Malaria Consortium Recent Recruitment Opportunities (3 Positions)

Malaria Consortium Recent Recruitment Opportunities (3 Positions)

Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations specialising in the comprehensive prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases among vulnerable and under privileged populations. We increasingly find our work on malaria can be effectively integrated with other similar public health interventions for greater impact and therefore expanded our remit to include child health and neglected tropical disease interventions.

Malaria Consortium is sourcing for qualified consultants that will support the baseline entomological studies in selected sites in Ondo State to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Entomology Assistant

Location: Ondo State – LGAs
Slots: 36 Openings
Duration: 13 days
Activity Timeline: December 2021 – January 2022

Purpose / Scope of the Assignment

  • The purpose of this terms of reference (TOR) is to engage research personnel that will carry out a baseline entomological studies in selected sites in Ondo State.
  • The survey will be used to gather baseline data on insecticide resistance and biting habits of Anopheles vectors in Ondo State. The baseline data will be used for assessing any future changes in insecticide resistance levels and indoor and outdoor biting habits of vectors following an ITN distribution campaign.

Roles of the Entomology Assistant

  • Ensures that hourly collections are kept in separate and properly labelled cups or pots.
  • Ensures that all mosquito collection data are recorded accurately.
  • Will be required to attend training prior to survey.
  • Reports to the entomology technician or the team leader any issues and helps to solve problems.
  • Assists the entomology team leader and technician in all field activities.
  • Collects mosquito larvae for insecticide resistance studies.
  • Collects mosquitoes using CDC light traps indoors and outdoors.
  • Will sleep under insecticide-treated nets indoors and outdoors during hourly collection of mosquitoes using CDC light traps.
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Qualifications and Experience

  • OND / HND / B.Sc holder in Health Science or related background.
  • Good knowledge of the English language.
  • Excellent proficiency in languages spoken in the study community, and proficiency in Yoruba and Ijaw languages.
  • Must be from the local community or the selected local government area.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 17th December, 2021 by 4PM

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Entomology Technician

Location: Ondo State – LGAs
Slots: 2 Openings
Duration: 13 days
Activity Timeline: December 2021 – January 2022

Purpose / Scope of the Assignment

  • The purpose of this terms of reference (TOR) is to engage research personnel that will carry out a baseline entomological studies in selected sites in Ondo State.
  • The survey will be used to gather baseline data on insecticide resistance and biting habits of Anopheles vectors in Ondo State. The baseline data will be used for assessing any future changes in insecticide resistance levels and indoor and outdoor biting habits of vectors following an ITN distribution campaign.

Roles of the Entomology Technician

  • Identifies collected mosquitoes morphologically to species or species complex level.
  • Packs and labels collected mosquitoes and stores them dry in silica gel until the specimens are shipped for further laboratory analysis.
  • Ensures that all materials and equipment are in place to conduct the field studies and kept in good working condition afterwards.
  • Supervises collection of mosquito larvae.
  • Will be required to attend training prior to survey.
  • Assists the team leader to conduct susceptibility tests and CDC light trap collections.
  • Rears mosquito larvae for resistance studies and ensures that adequate number of adult mosquitoes of the required age are ready for susceptibility tests.
  • Assists the entomology team leader to conduct insecticide susceptibility tests using the CDC bottle assay method.
  • Assists the entomology team leader to coordinate and supervise the hourly collection of mosquitoes using CDC light traps as a proxy for human landing collection.
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Qualifications & Experience

  • A Post-Graduate Degree in Medical Entomology.
  • Experience: 2 years Experience
  • Experience in entomological studies for malaria research and control.
  • Demonstrated report writing skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Yoruba and/or Ijaw languages

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 17th December, 2021 by 4PM

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Entomology Team Leader

Location: Ondo State – LGAs
Slots: 2 Openings
Duration: 35 days
Activity Timeline: December 2021 – January 2022

Purpose / Scope of the Assignment

  • The purpose of this terms of reference (TOR) is to engage research personnel that will carry out a baseline entomological studies in selected sites in Ondo State.
  • The survey will be used to gather baseline data on insecticide resistance and biting habits of Anopheles vectors in Ondo State. The baseline data will be used for assessing any future changes in insecticide resistance levels and indoor and outdoor biting habits of vectors following an ITN distribution campaign.

Roles of the Entomologist Team Leader

  • Resolves any issues reported by team members.
  • Reports to Malaria Consortium’s entomologist.
  • Ensures that all data are accurately collected and uploaded or stored according to guidelines.
  • Will be required to attend training prior to survey.
  • Writes reports related to activities of the team, including achievements, challenges and recommendations.
  • Leads the entomology team at the assigned study site.
  • Conducts insecticide susceptibility tests using the CDC bottle assay method.
  • Coordinates and supervises hourly collection of mosquitoes using CDC light traps as a proxy for human landing collection.
  • Identifies collected mosquitoes morphologically to species or species complex level.
  • Packs and labels collected mosquitoes and stores them dry in silica gel until the specimens are shipped for further laboratory analysis.
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Qualifications and Experience

  • A Post-Graduate Degree in Medical Entomology.
  • At least 3 years experience in entomological studies for malaria research and control.
  • Demonstrated report writing skills.
  • Good knowledge of the Yoruba and/or Ijaw languages.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 17th December, 2021 by 4PM

 

 

 

 

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