PSI Consultant Medical Entomologist Jobs in South Sudan
PSI Consultant Medical Entomologist Jobs in South SudanBackground:
The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) is located in the Ministry of Health, Directorate of Preventive Health Services along with other disease control Programmes.
The NMCP has the overall responsibility of planning, implementation, reporting and monitoring of malaria activities to ensure malaria Programme objectives are achieved.
The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) has the overall goal of reducing morbidity and mortality due to malaria.
The purpose of this position is to build vector control capacity in the NMCP through provision of expertise in the implementation of an Integrated Vector Management (IVM) Strategy for South Sudan.
This entails updating and reviewing technical guidelines on all aspects of vector control including LLIN distribution, IRS, Larval Source Management (LSM) and personal protection.
The Entomologist will also finalize the study design of a national Vector Susceptibility Study (VSS) and oversee its planning, implementation, analysis, and reporting.
Entomological surveillance, vector mapping and insecticide resistance monitoring will also be key elements of the work. The incumbent will also provide any other needed support on vector control issues.
This position will be based in the Ministry of Health to provide support to the National Malaria Control Programme and build the Programme capacity.
The Vector control specialist will directly report to the NMCP Director and is accountable to the Ministry of Health.General support and coordination
Provide support to the NMCP in rolling out malaria vector control interventions.
Work closely with the NMCP Vector Control officer to provide guidance and select representative sentinel sites for entomological surveillance.
Support NMCP to put in place appropriate policies, strategies, operational guidelines and tools for integrated vector management with focus on malaria and in line with the WHO standards.
Support MOH undertakes a comprehensive situation analysis to establish vector control needs, current capacities and any gaps that need to be addressed.
Support the NMCP to establish a functional multi-disciplinary coordination mechanism for integrated vector management and advocate for vector control interventions among key stakeholders.
Support the proper functioning of the vector control subcommittee, ensuring its meetings are held monthly, proceedings recorded and follow up actions carried out
Lead support for the Vector Susceptibility Study (VSS):
Finalize the design of the VSS protocol
Oversee the implementation of the study data collection and analysis
Develop a final written report and recommendations based on the VSS findings
Training and capacity building
Support the Programme to develop training guidelines for entomological surveillance in line with WHO standard guidelines for training on entomological surveillance.
Support the training for vector control officers and other staff involved on:
Basic concepts on control of vector borne diseases’ field entomology work including mosquito identification and collection, preservation and transportation, maintenance of field insectaries, conducting bioassays, conducting vector susceptibility and insecticide resistance monitoring; and
Proper implementation of vector control interventions (IRS, LLINs, LSM)
Provide support to ensure a robust Entomological surveillance system in the selected sentinel sites through ensuring routine timely and complete data collection, create and regularly update a data base for entomological surveillance.
Support the vector control officer in consolidating and analyzing reports & data received from the partners and States on monthly and annual basis and ensuring corrective actions based on analyses of reports.
Ensure, at all times, involvement of the national vector control officers in all entomological surveillance activities and implementation of other vector control activities to support build the national capacity on Vector control Laboratory
Support and consolidate the establishment of the entomological laboratory in the National reference lab
Detailed report on South Sudan’s vector control needs, current capacities and gaps that need addressing
Finalized design of Vector Susceptibility Study
Successfully completed Vector Susceptibility Study including final report
Updated IVM strategy document and vector control guidelines
LLIN distribution guidelines
Insecticide resistance management strategy for South Sudan training manual and tools for vector control and entomological surveillance
IVM data base
A clear vector control management structure at national, state and county levels
Qualifications and Experience:
Postgraduate qualification in medical entomology or other field of vector control from a recognized university
At least 5 years’ experience in malaria vector control at national and international level with progressive responsibility
Experience conducting hands-on Programme monitoring and intensive capacity building in very remote / inaccessible areas
Previous experience in malaria vector control in resource-constrained and/or insecure environments
Proven skills in training, capacity building, and human resource development in vector control in resource-constrained and/or insecure environments
Highly effective management skills to assure timely, well-coordinated implementation
Monitoring and Evaluation experience on donor-funded malaria Programmes
Computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Should be a proactive professional who is willing to travel extensively within South Sudan
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 3rd September 2019
For more information and job application details, see; PSI Consultant Medical Entomologist Jobs in South Sudan