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Table 4 Staff structure of model LSM program for Vihiga District, Kenya

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

Administrative level Number of staff Time contributed/
period employed per year
Role & responsibility
Part time staff contribution to program
International LSM expert 1 5 months Advice on technical and programme management. Capacity building, support and trouble shooting.
National Director NMCP 1 1 week Approval of programme, reading progress reports, signing documents, site visits.
  Entomologist 1 1 week Reading progress reports, technical advice, site visits.
  Procurement Officer 1 1 week Central procurement of larvicide and equipment
Provincial Malaria Control Officer 1 1 week Engagement in stakeholder meetings. Site visits with NMCP staff.
District Public Health Officer 1 1 hour/week Involvement in weekly management meetings.
  Medical Officer 1 2.5 weeks Involvement in weekly management meetings, sensitization of District health staff.
Full time program staff
District Program manager 1 12 months Day to day programme management, financial management. Recruiting and training Divisional Heads.
  Driver 1 12 months Transport of programme manager, transport of equipment and supplies
  Admin. assistant 1 6 months Administrative duties during intervention and for one month during pre and post intervention phase
Division Divisional Heads 6 12 months Field work management, quality control, adult mosquito monitoring, reporting to programme manager. Evaluation and planning subsequent year's intervention. Training of Supervisors and LCP.
Location Supervisors 26 6 months Recruitment and supervision of LCP, larval habitat spot checks.
Valleys LCP 367 18 weeks Treating breeding sites with larvicide, reporting to supervisors, collecting larvicide from divisional store.