Research Associate, Nigeria

  • Innovative Hub for Research in Africa
  • Feb 06, 2020
Contractor Academia Other Research NGO/Community Services & Dev Research

Job Description

The Research Associate will gain first-hand experience in an organization undertaking cutting-edge development research. The ideal candidate would be a self-starter whose responsibilities would include: managing critical high-level relationships with project stakeholders, designing survey questionnaires; running pilot exercises; refining study design and surveying instruments; hiring, training, and managing survey teams; checking and analyzing data.


Collaborate with the Research Manager/direct supervisor or projects’ partners to refine study protocols

 Implement study protocols in the most rigorous and efficient manner

 Collaborate with the Research Manager/direct supervisor or projects’ partners on survey design

 Program and pilot existing and future surveys using Survey CTO (a platform built on Open Data Kit) and/or CS Pro

 Conduct data quality control checks, data cleaning and analysis

 Track expenditures and prepare financial reports

 Draft grant summaries and reports

 Hire, train and manage survey teams

 Manage critical high-level relationships with project stakeholders

 Assist writing proposals and expression of interest

Job Requirement(s)

The duration of the job is for 1year but can be renewable.


 Minimum of two years of experience in a similar position at a research center, a consulting firm or in academics 


Bachelor's degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, or a related field (required)

  Working knowledge of Stata (strongly preferred) or other data analysis software

 Working knowledge of survey programming on ODK, Survey CTO, CSPro, Survey Solution or a similar software (preferred)

 Familiarity with impact evaluation including randomized controlled trials 

Knowledge, Skills & Attribute

 Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently

 Excellent attention to detail

 Flexible, self-motivating, and able to solve unexpected problems

 Strong quantitative and data analysis skills

 Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both French and English

 Strong experience in writing proposals and expression of interests

 Experience living in a developing country and proficiency in a local African language





Application Method

Please submit fill up the google form at:

At the end of the form, you will be requested to submit your CV/Resume and covering letter that tells us about your expertise and experience, and that explains your motivation by February 20, 2020.

Additional Information

Start date is ASAP.

Applicants must be nationals, or have the right to reside, or must be currently residing in Nigeria. IHfRA will not sponsor work authorizations.

Location: Abuja/Lagos Nigeria (with a flexibility to travel to the following countries: Niger, Benin, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone and Uganda)


Given the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will, eventually, be contacted for a writing test and then for an interview.