VectorLink Project Assistant / Entomology Technical Coordinator 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.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop schedules and targets for the field, laboratory, insectary and data teams.
  • Ensure that quality assurance measures are put in place and adhered to in all data collection.
  • Provide regular supervision of field, insectary, data and laboratory
    teams to ensure accuracy of data.
  • Monitor progress and meet milestones according to a predefined work plan.
  • Conduct preliminary analysis of data and report writing as required by the Entomology Technical Manager.

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • Minimum BSc in Biomedical sciences or related fields with at least 2 years experience working in a busy entomology research environment.
  • Detailed knowledge of field and laboratory entomology procedures.
  • Must be experinced with budgeting for laboratoty reagents to monitor consumption and timely placement of new orders
  • Management and supevision experience.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal support from the Entomology Technical Manager.
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Excel, Word, Powerpoint.
  • Fluent in English.
  • ( 2+ ) years of experience 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 Project Assistant / Entomology Technical Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

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