Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) is a United Kingdom Department for International Development (DfID) funded nutrition programme being implemented by a consortium of UNICEF, Save the Children and Action Against Hunger. The DFID-funded Operations Research & Impact Evaluation (ORIE) Project evaluates the impact of the WINNN programme and ORIE is being implemented by a consortium of four UK-based organisations led by Oxford Policy Management.
Members of the ORIE consortium are to undertake a cohort study of the nutrition, health and growth of young children in a cluster of villages in northern Nigeria near Katsina. The aim is to recruit about 1,000 young children and follow them for about 18 months to understand the context in which they grow and the factors that may contribute to malnutrition. This will be done by studying two cohorts - a large cohort that will be studied at two time points 18 months apart, and a small cohort that will be studied every 3 months. In addition a nested case control study at the end of the cohort study will be undertaken of children who have gained the least length; and up to four nested sub-studies lasting 6 weeks each of factors known to be associated with malnutrition will be done. The Principal Investigator (PI) of these studies, who leads the study design and will lead the study implementation with support from the Research Team Leader/Research Manager, is employed by Save the Children and acts as a consultant to ORIE. The study team may be housed in the office of Save the Children International in Katsina.
ORIE is seeking a qualified and experienced health researcher to lead a team of four research assistants in Katsina. The Research Team Leader/Research Manager (depending on qualifications and experience) will have the following responsibilities under the general guidance of ORIE National Team Leader:
Qualifications and experience
The following attributes are important:
The following attributes are desirable:
The position is based in Katsina. The contract is for a fixed term of 30 months with a gross annual salary of NGN4,400,000 – NGN5,200,000 (dependent on qualification and experience)
Interested and qualified candidates should send a copy of their cover letter and CV as a single MS Word file to Dr. Vincent Ahonsi at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to Aly Visram on Aly.Visram@opml.co.uk by ****September 15, 2014****. Questions of clarification can also be sent to these email addresses. While we appreciate all applications, only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.