Oferta de trabajo: MESA database officer


The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) is a cutting-edge institute addressing global public health challenges through research, translation into policy and education. ISGlobal has a broad portfolio in communicable and non-communicable diseases including environmental and climate determinants, and applies a multidisciplinary scientific approach ranging from the molecular to the population level. Research is organized in three main areas, Malaria and other Infectious Diseases, Child and Maternal Health, and Urban Health, Climate & Non-Communicable Diseases.  ISGlobal is accredited with the Severo Ochoa distinction, a seal of excellence of the Spanish Science Ministry.




The Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance (MESA) is an inclusive and collaborative consortium of malaria research, policy, and implementation partners dedicated to advancing the science of malaria. First launched in 2012 with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), MESA is based on the concept that an optimized, funded, and evolving malaria research agenda is critical for defeating malaria and eventually, global eradication. The MESA Secretariat is based at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal).
A key feature and capability of the MESA Alliance is the unique database of malaria research, MESA Track, which documents current research in malaria control, elimination and eradication. Using the reach of the MESA Alliance network, the living database has captured more than 1,700 research projects to-date, geographically distributed across 140 sites and includes work led by 486 institutions around the globe. Data collection of recent and ongoing projects is possible through direct collaboration with the institutions and researchers in the field, including partnerships with other leading malaria organizations. To extend the reach and utility of the database and resources housed in the system, MESA strives to create institutional portfolios reflecting the scope of research, awarded grants, malaria work plans and project results for participating research centers. 

What we are looking for

MESA is seeking a MESA database officer to work and provide support in the different areas that MESA operates. This person should have a methodological approach to their work, strong analytical skills and be able to manage large data sets. This person needs to be able to build collaborative relationships with partners. This person should be able to work independently with remote supervision and be able to manage deadlines.  

Key Responsibilities and Specific duties

  • Data curation and management:

- Manage and optimize the MESA Track platform and increase its uptake
- Systematically enter and update thematic areas or portfolios of the MESA Track database according to priorities
- Update thematic areas and portfolios in MESA Track
- Train others in this work

  • Data analysis:

- Identify thematic areas that could benefit from a Deep Dive exercise
- Data analyses:
- Conduct systematic reviews managing all its process: screening, calibration, coding, analysis, collaboration and communication and manuscript writing
- Support the day-to-day activities of the project by developing materials, reports, etc. as needed
- Prepare project proposals, reports and research findings


  • Master´s degree in in global health/public health/tropical medicine or related topics
  • Knowledge of malaria;
  • Experience with content management systems; 


  • Methodological approach to work and attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to accurately describe other researchers’ findings and to cite the information using standard referencing conventions
  • Strong organizational skills and able to work systematically and meet deadlines
  • Ability to effectively work both as a team member and independently

Language level

  • Proficiency in English.


  • Full-time work
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Full-time
  • Starting date: November 2021

How to Apply

Applicants must fill in the request form and include the following code reference position: DB_MESA_Jun21, attach the CV and a Cover Letter. Each attached document must be named with the candidate name and surname. 
The receipt of applications will be open until 15th July 2021

Applications will be accepted until 17.00 CET of the closing date.

Only the applications submitted through the request form will be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The interviews could be placed during the reception candidatures period.

In ISGlobal we are committed to maintaining and developing a work environment in which the values and principles of our organization are respected and equal opportunities between women and men be promoted in each of the areas in which we operate, not tolerating discrimination based on criteria such as age, gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, disabilities, political leanings, religion or sexual orientation.