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  • Desk Researcher- Policy, Education and Researcher at Neem Foundation

  • Posted on: 11 September, 2019 Deadline: 18 September, 2019
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  • Neem Foundation is Non-Governmental Organisation that is committed to improving the lives of those affected by the North- East insurgency in Nigeria through building inclusive communities, providing and raising the standards of psycho-social care and countering extremist narratives.

    Neem Foundation is currently offering ten paid volunteering opportunities within our Psychology Department (The Sanctuary) – focusing on data collection within several communities in Abuja. This 10-day volunteering role is an ideal opportunity for people wishing to gain valuable research experience in a leading national non-governmental organization.

    Desk Researcher- Policy, Education and Researcher


    The Desk Researcher- Policy, Education and Research is responsible for conducting detailed research, writing, and correspondence for Neem Foundation. S/he will monitor and respond to developments under related assigned portfolios, and develops expertise in those areas. Reports to the Programme Manager- Policy, Education and Research. The position requires close coordination and work with other Researchers, Communications staff, and Management. S/he should possess strong research, analytical, and writing skills; is highly motivated, organized, and detail-oriented; can work with a team and under significant time pressure.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Take responsibility for the sourcing, assimilation and presentation of key information through desk research on the different department projects;
    • Provide support to the department and external consultants in all aspects of the role, specifically as it relates to project administration;
    • Prepare reports, including statistical analysis of research information for projects;
    • Deliver high quality work in conjunction with all departments where required and in line with agreed personal targets in order to adhere to donors/funders deadlines;
    • Undertake training, where required, in the use of software systems, i.e. SPSS, NVIVO and contribute to the preparation of documents using PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
    • To provide support to Knowledge Management consultant to broaden the reach of project (s) impact and improve its sustainability;

    • Support activities to facilitate replication of interventions (Demonstrate ‘value for money’);

    • Liaise with all departments to provide summary reports and stories that feed into the quarterly impact reports, newsletters etc. 

    Minimum Education Requirement:

    • Must have a PhD (Key Requirement);
    • University degree in a field related to International Relations, Politics, International Development or a Social-Science related field;
    • 3-5 years’ experience in project implementation with an NGO, research institution, or development body (donor, UN agencies, development agencies);
    • Knowledge in new/emerging trends in International Development;
    • Experience in handling research and education-related issues;
    • Experience in documenting policies as it relates to NGO Projects.

    Personal Qualities:

    • Integrity, Accountability and Commitment;
    • Excellence, Diversity and Respect;
    • Ability to think creatively, analytically and strategically;
    • Able to take initiative in mobilizing and facilitating activities;
    • Multi-tasking and coordination skills (Planning & Organizing);
    • Strong inter-personal skills.

    Method of Application

    Qualified applicants should send their CV's to Application closes on Tuesday, 18th of September, 2019 by 5pm. 

    Note: Please ensure that you meet all the educational requirements before sending in an application as candidates wihout the listed requirements will not be attended to. Thank you.

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