SMC State Survey Consultant at Malaria Consortium – 6 Openings

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Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations specialising in the comprehensive prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases among vulnerable and under privileged populations. We increasingly find our work on malaria can be effectively integrated with other similar public health interventions for greater impact and therefore expanded our remit to include child health and neglected tropical disease interventions.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: SMC State Survey Consultants
Locations: Bauchi, Kebbi, Kogi, Nassarawa, Platueau and Sokoto
Slots: 6 Openings (One per state)
Duration: JulySeptember, 2021.
Total TA Days: 34 Days

Purpose / Scope of Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is to engage research personnel that will carry out data collection, analysis and interpretation for EoC evaluation. Some personnel will train data collectors and oversee data collection process while other personnel will carry out the actual data collection using an electronic platform.
The EoC evaluation will be conducted in the 6 states supported by PF where SMC is being implemented. The process will involve identification, selection and training of supervisors at a ToT and subsequently, data collectors in the states. The aim of the EoC evaluation is to assess SMC coverage and adherence of community drug distributors (CDDs) to treatment protocol immediately and not more than 5 days after each cycle of treatment.
The findings will be analysed and any ward (lot) scoring less than 80% will be targeted for corrective measures in their area of poor performance for improvement in subsequent cycles.
Key Responsibilities
Survey Consultants (one per state): S/he will have overall technical coordination role and lead in planning and implementing the surveys as well as interpretation of results and report writing for the assigned State. S/he will train survey supervisors and data collectors. Prior to this, the consultants will be briefed by SMC team and given background documents to study.
Qualifications and Experience
State Survey Consultants:
Collectively develop agenda for the training of Data Collectors.
Facilitate the training of Data Collectors and Supervisors in their respective assigned States
Collectively develop supervision checklist that will guide supervisors during data collection
Develop pre and post test questions as well as qualitative performance assessment checklist to be used for final selection of data collectors
Download analyzed data from the electronic platform
Interpret the analyzed data in a simple usable form for SMC personnel
Facilitates the feedback mechanism of findings as appropriate
Overall technical oversight for implementation of the EOC protocol in assigned State
Write technical report highlighting key findings and recommendations
Deliverables:
Training agenda
Training delivery guide, stating quality parameters for the delivery
Training monitoring checklist to be used by MC Zonal Project Managers to ensure quality
Supervision checklist
Pre and post test questions
Technical report – narrative format
Technical report – Power point format
Profile Requirements of State Survey Consultants
Must be a Degree holder in Demography, Statistics, Public Health or other related disciplines with at least 8 years post-qualification experience
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in public health research methodology
Ability to demonstrate good facilitation skills
Demonstrable report writing skills
Availability for the whole of the period of the survey
Must not be a staff of Government at any level and in any Ministry

Application Closing Date
Monday, 26th July, 2021; 7:59 am.

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