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Graduate Assistant Research Officer At British Broadcasting Corporation

Date Posted: 04/Feb/2014
Deadline: 13/Feb/2014
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
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  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria

Background 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 organisations, 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 Nigeria is looking for an interested and motivated candidate to join the Team as:

Assistant Research Officer - Salary - N160,000.00 gross per month

The position is Abuja based with frequent travel. The contract duration is for one year with possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds. The start date is March 2014 with a probation period of 3 months.

Position: ASSISTANT RESEARCH OFFICER Skills, Knowledge & Experience


The Assistant Reserch Officer will assist the Head of Research & Learning, working closely with Senior members of the team and other Senior staff members, in the effective, timely and efficient coordination and implementation of research for BBC Media Action’s projects in Nigeria.

Will also be responsible for providing administrative support to the team (where required).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Assist in the effective design, co-ordination and delivery of research for all mass media campaigns across a range of thematic areas in which BBC Media Action works, comprising of formative research, process research ( pre-testing of outputs) and impact evaluation;

• Assist in facilitating and monitoring all research and outreach activities (e.g. focus group sessions, quantitative studies, listening groups etc.), working to budget and deadline requirements;

• Assist in the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, interpretation and communication of learnings from primary and secondary research work, to relevant / key Project and Management team, to aid strategic thinking and decision making;

• Undertake the supervision and ensuring quality control of research work;

• Assist in the design of research sampling, discussion guides, questionnaire design and design of presentation charts;

• Undertake administrative duties to include minutes and documentation of discussions from team meetings, ensuring the availability of stationeries for team use, acquisition of incentives for research purposes as may be required

• Perform any other duties that may be assigned. .

CORE TECHNICAL COMPETENCES • Basic Knowledge of / skills in qualitative research (interviewing, moderating, observation, ability to listen attentively etc).

• Basic Knowledge of / skills in quantitative research (questionnaire design and administration, data coding etc).

• Ability to work closely with a production team in applying research findings to media outputs.

• Enthusiasm to learn about communication strategies, development issues and public health issues.

• Basic knowledge of / skill in writing reports and briefing documents.

• Basic IT skills, including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Ability to speak and write Hausa language is required.

COMPETENCIES Analytical Thinking; Strategic Thinking; Imaginative/Creative Thinking; Decision Making; Planning and Organization; Managing relationships and team working; Resilience; Influencing and Persuading; Communication; and Self Development

How to apply:

Interested candidates should please send in their application/cover letter with an introduction and capability statement stating capability for the job, a detailed curriculum vitae (word document please) with names and addresses of at least 2 professional referees (including their telepone, fax and email addresses) not later than 13 February 2014 to [email protected] with the position applied for clearly stated on the application cover letter. ‘Women are strongly encouraged to apply’. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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