Quality Assurance Supervisor - QAS
AFRICAN POPULATION AND HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER
Promoting the well-being of Africans through policy-relevant research on population and health
VACANCIES – Quality Assurance Supervisor - QAS
The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to conducting high quality and policy relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa.
One of APHRC’s projects in Nigeria is the Measurement, Learning, and Evaluation (MLE) Project for the Nigerian Urban Reproductive HealthInitiative (NURHI), being implemented in six urban areas of Nigeria (Abuja, Kaduna, Zaria, Benin, Ibadan and Ilorin). The goal of the NURHI project which will be implemented by an in-country consortium is to test and document cost effective integrated interventions to increase modern contraceptive prevalence rates. To this end, a baseline survey was conducted between October 2010 and May 2011 in the six urban centers. APHRC is currently preparing to conduct a follow up midline survey in these cities, to be preceded by a tracking exercise whose objective is to ensure that the contact address of all the baseline participants (women) is updated. To ensure that high quality tracking is implemented, APHRC seeks to recruit six City Level Quality Assurance Supervisors (QAS) on consultancy basis to be stationed in each of the urban cities.
Two of the successful candidates will be contracted to work in Benin and Zaria between May and July 2012, while others will be contracted to work in the other four cities between July and September 2012, with possibility of extension.
- Ensure high quality data is gathered during tracking in the midline survey by:
- Accompanying randomly selected field teams in the assigned city and observe the process of identification of the clusters and households.
- Work with the Tracking Agency’s supervisors/coordinators in gaining entry into selected cluster
- Accompany field teams to observe the tracking methodology and observe the process followed in obtaining assent and informed consent.
- Work with tracking coordinators to ensure that cluster logs and other forms are completed before they are forwarded to the project director
- Make spot checks in previously interviewed households to confirm the household addresses, and persons that were tracked.
- Review tracking logs and observe the consent procedures. Check that all necessary forms are completed and ensure strict adherence to tracking protocol.
- Provide daily updates to the Country Manager about the field work.
- Prepare weekly summary reports (max two pages) and submit those to Country Manager.
- Provide administrative and logistical support required during the preparation, training and data collection in all phases of the baseline survey
- Participate (and assist if need be) in the trainings of field tracking teams
- Participate in the review and finalization of both survey and tracking tools
- Monitor tracking processes in all phases of the exercise to ensure high quality data
- Observe and make note of any logistical, technical and administration needs the tracking teams may require during field work and provide feedback
- Carry out other task assigned by the Country Manager
- A first degree in Statistics, Demography, Sociology, Public Health or other relevant degree
- At least three years of hands-on experience in conducting large scale household based surveys using national sampling frames. Past experience in supervising data collection or editing of large scale survey questionnaires or tracking is preferred.
- Excellent supervisory and leadership skills with past experience in managing survey teams
- Detail oriented with excellent writing, editing and communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with other people
- Initiative and innovation in assessing situations, conflict resolution and, team building
- Experience working in urban areas or slum settings of Nigeria
Interested candidates should send via email not later than 20th April 2012, their letter of application and their CV with contact details of three referees to the address below.
Please, indicate Nigeria MLE QAS on the subject line for the email.
The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center
APHRC Campus, 2nd Floor, Kirawa Road, off Peponi Road
P.O. Box 10787-00100, Nairobi, Kenya