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  • Posted: Nov 18, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 21, 2021
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  • Malaria Consortium Nigeria is committed to tackling the large number of malaria cases and deaths in the country. Working in partnership with the Ministry of Health and other partners, we lead and support three major malaria control initiatives in the country: Support to the National Malaria Control Programme (SuNMaP); NetWorks and MAPS. Our areas of focus in...
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    Baseline Survey Consultants

    VACANCY: Research Consultants

     BASELINE HOUSEHOLD SURVEY

    ONDO NET CAMPAIGN M&E, NIGERIA

    Position A: Coordinator (Supervisors) (4)

    Position B: Team Leader (8)

    Position C: Field data collector (32)

    Experience: 2-5 years’ experience

    Location: Ondo state

    Duration: November- December-2021

    Malaria Consortium requires qualified research personnel that will carry out a baseline household survey across Ondo State before the ITN distribution campaign.

    Purpose/Scope of Assignment

    Malaria Consortium in collaboration with the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) is planning to implement a campaign to distribute insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) in Ondo State in December 2021. Malaria Consortium will also implement a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) research in relation to the campaign. The Ondo Net Campaign M&E Project will gather comprehensive data to assess the outcomes of the campaign in terms of ITN coverage, cost, use rates and net durability, as well as to monitor relevant epidemiological and entomological indicators such as impact on malaria incidence rates reported from a sample of health facilities across the state, vector biting habits and insecticide resistance.

    The survey will be used to gather baseline data on ITN ownership and use rates and associated factors, physical conditions of existing ITNs, malaria prevention in pregnancy, treatment seeking behaviour, and other relevant variables, before implementation of the net distribution campaign.

     Personnel required

    Eight teams of four interviewers and a team leader each, and four supervisors (coordinators) will be required:

    Coordinators (supervisors): 4

    Team leaders: 8

    Field data collectors: 32

    There will be one household mobiliser selected from each ward to assist the survey team (=52 household mobilisers).

    Specific tasks

    Coordinator

    • Will be in charge of two household interview teams.
    • Will be required to attend training prior to survey.
    • Visits assigned wards one day before the interviews according to the schedule to sensitise community leaders and select household mobilisers.
    • Selects an appropriate settlement in each ward according to relevant standard operating procedures (SOPs).
    • Coordinates household enumeration in each ward and submits a list of households for sampling to be carried out remotely by assigned study investigators.
    • Resolves any issues reported by team leaders.
    • Reports to the M&E Manager who will be the overall survey coordinator.
    • Ensures that household mobilisers are paid.
    • Ensures that all data are accurately collected and uploaded according to guidelines or SOPs.
    • Writes reports related to activities of the teams, including achievements, challenges and recommendations.

    Team leader

    • Will be responsible for a team of four data collectors (or interviewers).
    • Will be required to attend training prior to survey.
    • Leads the team to enumerate all households in a selected settlement in each of the sampled wards assigned to the team.
    • Submits the list to the coordinator for sampling of 16 households.
    • Assigns each interviewer to administer interviews in four households per day.
    • Makes sure that data collection in 16 households (or one ward) is completed every day and the team completes the work in a total of 6 ½ wards in seven days (=104 sampled households).
    • Supervises the interview process and resolves any issues, working with the household mobiliser.
    • Ensures that the data is collected accurately and uploaded according to the relevant SOPs or guidelines.
    • Ensures accurate review, validation and submission of electronic data.
    • Supports team members to charge mobile phones using a power bank (each team leader will keep a power bank, which should be kept charged daily and as necessary).
    • Collects mobile devices from data collectors at the end of each day for charging and safe keeping.
    • Responsible for ensuring that activities of data collectors are carried out while observing COVID-19 prevention measures and keeping respondents’ data confidential.
    • Writes a short report on the team’s achievements, encountered challenges and recommendations.

    Field data collector

    • Will be required to attend training prior to survey.
    • Enumerates households in each selected settlement in each ward.
    • Carries out data collection in sampled households, including obtaining written consents, administering interviews with heads of households and women 15–49 years old, collecting ITN physical integrity data by collecting data on each net owned by the household.
    • Takes good care of the mobile device issued for data collection, and ensures the device’s battery is kept charged.
    • Uploads the data to the server at the required frequency according relevant guidelines.
    • Ensures confidentiality of respondents’ personal data during and after interviews.
    • Reports to the team leader any issues and helps to solve problems.

     Deliverables

    Complete data from 832 households in 52 wards collected and uploaded.

    Process reports submitted by each team leader and coordinator.

    Qualifications and experience

    Coordinator

    • A post-graduate degree in health sciences.
    • At least 5 years’ experience in coordinating household surveys.
    • Demonstrated report writing skills for quantitative studies or surveys.
    • Good knowledge of the Yoruba and/or Ijaw language.

    Team leader

    • A minimum of BSc degree in health-related discipline and social sciences.
    • At least 2 years’ experience in coordinating or conducting household surveys.
    • Experience in electronic data collection tools such as SurveyCTO or ODK.
    • Demonstrated report writing skills in English.
    • Excellent knowledge of the Yoruba and/or Ijaw language.
    • Field data collectors
    • Experience in conducting household surveys.
    • Experience in electronic data collection systems such as SurveyCTO or ODK.
    • Good knowledge of the English language.
    • Ability to give attention to detail.
    • Excellent proficiency in both the Yoruba and Ijaw languages.
    • Activity timelines (November – December 2021)

    Total TA days-

    • Coordinator (Supervisors) – 13days
    • Team Leader -13days
    • Field data collector -12days

    Method of Application

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    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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