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Entomology Field Officer

Closing: Nov 9, 2022

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Published: Nov 3, 2022 (2 months ago)

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The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) seeks to hire a suitable candidate for the position of Entomology Field Officer for the PRISM study to be based at Tororo.

Qualifications and other desirables for the job:

 A diploma in Medical Entomology & Parasitology from a recognized institution.

 Registered with Allied Health Professions council

 Ability to ride a motor cycle

 Must possess a valid riding permit

 Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal

 Reputable computer skills in Ms packages


Responsibilities
The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) seeks to hire a suitable candidate for the position of Entomology Field Officer for the PRISM study to be based at Tororo.

Qualifications and other desirables for the job:

 A diploma in Medical Entomology & Parasitology from a recognized institution.

 Registered with Allied Health Professions council

 Ability to ride a motor cycle

 Must possess a valid riding permit

 Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal

 Reputable computer skills in Ms packages


 Administering informed consent form to head of household.

 Deployment of CDC light traps in the evening and removing of traps in the morning from participants household.

 Data entry on case record forms and tablet computers for all the data collected from the field.

 Sorting and counting of the mosquito samples collected

 Morphologically identify all female anopheles mosquito samples collected up to species level.

 Assess the female anopheles mosquito abdominal status to determine if blood fed/nonblood fed, gravid /semi gravid/non-gravid

 Dissection of all non-blood fed female anopheles mosquitoes to determine parity

 Preparation of dry blood spot from the abdomen of fed female anopheles mosquitoes on filter paper

 Participate in identification and mapping of mosquito larval breeding habitats in the study area.

 Participate in the IDRC insectary and other insecticide resistance related activities.

 Assist with organization and filing of study forms, in collaboration with the coordinators.

 Ensure adequate supplies are available for the entomology surveys.

 Ensure accurate labeling, packaging and timely transport of all laboratory specimens from the field to MOLAB.


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