Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Job Opening March 2016

  RFA FOR IPPI STUDY 2016Request forApplications: Understanding the Acceptability and Feasibility ofProviding
Immediate Postpartum Contraceptive Implants in the Context of FullContraceptive Choice, in Indonesia.Jhpiego, an international non-profit health organization affiliate of theJohns Hopkins University, builds global and local partnerships to enhance thequality of health care services for women and families around the world.Currently, Jhpiego is preparingImmediate Post Partum Implant (IPPI) Study.  Background: TheIPPI is a research study on theacceptability feasibility  of  postpartum  implants  and IUDs  as  a  pre -discharge  PPFP  option in Indonesia.TheProject activities will be carried out to support thestudy; strengthening of the of PPFP  counseling  and  services,  and  expansion of  method  choice  prior  to discharge after childbirth.  Counseling andenrollment in the study will occur antenatally after the 28th week ofpregnancy. The primary research questions are: 
- Is there demand forPPFP, and does access to IPPI increase that demand?
When counseled on appropriate methods, what proportion ofpregnant women choose a  FP  method  during  antenatal  care (ANC),  Among  this  cohort,  whatproportion choose IPPI and have contraceptive implantsinserted in the immediate postpartum period (prior to discharge)? [Acceptability]; 
- Are health carefacilities able to provide, to standard, high -quality IPPI services as an immediate PPFP option?
What proportion of postpartum women opting for a PPFPmethod are provided with the method and, of those, what proportion receiveimplants, according to standard, prior to discharge from the health facility? [Feasibility]The project will generate necessary evidence andprogrammatic lessons for provision of immediate  postpartum  implants (IPPI)  as  part  of  the  immediate postpartum  family planning method mix in Indonesia This study is timely:The WHO recently updated the Medical  Eligibility  Criteria (MEC)  to  allow  implants  in  the immediate  postpartum  for women who desire implants inclusiveof those who are breastfeeding .The results of this study will generate crucial learningabout implementing IPPI within the context of a broader PPFP program inIndonesia. Request for Applications:The Program iscurrently seeking a research firm to help implement the evaluation.The contractedfirm will be responsible for a scope of work divided into five components:Component 1: In collaboration  with IPPI Study Advisory Committee(Jakarta- based),  develop a detailed data collection plan and staffingplan based on the evaluation design and timelineComponent 2: Identify/recruit data collectors for district-level datacollectionComponent 3: Conduct data collection – including supervision andquality controlComponent 4: DataEntry and Data ManagementComponent 5: Conduct descriptive analysis and produce a studyimplementation and results report  This work will be carried out in close collaboration withand under the supervision of the IPPI Study Advisory Committee.The expected contract period is April 2016 – July 2018.Applications should be emailed to:  andang.syamsuri@jhpiego.org no later thanMonday, March 28th, 2016 For details (complete version of theRFA and Timeline) and questions, please contact Andang M. Syamsuri:Email:andang.syamsuri@jhpiego.org or Phone: +62-21-2920-1500 ext 119.Mobile: +62-813 2042 4385 

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