Public Engagement Award Officer Job 2023 at Lilongwe by MEIRU

Public Engagement Award Officer Job 2023 at Lilongwe by MEIRU Career. MEIRU, is a partnership between the Malawi College of Medicine, the University of Glasgow, Malawi’s College of Medicine, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Malawi Ministry of Health, is currently searching for a highly qualified Public Engagement Award Officer to join their team.

Public Engagement Award Officer Job 2023 at Lilongwe by MEIRU

The Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit (MEIRU) operates in Karonga District, and Lilongwe City. The research programme is conducted in partnership with the Malawi College of Medicine, Malawi Ministry of Health, and international partners. The programme is developing capacity in non-communicable disease research (including mental health), health informatics, epidemiology, and other areas. Research is done in partnerships and in highly conducive academic environments.

Vacancy Post Name:

  • Public Engagement Award Officer

Number of Vacant Post

  • 01 (One)

Organization Name:

  • Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit (MEIRU)

Last Date to Apply

  • March 17, 2023

Job Location

Employment Type

  • Full-time


  • Salary will be on Grade C of our scale, depending on qualifications and experience and subject to the terms and conditions of service.

Education Requirement:

  • Undergraduate degree in humanities, social sciences, public health or related fields.

Experience Required

  • A minimum of 3 years post graduate experience in public engagement or related field obtained from a reputable organisation.

Main Duties:

  • To work with the public engagement team to construct and maintain a GANTT chart of the team’s activities, drawing attention to milestones and deadlines when necessary.
  • To co-ordinate external partner contributions to public engagement programme.
  • To organise regular meetings, both internal and external, relating to public engagement activities.
  • To contribute to a school-based arts programme that explores the early origins of chronic illnesses.
  • To contribute to a series of audio/visual vignettes on maternal mental health.
  • To contribute to a documentary film on infant and family development in collaboration with participants in MEIRU’s birth cohort.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Good spoken English and other relevant local language(s)
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to use a computer, including MS-Word, MS-Excel, reference management software e.g. Endnote, Zotero etc
  • Ability to communicate effectively through e-mail and telephone with external institutions
  • Ability to manage significant packages of work
  • Ability to supervise staff


  • Experience with community engagement
  • Experience with writing for websites
  • Experience developing content in the WordPress environment
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methods

How To Apply

Please submit letter of application and CV (with contact details of at least 2 professional referees) to:

Closing date for applications: 17 March 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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