Enumerators and Note Takers- Ipas Nepal
Enumerators and Note Takers- Ipas Nepal: Ipas Nepal is a non-profit international organization that works to increase women’s ability to exercise their Sexual and Reproductive Health, especially the Right to Safe Abortion. We seek to eliminate Unsafe Abortion and the resulting deaths and injuries and to expand women’s access to Comprehensive Abortion Care, including contraception and related reproductive health information and care.
Position title: Enumerators and Note Takers for Research Monitoring and Evaluation Unit
Term: Consultancy from February to March 2018
Maternal mortality attributable to unsafe abortion in Nepal remains high despite the legalization of abortion in 2002. The World Health Organization defines unsafe abortion as a procedure for terminating a pregnancy either by persons lacking the necessary skills or in an environment lacking the minimal medical standards, or both. Maternal mortality has declined in Nepal from 360 to 170 deaths per 100,000 live births between 2000 and 2014, yet unsafe abortion remains the third leading cause of maternal mortality. High rates of maternal mortality attributed to unsafe abortion in Nepal indicate that Nepali women still lack access to safe, legal services even after the law change. Even though safe abortion is increasingly available in Nepal, Nepali women’s ability to access safe abortion services is greatly influenced by multiple social factors. In a 2011 nationwide survey of women of reproductive age, only 40% knew that abortion was legal in Nepal and 60% knew where safe abortion services were available. The high costs of abortion services as well as the distance to the facility, particularly for rural women, create additional barriers. Because of these many social barriers women still seek abortions from clandestine and unsafe providers resulting in complications and death.
Scope of Work:
- Collect qualitative data applying in-depth interviews and focus group discussions from Ilam, Sunsari, Sarlahi and Dadeldhura districts
- Participate in instrumentation process – pretesting of research tools, orientation of research instruments
- Collect adequate amount of data from defined study clusters, ensure the safety and transport the collected data to the central system
- Ensure logistic support while in the field for data collection
- Prepare field notes for each research clusters, and report to research supervisor/coordinators
- Transcribe and translate the qualitative data, if required.
Qualification and Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Nursing or relevant discipline with relevant work experience
- Experience on qualitative data collection
- Can travel to research districts – Ilam, Sunsari, Sarlahi, and Dadeldhura
- Computer Literacy (e-mail, internet, Nepali typing, and word processing)
- Excellent in speaking and writing in Nepali and English languages
- Fluency in Maithili, Doteli and Limbu languages is highly preferred.