Entomology Technical Coordinator Job Vacancy – USAID PMI VectorLink Kenya Project


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.

The PMI VectorLink Kenya Project is led by Abt Associates, an international development organization composed of dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis, and practical training services in more than 128 countries.

The PMI VectorLink Kenya Project seeks a candidate for the USAID-funded PMI VectorLink Kenya Project in the following position:-

Entomology Technical Coordinator

Duty Station / Location: Kisumu, Kenya

Under the supervision of the Technical Manager, the Entomology Technical Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing all entomology work conducted including field experiments and collections, laboratory analysis of samples, data management and ultimately assisting with report writing including preparation of tables and graphs.

The Entomology Technical Coordinator will be responsible for developing schedules for field entomology testing and laboratory analysis of samples as well as close supervision of field entomology teams and implementation of standard operating procedures.

Specific tasks include the following:

  • 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.

Qualification requirements include the following:

  • 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 experienced with budgeting for laboratory reagents to monitor consumption and timely placement of new orders
  • Management and supervision 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 both spoken and written
  • Ability to perform data analysis is an added advantage

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and updated CV to VectorControl_Kenya@abtassoc.com with the title of the position being applied for in the e-mail subject line e.g. “County Coordinator” by COB Friday, May 11th, 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Employer: As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Abt Associates is committed to fostering a diverse, multicultural work environment where our employees respect one another and share a commitment to our firm’s values, mission, and strategies. Abt Associates Inc. provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to age, race, color, sex, creed, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, or veteran status.

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Kisumu, Kenya

Kisumu County

Biology Chemisty Sciences, NGO and UN
Updated: April 27, 2018 — 11:24 am