The Barcelona Institute for Global Health, ISGlobal, is the fruit of an innovative alliance between academic, government, and philanthropic institutions to contribute to the efforts undertaken by the international community to address the challenges in global health.

The MESA Alliance 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 1,800 research projects to-date, geographically distributed across 140 sites and includes work led by 511 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

ISGlobal is seeking a data manager to work for the MESA Alliance on a short-term contract with an initial duration of 6 months. The person will collect, quality check, validate and curate information relating to ongoing research activities in malaria research. The output of this work will be published online as part of the ‘MESA Track’ database.
Information will be collected by systematically searching online databases of grants, web pages of institutions and organisations that perform malaria research (including operational research and implementation science. The information will be quality checked and validated through liaising directly with researchers and partners around the globe, and finally entered into the content management system of the MESA Track database.

Key Responsibilities and Specific duties

  • Systematically search online grants databases.
  • Keep a records of databases searched, keywords, hits and eligible projects.
  • Quality-check all information.
  • Correspond with researchers and grant managers to validate information collected for the MESA Track database.
  • Keep a record of partners contacted and responses.
  • Enter data in the MESA Track content management system.
  • Write a short report on the information found.


Candidates must have: knowledge of malaria or other infectious diseases; experience in entering data into content management systems; and have excellent spoken and written English. Candidates must be able to work systematically, independently and meet deadlines.


  • Higher education in global health/public health/tropical medicine or related topics.
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Experience in processing and managing data and inputting data into content management systems.
  • Strong organizational skills an able to work systematically, independently and meet deadlines.

Language level

  • Proficiency in English


  • Short term work.
  • Starting as a part-time job but with possibilities to become a full time work.

How to apply

Applicants must fill in the request form and include the following code reference position: DataManager_MESA_May22, 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 June the 3th, 2022

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.

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