Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation Zambia (MGIC)
Posted Job
12 months ago

Field Team Leader

This position will primarily work as part of the Zamphia 2020 Field Team and provide

leadership to field data collection teams and oversight that will ensure;

  • Collection of accurate, high quality data
  • Integrity of the assessment and data,
  • Collection of data within specified timelines
  • Maintaining high levels of professionalism and confidentiality

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Motivate and encourage survey teams and provide constructive feedback and oversight
  • Ensure community entry procedures are completed. Lead the team in making courtesy calls and visits to provincial, confirm arrangements with facilities and District Health Directors prior to visits
  • Liaise with the Community Mobilization Coordinator regarding community mobilization and community responses
  • Ensure the team is adequately equipped and be responsible for equipment checks, ensuring data quality, managing and documenting anticipated and unanticipated difficulties.
  • Assign tasks, oversee and supervise the day-to-day operations of the field team.
  • Supervise and guide work and workflow in the household
  • Ensure that the testing algorithm is adhered to, and quality control (QC) is performed prior to testing participant specimen
  • Troubleshoot any problems with data collection equipment (tablets)
  • Ensure completion of tasks by performing daily reviews of all data collected by the team and convene daily team meetings to ensure camaraderie, communication and quality control
  • Oversee packaging, consolidation and documentation of blood specimens for transport to satellite labs.
  • Track team progress, schedule return visits, ensure efficient completion of assigned households
  • Ensure the safety of participants
  • Ensure that the confidentiality of the survey participants is protected.
  • Ensure all adverse events are properly documented and reported to the survey supervisors in a timely manner.
  • Provide logistical guidance in field for data collection team, including routing planning
  • Monitor the data collection process to ensure field manual protocols and procedures are being followed, provide guidance to team workers
  • Ensure a sufficient quantity and availability of blank questionnaires
  • Review of all completed interviews to ensure clarity and accuracy
  • Ensure all completed interviews have been properly completed and submitted to the cloud server and that all samples have been collected and properly labeled and stored
  • Participate actively in data collection alongside the field team workers
  • Keep daily summary record regarding activities of the day


  • Successful candidates must have a minimum of a Diploma in a relevant field
  • Must have prior experience supervising field teams.
  • Must have prior experience in large-scale, household-based surveys involving sensitive questions.
  • Previous experience in HIV/AIDS programs/survey will be an added advantage
  • Previous experience with collecting data using tablets or smartphones
  • Must have sound knowledge of IT and be able to troubleshoot equipment while in the field
  • Knowledge of and practical experience in HIV community-based research and ethical requirements.
  • A sound understanding of HIV/AIDS surveys in resource constrained settings.
  • Demonstrated experience in the leadership, design, implementation, management and tracking/monitoring of HIV surveys
  • Must have a good disciplinary record

How to Apply

If you meet the above requirements, you are invited to submit your cover letter and CV as one document electronically only to the Human Resources Officer.

Applications for this position should be submitted:

Please note that MGIC is an equal opportunity employer.

Please indicate your position you are applying for in your CV subject line. For example: Procurement Officer _ CV (insert your names).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline
10 Nov 15:00

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