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Implementation Science Coordinator at Partners in Hope (PIH)

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Salary: 00

Partners in Hope (PIH)

Partners in Hope (PIH) is a Malawian, Christ-centered, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) founded in 2001 on a robust commitment to support the National HIV and AIDS Response in Malawi. PIH has a Medical Centre that operates a general clinic (Dalitso); inpatient ward (Thandizo); an HIV and AIDS clinic (Moyo); and providing support to Ministry of Health, CHAM and Private health facilities in Nine districts.

PIH under the Client Oriented Response for HIV Epidemic Control (CORE) mechanism and Respond Project: Precise and responsive testing and linkage interventions is seeking to recruit highly motivated individuals under Science department to be deployed in Lilongwe:


Job Overview:

The Data Coordinator will play a pivotal role in providing essential data management services to support our research and programmatic activities. S/he will be responsible for a diverse range of tasks aimed at ensuring the integrity and efficiency of our data management processes. From developing data collection tools and quality assurance systems to conducting preliminary data analysis and overseeing data management teams, S/he will be instrumental in driving the success of our projects.


  • Work with project staff (PIs, Investigators, Coordinators) to detail data related project needs
  • Develop detailed project specific data management, quality control, security and monitoring protocols
  • Lead development and validation of e-data collection and entry tools to ensure consistency, accuracy and adherence to defined project needs
  • Oversee translation and back-translation of study tools. This involves overseeing that all translations have been completed and meets the required standards.
  • Lead enforcement of data security and management protocols for the project
  • Conduct regular data quality checks and monitoring in accordance with project protocols.
  • Provide regular reports on data quality and monitoring to project staff
  • Ensure that all data related queries observed and/or reported during data collection are adequately documented and tracked
  • Manage data downloads and ensure that all study data is backed up following protocols
  • Conduct data cleaning in accordance with the data analysis plan
  • Conduct preliminary data analysis in accordance with the data analysis plan and study outcomes
  • Support project staff with data needs during implementation and manuscript development
  • Work with the Project Coordinator to select enumerators/data entry clerks/supervisors for projects based on the needs of the project
  • Take part in training Field Assistants, Desk Reviewers and Data Officers as needed
  • Conduct periodic performance appraisals of data officers
  • Ensure that all project gadgets are set-up, maintained and functioning well all the time
  • Support site orientations, IRB applications, and dissemination of projects outcomes as required by the project staff

Qualifications Required

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Social Science or relevant field.
  • Minimum of 3 years managing research data.
  • Highly effective and diplomatic in collaborating/communicating with multiple partners and co-workers from varying backgrounds/expertise.
  • Readiness to work during odd hours to meet project demands.


  • Strong background in statistics with a sound proficiency in data analysis packages preferably STATA or R.
  • Experience working in infectious diseases research preferred, preferably HIV/AIDS
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (particularly Excel), e-data collection packages, preferably ODK or SurveyCTO.

Method Of Application

Eligible candidates meeting the required qualifications and experience above should submit their applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), relevant copies of Certificates, National Identity Card, and three traceable referees, include the job title to [email protected]

The deadline for receiving application is Friday, 31st May, 2024 by close of business. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Partners In Hope thanks all applicants for their interest.

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