PMI VectorLink Kenya IT/mHealth Assistants Jobs
Abt Associates, a major American business and government research, technical assistance, and consulting company, manages the USAID-funded Vector Control Task Order 1.
Task Order 1 will support the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and USAID to plan and implement an integrated vector control approach with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria.
Abt has implemented indoor residual spraying (IRS) for PMI since 2011, delivering high-quality IRS programs and gathering the most comprehensive vector control entomological data in the world.
Under this contract, Abt will expand entomological monitoring to guide programs focused on insecticide-treated mosquito nets and IRS and continue to assist PMI in reducing the burden of malaria through IRS and capacity building in 22 African countries where malaria is endemic.
Abt also will continue to support PMI in IRS monitoring and evaluation, as well as environmental compliance.
The PMI VectorLink Kenya Project is led by Abt Associates, an international development organization composed of dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis, and practical training services in more than 128 countries.
The PMI VectorLink Kenya Project seeks candidates to assist in implementing in six sub counties (Rongo, Awendo, Uriri, Suna East, Suna West and Nyatike) in Migori and Eight Sub- counties (Rangwe, Homabay Township, Ndhiwa, Mbita, Rachuonyo North, Kabondo, Kasipul and Suba) in Homabay county Kenya in the following temporary positions:
NB: These positions will be on a short term contract, not more than 2 months and/or on need basis.IT / mHealth Assistant
Migori and Homabay Counties, Kenya
No. Required: 2 (1 Migori and 1 Homa Bay)
Overall Purpose: In coordination with the Vectorlink IT Specialist and M&E manager, provide real time IT and mHealth support to the county office and county field staff as well as ensuring mHealth services and reporting across project sites.Setup of computers and peripherals in data centres
Computer maintenance and troubleshooting at the county data centres and offices
LAN support and troubleshooting
Monitoring electricity supply and engaging generator backup as needed
Monitoring internet connectivity across the two counties and providing the support needed
mHealth phones setup and support both in the office and at the operational sites
mHealth phone issuance within the county of operation
Maintaining an inventory of all IT equipment as needed
Required qualifications and experience:
1 year experience in IRS data/IT will be an added advantage
Additional professional training in IT will be an added advantage
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Willingness and flexibility to work long and unsociable hours
Proficiency in both written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
Knowledge of USAID procurement policies and regulations a plus.
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and database software;
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented setting;
Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office
How to Apply
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and updated CV to Kenya_IRSJobs@abtassoc.com with the title of the position being applied for in the e-mail subject line e.g. “IT / mHealth Assistant” and specify the location/ward preferred by COB Wednesday, September 12th, 2018.
Please note that where there are multiple duty locations indicated for a position advertised above, the candidate is encouraged to state the most preferred duty location in the subject line as well.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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