General International / Multinational

Research Assistant (Consultant) Job at Pact Nigeria

Pact is an international non-governmental organization with headquarters in Washington DC, USA. Pact has been in Nigeria since 2005, and currently implements donor funded development projects in 4 States in the area of Health, integrating livelihoods, capacity development, and governance systems.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Research Assistant (Consultant)

Position Overview
  • The Research Assistant (RA) will support ongoing activities to evaluate SAQIP’s mothers’ group’s intervention.
  • The evaluation will use robust methods and its findings will describe the effectiveness of SAQIP’s mothers’ groups approaches.
  • It will also demonstrate the channels of change and generate recommendations for effective program planning and/or scale-up of the intervention.
Period of Performance
  • The period of performance will be from 30th May through 18th June 2018. All work will be done locally in Abuja, with travel to Gombe.
  • This position will report to Pact’s Monitoring Evaluation Research and Learning (MERL) Director and work closely with the MERL team.
Skills & Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in statistics, public health, demography, or related fields; Must have graduated B.Sc. with at least a second-class upper division.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with diverse people.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Excel, Word, and Power point.
  • Experience with SPSS, STATA, R, EPI-INFO (advantage).
  • Experience working in the development sector (advantage).
  • Ability to travel and work in Gombe State.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to take initiative, think analytically, and come up with creative solutions to problems.
  • Experience designing and/or implementing field-based research.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver high quality documents.
  • Flexibility and good emotional intelligence.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Review of relevant literature
  • Tracking of implementation of field work for the evaluation
  • Tracking of the quality of data entered by data collectors (office-based)
  • Develop weekly reports on progress of implementation of activities.
  • Design of the evaluation and development of evaluation protocol
  • Review/update of existing questionnaires and other tools
  • Review/update of respondents’ consent forms
  • Request for IRB and local administrative approval from appropriate authorities
  • Release of RFP for the evaluation
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume and cover letter as one MS Word Document to: with subject of the mail as “Research Assistant”.
Application Deadline 23rd May, 2018.
Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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