Epidemiologist (Malawi)

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Regular Full-Time
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The QED Group, LLC, is a full-service international consulting firm committed to solving complex global challenges through innovative solutions. We are determined to provide all our clients with best-value services so they increase their efficiency, learning capacity, and accountability to the public in an ever more complex and interconnected world. Through Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning and Knowledge Management practice areas, QED is working to maximize our clients' return on investment through accountability, continuous learning, and sound management.


Through the existing two Cooperative Agreements, the Contractor will provide a broad range of epidemiology activities including: Point of contact for the HIV population-based survey, HIV surveillance studies targeting pregnant women at ANC sites, monitoring implementation of national program evaluations, provide feedback on HIV modeling activities, travel to conduct study trainings, implementation and monitoring and participate in national and international meetings.


Principal Point of Contact (POC) for HIV Population-based survey: Directly involved in partner coordination and communication; data management, analysis, and information dissemination. In addition, the POC will support planning, training and the implementation of HIV surveillance studies targeting pregnant women at ANC sites. For all these activities the POC will have to complete the below tasks:


  • Draft and circulate weekly study update communications with local and international partners and investigators.
  • Provide monthly progress reports.
  • Coordinate monthly data and dissemination meetings, including production of meeting minutes.
  • Conduct data analyses as needed to support Malawi and PEPFAR program planning needs.
  • Serve as report and manuscript coordinator.
  • Support development of protocols to conduct additional testing of stored specimens.
  • Monitoring: Provide support in monitoring implementation of national program evaluations.
  • Conduct study monitoring site visits as needed.
  • Conduct data analyses as needed to support Malawi and PEPFAR program planning needs.


  • HIV Modeling activities – critically review inputs and results of HIV modeling activities using geospatial, survey and program data.
  • Critical reviews of data inputs and outcomes and shares this information regularly with others involved in HIV Modeling activities.
  • Participate in national and international meetings and workshops as required.
  • Presents to in country team and consolidates comments.
  • Develops reports and presentations on modeling results.
  • Develop work plans.


  • Master’s Level Degree in Public Health Sciences or related field.
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience, with progressive responsibility in working with epidemiology and laboratory information systems and providing data management solutions.
  • Knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS epidemiology and surveillance and HIV population based surveys.
  • Detailed knowledge of the host government health care system and structures including familiarity with Ministry of Health (MoH) policies, program priorities and regulations is required.
  • Detailed working knowledge of USG HIV/AIDS public health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of surveillance and epidemiologic projects and programs is required.
  • Three years’ experience in coordinating multiple surveillance activities in public health settings at regional, national and district levels.
  • Experience in International public health, disease surveillance (active and passive), and Outbreak and case investigations.
  • High proficiency in using SAS, Stata, Excel, and Microsoft Access.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills. Experience in development of strategic documents, briefing documents, and reports.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience working in Malawi.
  • Level IV speaking and writing proficiency in English.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English with various groups (Speaking, Reading and Writing)

How to Apply

To apply for this position please follow the following steps:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Attach your resume.
  3. Click on the link: Biodata AID1420-17, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
  4. Submit your application, resume, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.


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