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Job Title : Women In Vector Control - WIVC Coordinator

Leading and coordinating the implementation of PAMCA’s Women in Vector control initiative (WIVC). The post holder will support programme activities and oversee the establishment of WIVC in the chapters in the region, grow the initiative through targeted engagement activities, build strategic partnerships with a variety of stakeholders, coordinate the WIVC programme support to members, including the implementation of training/development opportunities, manage administrative systems of the programme and contribute to internal and external communications of the programme.


Can be based in any African country. This role requires occasional travel to field and partner offices in Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Tanzania.


Providing scientific administration support. 


Will be based in Kenya. This role requires occasional travel to field to oversee data collection in Western Kenya.


  1. To advance women’s role in VBD leadership through structured mentorship;
  2.  To promote gender equality in women in the field of VBD control; to support the building of women’s capacity through targeted training programs, effective science communication, and confidence building initiatives
  3. To strengthen the role of women in VBD control through policy and advocacy
  4. To promote the active engagement of non-professional women within grassroot communities in VBD control and elimination efforts.


The programme is only available to Women in Vector Control whose country of residence and citizenship is in Africa.

Job Title : La Coordinatrice du Programme Femmes dans la lutte Antivectorielle (WIVC)

Diriger et coordonner la mise en œuvre de l’initiative Women in Vector control (WIVC) de PAMCA. Le titulaire du poste soutiendra les activités du programme et supervisera la mise en place de WIVC dans les chapitres régionaux, développer l’initiative grâce à des activités d’engagement ciblées, établir des partenariats stratégiques avec une variété des parties prenantes, coordonner le soutien du programme WIVC aux membres, y compris la mise en œuvre d’opportunités de formation / développement, gérer les systèmes administratifs du programme et contribuer à la communication interne et externe du programme.


Peut être basé dans n’importe quel pays africain. Ce rôle nécessite des déplacements occasionnels sur le terrain et dans les bureaux partenaires Burkina Faso, Cameroun et Tanzanie.

Job Title : PhD Scholarships for Study in Spatial Genomics and Modelling Dormant Vector Species of Malaria

Project description

Mosquito vector data are collected in a myriad of different ways by multiple data collectors for a wide variety of purposes. They are distributed in literature, among individual scientists, organisations and countries that are not always well connected. In isolation, these mosquito vector data are useful in answering the research questions that they were initially collected for, but when combined, their value multiplies. The Vector Atlas project aims to update and create malaria vector species maps and spatial products that improve the disease prediction, mitigation and preparedness. We propose to build a Vector Atlas data-hub that links ‘core’ (e.g., existing vector occurrence, bionomics and insecticide resistance data, Malaria Atlas Project - MAP covariates) and ‘complimentary’ (e.g., GBIF, MalariaGEN, VectorBase, Amplicon Panel project) data resources to provide a ‘one stop shop’ of relatable and cross referenced data access. These data will underpin a suite of intuitive and informative maps generated using cuttingedge modelling techniques tailored to inform the control of mosquito vector diseases. 


The three PhD positions are based at the Data Management, Modelling and Geo-Information (DMMG) unit at icipe’s Duduville campus, Nairobi, Kenya, with occasional travels to international partners at the University of Oxford UK (Department of Zoology), and CapGemini, Oxfordshire, UK.


·    Complete all required course modules in the vector genomics data analysis training program

·   Complete data carpentry instructor training or equivalent qualification to progress towards certification as a bioinformatics trainer.

·    Develop requisite competency in handling large NGS datasets

·    Master advanced computational analysis skills in the relevant technology pipelines to support with generation and analysis of large genomic datasets

·    Extensive knowledge and understanding of mosquito biology and ecology, and epidemiology, as well as population genetics, and common methodologies for analysis of genomic datasets

·    Active participation in virtual classroom discussions; small group discussions; data carpentry workshops, personalized virtual office hours with trainees on the analyses of genomic data

·     Participation in designing, review and update of the vector genomics and bioinformatics training curriculum

·     Demonstrated level of competence in conceptualizing and innovating and developing new bioinformatic pipelines for analysis of genomic data


Can be based in any country in Africa.

KEMRI Headquarters, Mbagathi Road
P.O. Box 44455-00100 Nairobi, Kenya.

+254 757 355 491

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