Senior Research Specialist at Malaria Consortium

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Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations specialising in the comprehensive prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases among vulnerable and under privileged populations. We increasingly find our work on malaria can be effectively integrated with other similar public health interventions for greater impact and therefore expanded our remit to include child health and neglected tropical disease interventions.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Tite: Senior Research Specialist

Location: Nigeria
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Job Description

  • The Senior Research Specialist will support the implementation of the organisation research strategy and achievement of the research objectives. Based on funding, the Senior Research Specialist will lead the inception, design, management and implementation of selected research projects, within the themes and scope of the research strategy.
  • He/she will provide methodological oversight to research projects through technical assistance, technical involvement, mentoring, and developing and maintaining research guides and tools, with a particular focus on quantitative methods and analysis.
  • He/she will provide technical support in the responsible conduct of research projects and technical support to increase their potential for research uptake.
  • Up to 70% of the effort of the role will be focused on research related to Chemoprevention, in particular Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC).

The successful candidate will have:

  • PhD, or MSc with extensive experience, in Public Health, Global Health, Epidemiology or a related research discipline with a substantial quantitative research component.
  • Substantial experience in quantitative research design and management; experience in operational and/or implementation research
  • Experience securing large research grants or multiple research funding
  • Experience providing technical and programmatic leadership in research
  • Substantial experience in publishing work in peer-reviewed journals
  • Experience working in South East Asia and/or Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Experience and understanding of working with Ministries of Health in policy and strategy formulation related to research
  • Experience of designing and/or implementing research uptake strategies.

£44,859 gross per annum.

Application Closing Date
26th June, 2022 by 11:59 PM BST.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Due to the nature of this role we will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and the role might be filled and closed before the closing date. Early applications are encouraged.
  • To apply for this position you will need to have the legal right to work in one of our country offices where Malaria Consortium is based. We are not able to support visa applications. 
  • We are currently hybrid working but you may have some requirements to work at the London office.