5 to 5 Years
Functional Area

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation Nigeria (MGIC) is a non-profit affiliate of UMB with a mission to administratively support international operations of UMB Principal Investigators. Our purpose is to provide the administrative infrastructure for sizable and sustained operations outside of the

We are recruiting to fill the position below: 

Job Title: Survey Team Lead

Location: Nationwide

Reporting line: Zonal Technical Advisor

Duration: One year with the possibility of renewal subject to the availability of funds.


  • Through a contract with US CDC, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) implements the Nigeria AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS). The NAIIS program assists Nigeria to implement household-based assessments for HIV/AIDS and Hep B & C population-based survey.
  • The NAIIS program seeks to fill Survey Team Leads positions to support the survey. The position is based in zonal locations.

Key Responsibilities

  • The team lead will oversee and supervise the day-to-day operations of the field team.
  • He/ She will be responsible for equipment checks, ensuring data quality, managing and documenting anticipated and unanticipated difficulties.
  • The team lead will provide continued evaluation of testing and counselling services in the field; ensuring that proper consenting procedures and documentation are followed.
  • S/he will ensure that the testing algorithm is adhered to, and that the confidentiality of the survey participants is protected.
  • The team lead will ensure all adverse events are properly documented and reported to the survey supervisors in a timely manner.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees and supervises the day-to-day activities of the field team
  • Conducts equipment checks prior to field visits
  • Manages and documents anticipated and unanticipated difficulties
  • Prepare daily work schedules and interview locations
  • Responsible for coordinating the interviewers’ daily activities on the field
  • Make sure that the interviewers are working in the right location (s) and that the respondents’ selection is appropriate
  • Go through the collected data on the tablets of team members (to ensure no errors in collected data)
  • Provides continued evaluation of testing and counselling services in the field
  • Ensures that proper consenting procedures and documentation are followed
  • Ensures the testing algorithm is adhered to, and quality control (QC) is performed prior to testing participant specimen
  • Ensure that the confidentiality of the client/respondent is being protected
  • Ensure documentation of procedures as required is occurring according to the protocol
  • See to it that all adverse events are properly documented and reported to the central supervisors in a timely manner


Minimum Qualifications

  • A university degree in medical related field/social sciences with an MPH or its equivalent, a minimum of 5-years relevant experience in HIV/AIDS programs
  • An understanding of HIV/AIDS surveys in resource constrained settings.
  • An experience with the field epidemiology will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated experience in the leadership, design, implementation, management and tracking/monitoring of HIV surveys

Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes:

  • Knowledge of and practical experience in HIV community-based research and ethical requirements
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office package applications
  • Excellent (fluent) English written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills. Knowledge of a Nigerian language will be an added advantage
  • Leadership skills with ability to direct, delegate, motivate and inspire other team members
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Effective liaison, networking and collaboration skills
  • Demonstration of planning and organizing interpersonal skills (active listening, empathy, social awareness, emotional awareness) with cultural sensitivity
  • Flexible, willing to travel in the states within the zone and work weekends during the survey implementation period.

Application Closing Date
19th March, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Use link to apply online

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