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  • Posted on: 22 February, 2015 Deadline: 9 March, 2015
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    INTERVIEWER

     

    Location: Abuja, Nigeria
    Employer: Gede Foundation/Institute of Human Virology Nigeria Work
    SCHEDULED WORK TIMES: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (with 1 hour lunch break)
    Immediate Supervisor/Reports To: Dr. Cynthia Ticao Type of Appointment: Temporary (less than one year)

    Summary: Gede Foundation (The Foundation) is engaged in partnership with the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) from November 2014 to December 2015 to conduct a prevalence study of common mental disorders (CMDs) in a sample of 1,200 people living with HIV/AIDS in the FCT.
    The Interviewer will be trained on the use of WHO's Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI) tool and will be part of the research team to collect data on depression, alcohol abuse disorder abuse, and suicidality.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    1. Education/Experience
      • BS degree in any health related field/discipline or psychology is preferable
      • At least one year work experience with a recognized research institution/project
      • Familiarity with prevalence study research tools on HIV/AIDS, mental health, or related topics 2) Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
      • Excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills in English
      • Additional communication skills in any Nigerian language
      • Ability to maintain confidentiality and assist with situations that may require discretion
      • Demonstrate understanding of the complexity of issues related to HIV/AIDS and mental health
      • Excellent time management skills
      • Ability to carry out complex assignments under challenging field conditions
    2. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
      • Excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills in English
      • Additional communication skills in any Nigerian language
      • Ability to maintain confidentiality and assist with situations that may require discretion
      • Demonstrate understanding of the complexity of issues related to HIV/AIDS and mental health
      • Excellent time management skills
      • Ability to carry out complex assignments under challenging field conditions
    3. Essential Functions
      • The Interviewer will be responsible for:
      1. Explaining the purpose and nature of the study to respondents joining the study
      2. Ensuring that respondents stay motivated throughout the interview
      3. Answering respondents' questions and concerns
      4. Obtaining informed consent for participation in the study

    Method of Application

    1. Applicants should submit (using Microsoft Word format), (i) their detailed cv, and, (ii) a one page cover letter which answers the following – What are the most common problems faced by Interviewers when administering a lengthy (40 minutes or more) questionnaire to respondents in either rural and/or urban setting? From your own experience, how can these problems be overcome?
    2. Submit application letter and curriculum vitae to: careers@ihvnigeria.org
    3. Closing date for applications: March 9, 2015 
    4. Interview period for short listed applicants: March 18-20, 2015 .

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