USAID IRS Project Jobs – Capacity Building Specialist at Abt Associates

Organization: Abt Associates
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Capacity Building
About VSO:
USAID-funded Uganda IRS Phase II Project’s objective is to conduct a
comprehensive spraying program and establish the foundation for sustainable,
effective,high-quality indoor residual spraying (IRS) activities. Abt
Associates is the prime contractor of this program.
Key Duties and
  • Take lead in the implementation of the
    capacity building dashboard tool in the districts after every spray round,
    and coordinate data collection for the dashboard during and after each
    spray round.
  • He/she will be responsible for data analysis
    and transfer of data to the excel tool and help assess the various
    existing gaps with capacity transfer to the districts.
  • This position will act as a resource person
    for developing ideas, training modules, and outreach programs in IRS
    planning, logistics, communication, M&E and environmental compliance.
  • He/she will support the project’s M&E
    activities, including designing and reviewing appropriate M&E tools,
    conducting on the ground M&E visits to ensure accurate tracking of IRS
    program activities, progress and performance.
  • The position will also support the project’s
    communication and social behavior change activities through active
    collaboration with project partner CDFU in conducting community dialogues,
    focus group discussions, coordinating radio talk shows and other BCC
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The candidate
    should possess a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, public or business
    administration, communications, or other relevant field ;
  • Three to five
    years relevant employment or full-time intern/volunteer experience;
  • Knowledge and
    experience in using dashboards as a management and monitoring tool,
  • Possess the ability
    to oversee data collection, analysis and interpretation;
  • Knowledge of
    Tableau software is desirable;
  • Comprehensive
    knowledge of excel and proficiency in using excel for graphics, maps etc;
    experience in IRS and malaria;
  • Experience with
    community based organizations and capacity building;
  • Ability to
    take initiative, make appropriate decisions and build effective
    professional relationships; experience in Africa is a strong merit;
  • Ability to
    travel to program locations within Uganda, as required.
How to Apply:
interested candidates who meet the above requirements should send ONLY their CV
and cover letters to Only shortlisted candidates
shall be contacted. Abt Associates Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Any
form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.
Deadline: 25th
October, 2013 by 5pm

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