Entomology Database Manager – VectorLink Zambia (65783)

Lusaka, Zambia, Zambia, Full Time

Organization Overview


The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance—as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.


Project Description


Abt Associates, a major American business and government research, technical assistance, and consulting company, manages the USAID-funded Vector Control Task 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 Vector Control and capacity building in 22 African countries where malaria is endemic. Abt also will continue to support PMI in Vector Control monitoring and evaluation, as well as environmental compliance.


Job Summary


Abt Associates seeks a qualified Entomology Database Manager to support the VectorLink Project in Lusaka, Zambia.


Under the supervision of the Entomology Technical Manager, the Entomology Database Manager supports the implementation of the Entomology database system of the Vector Link Project.


Key Roles and Responsibilities


Entering all entomological data collected from the field into the PMI VectorLink Collect Database
Ensure proper and timely data recording and entry
Performing regular data cleaning to ensure quality data for decision making
Filing all entomological data collected according to project filing protocols
Support proper and timely data recording and entry as well as provide feedback on data collections errors
Support periodic internal data quality assessments (DQAs) and prepare the project for possible external DQAs to ensure data validity, integrity, precision, reliability and timeliness
Support the implementation of entomological field activities
Perform any other duty assigned by the Entomology Technical Manager
Preferred Qualifications


Master’s Degree in Biostatistics, ICT, Entomology, Biology, or other relevant field
6 years of relevant experience in database management, monitoring & evaluation, or other relevant social science activities
Experience with DHIS 2 is preferred
Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative research methods
Computer literacy, including knowledge of analytical software (Microsoft Access and Excel, SPSS, Stata)
Knowledge of health project implementation in general, with a focus on malaria prevention programs with PMI or USAID will be an advantage
Prior experience working with mobile data collection systems will be an added advantage
Proficiency in English Language

Minimum Qualifications


4+ years of experience and master degree (computer science, programming or related areas preferred) or the equivalent combination of education and experience
Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce.  Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.


Disclaimer:  Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.