Position: Public Engagement Officer (part-time, 50%)
Duration of employment: until 06/01/2022
Location where study activities will be conducted: Lilongwe with some travel
Background to the role
Every year one million babies die on their day of birth. Seventy percent of newborn deaths are preventable by implementing low-cost solutions effectively and smartphone and tablet technologies offer an avenue for implementation. We are supporting healthcare workers (HCWs) in delivering these solutions using a tablet-based application (app) to support health care workers to diagnose and manage sick newborns, provide education, collect data on babies in real time, and feed data back to HCWs, hospitals and Ministries of Health.
The project is being conducted in partnership with our collaborators PACHI and Kamuzu Central Hospital, and it is led by University College London. The post holder is expected to contribute towards this Wellcome funded project by leading on communications and public engagement activities.
Description of the role
We are looking for a dynamic and experienced public engagement professional to lead on the delivery of the NeoTree’s public engagement and communications strategy in Malawi.
You will lead on raising the profile of the NeoTree project among diverse stakeholders including families, communities, academics, NGOs, government bodies and international agencies. You will also work closely with our partner ARTGLO and NeoTree Programme Manager based at PACHI to support NeoTree’s public engagement activities.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
How to apply
Interested candidates can submit their detailed CV and cover letter by 25th May, 2021 to:
The Recruiting Team PACHI, Box 31686, Lilongwe, Area 15/225,
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