This job description is for data collectors who can be deployed for collecting data both from pharmacies and laboratories, expertise in either of the fields is highly expected.
The Fleming Fund was established by the UK Government in honour of Alexander Fleming who won the 1945 Nobel Prize for discovering the first antibiotics in the world. Fleming Fund was established to respond to the global threat of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). The aim of the Fund is to improve laboratory capacity and diagnosis as well as data and surveillance of AMR; and to improve capacity for regular reporting of drug resistance and sharing and use of data locally, nationally and globally through the Global AMR Surveillance System (GLASS).
The Mapping Antimicrobial Resistance & Antimicrobial Use Partnership (MAAP) Project is the first round of the Fleming Regional Grant with the sole objective of “addressing critical gaps in surveillance of Antibiotic Resistance and Use across Sub-Saharan Africa”.
The MAAP project is being implemented in fourteen (14) Africa countries of Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Swaziland (Eswatini), Malawi, Gabon, Cameroon, Zambia, and Zimbabwe is looking for twelve (10) suitable qualified Data Collectors for the project in Nigeria. The data collectors are to retrieve retrospective antibiotics resistance and antibiotics consumption data (2018, 2017 and 2016) from public and private health facilities. The facilities will include laboratories and pharmacies within tertiary and secondary hospitals; community pharmacies within the vicinity of the hospital; private laboratories; national public reference laboratories or institutes involved in surveillance activities and national procurement system/national medical stores.
Position: Data Collector
Location: See above (1 Data Collector for each Location)
Reports To: Field Supervisor, dotted line to IQVIA Regional Coordinator
Duration: 2-3 Months
Terms of Service: Temporary/contractual
Minimum Qualification: Degree training in Laboratory science, Pharmacy and Medicine (preferably) or any other relevant life sciences with a minimum of 3-4 years’ experience of working in pharmacies and/or medical laboratories, data collection background and familiarity with pharmaceutical/medical laboratory terminologies/nuances.
Language Requirements: English and Local language of the location.
Person Specification: Reporting to the Field Supervisor, the data collector will be responsible for all field related and data collection activities assigned to their enumeration area.
- Proven experience in carrying out field research work (quantitative and/or qualitative data collection) including assessment and surveys, for public health projects in health facilities, labs etc.
- Proficiency in English (written and oral) and local language of the region.
- Have strong interpersonal skills.
- Familiarity and proficiency in using electronic gadgets for quantitative data collection
- Be familiar with computer applications including the use of MS Excel, MS Word
- Have experience in note taking during qualitative discussions.
- Willingness to perform any other related assignment(s), assigned by the supervisor, project manager and the principal investigator (PI).
- Should be able to communicate effectively with other technical staff.
- Should possess problem-solving skills
- Visit selected labs, pharmacies and hospitals (referred to as sites) in each location to collect and input quantitative and qualitative data (on antibiotic resistance and consumption) using a proprietary data collection tool/application.
- Data collectors are expected to understand and strictly adhere to and respect the confidentiality procedures and policies when collecting data.
- Liaise daily with the data supervisor and regional coordinator and update them on a regular basis with information gathered and progress made
- Responsible for forming and maintaining positive collaborative relationships with the site (labs/ pharmacies) managers to ensure a smooth work process.
- To raise pertinent queries and issues related to data collection (activities) to the data supervisor with the aim to better the process, report challenges faced in data collection on a daily basis to be supervisor
- Help provide or coordinate resolutions related to any issues, queries and complaints with respect to the data collected or process involved in collecting
- Organize large volumes of data before transmission
- Work closely the data supervisor to review data and ensure that the data were collected in an efficient manner
- Support data supervisor in providing training to other fellow data collectors if needed. May require the data collector to take supervisory responsibility for the work of fellow data collector.
Interested candidates should send their CVs using the format below, indicating the location being applied for on or before COB Thursday 5th December 2019. Only applicants who meet the minimum criteria will be contacted for interview on or before Friday 13th December 2019.
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