Government Health Service Commission is inviting applications from suitably qualified Malawians for
the following vacancies existing under the establishment of Ministry of Health:

Post: Principal Disease Control Officer (Under Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs))
Grade: G/P7
Salary: Within the range of Grade G Salary Segment
Ref.No: P7/34

Responsible to: The Chief Disease Control Officer
Location: Ministry of Health Headquarters


Applicants should be Senior Disease Control Officers (Grade H/P8), with a minimum of four (4) years at that grade. Must have worked in one of the Neglected Tropical Diseases Program at National Level.
Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, a Degree in Environmental Health or Epidemiology or any other related degree obtained from recognized institutions. Those in possession of a Master’s in Public Health, Masters in Environmental Health, Masters in Community Health and Development, Masters in Epidemiology or any other health related Master’s Degree will have an added advantage.


  • Collaborate with Chief Disease Control Officer in the administration and management of Neglected Tropical Diseases section.
  • Assist in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of NTD section activities.
  • Assist in development of research proposals in Social and Behaviour
  • Change and the execution of the research including dissemination and publication of research results.
  • Assist in preparation of budgets for the section.
  • Assist in development of a man power skills in NTD section through trainings and courses.
  • Preparation of reports and other documentation for submission to authorities.
  • Coordinate with relevant stakeholders in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Conduct supporting supervision on assigned personnel.
  • Compile a consolidated plan for disease prevention, control and surveillance in a particular district.
  • Conduct Training Needs Assessment of staff pertaining to disease prevention, control and surveillance.
  • Facilitate training of staff pertaining to disease prevention, control and surveillance.
  • Mobilise resources pertaining to disease prevention, control and surveillance.

Applicants must submit their application letters (quoting the vacancy reference number) together
with copies of relevant certificates, copies of license renewal, Curriculum Vitae, relevant Registration
Certificate and National ID to:

The Executive Secretary
Government Health Service Commission
P/Bag 155

To reach her not later than 19th January, 2024