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  • Research Officer at Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

  • Posted on: 10 January, 2019 Deadline: 14 January, 2019
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  • Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

    Research Officer


    Damaturu, Yobe
    Start Date: ASAP

    Objective 1

    • Conduct research according to project needs.

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Act as primary contact for the research team for all tasks and concerns about ECHO – A1N research initiatives – Resilience study, Cost of Diet and Hygiene study, Resilience Analysis study, End of project Evaluation etc.
    • Developing research work plans according to project needs
    • Leading training of data collectors/enumerators and ensure quality data is collected
    • Conducting both qualitative and quantitative analysis of data collected through interviews, focus groups workshops or other methods.
    • Carrying out desktop research, using a range of methods and sources of data, related to inequality and social innovation practice globally
    • Organizing, designing and carrying out qualitative fieldwork
    • Carrying out quantitative data analysis of existing secondary data sets and primary quantitative data, using Excel and/or SPSS.
    • Assisting in maintenance of research database
    • Perform day-to-day supervision of research assistant or Enumerators  for assigned projects
    • Coordinate with management in budget preparation and expense control activities
    • Analyze and resolve research issues in a timely and accurate manner.

    Objective 2

    • Information Management, documentation and sharing of key research  findings.

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Producing high quality and varied research outputs for a range of audiences including analysis, report writing and presentations where necessary
    • In conjunction with the Project Manager undertake documentation of key lessons learnt under the ECHO – A1N project initiatives and ensure it’s shared at appropriate times with key stakeholders.
    • Attending meetings to share new ideas and discuss about issues
    • Maintaining database of all research activities/interventions – as applied to ECHO project plus any other project as need arises at the base level.
    • Archiving all finalized research work plans, monthly action plans, and updated data bases related to all research activities.

    Objective 3

    • Participate in regular internal and external Research forum at State and at Federal coordination as need arise.

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Coordinate with AAH M&E Units for appropriate guidance on procedures such as defining research agenda, and methodologies, defining and validation of data tools for use in various research  program activities
    • Ensure coordination and collaboration with other technical sector lead during all research processes.
    • Represent AAH Yobe base with local authorities, partners and other program stakeholders at LGA and State level with support from Project Manager/ Multi-sectoral PM
    • Undertake additional Research task as requested by the HoD M&E and Multi sectoral PM

    Internal & External Relationship

    • Other Action Against Hunger M&E and program staff: exchange of information, collaboration and coordination


    • Governmental and non-governmental partners : Exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on choice of technical options
    • Representatives of international aid organizations : Exchange of information
    • Representatives of donors : Exchange of information, technical discussions, project related exchanges


    • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Economics, International Development, Statistics, Public Health, Demography or related subject, with previous experience working in humanitarian projects
    • Minimum of 3 years of proven experience in the research or M&E of humanitarian or development programs.

    Skills & Experience

    • Demonstrated knowledge of research, M&E concepts and international humanitarian quality standardsExperience of data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing
    • Experience in the application of Statistical computer software programs statistical data analysis
    • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
    • Strong organizational and analytical skills, and ability to work under pressure
    • Excellent team, budget and project management and representation competencies
    • Excellent verbal and written skills in English
    • Commitment to and understanding of Action Against Hunger aims, values and principles
    • Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel, spreadsheets, Sphere standard, SPSS, SPHINX, or other statistical packages
    • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
    • Experience with mobile data collection (preferred)
    • Fluency in English (both written and spoken skills


    • Previous experience with AAH.
    • Strong interpersonal and community norms understanding
    • Experience in community development programming, preferably in nutrition, food security, livelihoods or WASH
    • Experience with participatory fieldwork methodologies.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

    Applicants should send their tailored CV with the details of their address, qualification in the body of the mail to: the job title and location of residence as the subject of the mail. For example; Human Resource Assistant- Ikeja, Lagos.

    Only candidates residing on the mainland should apply.

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