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Vacancies for the positions of Entomology Technician, Entomology Coordinator, Database Manager and Driver at ABT Associates.

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.

Application Instructions:

(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.

Entomology Technician (3 positions) – Responsible for timely and high quality field entomological work and will assist the Entomology Laboratory Coordinator with managing the insectary and laboratory. Supports entomological field activities. Adhere to the Standard Operational Procedures for these activities. Requirements: Secondary School (Diploma A2), or Bachelor’s Degree (desirable), in bio­chemistry, laboratory, veterinary or other related health field. At least one (1) year of experience in laboratory or veterinary work.

Entomology Coordinator – Responsible for timely and high quality field entomological work and will assist the Entomology Insectary Technicians with managing the insectary. Support implementation of entomological field activities. Assist with procurement requests related to the field entomological activities. Adhere to the Standard Operational Procedures for these activities Ensure proper and timely data recording and entry. Requirements: Bachelors Degree in Entomology, Biology, or other relevant field. Experience in entomological, laboratory, or veterinary work. Computer skills (Microsoft word, Excel).    Experience with laboratory animal rearing desirable.

Database Manager – Supports the monitoring & evaluation system of the program. Collects, analyzes, and presents program performance data. Tests and maintains the project’s M&E database. Prepares monitoring plans and defines program indicators. Requirements: Secondary School completion (minimum) or a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Community Health, Sociology, or other relevant field, and professional database management experience. High level of computer literacy and proficiency in statistical software.

Driver – Operates and maintains project vehicles to meet the transportation needs of the program. Follows schedule of routine vehicle maintenance. Keeps detailed records of vehicle movements and maintenance performed. Supports the project office by performing general service tasks, repairs, deliveries, etc. Requirements: Secondary School (desirable), a valid driver’s license, and at least 1 year of commercial driving experience. Automotive mechanics expertise.

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.

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