The Operations Research and Impact Evaluation (ORIE) Project is an independent component of the six-year, DFID-funded Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) programme seeking to improve the nutritional status of 6.2 million children under five across five northern Nigerian states of Kebbi, Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara, and Yobe. ORIE is managed by Oxford Policy Management (OPM) and consists of three other UK-based institutions, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Save the Children UK (SCUK) in conjunction with Nigerian partners. The overall purpose of ORIE is to “fill important gaps in knowledge about the causes of and optimal responses to undernutrition in Northern Nigeria”. ORIE undertakes various kinds of research and evaluation to this end.
One of ORIE’s objectives is to strengthen capacity to undertake and disseminate research to improve nutrition in the Northern states of Nigeria. ORIE will fund researchers to undertake high quality research which will contribute to improving maternal and child nutrition in the Northern states, and support them by offering training, networking activities and the support of a more experienced mentor.
This work will be facilitated and supported by a part-time Research Coordinator based in ORIE’s Abuja office hence this is a part-time position. The Research Coordinator will undertake a wide range of coordination, management and administrative tasks including coordinating with a wide range of nutrition researchers and stakeholders working on nutrition in Nigeria. This is an administrative post and would benefit from an interest in research in general, but does not require any technical subject knowledge.
The Research Coordinator will be hired for a fixed term, from December 2014 through December 2016, with a three month probationary period.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Responsible to: ORIE National Team Leader
Specific responsibilities: Under the direction of ORIE National Team Leader:
Qualifications & Experience
Interested and qualified candidates should send their cover letter and CV as a single MS Word file to Dr. Vincent Ahonsi at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: This is a local opportunity for Nigerians or residents of Nigeria only. While we appreciate all applicants' interest to work with ORIE, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted