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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Insectary Technician Job at Abt Associates Inc - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Insectary Technician

Jobs at:
Abt Associates Inc

Deadline of this Job:
Tuesday, April 28, 2017

Duty Station:
Tororo Government Hospital, Uganda

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Job details:
The USAID-funded Uganda IRS Phase II Project's objective is to conduct a comprehensive spraying program and establish the foundation for sustainable, effective, high-quality indoor residual spraying (IRS) activities. Abt Associates, the prime contractor of this program seeks to recruit a suitably qualified candidate to fill the positions below:
Insectary Technician
Location: Tororo Government Hospital, Uganda
Reports to: Entomologist/vector control Specialist
Based in Tororo Government Hospital, the lnsectary Technician is responsible for management of mosquito insectaries for the purposes of rearing of susceptible malaria vectors (An. gambiae s.s.) for IRS entomological monitoring/studies and research activities as directed by the responsible officers.
Summary of main responsibilities:
Maintain and care on a daily basis the insectary and the animal (rabbit) house. Feed mosquitoes and the rabbits. Ensure that enough susceptible mosquitoes are available for entomological monitoring activities whenever needed. Ensure that rabbits are readily available and healthy for feeding the mosquitoes. Ensure that the insectary and the animal (rabbit) house are clean. Ensure at all times that there are no crawling, walking, flying or resting insects or spiders in the insectary other than larval and adult mosquitoes in cages. Monitor the correct temperature and relative humidity in the insectary. Dress, care and maintain the mosquito cages. Ensure that the towels, cages and larval dishes are clean. Ensure the availability of consumables for the mosquitoes and rabbits. Budget for and request for the necessary consumables for the insectary. Restrict the unauthorized entry of visitors! personnel into the insectary and animal house. Be available at the insectary everyday especially in the mornings and evenings. Keep the inventory and proper records of the insectary. Care for and protect the properties of the insectary. Observe ethical and professional conduct according to the School of Entomology and Parasitology and Ministry of Health ethics. Observe confidentiality of the insectary data. Report any challenges encountered in the interest of the insectary immediately to Abt Associates. Document any lessons learnt regarding the proper maintenance and functioning of the insectary
Qualifications include:
Diploma in Entomology and Parasitology. At least two years’ relevant experience in insectary management and related entomology activities. Ability to take initiative, make appropriate decisions and manage insectary effectively. Advanced written and oral skills in English.
Job application procedure
Submit your application to   by Tuesday, April 28, 2017, with the name of the position indicated in the subject line. Include: (a) an up-to-date CV; (b) a cover letter detailing why you feel you are particularly qualified for the position; and (c) e-mall and telephone contacts of three references. Applications from suitably qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged.
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. Abt Associates lnc. is an equal opportunity employer. Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.