Antenatal/Postnatal Care Research Collective (ARC) project is conducting a study to explore the effect of Group Antenatal Care on Womenâs Place of Childbirth in Nasarawa State, Nigeria. The study is funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The primary objective of the study is to determine where G-ANC participants (i.e., women who attended at least one meeting) gave birth, disaggregated by place of childbirth (e.g.,the same health facility where they attended G-ANC, another facility, home) and survey method (e.g., phone, in-person). Explorative objectives include;To identify factors associated with each place of childbirth (e.g., the same health facility where they attended G-ANC, another facility, home), stratified by survey method (e.g., phone, in-person) To explore potential associations between greater intervention exposure (i.e., number of attended sessions) and childbirth in the same G-ANC facility, stratified by survey method (e.g., phone, in-person)
ARC009 study will engage 3 research coordinators to supervise 28 research assistants conducting phone and in person surveys among G-ANC participants who can be reached by phone to find out where they gave birth and the reasons they chose that place. In addition, in-person surveys will be conducted among eligible G-ANC participants who were not reached by phone and who can be traced at home.
Based on the scope of the task, the research coordinators will be assigned to supervise research assistants in the three senatorial zones.
The overall purpose of this activity is to conduct phone survey, in-person surveys and indepth interview to eligible G-ANC clients as needed for the ARC 009 study.
The research coordinator will oversee a team of research assistants conducting surveys with respondents in person. The Research Coordinators will ensure that the Research Assistants adhere to the study protocol, and SOPs, conduct interviews in a professional and ethical manner, and meet project deadlines. The Research Coordinators will also be responsible for monitoring data quality, resolving issues that arise during data collection, and maintaining accurate records.
Each research coordinator will be assigned one of the three senatorial zones in Nasarawa state
Amount Payable Per Day: N50,000
ResponsibilitiesSupport training and supervise a team of in-person survey Research Assistants Ensure that Research Assistants are following the study SOPs and conducting interviews in a professional and ethical manner Monitor data quality and ensure that data collection procedures are being followed accurately Resolve any issues that arise during data collection and escalate them to the project M&E lead if necessary Ensure that the study is on schedule and within budget Maintain accurate records of data collection activities and provide regular updates to the project M&E lead Conduct spot-checks and quality control measures to ensure that data is being collected accurately and consistently Generate data from the backend and validate submitted data Conduct daily feedback meetings with supervisees Update project M&E lead on teamâs progress Work collaboratively with other members of the research team to ensure the success of the Study
Required QualificationsFive Years post NYSC Master's degree in a relevant field (e.g., sociology, psychology, public health) Prior experience managing or supervising teams Strong knowledge of research methods and procedures Ability to work independently and as part of a team Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and database software Experience in managing and supervising research or survey projects, preferably in an in-person interviewing setting Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate and train a team Strong organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to multitask and prioritize competing demands Attention to detail and ability to maintain accurate records Familiarity with computer software and technology commonly used in survey research (e.g. REDCap) Knowledge of research ethics and regulations, and experience working with human subjects Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with a commitment to high quality work and meeting deadlines Comfortable working in a variety of settings, including outdoors and in people's homes or workplaces Write report of activity Ability to speak English and Hausa
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