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Job for Researcher – BBC Media Action Pool Sept., 2015

BBC Media Action is the international development charity of the British
Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), working in over 25 countries across the
BBC Media Action works in partnership with local media agencies,
Civil Society Organizations, and governments to achieve long term
development goals. We produce creative media content to inform and
engage audiences, and strengthen the media sector by building
professional skills and technical capacity.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Researcher – BBC Media Action Pool

Location: Abuja

Job Descriptions

  • BBC Media Action is looking for interested/motivated freelance
    individuals to join the Nigeria team’s Researchers’ Pool, comprising
    various categories of researchers to include moderators, recruiters,
    supervisors, interviewers, data analysts, sampling consultants,
    translators transcribers etc, who could work on our research studies
    which are often conducted in different locations across Nigeria, using
    diverse languages as applicable per study.
  • Acceptance into the Researchers’ Pool does not guarantee an
    offer of freelance work or full time employment, but the pool represents
    BBC Media Action’s first point of call for freelancers working on our
    research studies.
  • As freelance positions become vacant, hiring managers will
    contact suitable candidates from the pool to ascertain availability and
    suitability for roles. Individuals may also be required to undergo a
    bidding process depending on the role and need.


  • Experience required: interested individual must possess at least
    1 year of research experience in similar role as applied for or must
    have performed in similar role not less than 3 different times.

Duties and Deliverables

  • Moderators: Conduct Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and / or
    In-Depth Interviews (IDI) in line with BBC Media Action’s
  • Quantitative data entry personnel/clerks: enter data from
    quantitative survey questionnaires into appropriate data entry formats /
    templates using appropriate software.
  • The Freelancers will also render all and any other such services
    which are usually rendered by a Freelance in the capacity of moderator,
    recruiter, interviewer, supervisor, translator, transcriber, data
    analyst, data entry clerk etc as required by the BBC Media Action.
  • Sampling Consultant/Statistician: undertake the calculation of
    design effect, design of robust sampling frame(s) and production of
    Enumeration Area (EA) maps that meet study objectives and requirements.
  • Recruiters: Recruit respondents for focus group discussions and In-Depth Interviews in line with specifications provided.
  • Quality Control Officers/Supervisors: Oversee the conduct of
    fieldwork such as face to face interviews during surveys, Focus Groups
    etc ensuring quality and high standard data collection.
  • Survey Interviewers: Conduct face to face interviews within
    households (or designated locations) during surveys, ensuring data
    collection to high standards and quality.
  • Data Manager: Set up data entry templates, oversee the data
    entry and processing and transfer data from the data entry software into
    suitable format for analysis.
  • Quantitative data analysts: run analysis of quantitative data
    collected during fieldwork which may have been entered into appropriate
    software or format.
  • Note takers: take detailed notes of discussions and proceedings during qualitative studies e.g. during focus group discussions.
  • Research Design / Planning Assistants: support and / or
    undertake the design of research instruments (such as survey
    questionnaires, discussion guides etc) in preparation for research
    fieldwork / data collection.
  • Report writing consultant (quantitative / qualitative): analyse
    data collected from qualitative and / or quantitative research and
    prepare research reports presenting findings from the study.
  • Translators: Translate relevant research study related documents
    and instruments e.g. Discussion Guides, Questionnaires etc from English
    into appropriate local language (e.g. Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Pidgin) or
    from local language (e.g. Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Pidgin) to English.
  • Transcribers: Listen to audio and / or watch video recordings
    and type up the content (e.g. discussion among focus group participants)
    verbatim in MS Word format.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should please send their CV’s to: with the position applied for clearly stated in the application e-mail heading.

The CV’s must clearly state / include:

  • Language proficiency in English and any other Nigerian language,
  • At least 2 professional referees, with contact numbers and e-mail addresses
  • Availability and flexibility
  • An indication of your fees / charges – e.g. daily rate


  • If you have sent your CV in response to a previous announcement
    for freelancers to be included in the pool, you may resend especially if
    you wish to replace / update your current CV or information with us. If
    this is the case, please specify so.
  • Only shortlisted / qualified candidates will be contacted when required.

Deadline  31st December, 2015.

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