Position: Consultant Medical Entomologist
Duty Station: Juba, South Sudan
Programme: National Malaria Control Programme
Reports to: NMCP Director with dotted lines to the Country Representative, Population Services International- South Sudan
Background: The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) is located in the Ministry of Health, Directorate of Preventive Health Services along with other disease control Programmes. The NMCP has the overall responsibility of planning, implementation, reporting and monitoring of malaria activities to ensure malaria Programme objectives are achieved. The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) has the overall goal of reducing morbidity and mortality due to malaria.
Purpose: The purpose of this position is to build vector control capacity in the NMCP through provision of expertise in the implementation of an Integrated Vector Management (IVM) Strategy for South Sudan. This entails updating and reviewing technical guidelines on all aspects of vector control including LLIN distribution, IRS, Larval Source Management (LSM) and personal protection. The Entomologist will also finalize the study design of a national Vector Susceptibility Study (VSS) and oversee its planning, implementation, analysis, and reporting. Entomological surveillance, vector mapping and insecticide resistance monitoring will also be key elements of the work. The incumbent will also provide any other needed support on vector control issues.
This position will be based in the Ministry of Health to provide support to the National Malaria Control Programme and build the Programme capacity. The Vector control specialist will directly report to the NMCP Director and is accountable to the Ministry of Health.
General support and coordination
Lead support for the Vector Susceptibility Study (VSS):
Training and capacity building
Qualifications and experience: