Research Assistants at Jhpiego - 40 positions

 Employment Nigeria 22-Jun-2017 BAUCHI , CROSS RIVER , SOKOTO , Administrative   NGO  

Jhpiego an international non-profit humanitarian health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University.

POSITION : Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health (ASRH) Research Assistant


  • Maternal Child Survival Program (MCSP), a global USAID - funded project with the purpose of Ending Preventable Cause of Death (EPCD), will conduct an Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) study in Bauchi Nigeria.
  • This is essentially a formative research to understand the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs of adolescent mothers in the state and the gaps in the current system.
  • We will conduct a qualitative, cross - sectional, descriptive study using focus group discussions (FGDs) and in-depth interviews (lDls).
  • We are looking for highly motivated, multitasking and experienced individuals to work as Research Assistants (RAs) in Bauchi/Sokoto/Cross/OndoRiver states.


  • Conduct qualitative data collection (FGDs and lDls) to all consented study subjects at the time of consent
  • Track study subjects to participate in group discussions at appropriate times; record if subjects move out of study area and/or are lost to follow up
  • Arrange meeting time and place in consultation with health facility managers
  • Support Focused group discussion in their respective areas as requested by the research team
  • Ensure safe custody of equipment issued for the study
  • Keep accurate records of consent forms and other study related documents.
  • Advise the research team on any ethical issues that may arise during the period of engagement in the study
  • With the State ASRH Study Coordinator, set targets and work out timesheet of activities conducted.
  • Write and submit a weekly report of activities conducted to the State ASRH Study Coordinator
  • Attend 5 days training on ASRH study data collection and use of audio- recorders
  • Support the Research study team in orienting and training youth groups and other stakeholders (CHEWs or CHWs in the community on how to recruit volunteers in a non-pressuring or coercive way using the voucher system.
  • Participates in recruitment of adolescents through respondent - driven sampling and a voucher system.
  • Conduct selection and screening of recruited participants using specified selection criteria and obtaining consent from selected participants
  • Obtain and submit initial screening information from participants to the research team
  • Create consent logs and group cohort logs; share group cohort logs with providers; update State ASRH Study Coordinator weekly with enrollment numbers


  • Excellent spoken and written Hausa are desirable
  • Sensitivity to sociocultural and religious differences is expected
  • Muititask and meet deadlines at short notice
  • Report writing skills
  • Competence with data analysis software including Atlas.ti is desirable
  • Degree in Sociology, Health Sciences Research or Biostatistics, Nursing, Public Health is desirable. Master in Public Health, Biostatistics or Sociology is an added advantage
  • Experience in qualitative research methods and publication track record are desirable
  • Communication and interpersonal skills are critical
  • Spoken and written English

How To Apply
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