is seeking qualified applicants for a consultancy position with the
“Strengthening the Midwife Service Scheme with Community Focused
Interventions: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Field Trial in
This project is a randomized controlled trial
evaluating several community-based interventions designed to decrease
maternal mortality in rural communities in Jigawa State in northern
Nigeria. The study is being implemented in 96 communities across the
state and involves substantial data collection including household
surveys and qualitative data collection. As part of the study, an
SMS-based surveillance system has been set up to track births and
neonatal and maternal deaths across study communities in real time.
project is seeking a consultant to join our team for a period to be
negotiated, starting as soon as possible. The position will be based in
Nigeria and will travel to study sites in Jigawa state. The consultant
will oversee the implementation of data collection related to an audit
of the SMS based surveillance system. Tasks include training
enumerators, developing a feasible work-plan, managing the fieldwork and
ensuring deadlines are met, and monitoring and improving data quality.
The consultant may also work on other tasks related to the study
including overseeing qualitative data collection and verbal autopsies in
households that have experienced a death of a woman of reproductive
Position: Consultant: Nigeria Maternal Mortality Research Study
Desired Qualifications and Experience
A Bachelor’s or master’s (master’s preferred) degree in economics,
social sciences, public policy, public health, or related fields.
Experience managing field research in health or development economics in a developing country for at least a year.
Excellent management and organizational skills along with strong quantitative skills.
Fluency and excellent communication skills in English.
Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and team player
Demonstrated ability to manage high-level relationships with partner organizations
Knowledge of Stata (strongly preferred) or other data analysis software is preferred.
Familiarity with randomized controlled trials preferred.
Prior experience in Nigeria or West Africa preferred.
How to Apply
To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter and a CV to Dr. Vandana Sharma (email@example.com)