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.
BBC Media Action is looking for interested/motivated freelance individuals to join the Nigeriateam'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 ofthe studies as required.
Duties and Deliverables
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.
Interested candidates should please send in the information listed below to firstname.lastname@example.org by 8th May 2014, with the position applied for clearly stated in the application e-mail heading.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted when required.