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  • Posted on: 23 October, 2012 Deadline: 6 November, 2012
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  • Abt Associates, a major American business and government research, technical assistance, and consulting company, manages
    the new USAID-funded Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS2 TO4) Project, which seeks to reduce the burden of malaria in 14 African
    countries through cost-effective commodities procurement and logistics systems, access to technical expertise, and implementation of Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS).

    Abt Associates seeks qualified candidates for the project's operations in Nigeria. Brief descriptions and qualification requirements for the positions are listed below.

    TECHNICAL SPECIALIST/ENTOMOLOGICAL COORDINATOR
    Provides, overall coordination of the implementation of entomological field activities; undertakes day-to-day monitoring of
    IRS operation, and support counterparts in monitoring activities;
    implements capacity-building efforts to increase and expand the skills of local counterparts and field team technicians; provides
    guidance and support to a focal counterpart from the MoH/NMCP or research lnstltutlon for the supervision of district level field reams of entomological technicians or vector control officers who perform mosquito collections and tests; ensures the field teams follow all WHO approved guidelines, protocols, and techniques for mosquito collections and tests; ensures all data from all collection activities are recorded on data entry forms; performs mosquito identifications; undertakes data analysis and prepare monitoring
    reports.

    Minimum qualification Requirements include the following:
    Master's Degree in Entomology, Environmental Studies, Biology or relevant field and at least six (6) years of relevant professional
    experience in the implementation of vector control and entomological monitoring activities; experience in international
    development programs, preferably at USAID-funded programs; knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research and analytic
    methodologies; knowledge about malaria prevention programming is very desirable and English Language fluency.

    ENTOMOLOGY TECHNICIAN
    Undertakes day-to-day maintenance of the insectary and other monitoring activities of IRS operation, and support counterparts in monitoring activities;
    actively participates in larval collections and rearing; assists in coordinating the implementation of various entomological field
    activities.

    Minimum qualification Requirements include the following:
    OND in Environmental Studies, Biology or relevant field. SSCE with at least 5 years' experience in Malaria vector control activities;
    experience in international development programs, preferably USAID-funded programs; experience in rearing susceptible strains
    of Anopheles mosquitoes in an insectary desirable; knowledge about malaria prevention programming is very desirable and
    English Language fluency.

    NB: All applications must be submitted within 2 weeks of this publication

    Method of Application

    To be considered for the position, the applicant must submit his/her CV and an application letter that provides details of the applicant's  specific qualifications for the position to: employment_africairs@yahoo.com

    In the subject line of the email, write the title of the position you are applying for as the subject. Applications that do not follow this instruction, or that do not meet the stated minimum requirements will not be considered.

    Interested candidates can learn more about ABT Associates multi-disciplinary group of dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis and system strengthening services in more than 100 countries at www.abtassocaites.com
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