Data Collector - Quarterly Verification Visits (QVV)

We are looking to recruit an experienced data collector who will be the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine’s point of contact to collect primary data through quarterly verification visits. 

The role will monitor the progress of the health services. In the role as a data collector, you will verify data, measure the Quality of Care and assess client satisfaction of the services provided by health facilities. You will collect data using electronic devices and random sampling principles and work closely with the QVV coordinator, QVV supervisor, LSTM staff, county health departments and UNICEF staff stationed in the respective counties and states. 

Purpose of the role:

LSTM was awarded 10 months contract by UNICEF South Sudan, starting 1st September, to provide independent third-party monitoring of the delivery of the health services under the COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Project (CERPH) in Jonglei and Upper Nile states. As part of the project, Contracted Service Delivery Organizations (CSDO) will be providing primary health care services in the Upper Nile and Jonglei areas. 

From July 2013 to October 2018, LSTM, through its local subsidiary LATH South Sudan provided technical assistance to the policy, planning, budgeting and research directorate of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of South Sudan. This support was funded by the World Bank as part of the Rapid Results Health Project, which was designed to provide primary health care services to the former states of Jonglei and Upper Nile. From July 2019 to August 2021, LATH was contracted by UNICEF to support independent monitoring of Provision of Essential Health Services Project (PEHSP) in the states of Jonglei and Upper Nile. 

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Fluent in any of the languages spoken in the counties of Fangak, Ayod, Nyirol, Uror, Akobo, Maiwut, Longechuk, Nasir and Ulang.
  • Have at least diploma in a health-related discipline (qualification).
  • Deep understanding of the health system of South Sudan.
  • Willing and having no impediments to work in any of counties of Fangak, Ayod, Nyirol, Uror, Akobo, Maiwut, Longechuk, Nasir and Ulang.
  • Well – developed communication skills and ability to liaise with health facility staff (County Hospitals, PHCC and PHCU).
  • A South Sudanese by nationality. 

Please note - only short-listed candidates will be invited for the interview. Please note that the successful candidate may be required to undergo a criminal record check prior to appointment and at regular points during employment. The outcome must be satisfactory to LSTM, as the duties of this post will involve direct and/or indirect contact with vulnerable adults and/or children.  

Closing Date: 4th November 2021

Application Process: Interested candidates should submit their applications by clicking the following link .  Applications should include an updated CV (with education qualification and job-related experience), and a covering letter with functioning email id and phone number. 

Inclusion is central to our values at LSTM.  

We seek to attract and recruit people who reflect the diversity across our communities, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, nationality, faith or belief, social background, age and disability. LSTM selects candidates based on skills, qualifications, and experience. 

We welcome conversations about flexible working; and applications from those returning to employment after a break from their careers. 

About LSTM 

Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases.  Through the creation of effective links with governments, NGOs, private organisations and global institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, LSTM aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics. 

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for this role. 

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