2 USAID IRS Project Career Vacancies – Field Coordinators at Abt Associates

Organization: USAID Abt Associates IRS Phase II Project
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Field Operations Manager
About USAID Abt Project:
The USAID-funded Uganda IRS Phase II Project’s objective is to conduct a comprehensive spraying program and establish the foundation for sustainable, effective, high-quality indoor residual spraying (IRS) activities. Abt Associate is the prime contractor of this program.
Job Summary:  The Field Coordinator will serve as the primary coordinator between the project support team and the district officials to plan, implement and evaluate field spray operations within the districts. This position will support the transfer of skills from the project to staff within two districts to ensure that, over time, •there is adequate local capacity to implement a spray operation with minimal external support.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Responsible for ensuring close collaboration between project technical teams and officials in two districts for all activities related to spray operations. Responsible for coordinating activities of capacity building in all technical and managerial areas including environmental compliance, monitoring and evaluation, logistics and behavior change communication. Work closely with relevant district officials to ensure that IRS best practices are adhered to and that set targets are met during spray rounds.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should possess a good Bachelor’s Degree in project management or other relevant field (Master’s Degree preferred).
  • A minimum of five or more years’ professional work experience in implementing projects in the field, preferably with operations aimed at improving public health.
  • Strong leadership, management, and organizational skills.
  • Tactfulness and excellent communication skills. A “Can-Do” attitude and enthusiasm.
How to Apply: 
All candidates should endeavor to send their applications via E-mail to: Procurement@UgandaIRS.com  with the name of the position indicated in the subject line. Include: (a) an up-to-date CV; (b) a cover letter detailing why you feel you are particularly qualified for the position; and (c) e-mail and telephone contacts of three references. Applications from suitably qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged.
Deadline: Friday, 29th August 2014
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