Consultancy Title: VectorLink Research Analysis Consultant
Project Name: PMI VectorLink
Supervisor: Senior Research Advisor, Malaria
Working across 23 countries in sub-Saharan Africa as well as Cambodia, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) VectorLink Project is equipping countries to plan and implement safe, cost-effective and sustainable life-saving malaria vector control interventions with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria. Specifically, the PMI VectorLink Project will build the capacity of country governments to use epidemiological, entomological, and coverage data to support the optimal deployment of vector control tools within each country context while promoting gender equity in all facets of planning and implementation.
The PMI VectorLink Project is seeking a dynamic, self-starting consultant to support the analysis, interpretation and reporting of LLIN durability monitoring studies being managed across multiple countries.
The current LLIN durability monitoring study design was developed through the PMI VectorWorks project to estimate the average useful life of LLINs distributed through mass distribution campaigns. Secondary study objectives are to monitor insecticide effectiveness in the same LLINs and describe major behavioral aspects of net care and repair and their impact on LLIN durability. Durability monitoring is a prospective study with up to 4 rounds of data collection over 3 years.
Specific tasks will vary depending on the needs of each country and may include the following:
Core deliverables for each country engagement are:
What are we looking for?
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