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Think Tank Administrator at Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS)

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Salary: 00

Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS)


The Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS) is a comprehensive health and allied  sciences higher learning institution established with the primary function of training health workers  and conduct health research. The Health Economics and Policy Unit (HEPU) is a unit under the  Department of Health Systems and Policy within the School of Global and Public Health  (SOGAPH) at KUHeS which was jointly established with Ministry of Health. With support from the  Health Services Joint Fund (HSJF), the Health Economics and Policy Unit (HEPU) has been  tasked with conducting health economics and policy analyses. The goal is to provide evidence for  policy initiatives that will improve the capacity to generate and use health economics evidence in  health sector decision-making. The HEPU aims to enhance the ability to make informed policy  decisions by applying economic principles to health issues. Through this initiative, the unit seeks  to strengthen the link between research evidence and policy formulation in the health sector. The  HEPU would therefore like to engage the following capacities to be part of their vibrant team of  researchers and policy analysts:

Think Tank Administrator  

Location: Kamuzu University of Health Sciences, Lilongwe

Job Type: Full-time

Duration: One year with possibility of extension

Job Summary: 

We are seeking a motivated and detail-oriented Think Tank Administrator to provide essential  administrative support to the HSSP III Think Tank. This position offers an excellent opportunity  to gain valuable experience in policy engagement and develop expertise in translation of  evidence to policy.

Key Responsibilities: 

✓ Coordinate day-to-day administrative activities to ensure the smooth operation of the  Think Tank

✓ Organizing national and international Think Tank meetings and conferences and  providing logistical support

✓ Facilitating call and review of abstracts to be presented in the Think Tank  ✓ Liaising with policy makers, researchers and development partners on agenda setting ✓ Maintain organized documentation and databases related to presentations made in the  Think Tank, publications, and policy engagement activities.

✓ Prepare meeting agendas, take minutes, and follow up on action items for internal and  external meetings.

✓ Assist researchers in drafting research reports, policy briefs, and presentations. ✓ Support communication efforts through website updates, social media content, and  dissemination of research findings.

✓ Liaise with external partners, stakeholders, and policymakers to facilitate collaboration  and knowledge exchange.

✓ Contribute to the development of funding proposals and assist in securing research  grants

Qualifications and Skills: 

✓ Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Economics, Public Administration, or a related  field.

✓ Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize  effectively.

✓ Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including proficiency in drafting  professional documents and correspondence.

✓ Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and experience with database  management.

✓ Attention to detail and a proactive approach to problem-solving.

✓ Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and engage with diverse  stakeholders.

✓ Interest in health economics, health policy, or healthcare research.

Preferred Qualifications: 

✓ Prior experience in administrative support roles, ideally in a research, academic, or  policy-oriented setting.

✓ Familiarity with project management tools and software.

✓ Knowledge of basic financial management principles and budget monitoring. ✓ Experience with event planning and coordination.

✓ Ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.

Method Of Application

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should send their applications including  cover letter, CV with names of three traceable professional referees and copies of relevant  certificates to:

The Registrar

Kamuzu University of Health Sciences

Mahatma Gandhi Road Campus

P/Bag 360


Blantyre 3

Or email to: [email protected] copy [email protected]

Indicate position title on the envelope for hard copy applications and indicate the same in the  subject line of your email for electronic submissions.

Applications should reach the Registrar not later than 10th June, 2024. Only short-listed  candidates will be acknowledged.

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