Earn over 23,000 US Dollars as Entomologist at Malaria Consortium

Job Title:    Entomologist
Organization: Malaria
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary: USD 23,654
Gross Per annum
About US:
Malaria Consortium
is the world’s leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the
comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and
Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and
non-government agencies, academic institutions, and local and international
organisations, to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services,
providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and
activities for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. Malaria
Consortium works to improve not only the health of the individual, but also the
capacity of national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and support
improved economic prosperity.
Job Summary:  The Entomologist will provide technical and
programme oversight and direction in the areas of integrated vector management
and will cover the 26 project supported districts. The post holder will also
provide technical inputs to the work on entomological surveillance including
the interpretation and use of data-informed decision-making. The Entomologist
will be a key member of the project technical team, providing technical
leadership and technical assistance in the development and implementation of
IVM activities and entomological surveillance in Kampala and the 3 Regional
offices in Gulu, Lira, and Moroto.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
assistance and Programme Management (60%)
  • Support District vector control officers to establish Vector control
    units at district level and strengthen capacity of local authorities in
    the proper and safe use of integrated vector control approaches
  • Improve District vector control units capability to carry out
    surveys for the identification of vector species and their bionomics.
  • Support the Vector Control Units to develop entomological plans and
    integrate these in the district work plans and strategic plans.
  • Conduct technical support supervision to the districts
  • Contribute to the overall planning and development of the project
    protocols in relation to entomological studies
  • Ensure proper quantification and ordering of logistics for
    Integrated Vector Management (IVM)
  • Provide support to the Technical working group on IVM at national
  • Provide guidance to the Project on Entomological surveillance and
    priority interventions to be supported.
Technical oversight
  • Ensure technical oversight, strategic direction and appropriate
    support for the implementation of programme activities in integrated
    vector management at district levels
  • Provide technical leadership in developing implementation approaches
    to improving demand for integrated vector management interventions
    especially LLINs and where necessary larviciding.
  • Develop annual entomological surveillance work plan in line with
    evidence and national policy and the use of the data for operational
  • Provide technical support to the districts to interpret IVM
    programmatic data and incorporate data from programme implementation into
    programme work plans
  • Strengthen coordination with partners involved in IVM and
    entomological surveillance at district and national level.
Monitoring and
Evaluation (20%)
  • Improve systems, data collection tools and participate in developing
    appropriate entomological surveillance design
  • Assist in sustaining and improving existing databases that monitor
    achievements in IVM at district levels
  • Submit programme reports to the SURMA Programme director and
    technical staff, of successes, challenges and lessons learned in
    implementation related to areas of IVM and entomological surveillance
  • Document and maintain an inventory of successful tools and
    approaches for IVM and entomological surveillance, including development
    and submission of abstracts, papers and presentations to journals and
    conferences in line with project collaboration, learning and adaptation

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Malaria Consortium Entomologist job
    opportunity should hold a Bachelors of Science Degree in Zoology or
    related field from a recognised University/Institution.
  • A Master’s degree in either Medical Entomology, Health Science or
    another related field will be of added advantage
  • At least  three years relevant
    working experience in a reputable organisation at national or regional
    level at a level of Entomological officer.
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in district
    programmes and technical staff in the areas of integrated vector
    management and entomological surveillance
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Uganda health system
  • Desirable:
  • Should have strong leadership, management, communication and
    interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in writing programme reports particularly the public
    health system,
  • Excellent understanding of integrated vector management for the
    prevention of malaria and reduction of malaria transmission
  • Strong skills in medical entomology including entomological
    surveillance for malaria vectors
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentations skills in
  • Strong skills in word processing and Excel spreadsheets

  • Proven track record managing a project team composed of several
    technical experts and fostering team work
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and able to work without direct technical supervision
  • Excellent technical presentation skills
How to Apply:
All interested
applicants are encouraged to apply online at the web link below.
Deadline: 20th September 2019
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