, please visit the MLW website, www.mlw.mw or request via the email below.

Remuneration and Benefits

MLW offers an attractive remuneration package which includes a competitive salary package commensurate with the position, a medical aid scheme, 24 hours insurance cover, pension scheme, gratuity benefits redeemable once every year, among others. MLW also offers opportunities such as scholarships, upgrading and training opportunities to employees. These are based on successful on job performance and other set criteria.

How to apply

Suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications with copies of relevant certificates, and a detailed CV with 3 contactable referees to the address below or email to:

Email: vacancies@mlw.mw.

The Human Resources Manager

Malawi-Liverpool -Wellcome Trust

P.O. Box 30096,


Blantyre 3

To arrive no later than the 25th September, 2020, only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.

Skills Required

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