The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governanceas well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.
Abt Associates seeks a qualified Senior Analyst/Entomology M&E Specialist to support the PMI VectorLink project with the International Development Division in Rockville, Maryland.
Abt Associates, a major American business and government research, technical assistance, and consulting company, manages the PMI-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 malaria burden. 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 23 African countries and one country in Asia where malaria is endemic.
Under the supervision of the Technical Director, the Entomology M&E Specialist will work with country entomologists and entomology technicians to standardize data collection, entry, and reporting practices. He/she will also be responsible for ensuring that data are of high quality and that monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports with entomology data are error-free upon submission to the client. Finally, the entomology M&E Specialist will support the expanding database configuration to incorporate entomology data entry on the District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS 2) open-source platform.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
Regularly review entomology data collection, entry, and analyses in all countries collecting entomology data
Generate monthly reports on routine entomology data collection
Ensure all new entomology data generated is entered into client-approved spreadsheets and databases on a pre-defined timeline, especially with regards to insecticide resistance data
Review and design entomology M&E tools for data collection and reporting
Thoroughly review and quality check every report submitted to the client for consistency, standardization, and data quality
Train country-level entomologists and entomology technicians on data collection, entry, and analytic best practices and standardization
Manage the migration of legacy entomology data to the entomology module of the new VectorLink DHIS 2 instance
Manage the configuration of the entomology module of the new VectorLink DHIS 2, serving as the primary point of contact with the database developers
Facilitate the sharing of lessons learned across countries
Provide short-term technical assistance to country teams as requested and approved
Serve as primary liaison on entomology data and reports between the VectorLink entomology team and the client
Preferred Skills / Prerequisites
Master's Degree in Public Health or other relevant field preferred with 3+ years' experience required
At least 2 years of relevant professional experience in program monitoring and evaluation; significant experience in entomology is desirable
Experience in database management; DHIS 2, MS Access, and Stata or SAS preferred.
Familiarity with programs for data collection/analysis a plus (e.g. ODK or SurveyCTO, Atlast.ti, ArcGIS, etc.)
Experience and familiarity with USAID program monitoring and evaluation, and reporting.
Strong analytic and quantitative database management and report writing skills.
Excellent and demonstrable attention to detail required, especially in data quality review
Fluency or professional proficiency in French a strong plus.
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