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
We seek applications from qualified persons for the position below in
the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer Control Programme
Job Title: Field Data Collector/Interviewer
Duration of assignment: Twenty-five days.
- 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.
The specific tasks of the interviewers are:
- Must be located within the selected study state
- Attend the orientation workshop/training for the survey exercise.
- 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
- 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
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a Social Science, Arts, or Science discipline.
- 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.
- 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.
How to Apply
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,
Adjacent NNPC Towers,
- 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
- 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
- E-mails submissions will not considered and will be rejected.