HIVST Qualitative Data Collectors at Jhpiego Nigeria

Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: HIVST Qualitative Data Collector

Locations: Lagos, Akwa-Ibom and Rivers


  • The purpose of this assignment is to support the STAR Nigeria team in moderating focus group discussions/Key Informant Interview sessions, and conducting field observation in select locations in Lagos, Akwa-Ibom and River states within agreed timelines, using agreed guidelines and instruments (e.g., Discussion Guide) provided by STAR Nigeria. Participate in the initial training and orientation in Jhpiego Office in Abuja, Nigeria before traveling to assigned state.


  • The Qualitative Data Collectors will perform the following duties within this consultancy
  • Facilitate the process of seeking consent from participants prior to interviews and that all relevant information is communicated, including the objectives of the assessment, confidentiality, voluntary participation
  • Put participants at ease, keep the interview sessions on track and ensure the participation of all participants in the interviews and discussions
  • Ensure adherence to the discussion guide of the focus group discussion/KII sessions
  • Organize neutral, appropriate and safe venue where the qualitative interviews will be conducted
  • Keep records and documentation of all qualitative assessment materials
  • Encourage discussion while being careful not to influence opinions
  • Observe and take note of verbal and non-verbal behavior during the interviews
  • Manage group dynamics (preventing an individual from dominating the discussion)
  • Organize all transcripts, recorder notes and debriefing/ checking notes from all interview sessions
  • Provide a transcript for each focus group discussion/KII session within a week following the conduct of the exercise
  • Make some notes/entries using the electronic tablet provided if needed.
  • Participate in pre-consultancy training on the assessment protocol and assessment tools
  • Assist with other assessment tasks as assigned.


  • Field Work-Qualitative Interview Moderation (Data collection and entry): January-February 2022
  • Transcription of qualitative interview materials: March 2022
  • NB: The consultant will be paid per transcript generated from the interview sessions.

Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum of B.Sc in Social Sciences / Development Studies or its equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in qualitative data collection, specifically conducting in-depth interviews and experience in probing for clearer answers.
  • Experience using electronic data collection softwares
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, initiative, patience and problem-solving abilities, diplomacy and good judgment.
  • Good time management skills and ability to work under pressure with little or no supervision.
  • Excellent report writing skills in English.

Deadline: 17th December, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV to: using “HIVST Qualitative Data Collector Lagos OR Akwa Ibom OR Rivers” as the subject of the email.


  • CV and Cover Letter as ONE SINGLE WORD document
  • The title/subject of your email and application should be the position you are applying for.
  • Candidates that do not comply with the application instruction will be disqualified.
  • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview
  • Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
  • There will be travel requirements and opportunities both within Nigeria.
  • JHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  • For further information about Jhpiego, please visit our website at

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