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
Data Collector - (Nurse / Midwife)
Locations: FCT and Lagos
Slots: 4 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 Eight (8) Data Collectors: (4 in FCT) and (4 in Lagos) working for 10 days in both locations. The project plans to conduct 2-3 days of training for the data collectors.
- Four (4) Nurse/Midwife data collectors per state will be stationed at health facilities/catchment communities in each LGA and will target eligible participants within the selected health facilities for a period of 10 days (Between March and April 2019).
The Nurse/Midwife 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 will be utilized to record key informant interview responses.
- Schedule meetings with key departments in the health facilities and also Health care workers to be surveyed as appropriate.
- Travel to facility/interview sites
- Carry out assessment of quality of care for prevention, screening, diagnosis and management of risk factors for PE/E and indirect maternal morbidity (diabetes, hypertension, anemia, obesity) through direct observation of care and case note reviews in 10 health facilities in each State.
- Administer the survey questionnaire tool to health care workers in the selected health facilities as appropriate.
- Store all audio recordings securely on an external hard drive as appropriate.
- Upload all questionnaire and check list responses to Jhpiego server.
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 documented observation of care from the 10 health facilities in each State.
- Completed documented chart reviews from the 10 health facilities in each State.
- Completed surveys of health care workers from the I10 health facilities in each State.
- Completed mapping of the 10 facilities in each state where applicable
- Submission of the Field notes
- Registered Nurse/Midwife required. Advance degree in Public Health, Sociology, Health Science Research desirable
- 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
Method of Application
Applicants should submit an Application Letter and a CV as one single MS Word document to: firstname.lastname@example.org 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