Consultancy Scope of Work
Position: Entomology Technical Advisor
Location: TBD, travel to Angola
Expected travel: 2-3 times a year, 1-2 week travel, Luanda and provinces in Angola
Expected Duration: Not more than 180 days/1 year
The PSI Angola team is seeking a part-time Entomology Technical Advisor to be a point-of-contact for the technical team in country. The consultancy will consist in weekly remote technical support of the in-country teams via conference calls and emails and of 2-4 short-term technical assistance (STTA) visits a year to Angola during implementation of key field activities
The Entomology Technical Advisor willCoordinate and lead local capacity building activities in field enomological activites and molecular laboratory. Coordinate the implementation and monitoring of insecticide susceptibility testing of gambiae s.l., An. funestus s.l. and An. stephensi in selected provinces.Strengthen a system for community-based entomological surveillance in selected provinces. Work to strengthen in-country capacity to establish and maintain national insectaries for rearing a susceptible colony and field collected malaria vectors. Work with in-country stakeholders to assist in establishing a sustainable procurement system for lab reagents and necessary ento equipment.Ensure quality of data collected and provide quality assurance checks during data recording and entry. As needed, assist NMCP and other MOH institutions in developing and revising ento and lab manuals, SOPs, workplans, and other necessary documentsLead workplans and project reports development and strengthen PSI team capacity in workplans and reports writing.Provide on the job and remote training to Angola based entomological and laboratory staff
Desired Qualifications:Master’s degree or equivalent in entomology; PhD in entomology (preferred);Minimum of 3 years’ experience in entomology;Several years’ of experience conducting mosquito insecticide susceptibility testing;Experience working in Angola on entomological monitoring activities, knowledge of processes/procedures and systems involved; experience collaborating/liaising with the NMCP and other key stakeholders to accomplish activity goals;Demonstrated management skills and strong organization and communication skills;Demonstrated ability to multitask and effectively manage multiple priorities that are subject to change in a dynamic, fast-paced environment;Strong written and oral communications skills and enhanced interpersonal relationship skills;Fluent in Portuguese or Spanish preferred, fluent in English.