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The Entomologist will provide technical assistance to the GFATM Malaria Component, especially in study design of the entomological component, designing, conducting and supervising entomological activities in all project sites, conducting special entomological experiments, laboratory processing of mosquitoes, and management and analysis of entomological data and developing scientific reports.
Required No.(s): 1
Contract length: Fixed Term
Location: Based in Dhangadhi, M&FWFO
Contributes to the overall planning and development of the project protocols in relation to entomological studies and participates in developing the appropriate epidemiological design.
Develops standard operating procedures, data collection tools, and databases for the entomological component of the project.
Develops a list of equipment and supplies required for the entomological component of the study and prepares documents for purchase requisition.
Trains field entomology staff in mosquito collection, identification, and preservation and storag techniques.
Undertakes entomological activities during regular surveys to ensure high quality standards.
Carries out special entomological experiments in some or all of GFATM project sites as and when required.
Processes mosquitoes in the laboratory using molecular, biochemical, and other modern techniques for species identification, infection rate determination, blood meal identification and others as required.
Prepares regular progress reports on entomological activities.
Carries out analyses of entomological data in relation to other epidemiological data and develops scientific reports and publications.
Lead on Developing and implementing National Integrated Vector Management (IVM) policy/strategy as well as LLINs distribution/ IRS policy and guidelines.
Leads on stratifying the malaria foci of the whole nation as per the national strategy.
Strengthens and regularizes IRS monitoring & evaluation system.
Monitors the IRS activities at the national, district and below level to ensure the quality of IRS.
Monitors the LLINs effectiveness and coverage of the population.
Monitors the vector density and conduct vector surveys as well as susceptibility and bioassay tests.
Ensures quality storage, transport and handling of insecticide.
Takes lead on strengthening, expansion and institutionalization of integrated vector surveillance system.
Qualifications and experience
Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Public health, Medical Science, Health Education or MSc in Medical Entomology or Zoology with major in Entomology
Minimum of 3 years of experience in Health Sector
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.
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