Project Coordinator

Kamuzu College of Nursing

Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN) a constituent college of the University of Malawi in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) will be conducting a 5-year Group Antenatal Care research project in Blantyre, Malawi with funding from the National institutes of Health, National Institute for Nursing Research. To facilitate the execution of the research project, the project is seeking to engage the services of the following, whose other details maybe accessed on www.kcn.unima.mw:

PROJECT COORDINATOR (FIXED TERM CONTRACT)

JOB PURPOSE

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the main purpose of the job is to provide overall technical and administrative leadership of the project to achieve its goals.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The following are some of the key responsibilities of the post:

Providing overall day to day leadership of project implementation;
Coordinating implementation activities in liaison with Principal and Co Investigators;
Collecting project data and information through qualitative interviews and field notes;
Monitoring and evaluating implementation aspects of the project;
Timely production of high quality reports;
Being a point of contact for the project and facilitating communication between the project investigators and the six project sites;
Supervising project staff;
Organising and facilitating project staff capacity building initiatives;
Linking up, liaising and networking with various stakeholders including health facilities’ management on project related matters.

Qualification and Competencies

Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Midwifery or Nursing plus University Certificate in Midwifery or Bachelor of Science in Midwifery from an accredited institution;
at least 3 years of experience as a Midwife;
at least 2 years of experience as a project coordinator;
excellent communication skills and ability to work with a diversity of personalities;
computer literate;
a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision;

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should forward their application letters together with copies of relevant certificates, detailed CVs and names of three traceable referees to:

The Registrar, Kamuzu College of Nursing, Private Bag 1, LILONGWE

Applications should reach the Registrar not later than 30th April, 2019. Only shortlisted candidates shall be acknowledged.