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.

Key Working Relationships

  • This role involves working closely with the project team and district government officials, in
    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.

    Key Account-abilities
  • 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
    district levels
  • 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
    adaptation plan

    Person Specification
  • 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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