Research Assistant at Malaria Consortium

Malaria Consortium – Established in 2003, Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations specialising in the prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases among vulnerable populations. Our mission is to save lives and improve health in Africa and Asia, through evidence-based programmes that combat targeted diseases and promote universal health coverage.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Research Assistant

Location: Osun
Employment Type: Contract

Purpose of the assignment

  • The Research Assistant for active pharmacovigilance monitoring will actively track and monitor the adverse events of PMC by reaching out the caregivers using phone calls for 10 consecutive days after their children receive SP form the selected health facilities.
  • He/she will support administrative activities of PMC and provide daily feedback to the monitoring and evaluation officer.

Scope of Work

  • The Research Assistant will lead in the identification of children aged 10 weeks to 24 months that received SP and Immunization in the intervention sites or control sites they are assigned.
  • He/she will seek consent from the caregivers of the eligible children, recruit at least ten eligible children on every immunization day and followed-up each child using phone calls for ten consecutive days every month for the period of PMC implementation.
  • He/she will record the interview in the PMC Log Form and enter data onto the National Malaria Data Repository (NMDR) using the DHIS app.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attend routine immunization days in the health facility in the assigned ward and local government area.
  • Ensure no loss to follow up of caregivers with children eligible.
  • Provide daily feedback to monitoring and evaluation officer.
  • Ensure safety of the PMC log form.
  • Attend bi-weekly meetings with SPM, M&E, Implementing officers, LGA teams and other stakeholders.
  • Recruit caregivers with children eligible for PMC on routine immunization days.
  • Conduct phone interviews for caregivers with children eligible using standard APM instrument.
  • Follow up of caregivers with children eligible for documentation of adverse events in PMC log-form.
  • Transfer data from the PMC log form onto the National Malaria Data Repository (NMDR) on daily basis.


  • Data obtained from interviews with caregivers.
  • Data recorded on the PMC Log Form.
  • Data submitted onto NMDR via data entry using DHIS2 app.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A minimum of Diploma in a health-related course with experience in administration of immunization.
  • Ability to write legibly and proper documentation.
  • Experience of collaborating with government institutions and non-governmental organisations or academic institutions.
  • Experience in translating Yoruba Language into English Language that is understood by diverse audiences.
  • Must be a resident of the Ward, LGA or State.
  • Have experience working with health workers on routine immunizations.
  • Must have a functional personal android phone.
  • Must have experience using phone mobile app (SurveyCTO, ODK or Kobocollect) for data collection.
  • Must appear neatly in a friendly manner and be respectful.
  • Must be punctual and be accountable.
  • Be willing to take initiative and detail oriented.
  • Adherence to data protection and safeguarding policy and maintains confidentiality of data about the organization, caregivers, and their children.
  • Must understand, speak fluently, and write Yoruba language.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply


  • Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Kindly note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and as a result, the application process may conclude before the advertised deadline. Therefore, early applications are highly encouraged.
  • NB: Malaria Consortium does not accept or ask for payment during recruitment. We also would not accept hardcopy CVs; all applications should be sent through the above link.

Application Deadline 22nd December, 2023.