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Specific duties and responsibilities include the following:
- Tracking the status of pesticide and geographic spray area decisions with PMI and NMCP, and determining the 22 CFR 216 documentation needs for the upcoming campaign.
- Timely preparation of a country-specific Supplemental Environmental Assessment, amendment, or Letter Report, as appropriate.
- Arranging for timely completion of the needed environmental audits and workplace occupational health and safety certifications, as per local requirements.
- Development of waste management plans prior to the initiation of spray activities describing the disposition plan for each waste stream generated during the spray season.
- Determining the registration status of proposed pesticides in the country of use prior to shipment, and ensuring that registration needs are satisfied before the arrival of pesticide.
- Ensuring that quality assurance testing on pesticide samples is performed and demonstrates that the pesticide meets specifications prior to shipment.
- Performance of smartphone-based Pre-Season Environmental Compliance Assessments for each operations site (soak pit and/or storeroom) two months prior to spray.
- Performing vehicle inspections prior to signing lease agreements to be sure that all proposed vehicles meet Best Management Practice (BMP) requirements.
- Tracking and supervision of work required at operations sites prior to commencement of spray. Confirming soak pit construction according to BMPs.
- Providing or overseeing the annual environmental compliance training of spray teams and storekeepers, as well as Abt staff as necessary.
- Performing a final Pre-Season Environmental Compliance Assessment for each operations site 1-2 weeks prior to spray.
- Continual supervision of spray operations and completion of BMP checklists throughout the spray season.
- Oversight of the closure of seasonal operations sites at the end of the spray season, and documenting proper storage of equipment and leftover pesticides.
- Oversight of waste management activities (incineration of sachets and masks, recycling of other wastes where possible, thorough washing of disposable items) to be sure that wastes are managed responsibly.
- Preparation of the environmental compliance portion and the Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Report of the End of Spray report, including a description of the important points noted throughout the campaign, and a consolidation of the information gathered from supervisory inspections.
- Identifying needs for next year’s spray campaign.
- Using data from the smartphone data collection system to optimize operations site selection and optimization.
- Developing a database or system of spreadsheets to consolidate all necessary and useful information pertaining to environmental compliance in the ECO’s country, and US requirements under US 22 CFR 216.
- Lead and coordinate environmental compliance efforts for all program spray activities, inlcuding the implementation and oversight of procedures for:
- Quality and safety of insecticide procurements;
- Procedures for distribution, storage, and handling of insecticides; and
- Procedures for disposal of insecticide, waste products, and package material in accordance with national and international standards.
- Training and technical assistance to IRS implementation teams and counterparts.
- Liaison with project counterparts from the Ministry of Health, and other regulatory and governmental authorities.
- Frequent travel to field sites to monitor IRS operations and implementation.
Qualification requirements include the following:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Environmental Health, Environmental Sciences or other relevant field. Master’s degree preferred.
- At least 10-12 years of relevant professional work experience, including significant experience in environmental health and inseciticide use and management.
- Demonstrated ability to work with a minimum of direction and supervision.
- Demonstrated ability to work both as a member of a team and as a team leader, with the ability to accept the inputs of other team members.
- Strong management and planning skills of project tasks and budgets.
- Demonstrates leadership and team work and produces high quality work in a timely, cost effective manner and has excellent writing skills.
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal communication and computer skills.
- Experience with USAID and donor projects is highly desirable.
- English language proficiency.
- Bachelor’s Degree + Nine years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Seven years of relevant experience, or PhD + Four years of relevant experience