ASH Consultant in Abuja, Nigeria

Healthcare / Medical
Consulting/Business Strategy & Planning
Minimum Qualification
Master's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

  • The purpose of this consultant is to Review the National Level Policies for Community-Based Distribution of Misoprostol for Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage and Subsequent Status of Implementation and Scale-Up.


  • Hold in-briefing meeting with USAID/Mission and Ministry of Health if requested;
  • Coordinate submission of study protocol to appropriate in-country ethical review board if required;
  • Collect relevant documents for a desk-review including but not limited to national policies, strategies, guidelines, etc (with support from MSH Country Office);
  • Conduct desk-review of documents;
  • Identify key informants (with support from MSH Country Office);
  • Contact key informants, introducing the study, and scheduling interviews (with support from MSH Country Office);
  • Conduct key informant interviews using study interview guides;
  • Conduct site visits for additional data collection as needed;
  • Translate (as needed) and transcribe recorded oral interviews into written form;
  • Conduct any follow-up interviews as necessary;
  • Organize data and conduct preliminary analysis of findings;
  • Organize and lead Findings Validation Workshop with key stakeholders (with support from MSH Country Office);
  • Hold out-briefing with USAID/Mission and Ministry of Health if requested;
  • Conduct final data analysis and synthesis of findings.
  • Draft five-ten page case study report on findings which can be adapted into a technical brief and the final consolidated cross-country findings report. A report template and outline will be provided.


  • Experience conducting qualitative public health research;
  • Relationships/contacts with relevant maternal health stakeholders in-country (MOH, donor representatives, implementing partners);
  • Familiarity with maternal health issues including postpartum hemorrhage preferred;
  • MD, MPH, or PhD preferred;
  • Excellent communication skills and flexibility in responding to comments and requests;
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills.

Outputs and Deliverables

  • Electronic copies of desk review documents submitted to ASH MNCH Advisor by the end of the first week following engagement.
  • Lists of key stakeholders and key informants submitted to ASH MNCH Advisor by end of first week.
  • Written brief outlining key findings from document review submitted to ASH MNCH Advisor by end of second week.
  • Transcriptions of at least 10 key informant interviews sent electronically to ASH MNCH Advsior by third week.
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