Entomological Surveillance Officer

PATH, Lusaka, Zambia

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme ManagementTraining and Capacity Building
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
18th August, 2015

Job Description

Specific duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist with training of local staff in IRS and entomological trainings.
  • Collecting, organizing and presenting results of IRS and entomological monitoring activities.
  • Contributing to development and management project-related plans, budgets, and team requirements.
  • Building national and district capacity in malaria vectors characterization and surveillance of vector resistance.
  • Presenting and publishing the experience, scientific findings, and lessons learned from the IRS program in national, regional and international fora.
  • Work with specialized software program to contribute to the development of a national database on entomological and IRS surveillance activities.
  • Support all malaria elimination entomological and epidemiological monitoring/studies for the project-supported districts with planning and implementation.
  • Contribute to the development of guidelines and standard operating procedures where necessary, to assure quality and high scientific standards in the entomology work.
  • Contributing to capacity building of national and local entomology staff and promoting sustainability of the routine entomological work related to IRS and monitoring vector populations.

Required Skills

  • Work in team situation with minimum supervision.  
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills; experience facilitating trainings highly desired.
  • Highly organized, flexible, and adaptable to changing priorities and ability to work well under deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills to include conflict resolution, priority management and managing expectations of multiple clients.
  • Excellent computer skills using MS Word, Excel, and Outlook—must have demonstrable ability to format documents, prepare charts and manage data; experience with MS Access preferred.

Required Experience

  • Degree holder in relevant field (biology, entomology, ecology or other relevant field), experience working with entomological studies and / or implementing indoor residual spraying activities in the context of malaria control programs.
  • You must currently have legal authorization to work in Zambia.


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