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  • Posted: Dec 19, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Abt Associates is working on a wide range of efforts in Ghana, including programs to protect people from malaria, strengthen the country's health system, evaluate the impact of financial incentives on agriculture, expand clean energy and boost regional and global trade.

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    Project Assistant / District Operations Coordinator

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

    • Manage robust IRS or other vector control campaign planning efforts in assigned geographical area, including quantification of insecticides and equipment needs; identification and recruitment of spray teams; logistical planning for IRS and other vector control resources distribution and transportation; insecticide and equipment storage, security, and environmental safety; and coordination with provincial level Ministry of Health counterparts
    • Work in collaboration with the malaria and IRS focal point persons at the Provincial or District Health Office to manage the planning and coordination of the project activities
    • Oversee the recruitment, training, and supervision of spray teams and IRS spray operators
    • Supervise and track inventory distribution and storage of materials, work with the logistics and procurement team to support procurement of IRS and other materials
    • Supervise IRS and other vector control activity implementation, and contribute to the trainings conducted in the assigned geographical area
    • Ensure that routine program tracking and reporting are in place and delivered on time
    • Supervise and monitor field data collection with project M&E team
    • Manage the community mobilization and SBCC campaigns and data collection process
    • Ensure that all risk prevention and environmental compliance measures are fully implemented and work closely with the project environmental compliance staff and district/province officers to address relevant issues
    • Facilitate communication between the districts in the assigned geographic area and the project office
    • Represents the program at meetings with the community leaders and local steering committees
    • Prepare weekly and other activity reports as directed by the project Operations Manager
    • The position requires frequent travel to field sites to support and oversee district and community level operations and activities

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

    • Bachelors Degree
    • At least two (2) years of relevant professional work experience, with significant amounts of experience directly in vector control and IRS operations
    • Experience in regulatory and operational aspects of insecticide use and management is preferred
    • Demonstrated ability to work with a minimum of direction and supervision
    • Demonstrated ability to work both as a member of a team and as a team leader, with the ability to accept the inputs of other team members
    • Strong management and planning skills of project tasks and budgets
    • Demonstrates leadership and team work and produces high quality work in a timely, cost effective manner and has excellent writing skills
    • Excellent interpersonal communications, and organizational skills
    • Excellent computer skills, computer software programs, including MSWord, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Experience with USAID funded programs and/or other international development experience
    • English language fluency

    Minimum Qualifications

    • ( 2+ ) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Abt Associates on to apply
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