Spray Operators (465)

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VectorLink Malawi Project funded by the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI/USAID), provides support in planning and implementation of IRS program in Malawi, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health
(MOH). National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), Nkhotakota District Health Office (DHO) and
Nkhotakota District Council, with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria. This is through
conducting cost-effective commodity procurement and logistics systems, access to technical expertise,
training, and timely implementation of IRS in districts affected by malaria. The VectorLink project is
implemented by Abt Associates Inc.
VectorLink Malawi Project in collaboration with Nkhotakota District Council is carrying out recruitment
activities to fill various seasonal temporary positions for the VectorLink Malawi project. These positions
will be based at various operations sites in Nkhotakota District VectorLink Malawi will have Operations
Sites in 1) Benga. 2) Boma, 3) Bua, 4) Chididi, 5) Dwambazi, 6) Dwangwa. 7) Mkaika, 8) Mwansambo and
9) Ngala
Below is the summary of seasonal positions per operation site and the number of people needed per
each position:
Specific Responsibilities
  • Spray insecticide inside houses on daily basis for a period of 30 working days. Spray will be carried out Monday – Friday for approximately 6 weeks.
  • Provide the relevant information to the households and ensure that households are properly prepared and their questions answered before starting to spray.
  • Record required data on the appropriate spray operator form.
  • Mix and apply insecticides at the right dosage and with the correct spraying technique.
  • Account for both full and empty sachets to the team leaders supervisors and storekeepers
  • Use personal protection equipment (PPE) properly and follow established environmental compliance procedures.
  • Check if the house is well prepared and ensure that all household items that can move have been removed from the house before spraying the house.
Qualifications and requirements:
  • Minimum of MSCE
  • Candidates with a Junior Certificate (JC) should have a documented IRS experience.
  • Know and apply local customs and protocols for meeting local leaders and the community
  • Understand and communicate in the local language of the community.
  • A resident of the same traditional authority is a must
  • Have knowledge on malaria prevention and be able to promote positivebehaviorss on malaria prevention.
  • Willing to travel long distances on foot.
  • Willingness to work during odd hours.
  • Candidates with documented IRS experience will have an added advantage during recruitment.
  • Applicants should be aged from 21 years old and above.
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
Candidates who meet the above requirements should submit the application letter, copy of the National
identification Card, copies of certificates and detailed CV with contact information (including telephone)
and their referees. In the application letter, all applicants must note the TA and the GVH in which they reside. 
Applications should be addressed to:  The Chief of Party, VectorLink Malawi.
Applications can be submitted to your closest health facility . Remember to indicate on the
envelope the position you are applying for. Each applicant is responsible for dropping his/her
application in the application box at the closest health facility , All applications must be submitted
on or before 25th June 2021 . Once again, this will be a temporary engagement lasting less than 90 days
You can only apply for one position, Candidates who will apply for more than one position (including applying in more than one operations site) will be immediately disqualified.
Canvassing or calling will lead to automatic disqualification for further candidacy.
No fee should be charged at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, Processing or any other). Should you be asked or you are aware of anyone asking for money during the recruitment process please contact the Malawi VectorLink District Coordinator or Chair of the Recruitment Committee on the following numbers: 0883378587 or 0999340475.
Students and those who are already employed are not eligible to apply. Abt Associates is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women to apply for these positions.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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