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Thursday, November 02, 2017

Research Officer at Springboard For Health Communication

Springboard for Health Communication, is recruiting suitably qualified candidates for a non-governmental organization, to fill the position below:
Position: Research Officer
Location: Abuja
Ref. Code: RO01
The Research Officer will work closely with program staff and relevant partners to lead all program monitoring, evaluation, and research activities.
Job Profile
* Provision of technical and managerial leadership for the design and implementation of all research as well as routine monitoring and evaluation activities.
* Additionally, this position guarantees that best practices are used in all research/M&E activities and ensures accurate evidence is provided to internal and external audiences through dissemination, global conferences and peer reviewed articles
* Coordinate the design, analysis and reporting of program activities (including quantitative and qualitative studies) in collaboration with other program staff
* Contribute to the development of project work plans, budget and program evaluation design or as required by the different donors.
* Assist staff and partners in translating research findings into evidence based programming and policy formulation.
* Ensure quality and timeliness in all data collection, analysis and report writing for all activities.
* Assist with overall Monitoring and Evaluation Research and Learning (MERL) strategies and activities for the organization and projects
* Ensure that current methods and technologies are used for all research and evaluation activities.
* Present project results and research findings at conferences both at national and international level.
* Prepare documentation for and liaise with IRB/ethics committees and ensure compliance with guidelines concerning human subject research.
* Collaboratively publish evaluation results and research findings in project documents and professional journals
* A Doctoral Degree (Ph.D., Dr.P.H.) in Public Health (Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Policy) or Social Science (Sociology, Economics, Political Science) preferred although individuals with a Master's Degree will be considered.
* A minimum of five years combined work experience with national and international NGOs with hands-on expertise in empirical research, quantitative and qualitative data analysis and research writing will be given preference
* Experience in gender analysis and knowledge management within NGOs and other sectors may constitute an added advantage.
* Background in research writing, emerging technologies and methodologies for research would also be highly desirable.
* Applicants with more than 3 years of experience in the field of public health research with evidence of 5 research and scientific publications to their credits may be considered.
* Demonstrated ability in word processing, spreadsheet (Excel), data base (Access), and statistical computer packages (Epi Info, STATA, SPSS, SAS). Experience with qualitative packages (NVivo, Atlas.ti) desired.
* Strong management skills, including experience in project administration, supervision of field staff, and communication among national staff and partners.
* Strong written and spoken communications skills in English and Nigerian languages.
* Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work successfully in a cross-cultural, team-based environment.
Travel Requirement
25-30% Travel time.
Application Closing Date:
6 November, 2017
Method of Application
Applicants should send their Applications (containing a CV of no more than 3 sides of A4 (in a standard CV format) including at least two references, as well as a cover letter (max 1 side A4) stating the suitability for the position) Application emails must indicate the post "Reference Code" in the subject line.
* Applications with CV's and Cover Letters should carry full names of applicant.
* Applications received after this time will not be considered.
* If you have not received a response by 17th November 2017, please consider that you were not successful at this time.
* This job description reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the post holder.

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