SMC End of Round Lead Consultant
Management Sciences for Health MSH Jobs Recruitment [1 new position]
1d ago
source : NGRJobs


  • The Consultant will be the lead research personnel that will steer the entire 2021 SMC End of Round Programmatic Assessment.
  • H / She oversee the entire research team from engagement with the state, training of data collectors, data collection, analysis and interpretation for the End of Round (EoR) programmatic assessment.

  • H / She will train data collectors and oversee data collection process while other personnel will carry out the actual data collection using an electronic platform.
  • The EoR evaluation will be conducted in Katsina state where SMC is being implemented in 4 cycles. The process will involve identification, selection and training of supervisors at a ToT and subsequently, data collectors in the states.
  • The aim of the EoR evaluation is to assess SMC coverage and adherence of CDDs to treatment protocol immediately at end of each cycle’s treatment.
  • The findings will be analyzed and any ward scoring less than 80% will be targeted for corrective measures in their area of poor performance for improvement in the subsequent round.
  • Specific Responsibilities

  • S / He shall support sample size identification according to the protocol which will cover LGAs, wards and households to be included in the evaluation.
  • S / He will participate in state level entry and planning meetings where necessary.
  • S / He will participate in a 2-day training on SMC, EoR data collection, protocol / methodology, data collection instrument, and art of data collection, interpersonal communication and the use of the electronic platform.
  • The training will be facilitated by the team of trained supervisors.

  • The Consultant will be responsible for coordinating the data collectors during the administration of the questionnaires at household level according to the data collection protocol to ensure that generated data meet minimum required standards and that they are captured in appropriate databases.
  • S / He will participate in field work where necessary
  • S / He will prepare a detailed analysis of data collected and present it using tables, graphs and charts and prepare a detailed EoR technical report for the operational process, as well as the findings following data analysis
  • Prepare an activity report for the entire EoR activity
  • Carry out other duties assigned by Senior Technical Manager
  • Qualifications

  • M.B.B.S, BSc. or HND in Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics or Economics or related analytical courses is required.
  • A master degree in a relevant field such as Community Medicine, Public Health, Health Economics or Biostatistics is an added advantage

  • At least 10 years experience in conducting public health research, particularly data analysis and preparation of abstracts and proposals
  • High analytical and decision making skills is desirable.
  • Previous experience designing MIS for a health facility or community-based intervention is desirable
  • Experience with the use of Kobo collect / Survey CTO, Tableau / Power BI, SPSS / STATA and programmable software like MySQL is a required
  • Experience with GIS Mapping
  • Excellent report writing, facilitation and communication skills
  • Experience in the use of modern technology in research use of phone for data collection
  • Experience with implementation of SMC is an added advantage
  • Ability to speak local language (Hausa etc) is an added advantage
  • Familiarity with and respect for the tradition and culture of the locality
  • Ability to give attention to details
  • Must NOT be currently engaged as an SMC personnel in whatever capacity (National, State, LGA, HFW, CHW, TA or LM)
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