Malaria Consortium Entomologist Jobs in Uganda
Malaria Consortium Entomologist Jobs in Uganda Job Purpose
The Entomologist will provide technical and programme oversight and direction in the areas of
integrated vector management and will cover the 26 project supported districts.
The post holder will also provide technical inputs to the work on entomological surveillance including the interpretation and use of data-informed decision-making.
Scope of Work
The Entomologist will be a key member of the project technical team, providing technical leadership and technical assistance in the development and implementation of IVM activities and entomological surveillance in Kampala and the 3 Regional offices in Gulu, Lira, and Moroto.This role involves working closely with the project team and district government officials, in
Key Working Relationships
particular vector control officers, to ensure the technical and methodological thoroughness of IVM
and entomological surveillance.
They will also collaborate closely on technical harmonisation with other programmes such as PMI’s MAPD and VectorLink.
The Entomologist reports to the Project
director with dotted line reporting to the UK-based Senior Technical Specialist -- Disease Prevention.
The post holder will liaise closely with the Senior Advisor Entomology based in PMI’s MAPD.
Support District vector control officers to establish Vector control units at district level and strengthen capacity of local authorities in the proper and safe use of integrated vector control approaches
Improve District vector control units capability to carry out surveys for the identification of vector species and their bionomics.
Support the Vector Control Units to develop entomological plans and integrate these in the
district work plans and strategic plans.
Conduct technical support supervision to the districts
Contribute to the overall planning and development of the project protocols in relation to entomological studies
Ensure proper quantification and ordering of logistics for Integrated Vector Management (IVM)
Provide support to the Technical working group on IVM at national level.
Provide guidance to the Project on Entomological surveillance and priority interventions to be supported.
Ensure technical oversight, strategic direction and appropriate support for the implementation of programme activities in integrated vector management at district levels
Provide technical leadership in developing implementation approaches to improving demand for
integrated vector management interventions especially LLINs and where necessary larviciding.
Develop annual entomological surveillance work plan in line with evidence and national policy
and the use of the data for operational decision-making
Provide technical support to the districts to interpret IVM programmatic data and incorporate
data from programme implementation into programme work plans
Strengthen coordination with partners involved in IVM and entomological surveillance at district
and national level.
Improve systems, data collection tools and participate in developing appropriate entomological surveillance design
Assist in sustaining and improving existing databases that monitor achievements in IVM at
Submit programme reports to the SURMA Programme director and technical staff, of successes, challenges and lessons learned in implementation related to areas of IVM and entomological surveillance
Document and maintain an inventory of successful tools and approaches for IVM and
entomological surveillance, including development and submission of abstracts, papers and
presentations to journals and conferences in line with project collaboration, learning and
Bachelors of Science Degree in Zoology or related field from a recognised University/Institution.
A Master’s degree in either Medical Entomology, Health Science or another related field will be of added advantage
A minimum of three years relevant working experience in a reputable organisation at national or regional level at a level of Entomological officer.
Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in district programmes and technical
staff in the areas of integrated vector management and entomological surveillance
Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Uganda health system
Should have strong leadership, management, communication and interpersonal skills.
Experience in writing programme reports particularly the public health system,
Excellent understanding of integrated vector management for the prevention of malaria and
reduction of malaria transmission
Strong skills in medical entomology including entomological surveillance for malaria vectors
Strong oral and written communication and presentations skills in English
Strong skills in word processing and Excel spreadsheets
Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts and
fostering team work
Excellent attention to detail
Self-motivated and able to work without direct technical supervision
Excellent technical presentation skills
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 20th September 2019
For more information and job application details, see; Malaria Consortium Entomologist Jobs in Uganda
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