International / Multinational

HIVST Research Consultant 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 Research Consultant

Location: Abuja
Position Reports To: STAR Project Director


  • The consultant will work closely with Jhpiego STAR Project team, Ministry of Health, local stakeholders and global advisors working on STAR project to design and oversee the study.
  • The study will be implemented during the financial year 2021. The consultant is expected to spend 5-6 months to complete the study.
  • The position holder will consult with the Ministry of Health and coordinate implementation research on various HIVST distribution models, generating evidence for rapid scale-up and improved access to HIVST.

Under the supervision of STAR project Director:

  • The consultant will engage the Ministry of Health, Jhpiego/STAR project and PEPFAR and Global Fund implementing partners to understand and support seamless conduct of the project evaluation and research.
  • He/She will align field procedures with approved protocols and Standard Operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Develop training protocol for the training of data collectors, qualitative interviewers and transcribers
  • Will complete and submit study reports, including cleaned dataset, statistical analyses and syntax, data collection tools and completed instruments used during the consultancy
  • Work closely with Jhpiego STAR project staff in-country (community HIVST consultant, private sector consultant, HTS and SI advisors etc) and in the Headquarters.

Timeframe & locations
January 3 – February 15, 2021:

  • Desk review, situational analysis and stakeholder engagement on HIVST program evaluation and research.
  • Development of data collection and M&E Tools, development and approval of new tools, research instruments (surveys, interview guide etc) and protocol
  • Training of data collectors and data entry clerks.

February 16th – March 31st:

  • Data collection and entry (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Data analysis

April 1st – May 31st 2021:

  • Report writing, dissemination and submission for peer review.

Educational Qualifications

  • A Master’s Degree or PhD in Public Health, Epidemiology, Monitoring and Evaluation, Implementation Research, Health Service Researches or relevant field
  • At least 5 years of experience in health services and implementation research including leading the design and implementation research with strong quantitative and qualitative research skills.
  • At least 10-15 related publications in peer reviewed journal with 5 as first author
  • Demonstrated capacity and professional experience in survey design implementation including sampling strategy, estimating sample size, coordinating data collection and analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience training research assistants and supervising a research team
  • Significant work experience in conducting health research in Nigeria
  • Excellent oral and writing skills in English
  • Evidence of having undertaken similar assignments.

Deadline: 17th December, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV to: using “HIVST Research Consultant Abuja” 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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