Jobs – Malaria Program Vector Control Coordinator at Pilgrim Africa

Job Title: Malaria Program Vector Control Coordinator

Pilgrim Africa(PA) is a locally founded and registered Christian non-governmental organization (NGO) operating in Uganda since 2002 with operations in eastern and north eastern Uganda focused on education and public health/malaria, strongly partnered for a decade with a US 501 (c) 3 partner of the same name. PA has three offices: a head office in Kampala and field offices in Soroti and Moroto. Pilgrim’s public health interest centers on the use of integrated vector and medical control for dramatic reduction of malaria transmission in very high burden areas, but also incorporates other aspects of delivery of malaria control interventions to very rural populations. In 2007 and 2008, PA piloted the use of integrated malaria control measures in the districts of Katakwi and Kumi, using proactive medical interventions (both mass drug administration and mass screening and treatment) in concert with indoor residential treat¬ment for vector control. The results were striking (67% reduction in parasitemia, >80% reduction in morbidity, after one round of each), and Pilgrim has since worked in malaria advocacy as well as in operational malaria control.

About PA’s Projects:

Current health/malaria projects include: a Global Fund Round 10 Case Management Training Project currently being implemented in 15 districts, the Katakwi Rotary Malaria Project, an integrated control project aimed at dramatic reduction, to be implemented in H2 2014 in two sub counties of Katakwi – Toroma and Kapujan. Others in the offing are: an operational research project on inno-vative spatial repellants for mosquitos in partnership with Olfactor Laboratories in San Diego, CA, a planned operational research project in Tororo on the impact of co-deploying IRS and Mass Drug Administration (MDA) for reduction of malaria transmission, and an advocacy social media project on Facebook called “Malaria Free Uganda”.

Job Summary: The incumbent will offer technical direction and coordinate the vector control aspects of these programs, Pilgrim Africa is seeking to recruit the services of a professional public health expert, well versed in vector control and field operations.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant should possess a good Master’s degree in Public Health with four years relevant experience, or Masters in Community Health with four years relevant experience is preferred, or hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, together with at least 5 years experience conducting large vector control campaigns (particularly IRS), or A Bachelor of Medicine (M.B.Ch.B.) with at least 5 years relevant experience in community/public health particularly malaria control, or An MBA, MSc Environmental Sciences, or MSc in Development Studies with a diploma or degree in public health, community health, together with at least four years experience in conducting large vector control campaigns
  • Detailed Knowledge and experience           in managing   and/or            coordinating malaria vector control programs, or communicable disease control interventions
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in managing and/or coordinating logistics in large health campaign programs
  • Detailed working knowledge            and experience in managing            and/or            coordinating medium to large scale community malaria control interventions involving testing and treatment of malaria, and/or extensive campaigns for management of severe malaria in communities
  • Knowledge and experience in managing and/or coordinating operational research for health interventions
  • Knowledge and experience of planning and conducting trainings of health workers and/or village/community development teams
  • Past exposure and experience in working with government officials, district officials and CSOs
  • Knowledge and experience in handling basic administration and human resource management for medium sized organizations/ departments/divisions
  • Excellent track record of field operational success
  • Skills in groups Training/Facilitation
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in applications, including internet, spreadsheets and word processors
  • Excellent M&E and Reports writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Driving ability an added advantage

How to Apply for the job:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their application letters, updated CVs with three referees and copies of your testimonials to:

The Executive Director

Pilgrim Africa

P.O. Box 2872

Plot NO 1672 Kironde Road, Muyenga.

Kampala. Uganda

Or e-mail to:

Deadline: Tuesday, 02nd September, 2014.

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