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18 Nov 2020

Site Managers (26 Positions) And Field Supervisors (70 Positions) at Abt Associates

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Abt. Associates Inc., a US-based company, is implementing USAID–funded President’s Malaria Initiative VectorLink project. The project is supporting implementation of malaria control strategies such as bednet distribution and indoor residual spraying (IRS). In Ghana, Abt has been implementing IRS in the northern sector since 2011 and is preparing for the 2021 IRS campaign.

Job Description

For the VectorLink project, Abt Associates is seeking qualified individuals to fill temporary positions of Site Managers (26 positions) and Field Supervisors (70 positions) at the following IRS operational sites:

Bunkpurugu-Napkanduri Nakpanduri, Binde and Bunkpurugu
East Mamprusi Gambaga, Langbensi, Sakogu, Nagboo and Gbintiri
Gushegu Gushegu, Galwei, Kpatinga and Nabuli
Karaga Karaga, Sandua/Zandua and Pishigu
Kumbungu Kumbungu and Dalun
Mamprugu Moaduri Kubori and Yizesi
Tatale-Sanguli Tatale and Kandin-Sheini
West Mamprusi Wungu, Kpasenkpe and Janga
Yunyoo-Nasuan Nasuan and Yunyoo

Females are strongly encouraged to apply!

Prior to recruitment, selected candidates will go through a training to get oriented to the job tasks and responsibilities. Site managers and field supervisors will be under supervision of District Operations Coordinators.

Position Duties/ Responsibilities
Site Manager

(26 positions)



  • Coordinate all IRS site activities (morning preparation of IRS teams and end of the day clean-up of equipment and personnel) at an assigned operational site
  • Populate Spray Performance Tracker with results at the end of each day
  • Organize and lead coordination and planning of next-day movement for IRS teams and mobilizers through evening meetings with IRS site team
  • Compile community-level IRS data at the end of each day to guide next-day movement of IRS teams and mobilizers
  • Responsible for timely dispatch of IRS teams to the communities every morning of the IRS campaign
  • Responsible for daily preparation of a soak pit for IRS activities
  • Ensure food for IRS teams is provided on time
  • Ensure water for washing and cleaning is provided at all times
  • Ensure all IRS equipment is well-functioning on a daily basis
  • Ensure environmental compliance and good sanitation at the IRS site at all time
  • Ensure personal protective equipment of personnel is cleaned and washed daily and organized for next day use.
  • Ensure sprayer cleaners/technicians properly clean and maintain all sprayers daily and organized for next day use.
  • Supervise daily distribution of insecticides to spray operators
  • Ensure weekly meetings at site to improve the performance
  • Serve as master trainers for team leaders, sprayer cleaners/technicians and spray operators
Field Supervisor

(70 positions)


  • Supervise IRS teams to ensure spray quality according to best IRS practices
  • Ensure that all spray operators and team leaders comply with the best IRS practices
  • Ensure spraying is done according to environmental, health and safety standards
  • While in the field, sensitize communities on IRS procedures, importance of house preparation, benefits and the role of household members before, during and after spraying
  • Assist IRS teams in the field if any operational or performance problems arise
  • Participate in planning of next-day IRS team movements led by a site manager
  • Develop and monitor teams’ weekly logistics and supplies and report to site managers (i.e. spray pumps, pump parts, flashlight and transportation schedule etc.)
  • Serve as master trainers for team leaders, sprayer cleaners/technicians and spray operators

Required Skills or Experience

  • Minimum academic qualification of a Diploma in any field
  •  Ability  to manage groups of people and/or tasks  under pressure with little or no supervision
  • Previous experience in an IRS operations is preferred but not required
  • Good verbal communication skills in English
  • Knowledge of a local language of northern Ghana is an advantage
  • Possession of a valid motorcycle driver’s license is an advantage
  • MUST have a valid health insurance policy
  • MUST be able to use a mobile phone to perform basic functions such as sending SMS
  • Ability to troubleshoot and provide support with operating digital devices will be an advantage.

How To Apply

Application letter must specify job title and preferred district and operational site (from table above). Otherwise the candidate will not be considered.

To apply, submit an application letter and CV, address to “Through the Operations Manager” PMI VectorLink Project, Ghana- Tamale, using one of the instructions below:

  1. Deliver application and CV by hand to the Abt/PMI VectorLink Project office located near the former VSO office off the SSNIT Road BB Gas Junction, Tamale.
  2. Submit application and CV to the security guards at the district or sub-district office of the PMI VectorLink Project in the aforementioned sites/ sub-districts.
  3. Email application and CV to the following address: [email protected]. Please indicate the position and preferred sub-districts in the subject line of the email. Emails without this information will not be considered.
  4. Deliver application and CV by hand to the Ghana Health Service district or sub-district office or the District Assembly.

Only qualified applicants will be contacted. Please note that, successful candidates will be contracted for not more than 2 months.

Deadline for submission of applications is 5:00PM Tuesday December 15th, 2020.

Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted

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