Entomology Field Officer at Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) seeks to hire a suitable candidate for the
position of Entomology Field Officer for the PRISM study to be based at Tororo. The Successful candidate will be reporting to the Clinical Officer.

Job description:
 The following duties outlined may be subject to change in the course of the study:
 Administering informed consent form to head of household.
 Deployment of CDC light traps in the evening and removing of traps in the morning from participants household.
 Data entry on case record forms and tablet computers for all the data collected from the field.
 Sorting and counting of the mosquito samples collected
 Morphologically identify all female anopheles mosquito samples collected up to species level.
 Assess the female anopheles mosquito abdominal status to determine if blood fed/nonblood fed, gravid /semi gravid/non-gravid
 Dissection of all non-blood fed female anopheles mosquitoes to determine parity
 Preparation of dry blood spot from the abdomen of fed female anopheles mosquitoes on filter paper
 Participate in identification and mapping of mosquito larval breeding habitats in the study area.
 Participate in the IDRC insectary and other insecticide resistance related activities.
 Assist with organization and filing of study forms, in collaboration with the coordinators.
 Ensure adequate supplies are available for the entomology surveys.
 Ensure accurate labeling, packaging and timely transport of all laboratory specimens from the field to MOLAB.

Qualifications and other desirables for the job:
 A diploma in Medical Entomology & Parasitology from a recognized institution.
 Registered with Allied Health Professions council
 Ability to ride a motor cycle
 Must possess a valid riding permit
 Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal
 Reputable computer skills in Ms packages

HOW TO APPLY:
Submit your applications using this link on the IDRC website: http://idrcuganda.org/careers.html

ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT COMMENTS:
1. All applications must be submitted through the IDRC website on or before 5:00 pm, Wednesday, 9th November 2022.
2. Submission of incomplete or inaccurate documents will render the applicant ineligible for
consideration for the job opening.
3. You cannot amend your applications following submission.
4. ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED FURTHER.