Position Title: Entomological Advisor 

Location:  Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania 

Reports to: Chief of Party 


General summary/purpose 

The Entomological Advisor will lead the use of data to provide quality technical expertise to the Government of Tanzania and malaria partners on new developments in vector control. The Advisor will lead entomological monitoring on various mosquitos and their habitats. This monitoring may involve conducting field studies, performing laboratory experiments, or analysing data to better understand the behaviour and ecology of mosquitos. The Advisor will use entomological and other data to create evidence-based strategies, policies, and guidelines. The Advisor will be able to work in a fast-paced environment independently and as a team member. They will possess strong entomological and analytical skills. 


Travel within Tanzania will be required. 


Specific Duties and Responsibilities 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.  

Data collection and quality assurance 

  • Supervise implementation of data collection activities on different species of mosquitos 
  • Develop and implement quality assurance procedures for data collection to ensure data accuracy and the validity and reliability of monitoring data and study results  
  • Develop plans and policies for malaria control interventions to address findings of vector monitoring results 
  • Conduct site visits to ensure quality, reliability, and consistency of data and seamless flow from the Tanzania central office and onto the US Baltimore office 
  • Supervise the collection and reporting of data related to performance indicators required by USAID and report data on a regular basis 


Data storage 

  • Create, maintain, and safeguard electronic databases and any other data collection files in compliance with JHU data security requirements 
  • Manage access permissions for data entry and dashboards to view monitoring output  
  • Help prepare data for archiving as required by USAID’s Digital Data Archive policies 


Data analysis and reporting 

  • Track, analyze, and produce comprehensive and succinct reports and documentation on indicators and measures 
  • Conduct data cleaning and analysis on a monthly basis and produce graphs and reports for quarterly reporting 
  • Lead development of annual reports detailing the data driven selection of and approaches to vector control interventions, informed by their entomological monitoring and high-quality technical assistance to inform strategies and implementation of effective vector control interventions 


Coordination and communication 

  • Provide expert technical assistance and guidance on proposed plans or approaches to the National Malaria Control Program and Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Program on other vector control interventions 
  • With the Chief of Party, coordinate with partners and stakeholders within the Ministry of Health 
  • Ensure timeliness and quality of service delivery data from partners 
  • Work with the program team to ensure proper documentation via knowledge management approaches 
  • Participate in the development and writing of strategies, work plans, and assessments 
  • Maintain efficient communication with Baltimore-based program and Research and Evaluation teams 



Minimum Qualifications 

  • Five years of experience managing entomological research programs 
  • Master’s degree in entomology, public health, biology or a related field 
  • Demonstrated experience and familiarity with conducting research and field work  
  • Strong background in biology, chemistry, statistics, and data analysis 
  • Good organizational skills and leadership qualities 
  • Exceptional communication skills in written and spoken English 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  

  • Knowledge of data collection protocols for quality data collection and verification  
  • Proficiency in data analysis and statistical software 
  • Strong analytical skills to interpret data and ability to articulate oral and written technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences 
  • Ability to guide quality assurance/continuous quality improvement in development 
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills 
  • Excellent past performance references 
  • Knowledge of the various regions of Tanzania 
  • Experience in Tanzania 
  • Exceptional communication skills in written and spoken English 


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Tanzanian citizenship 
  • Fluency in Swahili 


Travel Requirements: 

May require up to 25% travel 


Please note: this position is contingent upon securing award. 

How to Apply:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and must be received no later than 11:59 pm Tanzania local time on April 5, 2024 at the ccptz-hr@jh.edu

Late submissions will not be considered.

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