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Latest Job Openings At Abt Associates

Abt Associates, a major American business and government research, technical assistance, and consulting company, manages the USAID-funded VectorLink ProjectTask 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 the burden of malaria.

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 22 African countries where malaria is endemic. Abt also will continue to support PMI in IRS monitoring and evaluation, as well as environmental compliance.

We seek qualified candidates for the project’s operations in the position below:

Job Title: Entomology Coordinator 
Location
: Nigeria
Responsibilities

  • Responsible for timely and high quality field entomological work and will assist the Entomology Insectary Technicians with managing the insectary.
  • Support implementation of entomological field activities.
  • Assist with procurement requests related to the field entomological activities.
  • Adhere to the Standard Operational Procedures for these activities Ensure proper and timely data recording and entry.

Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Entomology, Biology, or other relevant field. Experience in entomological, laboratory, or veterinary work. Computer skills (Microsoft word, Excel).
  • Experience with laboratory animal rearing desirable
  • 10 years relevant experience or Bachelor’s Degree plus 8 years relevant experience, Masters Degree (desirable) plus 6 years relevant experience, or a PhD and 4 years relevant experience.
  • 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 U SAID funded programs and/or other international development experience.
  • English language fluency.

 

Job Title: Office Assistant 
Location
: Nigeria
Responsibilities

  • Provides a wide range of cleaning and maintenance support to the project office, including the cleaning of rooms, furniture and equipment, replenishment of supplies; beverage service, and assigned clerical/administrative tasks.
  • Supports the Finance & Admin Manager, as needed, during high volume work periods, such as during conferences.

Requirements

  • Secondary School completion and office support or custodial work experience.
  • At least 5 years relevant experience or: Bachelor’s Degree (desireable) or a Masters Degree.
  • 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 U SAID funded programs and/or other international development experience.
  • English language fluency.

 

 

 

How To Apply 
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications and Documentation which should include their Cover Page, CV’s, biodata form, payslip from the most recent position held, copies of educational certificates/degrees, and contact information of at least 3 references we can contact (must include email addresses and phone numbers) to: VectorControl_Nigeria@abtassoc.com with the position title in the subject line of the email.

Note

  • Candidates selected for an interview will be sent a more detailed job description in advance of the interview.
  • Applications that do not follow these instructions above or do not meet the stated minimum qualification requirements, will not be considered.

 

Application Deadline  23rd November, 2017.

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