Prevention and Management Officer (Bio-Medical)

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Applications have closed

National Aids Commission (NAC)

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BACKGROUND

The National Aids Commission (NAC) is a body corporate established in 2001 and reconstituted through the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Management) Act No. 9 of 2018. The Act mandates NAC to coordinate and provide leadership for the implementation of the National response to HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Management) by other key stakeholders. The enactment of the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Management) Act No 9 of 2018, reconstituted NAC with new functional roles.

In order to meet the new requirements and its mandate effectively and efficiently, excellent and rare opportunities have arisen to engage qualified persons of Malawian origin to fill various positions of National AIDS Commission tenable at its Head Office in Lilongwe.
NAC, therefore, invites applications from suitable candidates to fill these positions on permanent terms of employment. The positions are as follows:

Prevention and Management Officer (Bio-Medical) 1

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will have the following key duties and responsibilities:

  1. Analytical skills in HIV and AIDS biomedical interventions.
  2. Possess knowledge of cultural, gender and human rights issues related to HIV and AIDS planning and program management, including project management experience.
  3. Experience in developing, analyzing, monitoring and coordinating HIV policies and interventions.
  4. Be a strategic thinker, able to undertake training in the area of HIV and AIDS, with specific focus on biomedical component.
  5. Effective interpersonal, problem solving and influencing skills including being a team player, as well as being able to work at own initiative and without close supervision.
  6. Have excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
  7. Have experience in working with cooperating partners, private sector, NGOs and civil society.

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants should possess:

At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Epidemiology, or Medicine, or Nursing, or Bio- Medical Sciences , or Public Health plus three years’ experience in Bio-Medical components in HIV and AIDS.

COMPETENCIES AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

The ideal candidates for the position must:

  • Have an in depth knowledge of the issues and implications of the HIV and AIDS pandemic both locally and internationally;
  • Be an optimistic and determined individual, able to meet, resolve, and overcome inevitable challenges facing the Commission in achieving its goals and objectives;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Have excellent interpersonal, teambuilding and leadership skills;
  • Be able to inspire trust, confidence and respect of others;
  • Be able to acknowledge and value the contribution of others; Be an effective communicator, flexible and responsive strategic thinker with the ability to conceptualize and articulate high level policy decisions and translate them into clear strategic direction;
  • Proficient in ERPs and Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel and Access); and
  • Have a verifiable results-oriented track record that includes experience in sound financial management.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

NAC shall offer an attractive employee benefits package to successful candidate in accordance with its emolument structure (commensurate with qualifications and experience).

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Candidates should submit their applications with:

  1. an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV);
  2. Names and Contacts of Three Traceable Referees, at least one of whom should have been a first or second level supervisor of the applicant within the last five (5) years; and
  3. copies of their Academic and Professional Qualifications.

Please quote the job title being applied for on the envelope. The application should be sent to the address below.

The Acting Chief Executive Officer, National AIDS Commission, P. O. Box 30622, LILONGWE 3. The closing date for all applications is Friday 19th July 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.
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