Entomologist Jobs in Ethiopia

Entomologist Jobs in Ethiopia

  • Health Care, Natural Sciences
  • Addis Ababa
    Career Level:
  • Junior Level (1+ - 2 years experience)

    Job Description

    Internal/External Vacancy
    Vacancy No:VA_038_FY19

    The Carter Center is a not-for-profit international NGO committed to waging peace, fighting disease and building hope worldwide.

    The Carter Center - Ethiopia, which assists the Government of Ethiopia in Disease Elimination and Eradication Programs is looking for a qualified professional to fill the following post for its Guinea Worm Eradication Program:

    Main Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership on entomological surveillance for the Guinea Worm Eradication Program and in his/her assigned area.
  • Carries out water point prospections in his/her assigned area. Establishes and support Abate team.
  • Provides technical assistance, and transfers expertise and skills to relevant health department staff at zonal, district, kebele, and community levels, such as identification/mapping of all water points in the area and conducting vector control activities, where feasible and necessary.
  • Coordinates with the woreda level Abate team and the Abate Supervisors and Program Officers, at The Carter Center country office, regarding Abating, surveillance, and assessments, to ensure that all water sources are well mapped, treated with Abate chemical on the required abate cycle.
  • Works with the Guinea Worm Eradication Program team, at the country office, to plan and design surveillance activities related to Guinea Worm in his/her assigned area.
  • Facilitates identification of high-risk water sources.
  • Provides ongoing support to the field staff for follow-up assessment in communities, as required.
  • Provides training to relevant health
    bureau staff, at the zonal, district, kebele, and community levels on Entomological aspect of the Guinea Worm Disease.
  • Compiles monthly activity reports, and monitors performance of activities against the work plan.
  • Updates the Guinea Worm Eradication Program team, at the woreda, regional and country office level on key findings

    Duty Station:
  • Addis Ababa with 50% or more regular and extensive field work at Gog & Abobo Woredas

    Terms of Employment:
  • One year contract with a possibility of extension

  • Masters or Bachelor degree in Entomology/ molecular biology, biomedical sciences, or infectious diseases from a recognized university

  • Minimum of one-year practical experience in entomology, particularly related with molecular testing of infectious disease or minimum of three years’ experience in molecular laboratory or biology.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Self-motivated and capable of working well in a team
  • Good interpersonal and management skill
    Willingness to work for extended hours when needed and travel to field sites frequently
  • Good computer skills, especially in data management and processing
  • A recommendation letter from the most recent employer

    How to Apply
  • Interested applicants should submit their CV and application letter including photocopies of all supporting documents in person or to the address given below.
  • When applying Please indicate the Vacancy No, position applied for & duty station in the subject line HR.Ethiopia@cartercenter.org by 22nd March 2019
  • You can submit your application in person at TCC-E Country Office,
  • Bole sub city, Woreda 03, House No. 2357
  • Around Bole, next to Hayat Hospital
  • +251 - 118 -69-95-37

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