The Macha Research Trust (MRT) is a health research organization based at Macha Mission Hospital in Choma, Southern Province. The institute conducts research for strengthening interventions against malaria and HIV/AIDS. MRT seeks to recruit suitably qualified individuals to assist with a serological survey for measles and rubella to be conducted in Southern Province in November or December 2016 (part-time contract for one month).

JOB TITLE: Serosurvey Coordinator (1)
REPORTS TO: Principal investigator
The job will comprise the following duties:
  • Manage a study team of at least ten people (Coordinator)
  • Supervise study activities on a daily basis (Supervisors)
  • Obtain informed consent, parental permission and assent from eligible adults, caregivers and children
  • Collect survey data on paper forms and electronic tablets
  • Collect finger prick blood samples from children and adults
  • Ensure that study protocols are followed
  • Ensure quality data collection and management
  • Maintain study supplies
  • Perform other study-related tasks as needed
  1. Training or qualifications in health related sciences or relevant work experience
  2. Work experience in research studies is preferable (Coordinator/Supervisors)
  3. Experience in managing and supervising a team (Coordinator/Supervisors)
  4. Experience with finger prick blood collection
  5. Good communication skills and fluent in English and Tonga
  6. Evidence of attention to detail
  7. Experience in use of computers (Coordinators/Supervisors)
  1. Five working days per week, with possible half day Saturday or Sunday
  2. One-month contractual agreement
Interested persons should email their application letter, current CV, and copies of academic qualifications and NRC to the Human Resource Officer at MRT:
Closing date: November 07, 2016
Address: Macha Research Trust, P.O. Box 630166
Enquiries: 0972774646
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