IT / mHealth Assistants Jobs in Kenya – PMI VectorLink Kenya Project

Abt Associates

PMI VectorLink Kenya Project

IT / mHealth Assistant

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 candidates to assist in implementing in six sub counties (Rongo, Awendo, Uriri, Suna East, Suna West and Nyatike) in Migori and Eight Sub- counties (Rangwe, Homabay Township, Ndhiwa, Mbita, Rachuonyo North, Kabondo, Kasipul and Suba) in Homabay county Kenya in the following temporary positions:

NB: These positions will be on a short term contract, not more than 2 months and/or on need basis.

These include:-

Position: IT / mHealth Assistant

Supervisor: IT Specialist

Location: Migori and Homabay Counties, Kenya

No. Required: 2 (1 Migori and 1 Homa Bay)

Overall Purpose: In coordination with the Vectorlink IT Specialist and M&E manager, provide real time IT and mHealth support to the county office and county field staff as well as ensuring mHealth services and reporting across project sites.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Setup of computers and peripherals in data centres
  • Computer maintenance and troubleshooting at the county data centres and offices
  • LAN support and troubleshooting
  • Monitoring electricity supply and engaging generator backup as needed
  • Monitoring internet connectivity across the two counties and providing the support needed
  • mHealth phones setup and support both in the office and at the operational sites
  • mHealth phone issuance within the county of operation
  • Maintaining an inventory of all IT equipment as needed

Required qualifications and experience:

  • IT graduate
  • 1 year experience in IRS data/IT will be an added advantage
  • Additional professional training in IT will be an added advantage

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Willingness and flexibility to work long and unsociable hours
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
  • Knowledge of USAID procurement policies and regulations a plus.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and database software;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented setting;
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office Applications

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and updated CV to Kenya_IRSJobs@abtassoc.com with the title of the position being applied for in the e-mail subject line e.g. “IT / mHealth Assistant” and specify the location/ward preferred by COB Wednesday, September 12th, 2018.

Please note that where there are multiple duty locations indicated for a position advertised above, the candidate is encouraged to state the most preferred duty location in the subject line as well.

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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