Consultant, Operations Research, Malaria Project at Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH)

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 candidates for the position below:Consultant, Operations Research, Malaria ProjectJob TypeFull Time  QualificationBA/BSc/HND  Location Kebbi, OsunJob FieldConsultancy   NGO/Non-Profit   Contract Type: Short-term consultancy for the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) - Global Fund Malaria ProjectDetailed Consultancy days: a maximum of 24 days inclusive of report writing days.BackgroundAs part of its efforts to promote and advance knowledge in health care delivery and health/community systems strengthening, ARFH shall provide technical and funding support to two (2) of its supported states - Kebbi and Osun - to carry out an operations research in line with the national malaria research priorities.While both studies would be Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) studies on prevention of malaria, which in Kebbi State is solely based on KAP in the community with that in Osun State being in both the communities as well as in public Health Facilities offering Ante-Natal Care services (Malaria in Pregnancy).General ObjectiveTo strengthen operation research guidelines in malaria prevention with an improvement of links to the state-malaria elimination programme in Kebbi and Osun states.Suggested MethodologyThe OR will be executed in both the public health facilities as well as in the communities. The protocol on the OR to be conducted will be finalized with eligible consultant. In both states, this OR process will occur in the following phases:Before the field work where meetings will be held as the steering committee meets, stakeholders meet, survey tools are piloted and fine-tuned and training of the field data collectors (research assistants) conducted.The field work proper.After the field work, where data collation, entry and analysis will be undertaken, as well as the report writing and dissemination of results.This assignment will be undertaken by one (1) external consultant in each state supported by the ARFH Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (SMEO) and the ARFH field officers - and coordinated by the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator and Program Manager.The external consultants will be primarily responsible for the technical reports.Tasks for the ConsultantsPreparation and facilitation of all the meetings of the steering committee where the survey tools are developed and protocol finalized; the stakeholders’ meetings where the stakeholders will be informed of the survey; and the dissemination meetings where survey results and key recommendations will be shared with stakeholders.Oversight of the pilot study to test the survey tools.Oversight of the data collection in the field work; the data collation, data entry and data cleaning after the field work and the data analysis done by the biostatistician.Report writing.Experts Profile

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