Research Assistant , Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation(EGPAF)

The Malezi (Early Childhood Development) program aims to increase the likelihood that HIV-infected and affected children will reach their full cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and development potential. The program will build the capacity of caregivers and the community to support a more holistic approach to ECD through integration of ECD messages into community-based MNCH services and facility-based MNCH/PMTCT and HIV care and treatment services.

In partnership with the Ministry of Health and UNICEF, EGPAF will use the Care for Child Development package (C4CD) to inform and guide all training content, promoted ECD messages and service practices. This package promotes messages about the importance of communication and practical activities that promote stimulation for child development.

The baseline data collection phase must be completed prior to starting of CCD package training and implementation. The data collection will consists of conducting structured phone interviews with a total of 360 CHWs and 120 HCWs. In addition, 180 eligible caregivers of children under five will participate in exit interviews. These caregivers will be invited to complete exit interviews after attending MNCH or HIV services at one of 18 randomly selected clinics (among the 47 total). Nine FGDs will be held altogether; two FGDs will be held for HCW and four FGDs for CHWs, totaling up to 50 HCW/CHW respondents. Each FGD will include 7-10 people. In addition, 25 community leaders from catchment areas surrounding the 18 facilities randomly selected above for patient exit interviews will be invited to three FGDs (one/district). The study will also involve home observation assessment where by a total of 216 households meeting eligibility criteria will be selected.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Complete online human subjects training
• Attend training/orientation to the data collection tools, documentation, and interview methods.
• Conduct informed consent with eligible study subjects.
• Conduct structured and in-depth interviews with consenting subjects. Audio-record the in-depth interview.
• Data enter the structured interviews (done by another RA).
• Transcribe and translate transcripts from in-depth interviews.
• Assist in developing a codebook for the qualitative data, and assist in coding the transcripts.
• Perform any other work related issues as assigned to you by investigators or the study coordinators.

Required Qualifications
• Must have an advanced diploma/degree, preferably in a social or medical science.
• Must be fluent in English and Kiswahili.
• Must have experiences in conducting research data collection – both quantitative and qualitative methods.
• Ability and availability to travel to the field.


Submissions to be sent to:

The Senior Human Resource Manager,
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation,
P.O. BOX 1628,
Oysterbay, Haile Selasie Road Plot # 8 & 10,
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
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