Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families. In collaboration with some its partners: Jhpiego, mDoc and the Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation (HSDF), will be implementing a MSD for Mothers funded cooperative agreement called MSD for Mothers (MFM) Quality of Care (QoC) Project. This project offer a unique and synergistic approach to co-design and implement an innovative QoC model to achieve the projects expected outputs, focusing on indirect causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. The project will be implemented in 2 states - Abuja and Lagos for a minimum period of 15 months
We are currently recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Data Collector
Locations: FCT and Lagos
Slots: 6 Per states
The Primary Aim of Phase One of the Project
- To assess the prevalence of indirect causes associated with pre-eclampsia/eclampsia (PE/E) ((Hypertension, Diabetes, Anemia, Obesity) that contribute to maternal mortality
- To assess quality of care for prevention and management of PE/E risk factors in reproductive, maternal and non-communicable disease (NCD) services in four LGAs in Lagos State and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Scope of Work and Responsibilities
- The activity will require Twelve (12) Data collectors: (6 in FCT) and (6 in Lagos) working for 10 days in both locations. The project plans to conduct three (3) days of training for the data collectors.
- The Six (6) data collectors per state will be stationed at selected health facilities/catchment communities in each LGA and will target eligible participants within the four (4) LGAs and health facilities for a period of 10 days (Between March and April 2019) in the two States.
The Data collectors will be responsible for completing the following tasks under the guidance and supervision of MSD for Mothers staff in Nigeria:
- Participate in Training and debrief meetings.
- Provide updates to MSD for Mothers study team throughout the period of performance through an online platform.
Data Collection Preparation:
- Ensure required tools, consent forms are complete
- Identify the catchment communities of each of the health facilities.
- Tablets/Mobile phones/audio recorders will be utilize to record key informant interview responses.
- Schedule meetings with key state/national level informants(interviewees)
- Travel to facility/interview sites.
- Conduct health facility inventory/mapping to obtain information on available maternal health (MH), Family Planning and NCD/primary health services from the selected health facility as requested by MSD for Mothers Quality of Care (QoC) Project Team
- Administer the survey questionnaire tool to health care workers in designated units of the selected facilities in the two states.
- Carry out Focus Group Discussions with women of reproductive age in selected LGAs
- Conduct in depth interviews with women of reproductive age and other expert stakeholders.
- Upload all responses from survey tools to the Jhpiego server as appropriate.
- Store all audio recordings securely on an external hard drive
- Deliver audio recordings to MSD for Mothers QoC Project Team in a secure manner
Quality Assurance of Data Cleaning:
- Coordinate with data analyst and transcribers to ensure consistency and quality of interview transcripts in English.
- Respond to any follow-up requests from MSD for Mothers QoC Project Team related to data collection or data cleaning.
- Completed Qualitative interviews (IDIs) and documented FGDs with women of reproductive age.
- Completed survey of health care workers.
- Completed Qualitative interviews of stakeholders/international partners.
- Completed interviews for Professional Associations stakeholders.
- Completed documented mapping of services provided by selected health facilities
- Minimum of B.Sc in Social Sciences or its equivalent.
- Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in qualitative/quantitative data collection, specifically conducting in-depth interviews and experience in probing for clearer answers.
- Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, initiative, patience and problem-solving abilities, diplomacy and good judgment.
- Good time management skills and ability to work under pressure with little or no supervision.
- Excellent report writing skills in English.
- Familiarity with the health care sector and maternal health, non-communicable disease programming is desirable.
- Must be resident and have good working knowledge of the Area councils/LGAs in FCT/Lagos state
Application Closing Date
Thursday, 14th March, 2019.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit an Application Letter and a CV as one single MS Word document to: email@example.com The title/subject of your email and application should be the position you are applying for.
- Candidates that do not comply with the application instruction will be disqualified.
- Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview.
- Please note that any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation
Sorry the application deadline for this job has elapsed