The county coordinator will identify and assign an officer to be in-charge of locust operations at ward/community level (Operations officer), and allocate appropriate office and storage space. The officer will be one who is trained in crop protection and will be trained on desert locust management. The main duties of the operations officer will be to carry out surveillance and control activities and to report to the county coordinator. The operations officer will also be responsible for stock management of pesticides and equipment at the Ward level. To effectively undertake these tasks, the operations officer will be equipped with motorbike, fuel and lubricants, smart phone, elocust3g, GPS, tape measures, calculators, note books and airtime.