Program Officer, Attractive Targeted Sugar Bait (ATSB)

Kaoma, Zambia, Full Time


Job Description

In the last several years, remarkable progress has been made in fighting Malaria worldwide. Advancements in prevention and treatment have resulted in marked reductions in illness and death. Eliminating malaria is achievable using existing tools and a focused strategy, and therefore the Malaria Control and Elimination Partnership in Africa (MACEPA), a program at PATH, is functioning with its national partners to plan the forward through the event of an evidence-based framework to guide countries through a comprehensive set of program interventions to elimination. As a part of PATH MACEPA’s support to the govt of Zambia’s Ministry of Health for malaria control and elimination activities, we are seeking an entomologist and a program officer to help with the roll out and management of the Attractive Targeted Sugar Bait (ATSB) project in Kaoma, Nkeyema and Luampa districts of Western Province Zambia.

PATH is currently recruiting for a Program Officer to based in Kaoma.

Specific duties and responsibilities:

Support all epidemiological monitoring, planning and implementation of Attractive Targeted Sugar Bait (ATSB) project supported districts as instructed by research supervisor and in compliance with the study protocol.
Contribute to capacity building of local staff and promoting sustainability of routine epidemiological work associated with ATSB and monitoring parasite prevalence.
Assist with training of local staff in epidemiological surveillance and other pertinent study related trainings for ATSB project supported districts.
Manage and supervise human blood sample collection, preservation, and transportation to the central laboratory in Lusaka.
Collecting, organizing, and presenting results of ATSB epidemiology monitoring activities.
Work with specialized software program to contribute to the event of an ATSB database on epidemiological surveillance activities.
Contribute to development and management project-related plans, budgets, and team requirements.
Coordinate with research team members to make sure progress reports to institutional review boards and Data Safety Management Board (DSMB) are submitted during a timely manner.
Handle local procurements not made up of Lusaka, manage project vehicle maintenance logs and manage fund disbursed to the sector office.
Maintain supply chain of key commodities for the most ATSB field office and sites
Inform the research team supervisor immediately if and when a serious incident occurs which will affect progressive implementation of the study
Required Experience

Degree during a relevant field (Public Health, epidemiology, and health related field). A master’s degree in epidemiology are going to be another advantage.
Minimum of two (02) years’ experience performing on or with field studies and / or implementing vector control activities within the context of malaria control programs.
Excellent computer skills using MS Word, Excel, and Outlook—must have demonstrable ability to format documents, prepare charts and manage data; experience with MS Access preferred
Excellent verbal and written communications skills to incorporate conflict resolution, priority management and managing expectations of multiple clients.
Highly organized, flexible, and adaptable to changing priorities and skill to figure within tight deadlines sometimes.
Work within a team with minimum supervision.
Excellent speechmaking and presentation skills; experience facilitating trainings highly desired.
Ability to stay records, with an attention to detail
Assist with coordination of field payments for volunteers and other relevant study related payements if and when required.
Able to troubleshoot and find workable solutions associated with study processes and procedures
Must have legal authorization to figure in Zambia.

PATH is devoted to putting together an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an civil right employer. Every qualified applicant are going to be considered for employment.

PATH doesn’t discriminate supported race, color, religion, gender, identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, legal status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or the other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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