VectorLink Office Assistant / Entomology Data Entry Clerk Jobs in Kenya
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development.
Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.
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.
Under the supervision of the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Manager, the Office Assistant 5 / Database Coordinator supports the implementation of the M&E system of the PMI VectorLink Project in Kenya.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
Develop, update and load all data forms to the server needed for any field work or lab entries.
Ensure that quality control and quality assurance measures are put in place and adhered to in all data generation and handling procedures.
Perform back up of data and
ensure adequate security for data sets and equipment used in data collection.
File all paper forms and perform documentation of for both physical and electronic filing.
Monitor daily transmission of data from the field to the server, performing daily data downloads of field data and verification with the with the field team for any cleaning.
Work with field staff to ensure accuracy and help in trouble shooting.
Perform data entry for laboratory and field generated data as required.
Perform printing of all forms needed for both field work and procedures.
Conduct preliminary analysis of data as required by the Entomology Technical Manager.
Preferred Skills / Prerequisites
Secondary School (Diploma A2).
Experience in laboratory data entry work for at least six (6) months.
Knowledge in computer skills (able to run programs such as Microsoft word, Excel).
Knowledge of English.
Experience with entomology laboratory is an added advantage.
(0.5) year of experience and high school diploma OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should apply online by 30th May, 2018
For more information and job application details, see; VectorLink Office Assistant / Entomology Data Entry Clerk Jobs in Kenya
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