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Table 2 Staff structure of model LSM program for 15 city wards of Dar es Salaam

From: Large-scale use of mosquito larval source management for malaria control in Africa: a cost analysis

Administrative level Staff Time or number of staff required Role & responsibility
International LSM expert 3 months/year Advice on technical and programme management. Capacity building, support and trouble shooting.
National Director of NMCP 1 hour/week Approval of programme, reading progress reports, site visits.
  Procurement Officer 1 week/year Central procurement of larvicide and equipment
Regional City Medical Officer 1 week/year Approval of programme, reading progress reports, signing documents, site visits.
Regional City Program Manager 1 Day to day programme management, financial management. Recruiting and training Divisional Heads
  City Surveillance Officer 2 Assisting programme manager in field supervision of activities, training, community sensitization, supervision of adult vector monitoring, reports.
  Adult mosquito surveillance officer 1 Laboratory identification of adult mosquitoes
  City Mapping Officer 1* Mapping of target area
  Mapping Technician 1* Mapping of target area
  Driver 3 Transporting staff and equipment
  Administrator 1 Support to programme management and finance
  General hand 1 Support to office staff
Municipal Coordinator 3 Program oversight at municipal level, review of data sheets, report writing
  Municipal Inspectors 6 Supervision and training of field staff, weekly reports.
Ward Ward Supervisor 15 Supervision of larval survey CORPs and LCPs, distribution of larvicides, collation of field data, weekly reports
TCU Larval Surveillance 30 Larval Habitat Spot Checks, reporting to supervisor.
  Larval Control 89 Treating breeding sites with larvicide, reporting to supervisor, collecting larvicide from store
  1. * These salaries are treated as a capital cost because the detailed mapping is only required once.