BBC Media Action Recruitment in Nigeria, April 2014

BBC Media Action is the international development charity of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), working in over 25 countries across the world.
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.

Job Title: Research Officer (Qualitative)
Job Details
The position is Abuja based but may involve travelling to the focal states in Nigeria.
The projected start date is June 2014 and a probation period of 3 months.
Initial contract is for 1 year with possibility of renewal.
Job Purpose
To assist the Head of Research & learning, working closely with Senior Research Officers and other senior staff members in the effective, timely and efficient implementation of qualitative research for BBC Media Action's projects in Nigeria

Main Duties and Responsibilities
Assist in the effective design, co-ordination and delivery of research for all mass media campaigns across a range of different thematic areas, comprising of formative research (e.g. literature reviews and focus group discussions), process research (e.g. pre-testing of outputs) and impact evaluation;
Assist in facilitating, monitoring including negotiations on technical matters with BBC Media Action staff and external agencies, working to budget and deadline requirements;
Undertake the conduct of research sampling. preparation of discussion guides, and design of questionnaires.
Perform any other duties that may be assigned.

Core Technical Competencies
Strong qualitative research skills (research design, literature reviews, moderating, analysis and interpretation of data etc).
Moderate quantitative research skills sampling and survey design, data management and analysis using SPSS, questionnaire design etc;
Good communication-skills. and the ability to clearly communicate the findings of our research and what these in sights mean for the users of our data;
Knowledge and understanding of the importance of ethical procedures in research; Experience of writing precise and clear reports and briefing documents: and Good IT skills, including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Knowledge and Experience (Desirable)

Ability to work in a team and in a multicuifural environment:
Result oriented and commitment to excellence:
Ability to multilask and deliver promptly.
Ability to speak and write Hausa is a key requirement
Academic/Professional qualifications

A good first degree in the Social Sciences. Health Sciences, Behavioural sciences or the Humanities or any other relevant field;
Strong research experience in qualitative research:

How to Apply
Interested candidates should please send in their application/cover letter with an introduction and capability statement stating their capability for the job, as well as a detailed curriculum vitae (word document please) with names and addresses of at least 2 professional referees (including their telephone, fax and email addresses) not later than 29th April 2014 to  with the position applied for clearly stated on the application letter:

Job Title: Freelance Staff
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, translators and transcribers, to 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 for roles.

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 Deliverable

Moderators: Conduct Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and/or conduct In-Depth Interviews (IDI) in identified study states within agreed timelines, using agreed guidelines and instruments (e.g, Discussion Guide) provided by BBC Media Action.

Recruiters: Recruit agreed number of respondents per focus group discussions for appropriate number offocus grollps per study in line with specifications provided.

Quality Control Supervisors: Oversee the conduct of face to face interviews during surveys, ensuring quality control and delivery of 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.

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.

The Freelancers will also render all such services and any other such services which are usually rendered by a Freelance in the capacity of moderator, recruiter, interviewer, supervisor, translator, transcriber (as appropriate), as required by the BBC Media Action.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should please send in the information listed below to  by 8th May 2014, with the position applied for clearly stated in the application e-mail heading.

Curriculum Vitae
Statement of 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
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted when required


Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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