Data Manager

  • Full time
  • 7 months ago
  • Salary MWK 000 / Monthly

Job Description

MLW would like to engage the services of a competent and dynamic individual to work in an exciting Research Programme at the MLW Research facility as it is expanding.

Position: Data Manager
 – 1 post, based in Blantyre (initial 3 year contract)

Job Summary

The Data Manager will be a full-time position based at MLW Blantyre Campus working reporting to the head of the data management support unit (DMSU).

The post holder will undertake a key role in the data management of projects hosted at MLW and managed by the DMSU to ensure MLW delivers high quality research whilst maintaining excellent standards and practice.

The post holder will work in close partnership with the DMSU team in close communication with study teams (investigators, coordinators, field-workers, clinicians, lab scientists, etc) and will be responsible for all aspects of the data management process, including development of project documentation, electronic questionnaires, overseeing and support data collection and validation, data administration, archiving and sharing.

The post holder will provide support and technical expertise in the management and processing of research data within assigned projects to ensure that they are executed accurately and within set timelines.

Person Specification


  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in ICT, statistics or related field OR commensurate experience in delivering on research data management.


  • Experience working in clinical and/or epidemiological research context, managing teams.
  • Experience working with mobile data collection platforms; specifically ODK and REDCap.
  • Experience working with OMR/OCR data processing platforms.
  • Demonstrated advanced-level skills / proficiency working with SQL databases, specifically MS SQL Server, MySQL and PostgreSQL.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with data wrangling / cleaning using statistical tools; specifically R and STATA.
  • Demonstrated proficiency creating data visualisations.
  • Experience in reviewing and designing paper & electronic questionnaires for clinical / epidemiological research
  • Experience working on ETL flows would be an added advantage.
  • Experience in the design and development of database, web and mobile applications would be an added advantage.


  • Strong analytical skills
  • Knowledge of and training on good clinical practices (ICH-GCP) would be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of data management best practices and legislation (GDPR, Data Protection laws, GCDMP, etc) would be an added advantage

Personal Qualities:

  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including a proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Good organisational and problem-solving skills, with an ability to identify and resolve issues and prioritise workloads, working with minimal supervision

More details of the Job description can be checked by visiting the MLW website  or request via the email below.

Remuneration and Benefits

MLW offers an attractive remuneration package which includes a competitive salary package commensurate with the position, a medical aid scheme, 24 hours insurance cover, pension scheme, gratuity benefits redeemable once every year, among others.

MLW also offers opportunities such as scholarships, upgrading and training opportunities to employees. These are based on successful on job performance and other set criteria.

How to apply
Suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications with copies of relevant certificates, 3 contactable referees and a detailed CV to the address below or email to:

Email:  [email protected]

The Human Resource Manager

Malawi-Liverpool –Wellcome Trust

P.O. Box 30096


Blantyre 3

Applications to arrive no later than 16th October 2020 and only short-listed candidates will be contacted


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