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The College of Medicine (CoM) was established in 1991 as a constituent college of the University of Malawi. Its mission is to be an academic centre of excellence in the training of doctors and other health professionals in clinical service and medical research, responsive to the health needs of Malawi and its neighbours within the Southern African region. In pursuit of its mission, the College of Medicine will be conducting a project titled “Understanding and eliminating health sector corruption impeding UHC at district level in Malawi: institutions, individuals and incentives in Malawi.” The project is seeking to employ Research Assistants (2 Posts) for a period of one.

Position: Research Assistants (2 Posts)

Position Description

The Research Assistant will be involved in planning the study recruitments, data collection and documentation of study activities and related events.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Recruit participants
  • Ensure qualitative data is collected in a high-quality manner
  • Ensure smooth and efficient operation of research and data collection
  • Proactively identify challenges in the study and develop solutions
  • Document research-related events and activities.
  • Perform other reasonable tasks as requested.
  • Participate in regular study team meetings to evaluate and plan activities
  • Writing reports.


  • A minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Developmental studies or related area.
  • Must have qualitative and ethnographic research experience
  • Possession of GCP certificate

How to Apply

Applications with copies of certificates and detailed Curriculum Vitae including names, contacts and emails of 3 traceable referees should be sent via email to:


Applications should be submitted by 16th March, 2021. Please indicate the title in the email subject line as “Research Assistant: Corruption Project”. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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