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  • Posted on: 24 June, 2015 Deadline: 10 July, 2015
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  • JPAL seeks a qualified applicant for the position of Research Manager for a project entitled “Strengthening the Midwife Service Scheme with Community Focused Interventions: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Field Trial in Nigeria”. The project evaluates several community-based interventions designed to decrease maternal mortality in rural communities in northern Nigeria (Jigawa state). The project is being executed in collaboration with the Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria, which will be the host organization and the formal employer in Nigeria. The position offers an opportunity to gain first-hand field management experience in an organization undertaking cutting-edge development research. This position will be based in Abuja at the office of PPFN but will entail regular travel to the project sites in northern Nigeria.

    Research Managers


    Research managers work closely with academic researchers and other field staff to perform a variety tasks including, but not limited to, the following:

    Desired Qualifications and Experience

    • Master’s degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, public health, or related fields.
    • Experience managing program implementation or field research in health or development economics in a developing country.
    • Excellent management and organizational skills along with strong quantitative skills
    • Fluency and excellent communication skills in English
    • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and team player
    • Demonstrated ability to manage high-level relationships with partner organizations
    • Knowledge of Stata (strongly preferred) or other data analysis software is preferred.
    • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials preferred.
    • Prior experience in Nigeria or West Africa preferred.

    Method of Application

    Please submit a CV and Cover Letter to

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