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Consultants: Costing Studies Ondo at Malaria Consortium


Malaria Consortium Nigeria is committed to tackling the large number of malaria cases and deaths in the country. Working in partnership with the Ministry of Health and other partners, we lead and support three major malaria control initiatives in the country: Support to the National Malaria Control Programme (SuNMaP); NetWorks and MAPS.

VACANCY: Consultants- ITN Costing Studies

ONDO NET CAMPAIGN M&E, NIGERIA

Position A: Supervisor: Ondo

Position B: Data Collector- Abuja

Position C: Data Collector- Ondo

Position D: Data Clerk- Ondo

Experience: 2-5 years’ experience

Location: Ondo state

Duration: July- 2022

Malaria Consortium requires qualified field assistants that will support the financial and economic costing of the universal coverage ITN campaign implemented in December 2021 in Ondo State.

Purpose/Scope of Assignment

Malaria Consortium in collaboration with the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) is planning to implement a campaign to distribute insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) in Ondo State in December 2021. Malaria Consortium will also implement a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) research in relation to the campaign. The Ondo Net Campaign M&E Project will gather comprehensive data to assess the outcomes of the campaign in terms of ITN coverage, cost, use rates and net durability, as well as to monitor relevant epidemiological and entomological indicators such as impact on malaria incidence rates reported from a sample of health facilities across the state, vector biting habits and insecticide resistance.

The costing study will be used to gather all financial and economic costs incurred in order to distribute ITNs in Ondo State during December 2021. Detailed data on different types of costs associated with the ITN campaign will be collected through document reviews and key informant interviews. Financial, logistics, operational and other relevant documents from all stakeholders involved in various stages of the implementation of the ITN distribution campaign will be assessed to collect various types of cost data. Key informants will be identified and interviewed at the global, national, state, local government area (LGA) and community levels to assess economic and financial costs incurred by various stakeholders. The collected data will be analysed to compute the cost per ITN delivered.

 Personnel required

The following field staff will be required:

Data collectors – Ondo

Data collectors – Abuja

Supervisors

Data entry clerks

Specific tasks

Supervisor: Ondo

  • Will be responsible for a team of four data collectors (or interviewers)
  • Will be required to attend training prior to survey.
  • Leads the team to conduct FGDs/interviews to gather economic cost data and conduct desk reviews to extract financial costs.
  • Makes sure that data collection in one ward is completed every day and the team completes the work in a total of 48 wards in 12 days.
  • Makes sure that data collection in one LGA is completed in 2 days and the team completes the work in a total of 18 LGAs in 12 days.
  • Ensures data collection in the State and National is completed in 3 days.
  • Supervises the interview process and resolves any issues, working with the stakeholders at the LGA and ward levels.
  • Ensures that the data is collected accurately and shared with the senior health economists and finance analyst.
  • Ensures accurate review, validation and submission of data.
  • Responsible for ensuring that activities of data collectors are carried out while observing COVID-19 prevention measures and keeping respondents’ data confidential.
  • Writes a short report on the team’s achievements, encountered challenges and recommendations.

Field data collector: Ondo and FCT

  • Will be required to attend training prior to the exercise.
  • Carries out data collection in sampled wards, including obtaining written consents, conducting FGDs or KII and administering interviews with all malaria focal persons across health facilities, CBOs/CSOs that supported the campaign in selected wards.
  • Extract different cost data retrospectively from the financial, logistic and operational records kept by Malaria Consortium (both in the Nigeria office and the head office) and across the LGAs, all relevant stakeholders such as SMEP and NMEP involved in the 2021 Ondo State ITN mass campaign.
  • Shares completely filled data collection forms at the required frequency according to relevant guidelines.
  • Ensures confidentiality of respondents’ personal data during and after interviews.
  • Reports to the supervisor any issues and helps to solve problems.

Data clerk: Ondo

  • Enters financial and economic data using EpiData software.
  • Ensures clean data is entered.
  • Ensures data security policy is adhered to.
  • Writes a short report on achievements, encountered challenges and recommendations.

Deliverables

  • Training materials and, field guide.
  • Activity report.
  • A detailed high-quality academic report on the Ondo costing study.

Qualifications and experience

Supervisor

  • A post-graduate degree in health sciences.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in coordinating household surveys.
  • Demonstrated report writing skills for quantitative studies or surveys.
  • Good knowledge of the Yoruba and/or Ijaw language.
  • Must be resident of Ondo State.

Field data collector (Abuja and Ondo)

  • A minimum of university degree.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in conducting research interviews.
  • Good knowledge of the English language.
  • Ability to give attention to detail.
  • Excellent proficiency in both the Yoruba and Ijaw languages.
  • Must be resident of Ondo State and FCT as applicable.

Data clerk

  • A minimum of university degree.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in data entry.
  • Experience with EpiData and STATA software.
  • Demonstrated report writing skills in English.
  • Ability to give attention to detail.
  • Must be resident of Ondo State.

Activity timelines : July 2022

Total TA days

Supervisor – 15-days

Data Collector- Abuja – 5-days

Data Collector- Ondo – 14-days

Data Clerk- Ondo – 7-days

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Method of Application

Kindly note that applicants who do not follow this specification, will be disqualified.

All application should be sent in on or before 7:59pm, Tuesday, 28th June 2022.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Kindly note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, therefore early applications are highly encouraged.

NB: Malaria Consortium does not accept or ask for payment during recruitment. We also would not accept hardcopy CVs; all applications should be sent through the above linkInterested and qualified? Go to Malaria Consortium on docs.google.com to apply

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