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Graduate Field Data Collector/Interviewer at the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) – Taraba

Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) is one of the leading Nigerian Non-Governmental Organizations implementing programs for improving Reproductive Health and Family planning (RH/FP), Care and Treatment of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria etc. We offer professional opportunities for career advancement, good working environment and competitive remuneration.

We seek applications from qualified persons for the position below in the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer Control Programme (NTBLCP):

Job Title: Field Data Collector/Interviewer

Location: Taraba, Nigeria.
Duration of assignment: Twenty-five days.

Job Description

  • National TB Research: Determination of proportion of Tuberculosis patients experiencing catastrophic costs due to TB treatment.
  • The National Tuberculosis and Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer Control Programme (NTBLCP) under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) in collaboration with the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) and World Health Organization is seeking for eligible candidates to fill the under listed position. With funding support from the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) and USAID/Challenge TB project, the organization is embarking on a nation-wide survey to determine the proportion of Tuberculosis patients who are experiencing catastrophic costs during TB management in Nigeria.
  • Tuberculosis has long been associated with health inequality and most especially affecting disproportionately the lower socio-economic class. However, with the increasing cost of health care and economic recession, it is not clear how much households spend and to what extent the financial burden affect the health seeking behavior, and outcome of care regarding TB disease burden. To this end, the NTBLCP is set to embark on a national survey to determine the proportion of TB patients and their households who experience catastrophic cost due to Tuberculosis. This catastrophic cost refers to total costs (indirect and direct combined) exceeding a given threshold (e.g. 20%) of the household’s annual income, and also as ‘dissaving’ (such as loans taken, property or livestock sale) incurred by patients to face health costs associated with the TB disease.
  • The objectives of the survey are (i) to document the magnitude and main drivers of patient costs in order to guide policies on cost mitigation for the purpose of reducing financial barriers to access and adherence, (ii) to determine the baseline percentage of diagnosed TB patients treated in the network of facilities under the NTBLCP and their households, who incur direct and indirect costs beyond a defined threshold of their annual income, and (iii) to assess cost effectiveness of Tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment in public and private facilities in Nigeria.
  • The coverage of the study was designed to be nationally representative and it is anticipated that the outcome of this study will be useful for policy decision and programme intervention.

Responsibilities
The specific tasks of the interviewers are:

  • Must be located within the selected study state
  • Attend the orientation workshop/training for the survey exercise.
  • Collect and collate primary and secondary data from households and health facilities respectively using the electronic data extraction tool designed for the survey.
  • Record data legibly on the data extraction tool
  • Recognize data quality issues and avoid reporting unreliable data
  • Conduct interviews through the use of the survey instrument.
  • Work closely and harmoniously with the survey team members

Qualifications Required

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a Social Science, Arts, or Science discipline.
  • At least 1 year experience working in conducting Public Health Research will be an advantage
  • Knowledge in the use of Microsoft office package including MS Word and Excel is essential. Knowledge of data analysis using appropriate software packages will be an added advantage.
  • Familiarity with use of ODK and other online survey data collection tools
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and local language.
  • Must possess excellent inter-personal relations skills, with appropriate documentation, data analysis and report writing skills.

Application Closing Date
19th June, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their detailed Curriculum Vitae and application letters to:
Head, Monitoring & Evaluation,
Association for Reproductive and Family Health,
Floor 1, Block C, Millennium Builder’s Plaza,
Plot 251, Herbert Macaulay Way, 

Central Business District,
Adjacent NNPC Towers,
Abuja, FCT,
Nigeria.

Note:

  • All candidates must have good understanding of the country context and demonstrate familiarity with the Global Fund supported Tuberculosis grant in Nigeria. Candidates must demonstrate competency in supporting country’s research capacity and/or data use.
  • Applicants for this position must include evidence of previous consultancies and honorarium rates in their submission.
  • Applications received after this date will not be accepted. All successful candidates will be notified of the outcome by June 26th, 2017. Selected candidates will be required to submit proof of institutional or country ethics review and approval or exemption.
  • Please reference the job title and reference code on the covering/application letter.
  • The reference code for each application must be boldly written on the envelope properly sealed and clearly marked on the top right hand corner.
  • Three copies of application documents in a single sealed envelope should be sent.
  • Submission must be delivered to the above address not later than the closing date. No submission will be accepted after the closing date.
  • E-mails submissions will not considered and will be rejected.
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