ABT Associates, a major American business and government research, technical assistance, and consulting company, manages the USAID-funded VectorLink Project 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.
ABT Associates seeks qualified candidates for the project’s operations in NIGERIA. Brief descriptions and qualification requirements for Senior, Mid and Junior level positions are also listed below.
(1) All candidates should send applications to VectorControl_Nigeria@abtassoc.com with the position title in the subject line of the email.
(2) Application due date is 23rd November, 2017.
(3) Documentation required to be considered includes a Cover Page, CV, biodata form, payslip from the most recent position held, copies of educational certificates/degrees, and contact information of at least 3 references we can contact (must include email addresses and phone numbers).
(4) Candidates selected for an interview will be sent a more detailed job description in advance of the interview.
(5) Applications that do not follow these instructions, or that do not meet the stated minimum qualification requirements, will not be considered.
Chief of Party – Provides overall leadership, management, and supervision to the project, and acts as the primary liaison between the project, USAID and the government. Provides overall strategic direction, operations management, technical leadership, and financial and administrative compliance for all project activities to assure IRS campaigns meet desired outcomes, are completed on-time, and within budget. Requirements: Masters Degree (minimum) or a Doctorate Degree in Public Health, Health Administration, or Medicine and international health experience, with significant experience in malaria prevention and control. Senior management experience in large international health projects/programs. Specific experience with IRS or other malaria control programs and USAID project experience are highly desirable.
Technical Director – Provides leadership and management oversight of all of the project’s entomological surveillance activities. Guides key project and country-level entomology decisions based on data analysis and interpretation. Ensures environmental compliance pof spray operations, and the storage and transport of insecticides. Leads the development of entomological monitoring plans. Requirements: Masters Degree in Entomology, Environmental Health, Public Health, or related field. Significant experience in vector control, IRS operations, and the regulatory and operational aspectrs of insecticide use.
Finance & Administration Manager – Provides leadership and direction for the financial management and administrative support functions of the project. Develops and tracks budgets, manages payroll and vendor relations, and controls all financial transactions and reporting, both for the client and for Abt associates headquarters. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree (minimum) or a Master’s Degree in Business, Administration, Finance, or Accounting and 8+ years of financial and contracts management at large-scale development programs. Experience with USAID-funded projects, and thorough knowledge of US Government contract procedures, are highly desirable.
Office Assistant – Provides a wide range of cleaning and maintenance support to the project office, including the cleaning of rooms, furniture and equipment, replenishment of supplies; beverage service, and assigned clerical/administrative tasks. Supports the Finance & Admin Manager, as needed, during high volume work periods, such as during conferences.
Requirements: Secondary School completion and office support or custodial work experience.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL POSITIONS
Demonstrated ability to work with a minimum of direction and supervision.
Demonstrated ability to work both as a member of a team and as a team leader, with the ability to accept the inputs of other team members.
Strong management and planning skills of project tasks and budgets.
(a) Demonstrates leadership and team work and produces high quality work in a timely, cost effective manner and has excellent writing skills.
(b) Excellent interpersonal communications and organizational skills.
(c) Excellent computer skills, computer software programs, including MSWord, Excel, and PowerPoint.
(d) Experience with USAID funded programs and/or other international development experience.
English language fluency.
SENIOR LEVEL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS include the following:
20 years relevant experience, or: Bachelor’s Degree plus 15 years relevant experience, Masters Degree (desirable) plus 10 years relevant experience, or a Phd. And 8 years relevant experience.
MID LEVEL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS include the following:
10 years relevant experience, or; Bachelor’s Degree plus 8 years relevant experience, Masters Degree (desirable) plus 6 years relevant experience, or a PhD and 4 years relevant experience.
JUNIOR LEVEL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS include the following:
At least 5 years relevant experience, or: Bachelor’s Degree (desirable) or a Masters Degree.