USAID Project Careers – Entomology Field Coordinator – Abt Associates

Job Title:       Entomology Field Coordinator
Organization: Abt Associates
Funding Source: United
States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About Abt:
Abt Associates is an international development organization composed of
dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis,
and practical training services in more than 128 countries.
About USAID Vector Control Task
Abt Associates, a major American business and government research,
technical assistance, and consulting company, manages the USAID-funded Vector
Control 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 2009, 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.
Job Summary: The Entomology
Field Coordinator will be responsible for timely and high quality field
entomological work and will assist the Entomology Insectary Technicians with
managing the insectary. The jobholder will support the implementation of
entomological field activities. The incumbent will assist in processing
procurement requests related to the field of entomologicali activities. Adhere
to the Standard Operational Procedures for these activities Ensure proper and
timely data recording and entry.

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the USAID Project
Entomology Field Coordinator job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
Entomology, Biology, or other relevant field
Previous experience in entomological,
laboratory, or veterinary work.
Good computer skills (Microsoft word, Excel).
Previous experience with laboratory animal
rearing desirable.
Proven ability to work with minimum 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 MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Previous experience with USAID funded programs
and/ or other international development experience.
English language fluency.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications to with the position title in
the subject line of the email.
NB: Documentation required
to be considered includes a Cover Page, CV, biodata
, 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).
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