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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 operates 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 for Ntchisi district and 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 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 funding from the National Institute for Health (NIH) through the University of North Carolina (subaward No.5118954) and University of Washington (Subaward No. UWSC12509), wishes to recruit highly qualified and experienced persons to fill the post of:

Post Title: Research Nurse (Quote Ref #RN1:)

Reports to: Research Manager

Team: Research Team

Location: Lighthouse Trust, Lilongwe

Purpose of the Position

The research nurse will be responsible for the accurate completion of visit procedures and collection of information from study patients according to protocols, and for protecting the health, safety, and welfare of research participants. Under the guidance of the principal investigator and research manager, the research nurse will set recruitment and follow up targets for each study. She will also support
the development of study materials such as screening and enrolment logs, checklists, and SOPs.

Key responsibilities

  • Ensure adherence to study protocols.
  • Obtain informed consent, Screen, enroll, and follow up study participants; and ensure proper clinic flow of study participants.
  • Conduct clinical assessments on study participants.
  • Ensure proper documentation of study procedures following GCP guidelines
  • Provide daily reports on study recruitment and follow up.
  • Support research team in developing data collection tools, training material and standard operating procedures.
  • Maintain organized study record systems.
  • Maintain the strict confidentiality of study records and materials.
  • Coordinate activities of study staff through communication and planning, to ensure efficient flow during study visits.
  • Attend weekly protocol specific team meetings, departmental, and all-staff meetings,
  • Prepare for study monitoring and provide responses/ address queries raised.
  • Ensure implementation of monitor’s recommendations.
  • Support study clinicians in identification, documentation, and timely reporting of adverse events according to protocol requirements
  • Screen all laboratory results when received and follow protocol procedure regarding abnormal results. Ensure the research team is timely alerted on missing results.
  • Ensure all laboratory results are given to appropriate providers for review of clinical significance, then file results in the patient study binder.
  • Establish and organize study files, study specific source documentation and other materials.
  • Ensure study data are complete and accurate.
  • Manage petty cash and ensure timely liquidation.

Essential Academic Qualifications

  • Degree or Diploma in nursing with at least three years work experience in similar post.

Experience, Skills and Competencies

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in conducting observational and/or clinical trials
  • Experience developing and maintaining organized study record systems.
  • Experience in managing multiple studies at once.
  • Possess in-depth knowledge of Good Clinical Practice and federal regulations for the conduct of clinical trials.
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in a detail-oriented environment.
  • Basic computer skills with Ms word, excel and Power point.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Application Procedure

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 Monday, 23rd August 2021 to the following address: 

The Executive Director

Lighthouse Trust

Kamuzu Central Hospital

P. O. BOX 106



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Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged

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