Nuru Nigeria is a local NGO with affiliates in the US, Kenya and Ethiopia, and is starting up operations in Nigeria. The mission is to end extreme poverty in remote rural communities. Nuru’s first involvement in Nigeria was established in 2017 and began work in 2018 in Adamawa State, Nigeria with the creation of Nuru Nigeria. The long-term goal of Nuru Nigeria is the establishment of a locally led, self-sustainable, Nigerian NGO which will continue to work with local rural communities indefinitely.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Research Assistant
Location: (Michika, Hong, or Gombi) Adamawa
Employment Type: Temporary
Employment Type: AD-Hoc
Start Date: March 2021
Department: Monitoring & Evaluation
Report To: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Slot: 30 Openings
Nuru Nigeria is recruiting a large pool of field research freelancers to work on a contractual basis depending upon the needs of its projects. The selected freelancers will be kept in a pool that will be invited automatically to work with Nuru Nigeria in any event that we need freelancers to support existing and new research projects. This means that the selected freelancers will not go through the recruitment process again if we need freelancers to support fieldwork.
Freelancers will have the right to choose whether to accept an assignment or not based on their availability and discussion of specific assignments, conditions, payments and timelines with Nuru Nigeria.
The research freelancers will be assigned to work under the supervision of an M & E Officer to implement research activities for existing and new research projects. Below is an outline of expected duties for the different roles, which may also be expanded upon to suit the needs of the studies as required.
Duties and Deliverables
Support Nuru Nigeria M&E and Program Team in the collection of primary data during surveys and assessment etc based on various criteria provided.
Conduct assessment and enter data within households (or designated locations) during surveys and assessments.
Ensuring that Nuru Nigeria data collection activities are carried out in line with the standard.
Make sure that consent is sought from participants prior to interviews and that all relevant information is communicated, including the objectives of the study, confidentiality, voluntary participation etc.
Participate in training/meetings related to surveys and assessment.
Proper records and documentation of all field materials
Ensure data quality, control and administration.
Assisting with other research tasks as assigned.
A minimum of university graduate or National Diploma, NCE or its equivalent especially in Agricultural Science with at least one year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Speaks, reads and writes fluently in English, Kamwe, Hausa & Fulfulde required
Knowledge of the operational area
Previous experience conducting quantitative interviews with different stakeholders and vulnerable groups especially with an NGOs
Proven interest & commitment to humanitarian and development principles and demonstrates an understanding of conflict/post-conflict development contexts.
Understanding of confidentiality requirements
Resident and familiarity with the terrain in North-East Nigeria
Excellent computer application skills, particularly Ms Word & Excel programs
Can operate an android phone
Strong typing skills
Strong attention to detail
Strong analytical skills
Team player with a positive attitude
Flexibility in a fast-paced evolving work environment
Good communication and public speaking skills
Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision while maintaining a high level of accuracy
Demonstrate the ability to operate in both office and field settings
Experience implementing electronic data collection methods
Willing to work flexible hours and weekends.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Cover Letter and Resume / CV to: email@example.com Please reference the Job Title and Location on the subject line.