Abt Associates is recruiting a Senior Associate/ Scientist/ Entomology Technical Advisor – VectorLink Angola, to be based in Luanda, Angola.

Senior Associate/Scientist/Entomology Technical Advisor – VectorLink Angola

Abt Associates

Abt Associates is recruiting a Senior Associate/ Scientist/ Entomology Technical Advisor – VectorLink Angola, to be based in Luanda, Angola.


  • Develop and maintain effective relationships among a variety of national MOH officers/staff members, international government agencies, and public health/donor organizations
  • Serve as a point of contact for PMI supported entomological activities in Angola in close collaboration with PMI Angola staff
  • Provide timely and accurate advice and direction on CDC/USAID policies, procedures, and guidelines to NMCP staff involved in PMI entomological related projects
  • Act as PMI liaison between NMCP and other entomological stakeholders with in-country PMI team and HQ (CDC/USAID)
  • Asses the in-country operational needs, conduct problem solving around coordination of entomology activities, and coordinate with HQ to provide timely feedback that is aligned with NMCP, WHO, and PMI policy
  • Coordinate activities for a local capacity building. Organize and help implement training, selection of trainee candidates and coordination among involved training partners.
  • Contribute to the development of instructional materials and facilitation of logistics for training implementation
  • Support the design, implementation and quality oversight or monitoring entomological surveys to obtain data/evidence to inform public health program interventions and policy-making decisions
  • Supervise and compile the data collected from the entomological surveys from municipal and national levels, carry out quality control and analysis reports, sharing with stakeholders on the routine basis
  • Identify problematic areas and solicit advice and TA to HQ for prompt resolution
  • Provide entomological leadership and coordinate PMI supported entomology activities with the MOH/NMCP and entomology stake-holders
  • Support coordination of entomological activities to better understand entomological status in-country
  • Strengthen the entomological capacity of MOH/NMCP technical counterparts
  • Bi-weekly activity reports submitted to PMI Angola team at the end of each week
  • Conference calls with PMI entomology focal point and in-country team (frequency based on agreed upon need)
  • Expected travel to Huambo, PMI provinces (25%-35% of the time), and E8 provinces (5% as needed)


  • Masters degree or equivalent (preferred)
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in entomology (preferred)
  • Demonstrated management skills and organization principles and practices
  • Handle multiple priorities in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Experience conducting scientific or programmatic research and/or technical support to international public health programs
  • Strong written and oral communications skills and enhanced interpersonal relationship skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and effectively manage multiple priorities that are subject to change
  • Fluent in Portuguese or Spanish and English

Minimum qualifications:

  • MA/MBA with 13-15 years or PhD with 8-10 years of experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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
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