Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health Research Assistant (ASRH) at Jhpiego

Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 150 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families. Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. 
Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University.

Jhpiego is recruiting on behalf of Maternal Child Survival Program (MCSP) to fill the position below:

Position: Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health (ASRH) Research Assistant

Location: Bauchi, Sokoto, Ondo, Cross River
Reporting to: State ASRH Study Coordinators
Number of Slots: 10 Per State 
Duration of Contract: 30 Consecutive Days (1 month)

Project Summary

  • Maternal Child Survival Program (MCSP), a global USAID - funded project with the purpose of Ending Preventable Cause of Death (EPCD), will conduct an Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) study in Bauchi Nigeria.
  • This is essentially a formative research to understand the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs of adolescent mothers in the state and the gaps in the current system.
  • We will conduct a qualitative, cross - sectional, descriptive study using focus group discussions (FGDs) and in-depth interviews (lDls).
  • We are looking for highly motivated, multitasking and experienced individuals to work as Research Assistants (RAs) in Bauchi state.


  • Attend 5 days training on ASRH study data collection and use of audio- recorders
  • Support the Research study team in orienting and training youth groups and other stakeholders (CHEWs or CHWs in the community on how to recruit volunteers in a non-pressuring or coercive way using the voucher system.
  • Participates in recruitment of adolescents through respondent - driven sampling and a voucher system.
  • Conduct selection and screening of recruited participants using specified selection criteria and obtaining consent from selected participants
  • Obtain and submit initial screening information from participants to the research team
  • Create consent logs and group cohort logs; share group cohort logs with providers; update State ASRH Study Coordinator weekly with enrollment numbers
  • Conduct qualitative data collection (FGDs and lDls) to all consented study subjects at the time of consent
  • Track study subjects to participate in group discussions at appropriate times; record if subjects move out of study area and/or are lost to follow up
  • Arrange meeting time and place in consultation with health facility managers
  • Support Focused group discussion in their respective areas as requested by the research team
  • Ensure safe custody of equipment issued for the study
  • Keep accurate records of consent forms and other study related documents.
  • Advise the research team on any ethical issues that may arise during the period of engagement in the study
  • With the State ASRH Study Coordinator, set targets and work out timesheet of activities conducted.
  • Write and submit a weekly report of activities conducted to the State ASRH Study Coordinator


  • A Degree in Sociology, Health Sciences Research or Biostatistics, Nursing, Public Health is desirable. Master in Public Health, Biostatistics or Sociology is an added advantage
  • Experience in qualitative research methods and publication track record are desirable
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are critical
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Excellent spoken and written Hausa are desirable
  • Sensitivity to sociocultural and religious differences is expected
  • Ability to muititask and meet deadlines at short notice
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Competence with data analysis software including Atlas.ti is desirable

Application Closing Date
1st June, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their application letter and CV's as One Single word document to: the title/subject of your email and application should be the position applied for.


  • For further information about Jhpiego, please visit our website at:
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview.
  • Please note that any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
  • JHU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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