Abt Associates Vacancies 2019

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2 Dec, 2019

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Abt. Associates Inc., a US-based company, is implementing USAID–funded President’s Malaria Initiative VectorLink project. The project is supporting the implementation of malaria control strategies such as bednet distribution and indoor residual spraying (IRS). In Ghana, Abt has been implementing IRS in the northern areas since 2011 and is preparing for the 2020 IRS campaign.

Job Description

Job Title: Site Managers And Field Supervisors

For the VectorLink project, Abt Associates is seeking qualified individuals to fill temporary positions of Site Managers and Field Supervisors at the following IRS operational sites:

DISTRICT OPERATIONAL SITES
Bunkpurugu-Napkanduri Nakpanduri, Binde and Bunkpurugu
East Mamprusi Gambaga, Langbensi, Sakogu, Nalerigu and Gbintiri
Gushegu Gushegu, Galwei and Nabuli
Karaga Karaga, Sandua/Zandua and Pishigu
Kumbungu Kumbungu and Dalun
Mamprugu-Moagduri Kubori and Yizesi
Tatale Sanguli Tatale, Tatindo and Kandin-Sheini
West Mamprusi Wungu, Kpasenkpe and Janga
Yunyoo- Nasuan Nasuan and Yunyoo

Prior to recruitment, selected candidates will go through a training to get oriented to the job tasks and responsibilities. Site managers and field supervisors will be under supervision of District Operations Coordinators.

Position Duties/ Responsibilities
Site Manager(27 positions)

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  • Coordinate all IRS site activities (morning preparation of IRS teams and end of the day clean-up of equipment and personnel)
  • Populate Spray Performance Tracker with spray results at the end of each day
  • Lead coordination and planning of next-day movement for IRS teams and mobilizers through evening meetings with IRS site team
  • Compile community-level IRS data at the end of each day to guide next-day movement of IRS teams and mobilizers
  • Responsible for timely dispatch of IRS teams to the communities every morning of the IRS campaign
  • Responsible for daily preparation of a soak pit for IRS activities
  • Ensure food for IRS teams is provided on time
  • Ensure water for washing and cleaning is provided at all times
  • Ensure all IRS equipment is well-functioning on a daily basis
  • Ensure environmental compliance and good sanitation at the IRS site at all time
  • Ensure personal protective equipment of personnel is cleaned and washed daily and organized for next day use.
  • Supervise daily distribution of insecticides to spray operators
  • Ensure weekly meetings at site to improve the performance
  • Serve as master trainers for team leaders and spray operators
Field Supervisor(50 positions)

 

  • Supervise IRS teams to ensure spray quality according to best IRS practices
  • Ensure that all spray operators and team leaders comply with the best IRS practices
  • Ensure spraying is done according to environmental, health and safety standards
  • While in the field, sensitize communities on IRS procedures, importance of house preparation, benefits and the role of household members before, during and after spraying
  • Assist IRS teams in the field if any operational or performance problems arise
  • Participate in planning of next-day IRS team movements led by a site manager
  • Develop and monitor teams’ weekly logistics and supplies and report to site managers (i.e. spray pumps, pump parts, flashlight and transportation schedule etc.)
  • Serve as master trainers for team leaders and spray operators

Required Skills or Experience

  • Minimum academic qualification of a Diploma in any field
  •  Ability  to manage groups of people and/or tasks  under pressure with little or no supervision
  • Previous experience in IRS operations is preferred but not required
  • Good verbal communication skills in English
  • Knowledge of a local language of northern Ghana is an advantage
  • Possession of a valid motorcycle driver’s license is an advantage
  • MUST have a valid health insurance policy
  • MUST be able to use a mobile phone to perform basic functions such as sending SMS

How to Apply

Select a preferred district from the list provided above and state it in your application letter. Application letters that do not have a specific district indicated will not be considered. Submit an application letter and CV by ONE of the methods stated below. Do not use both methods to apply:

  1. Email application to the following address: [email protected]. Please indicate the position and preferred district in the subject line of the email. Emails without district and Job title will not be considered.
  2. Deliver application by hand to the Abt/PMI VectorLink Project office located near the VSO office of the SSNIT Road Junction Kalpohine Estates, Tamale.

The deadline for submission of applications is 5:00 pm Friday December 13, 2019; Note: Applications submitted after this date will not be considered. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Females are particularly encouraged to apply!


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