Technical Director

Abeokuta, Ogun State Salary Negotiable
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Management Jobs
  • Posted By: Abt Associates on Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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Abt Associates, a major American business and government research, technical assistance, and consulting company, manages the USAID-funded VectorLink ProjectTask 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.

We seek qualified candidates for the project’s operations in the position:

Responsibilities

- 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.

Candidate 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.
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.

- 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.

- Demonstrates leadership and team work and produces high quality work in a timely, cost effective manner and has excellent writing skills.

- Excellent interpersonal communications and organizational skills.

- Excellent computer skills, computer software programs, including MSWord, Excel, and PowerPoint.

- Experience with U SAID funded programs and/or other international development experience.

- English language fluency.

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