25 Mar 2024

Entomological Advisor at Johns Hopkins Center TZ

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Job Description

Position Title: Entomological Advisor

Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Reports to: Chief of Party

General summary/purpose

The Entomological Advisor will lead the use of data to provide quality technical expertise to the Government of Tanzania and malaria partners on new developments in vector control. The Advisor will lead entomological monitoring on various mosquitos and their habitats. This monitoring may involve conducting field studies, performing laboratory experiments, or analysing data to better understand the behaviour and ecology of mosquitos. The Advisor will use entomological and other data to create evidence-based strategies, policies, and guidelines. The Advisor will be able to work in a fast-paced environment independently and as a team member. They will possess strong entomological and analytical skills.

Travel within Tanzania will be required.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Data collection and quality assurance

Supervise implementation of data collection activities on different species of mosquitos
Develop and implement quality assurance procedures for data collection to ensure data accuracy and the validity and reliability of monitoring data and study results
Develop plans and policies for malaria control interventions to address findings of vector monitoring results
Conduct site visits to ensure quality, reliability, and consistency of data and seamless flow from the Tanzania central office and onto the US Baltimore office
Supervise the collection and reporting of data related to performance indicators required by USAID and report data on a regular basis

Data storage

Create, maintain, and safeguard electronic databases and any other data collection files in compliance with JHU data security requirements
Manage access permissions for data entry and dashboards to view monitoring output
Help prepare data for archiving as required by USAID’s Digital Data Archive policies

Data analysis and reporting

Track, analyze, and produce comprehensive and succinct reports and documentation on indicators and measures
Conduct data cleaning and analysis on a monthly basis and produce graphs and reports for quarterly reporting
Lead development of annual reports detailing the data driven selection of and approaches to vector control interventions, informed by their entomological monitoring and high-quality technical assistance to inform strategies and implementation of effective vector control interventions

Coordination and communication

Provide expert technical assistance and guidance on proposed plans or approaches to the National Malaria Control Program and Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Program on other vector control interventions
With the Chief of Party, coordinate with partners and stakeholders within the Ministry of Health
Ensure timeliness and quality of service delivery data from partners
Work with the program team to ensure proper documentation via knowledge management approaches
Participate in the development and writing of strategies, work plans, and assessments
Maintain efficient communication with Baltimore-based program and Research and Evaluation teams

Minimum Qualifications

Five years of experience managing entomological research programs
Master’s degree in entomology, public health, biology or a related field
Demonstrated experience and familiarity with conducting research and field work
Strong background in biology, chemistry, statistics, and data analysis
Good organizational skills and leadership qualities
Exceptional communication skills in written and spoken English

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of data collection protocols for quality data collection and verification
Proficiency in data analysis and statistical software
Strong analytical skills to interpret data and ability to articulate oral and written technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences
Ability to guide quality assurance/continuous quality improvement in development
Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
Excellent past performance references
Knowledge of the various regions of Tanzania
Experience in Tanzania
Exceptional communication skills in written and spoken English

Preferred Qualifications

Tanzanian citizenship
Fluency in Swahili

Travel Requirements:

May require up to 25% travel

Please note: this position is contingent upon securing award.

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Method of Application

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and must be received no later than 11:59 pm Tanzania local time on April 5, 2024 at the [email protected]

Late submissions will not be considered.

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