Note taker for FGDs and in-depth interviews (Consultant)
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With the financial support of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Project HOPE in collaboration with Amref Health Africa and three local implementing partners, is undertaking a research project “Reaching zero-dose children in remote areas of Ethiopia”. The purpose of the project includes mapping zero-dose and under-immunized children in Ethiopia, identifying service delivery and demand-side barriers (including gender-related factors) in underserved settings, and informing the national zero-dose strategy and other relevant strategic initiatives towards reaching missed children.
Project HOPE wants to employ qualified and experienced facilitators and note takers for undertaking focus group discussions (FGDs) and in-depth interviews in underserved settings and missed communities in Ethiopia. The objective of the qualitative study is to identify the barriers and enablers for utilizing routine childhood vaccination services in selected remote and underserved settings. The study settings include hard-to-reach and conflict affected areas, urban slums, refugees, and internally displaced populations (IDPs).
POSITION TITLE: Note taker for FGDs and in-depth interviews (Consultant)
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 7 (One per region)
REPORTS TO: Field Coordinator, Reaching Zero Dose Children in Remote Areas of Ethiopia Project
DUTY STATION: Addis Ababa, Dire Dawa, Harar, Oromia, Amhara, Afar, Gambella regions
DURATION OF CONTRACT: 26-42 days depending on the region
- Assisting the facilitator while conducting 20-30 in-depth interviews (depending on the region) with key informants from the zonal health departments, woreda health offices and partner organizations, frontline health workers at selected health facilities (health posts, health centers and primary hospitals), and community level formal and informal leaders following standard procedures described in the protocol of the study.
- Assisting the facilitator while conducting 2-5 FGDs (depending on the region) with community level group discussants including local women, refugees and IDPs following standard procedures described in the protocol of the study.
- Assisting the facilitator while transcribing and translating the audio records from the local language to English
- SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Participate in a two-day training that will be organized in Addis Ababa and contribute towards finalizing the interview guides
- Assist the Facilitator in all field activities including scheduling interviews and FGDs
- Take key notes during all in-depth interviews and FGDs
- Critically observe and document relevant verbal and non-verbal responses of the interviewees and FGD discussants
- Record participants’ identifiers as required in the interview guides
- Take the responsibility of operating the recording equipment and make sure that the interviews and discussions are properly recorded
- Assist the Facilitator in identifying and reminding follow up questions during interviews and discussion
- Transcribe the audio records verbatim and translate from the local language to English the same day of the interview
- Archive data in a secured and password protected computer on daily basis
- Regularly communicate with the Facilitator and Field Program Coordinator of the Project
- Participate in daily debriefing sessions that will be organized by the Facilitator
- Participate in all field meetings organized by the research team
- Submit the translations, transcriptions, field notes and audio records on daily basis to the Facilitator
- Discharge other related duties as assigned by the Facilitator and Field Program Coordinator
- Candidates for this consultancy position should hold master’s in public health (MPH) degree with more than 2 years’ experience in qualitative data collection
- Comprehensive understanding of the existing vaccination program landscape in Ethiopia
- Willingness to travel to hard-to-reach and conflict affected areas
- Female candidates are encouraged to apply
How To Apply:
- Interested applicants can send their CV and a cover letter through ethiojobs or via FShiferie@projecthope.org on or before May 09, 2022, by 5:00 PM.
Please note that applications with unspecified positions will not be part of the screening process and will automatically be rejected.