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  • Posted on: 25 January, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • In 1965, Clark Abt expressed a single, noble goal—to create a world free of war and poverty. The visionary set to work establishing Abt Associates. Over the next half century, the company became known as a bold, innovative and effective agent of social change, committed to improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide. Today, Abt Associates continues to be 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

    Organization Overview

    The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world.  Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management.  Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.

    Project Assistant / Entomology

     

     

    Opportunity

    Abt Associates seeks a qualified Project Assistant / Entomology Field Technical Assistant to support the International Health Division in Nigeria. 

    The Entomology Field Technical Assistant will provide technical assistance to the technicians in the insectary at Keffi as well as carry out field activities at the Nasarawa sentinel site. 

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

    • Actively participate in larval collections and rearing as well as measurement of water quality parameters;
    • Characterization of anopheline breeding sites;
    • Ensure appropriate records are kept in the laboratory log books;
    • Support in Vector susceptibility studies for all currently used and candidate insecticides in order to monitor resistance status;
    • Participate in morphological identification of malaria vectors using stereo microscope;
    • Participate in other field activities as required and perform any other duties assigned by the Entomology Coordinator. 

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology, Environmental Health, or Biology
    • 2+ years of professional experience in vector control and entomological monitoring activities.


    Minimum Qualifications

    • ( 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. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to Apply

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