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Database Officer at LUANAR

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  • Lilongwe
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Position: Database officer

Employment Type: Internship (Renewable)

Duration:6 months

The Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to be considered for the temporary post of Database Officer tenable at Bunda College.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing data. He/She will play an important role in ensuring the project has high quality data systems to measure the Project’s progress towards intended results and informing evidence-driven decisions.

The candidate will be part of project team that support efforts to ensure our project
key stakeholders including the National Malaria Control Program and others have access to quality data that will be used to inform policy decisions for Malaria control in the country.


  • Work closely with the project Principal Investigator to provide input on data collection forms, routine data quality audits, data analysis, and report writing.
  • As requested, pull data from the project database for timely review and reporting purposes.
  • Provide device specifications and quantities for all necessary IT materials, such as laptops and phones, for vector control (VC) campaigns.
  • Supervise project staff on data entry and cleaning.
  • Coordinate with the Entomology team on data collection and analyses.
  • Provide final, clean data for reporting after all mosquito control interventions
  • The position requires frequent travel to VC implementing districts and field sites for routine monitoring, program supervision, and support and frequent communication with site and home office staff to report on VC campaign progress. Should go to other requirements
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by relevant Authorities.


  • Bachelors’ degree in ICT, Entomology or related field (minimum).
  • At least one year of relevant work experience in database management or managing entomological related data.
  • Experience with mobile platforms (ODK, EpiInfo), mobile data collection, GIS applications, GPS measurement data collection, and/or Tableau desirable.
  • Familiar with data analysis programs such as R, and other software such as BORIS and VICTA.
  • Experience with malaria vector biology research projects is an added advantage.
  • Willingness to learn, be mentored, and improve.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision and meet strict deadlines.
  • Must be prepared to work odd hours when required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.


The successful candidates will be engaged on contractual basis for a period 6 months. All contracts are subject to renewal on the basis of satisfactory performance.

All the successful candidate will be subject to LUANAR conditions of service for temporary staff and will therefore be appropriately remunerated in line with applicable LUANAR guidelines and conditions of engagement.


Method Of Application

Hard copy application package should include an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV), names and contact details of three traceable referees one of which should be current employer where applicable plus copies of certified academic and professional qualifications. The title of the position must be indicated on the envelope and sent to:

The University Registrar
Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources(LUANAR)
P.O. Box 219

Submission of the hard copy MUST be accompanied by full electronic submission of the application package and be emailed as attachment in PDF to The subject line for the email should be application for the post being applied for.

All applications should reach the University not later than 5th April, 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

LUANAR is an equal opportunity employer hence females are encouraged to apply

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