Nov 13, 2018
Data Collector for “Validation of a disability screening toolkit for children ages 6-12 in school settings.” Position: Data Collector for “Validation of a disability screening toolkit for children ages 6-12 in school settings.” study Time period: December 3-28 (tentative) Number of vacant - six (6) Posting Date - November 12, 2018 Closing Date - November 19, 2018 Please submit all applications to Human Resource Department FHI 360-Ethiopia Background : FHI 360 has been in Ethiopia since 1990 and has been supporting the Federal Ministry of Education (FMOE) of Ethiopia in capacity building and material provision in the areas of HIV prevention, education quality, and life skills over the past several decades through several projects, including the Ethiopia In-School Youth HIV prevention program (ISY-E) and Improving the Quality of Primary Education Program (IQPEP) projects to strengthen the education bureaus in all levels. FHI 360-Ethiopia has also delivered technical assistance to numerous ministries. Assessment Study Specifics : Currently FHI360 organizing a research study titled “Validation of a disability screening toolkit for children ages 6-12 in school settings” using organizational funds from the FHI 360 Research and Evaluation Strategic Initiative. The study will take place among children 6-12 years old in 2-3 primary schools in Addis Ababa and possibly Amhara. The primary objective of the study is to validate a set of instruments (a ‘toolkit’) for identifying CWD’s through direct interviews and screening that, if validated, could then be used in other school contexts. This will increase the knowledge around children with disabilities (CWD’s) by enabling identification procedures that can be used in school settings and, ultimately, help CWD’s to get support they need. The instrument will also help educators, health care providers and donors, generate quality, reliable data on disability prevalence and on the access to education and other social services for CWD’s. Specific deliverables include : 1. Participate in a data collection and human subjects research ethics training, scheduled for 3-28 December 2018. Location to be decided. This may involve pre-testing the tools as guided by FHI 360. Review the protocol, understand the purpose of the data collection and become very familiar with the data collection tools. Seek assent before starting interviews. For interviews and screening with children, also confirm parental consent before interviewing. 4. Using mobile tablets, conduct interviews and disability screening tests with children and interviews with school staff. Interviews are expected to take approximately 1 hour. 5. During the first week of data collection, review output regularly with Study Manager for completion and accuracy. 6. Report daily identification numbers of completed interviews and any concerns or issues and how they were/were not resolved. 7. Report challenges faced to the Survey Manager immediately and maintain notes from experiences during field work to share as input for field report. 8. Distribute tokens of appreciation to participants. 9. Be responsible for mobile tablets and other equipment provided for field work. Return to equipment to FHI 360. 10. Be available to discuss field work after field work has completed. Job Requirements Required Skills and Experience: · Availability for the full study period. · Tertiary social science qualification. · Experience in research methods (interviews, focus group discussions, etc.). · Proficiency with tablet-based data collection. · Experience working with children. Experience working with persons with disability a plus. · Excellent writing and communication skills in Amharic (native level) and English (fluent). Proficiency in other local language a plus. · Excellent coordination and problem-solving skills including ability to effectively coordinate study participants. · Excellent inter-personal skills particularly with people of different backgrounds Level of Effort: Up to 20 days (tentative) Remuneration and logistical arrangement: All travel related costs will be covered by the project. How to Apply Application Instructions All applications must also include: 1) A summary of expertise and experience, highlighting those aspects that are particularly relevant to the present assignment. 2) CV or Résumé (5 pages maximum). 3) Name and contact details for three relevant references. All materials must be submitted electronically to the following addresses: HREthiopia@fhi360.org only until November 19/2018 5:00 p.m. Applications sent after the dead line will not be considered. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Please write the position title you are applying for in the subject line. Failure to do this will lead to your application disqualified. Disclaimers and FHI 360 Protection Clauses a) FHI 360 may cancel solicitation and not award. b) FHI 360 may reject any or all responses received. c) Issuance of solicitation does not constitute award commitment by FHI 360. d) FHI 360 reserves the right to disqualify any offer based on offeror failure to follow solicitation instructions. e) FHI 360 will not compensate offerors for response to solicitation. f) FHI 360 reserves the right to issue award based on initial evaluation of offers without further discussion. g) FHI 360 may choose to award only part of the activities in the solicitation, or issue multiple awards based on the solicitation activities. h) FHI 360 reserves the right to waive minor proposal deficiencies that can be corrected prior to award determination to promote competition. i) FHI 360 will be contacting offerors to confirm contact person, address and that bid was submitted for this solicitation.
FHI 360 Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time