Behavioral Scientist
African Field Epidemiology Network
Abuja, NG
13h ago
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African Field Epidemiology Network's job vacancy, Career and Recruitment

Job title : Behavioral Scientist jobs in Abuja Job Location : Abuja Deadline : August 08, 2022

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  • Duration of Contract : Nine (9) Months

    Scope of work

  • This is a full-time position to be stationed at the national office in Abuja with travel to implementing states.
  • A Behavioral Scientist will coordinate activities in three (3) states.
  • They will work closely with the Team Lead and project managers to achieve project objectives and follow up with their respective states to achieve project deliverables.
  • S / he should have optimal knowledge of PHC operations in Nigeria, analytical skills, and knowledge of behavioral science approaches to health interventions.
  • In addition, S / he should have the ability to facilitate training and work in diverse settings.
  • Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the design and the implementation of the behavioral component of a multifaceted formative study aimed at exploring in-depth, root causes, enablers, and opportunities in data quality in PHC in Nigeria
  • Develop a robust learning agenda around various interventions aimed at changing the behaviour of front-line health workers in order to improve PHC data quality and use
  • Based on Fogg's model, implement interventions utilizing triggers versus peer-led orientation and feedback in changing behaviours of health facility workers and LGA health teams
  • Design metrics to monitor and measure behaviour change of health care workers throughout the life of the project
  • Coordinate activities at the local government and ward. Interface with all level actors to ascertain the status of activities with respect to the chronogram and timelines.
  • Support the development of behaviour change training modules addressing accurate reporting, review, and data use. Review training materials and support training at state and lower levels.
  • Develop training modules and materials for the training of all categories of personnel involved in this project
  • Provide oversight and supervision for a behavioral component of project implementation in 3 states
  • Work with the project managers, monitoring, evaluation, and learning officer to ensure tracking of all project indicators and timely reporting of project activities
  • Prepare reports / presentations to be shared with stakeholders, and professional groups and for publication in professional journals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the project lead.
  • Required Qualifications / Experience

  • A Degree in Behavioral / Social Science or related disciplines appropriate to the position
  • Or a combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field
  • Or four (4) years of appropriate experience in behavioral or social sciences field that demonstrates that the applicant has acquired requisite
  • A postgraduate degree in behavioral or social science or public health
  • Experience in developing and training in behavior change projects will be an advantage
  • Two (2) years of specialized experience in implementing behavioral change projects with evidence of practical experience
  • Two (2) years of experience in the conduct and analysis of research on the various aspects of behavioral, social, and cultural influences on public health
  • Two years' experience working with Primary Health Care bodies / Systems
  • Two years of working experience with frontline healthcare workers and health systems at all levels-community, health facility, LGA, state and national
  • Experience in developing and implementing a learning agenda.
  • Knowledge Requirements / Skills :

  • Language proficiency in English
  • A good understanding the primary health care is a requirement
  • Strong knowledge in the conduct of qualitative study including qualitative data analysis
  • Skills in Microsoft Office, and qualitative data analysis software
  • Ability to communicate clearly in the English language orally and in writing
  • Ability to engage in successful interaction, and extensive contact with members of government agencies and partners at national, state, and local government levels.
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