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Data Collectors needed at PATH

Data Collectors needed at PATH, February 23 2022

Organization: PATH

Deadline: 03.02.2022

Location: Amara and Afar, Addis Ababa

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Job Description:

 PATH is an international organization working on global health. PATH is planning to undertake a study in Ethiopia, to estimate the ongoing costs to deliver HPV vaccines and understand the contextual factors of the delivery approach for the HPV vaccination program. PATH will lead the data collection activities in collaboration and coordination with the Federal Ministry of Health, expanded program of immunization (EPI).

Study Activities

As part of the study, data collection will be done through interviews with EPI staff working at different levels of the health system. There are two study questionnaires: one for the health facilities providing HPV vaccination services and another for the health system administrative levels. The interviews will be conducted in person through administration of a questionnaire and the responses will be recorded electronically on a tablet using ODK. The interviews will be conducted in local language using an electronic data collection tool including both English and Amharic. The data collectors will receive didactic and field-based training before conducting the study interviews. After training is completed, the data collectors will be deployed for the data collection activities. A data collection team will be comprised of two data collectors, with study supervisors provided by PATH and EPI program staff. The team will conduct data collection in an assigned region in Amhara, Addis Ababa and Afar regions. A study vehicle will be provided to each team to facilitate travel between study sites. A deployment plan will be given to each team before leaving to conduct the interviews.

PATH will cover costs of the training and provide vehicles for travel to data collection sites. Data collectors/interviewers will be provided remuneration to cover their labor time, food and lodging during data collection days including the training days. PATH will also provide data to enable internet access for the ODK. Study teams will be responsible for arranging their own accommodations during field data collection, using allowances that will be provided by PATH.

PATH will also ensure data collectors/interviewers have technical support for the use and maintenance of the tablet devices being used for data collection, including backup battery packs and IT support via mobile phone or in-person if practical. Data collectors will also be provided with data to access internet to upload and access the data on ODK. PATH and EPI will create a WhatsApp group to facilitate communication with the data collection team and the study supervisor and investigators.

Specific duties and responsibilities:

  • Attend each day of the data collector training session, including the practical training component. The training will be conducted over a 5-day period in early March 2022.
  • Before the start of data collection, familiarize yourself with the data collection tools to be used for the study and be clear about the expected data for each question and questionnaire. Seek the needed clarifications from the study supervisor and other study investigators.
  • Travel to the specified study sites in the assigned region and conduct the interviews for the study, working with another assigned data collector in accordance with the study protocol and interviewer guide.
  • Ensure proper and ethical execution of the study as per the defined methodology, including obtaining and documenting informed consent from all study participants prior to each interview.
  • Ensure  timely completion of data collection in assigned region in accordance with the interview/study schedule.
  • Follow COVID-19 precautions set forth by PATH and the Ministry of Health, at all times while conducting the interviews and while working on this study.
  • Collect high quality, complete and accurate data for the study.
  • Within a day of completing each interview, upload the completed survey in ODK after reviewing and ensuring the data are complete and correct.
  • Maintain regular contact with study supervisor and at a minimum provide updates every two day via the WhatsApp group on the status of data collection and to inform the supervisor of any problems or difficulties related to the research.
  • At the end of the data collection period, draft a report with the assigned data collector to summarize the progress and challenges and other relevant contextual factors related to the data collection activity in the assigned region.

Expected level of effort: up to 25 days depends on the assigned region.

Number: 12 for Amhara region, 4 for Addis Ababa and 4 for Afar region

Job Requirements:

 Qualification and Experience
  • Data collector must have at least first degree in health sciences
  • Direct experience on immunization program specifically HPV vaccine program
  • Hands on experience on data collection and use of electronical device like ODK
  • Able to speak local languages
  • Able to travel remote health facilities

Requirements

  • All applicants should submit their CV and cover letter with daily rate quoted in Birr for the required service.
  • Licensed applicants should be able to present renewed business license and TIN certificate.
  • If license is not submitted 30% withholding tax will be deducted from the total fee. For those with license 2% withholding tax will be deducted from the total fee.
  • Please note applicants not fulfilling the requirement will not be considered.

How To Apply:

Application deadline is on Wednesday March 2, 2022.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Qualified and interested applicants can apply through email on kwondimu@path.org or in person at PATH Ethiopia Country office located at Bole Medhanialem, MOENCO Road 50 Meter to the Right from the Main Road /Dashen Bank, MOENCO Branch, Street No 03,711, Bole Sub City Woreda 03, H No 2317 | P.O.Box 493 Code 1110 Tel. (Office) +251 115 504340/41.

 

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