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Community Health Nurse (Educator) at UNC Project Malawi

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Salary: 00

UNC Project Malawi


Job Summary
A Community Health Nurse (Educator) at UNC Project assesses individual and community needs for health education, plans effective recruitment and retention programs. S/he is also responsible for implementation of sensitization programs and evaluation of effectiveness of the health education programs.

Specific Duties / Responsibilities
Assessing individual and community needs for health education
• Obtain health related data about social and cultural environments, growth and development factors, needs and interests.
• Distinguish between behaviors that foster, and those that hinder, recruitment and retention
• Infer needs for the sensitization on the basis of obtained data.

Planning effective recruitment and retention programs
• Recruit community organizations, resource people, and potential participants for support and assistance in program planning.
• Develop a logical scope and sequence plan for a health education program
• Formulate appropriate and measurable program objectives
• Design sensitization programs consistent with specified program objective

Implementing sensitization programs
• Exhibit competences in carrying out planned sensitization programs
• Infer enabling objectives as needed to implement sensitization programs in specified settings
• Select methods and media best suited to implement program plans for specific learners
• Monitor educational programs, adjusting objectives and activities as necessary

Evaluating effectiveness of health education programs
• Develop plans to assess achievement of programs objectives
• Carry out evaluation plans
• Interpret results of program evaluation
• Infer implication from findings for future program planning

• Provide clinical care for research clients to the best of his\her ability and in line with Malawi Government regulations and policies
• Resolve complaints timely and seek assistance where necessary,
• Perform HIV, pregnancy, hemoglobin, blood glucose, lactate, blood gas and other assigned point-of-care testing and related quality control as per SOP.
• Ensure collection of accurate and legible data
• Ensure that subjects are given detailed information about the study before commencement of any study procedures,
• Endeavor to understand subjects’ views/problems
• Develop an awareness in the study subjects of the days study Procedures
• Ensure that all other study activities are performed in line with ‘Good Clinical Practices’
• Participate in the development of Study Operational Procedures (SOPs) for all studies involved in,
• Conduct study procedures according to the SOPs
• Ensure completeness of data collected
• Check for accuracy of data collected before data dissemination
• Participate in completing quality control reports
• Participate in dispelling misconceptions about the study in the community through the Community Advisory Board (CAB)
• Perform any other duties assigned

Education and Personal Development
• Take own initiative in learning basic computer skills
• Take responsibility for own personal and professional development through advice from superiors and colleagues
• Participate in orientation of new research personnel
• Ensure personal and professional development by undertaking short/long term course.

Qualifications and Experience
• Diploma / Degree in Nursing PLUS Certificate in Community Health
• Diploma / Degree in Community Health
• Registered with Nurses and Midwife Council of Malawi
• From none to 8 years’ experience

Method Of Application

Please send your applications via email to:

The Country Director
UNC Project

Email: [email protected]

Deadline for receiving applications:

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

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