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Office Assistant/Entomology Insectary Technician - Uganda

  • High, secondary school
  • Agriculture, fishing, forestry, wildlife
  • Basic level (worker)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

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 2011, 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.




Abt Associates seeks a qualified Office Assistant / Entomology Insectary Technician to support the International Development Division's VectorLink project in Uganda. Under the supervision of the Entomology Field Coordinator, the Office Assistant / Entomology Insectary Technician manages the insectary.


Responsibilities

  1. Maintain the mosquito colony in the insectary
  2. Ensure the feeding of lab animals and mosquito colony
  3. Ensure and coordinate the cleaning of the insectary
  4. Establish regularly the needs required for the insectary
  5. Ensure the appropriate storage of equipment and animal food
  6. Ensure appropriate records are kept in the laboratory log books
  7. Assist with procurement requests related to this activity
  8. Adhere to the Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs) for these activities
  9. Participate in other field activities as required
  10. Perform any other duty assigned by the Country Technical Manager


General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Agriculture, fishing, forestry, wildlife
Seniority: Basic level (worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: High, secondary school
Required relevant work experience: 6 months
Required skills: Cleaning; Record keeping; Procurement; Laboratory operation; Agriculture and natural resources; Equipment and tool maintenance
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Abt Associates

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 1000+ people

It was more than 50 years ago—on January 12, 1965—that Clark Abt started on his journey in a small Cambridge office to create a place where innovation, bold thinking and creativity could tackle the toughest social issues of the day. Almost 50 years later, Abt Associates has grown into a global company of more than 2,300 employees with offices around the world. Although the company has changed and grown far beyond its early days, one thing remains constant: Abt’s mission to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide.


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