Qualitative Data Collectors at JSI – Data Use Partnership (DUP) project

Job Description

The Ethiopia Data Use Partnership (DUP) is a collaborative endeavor of the Ethiopian Ministry of Health (FMOH) to advance the country’s health information systems. The DUP provides technical assistance to the Ethiopian Health Sector to improve the collection and use of high-quality routine information in the health sector, leading to better quality, efficiency, and availability of primary health and nutrition services at all levels of the health system. Leveraging the synergy of partnerships, the DUP also supports an engagement platform for implementing partners and donors, spearheaded by the Federal Ministry of Health. It strives to provide effective technical and financial support while galvanizing additional commitments to strengthen the national health information system.

In collaboration with Addis Ababa City Administration Health Bureau, Ministry of Health and Addis Ababa University, DUP plans to conduct a qualitative study to assess drivers to improvements in health information systems and barriers/challenges to achieve sustained improvements in information use at the point of health care delivery.

Hence, DUP would like to hire 12 qualitative data collectors in a short-term consultancy arrangement. The duration of the assignment is for a maximum of three weeks from February 3 to 21, 2020. The duty station is in Addis Ababa.

The role of the data collectors is to do key informant interviews, focus group discussions, record reviews, and observations in selected health facilities in Addis Ababa city administration. The data collectors are also responsible to transcribe the audio recorded information word-by-word into an Amharic note and produce a comprehensive report by compiling it with the actual notes taken during the interview process. Data collectors should also prepare a summary note from each of the interviews they conduct in English.

The data collectors should participate in a data analysis workshop that will be organized immediately after the completion of the data collection. Participation in the workshop will mark the end of data collectors’ engagement in this activity.

Job Requirements

Required skills

  • Advanced level training (Msc or above) in social sciences or public health or health informatics
  • Minimum of five-years professional work experience
  • Training in qualitative data collection and report writing
  • Past experience in conducting similar work Proven language skill both in Amharic and English, writing and oral conversation
  • Ability to use qualitative data analysis software
  • Experience in health information system or general public health

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