Tuesday 14 May 2024

Entomologist at Chemonics International Inc. May 2024

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Tuesday 14 May 2024
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Entomologist | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | 2024
Chemonics seeks an Entomologist for the anticipated USAID-funded Malaria Vector Control Activity (MVCA). This activity seeks to identify and implement proven, evidence-based vector control approaches in Tanzania, in support of reducing the overall malaria burden and moving Tanzania closer to malaria elimination.

The Entomologist shall be a public health expert with extensive experience in malaria vector control activities and the field of entomology. He/She will report to the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), Technical. The position is expected to be based full-time in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for the duration of the activity, and is contingent upon activity award. We are seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

  • Lead planning and implementation of entomological activities in collaboration with the NMCP and other development and implementing partners in selected districts.
  • Provide technical support to the NMCP in planning, implementation and monitoring of entomological surveillance activities.
  • Monitor vector density and behavior using World Health Organization (WHO) standard methods and use the data to inform vector control planning.
  • Lead monitoring of vector susceptibility to insecticides used for vector control (for insecticide treated nets and for indoor residual spraying).
  • Ensure availability of both susceptible and resistant mosquito colonies to support quality assurance and susceptibility testing in the country.
  • Plan and lead capacity-strengthening of district council level entomologists including provision of supportive supervision.
  • Prepare entomological monitoring reports and lead sharing of lessons learned.
  • Conduct thought leadership including abstracts for conference presentation, technical briefs, blogs and peer reviewed manuscripts.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to support product development, conservation efforts, and pest management strategies.
  • Stay current with the latest research and developments in entomology.
  • Maintain working relationships with USAID/Tanzania, the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP), the Ministry of Public Health, implementing partners, and key stakeholders.
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Required Qualifications:
  • PhD or Master’s degree in Medical Entomology, Vector Biology, Environmental Health or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience in entomology, malaria prevention or related field.
  • Experience designing and conducting experiments.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and statistical software.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects.
  • Attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Experience working in Tanzania and deep knowledge of geo-political, ethnic, cultural, and other considerations affecting programming in Tanzania and the region is required.
  • Strong ability to maintain partnership with the Government of Tanzania to strengthen the capacity of host-country institutions and local organizations to identify and implement proven, evidence-based vector control approaches in Tanzania, in support of reducing the overall malaria burden, and moving Tanzania closer to malaria elimination.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain a strong, diverse, inclusive, cohesive team where all team members are empowered and supported, including stakeholders and partners.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethical and transparent practices and commitment to staff care.
  • Strong interpersonal, representation and oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.
  • Fluency in English required, Swahili desirable.

Application Instructions:
Please submit your application using this link by June 7th, 2024. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors. Chemonics values the protection of your personal data. If you are in the European Union, please read our EU Recruiting Data Privacy Notice to learn how we process personal data.
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