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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.
Job Status: Full Time Job,Graduate/Exp
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
The Senior Research Officer will support the Head of Research and Learning in the effective design and implementation of quantitative and qualitative research, as well as line management of other team members.Duties: Support the effective design, co-ordination and delivery of research for all BBC Media Actionâs projects across a range of different themes (e.g. Health and governance), comprising of qualitative formative studies, process research (e.g. pre-testing of outputs) and impact evaluation;
Support the procurement, commissioning, facilitating and monitoring of research and outreach inputs (e.g. focus group sessions, panel studies, case studies, listening groups, quantitative studies / surveys etc), including negotiations on technical matters with BBC Media Action staff and external agencies, working to budget and deadline requirements;
To be primarily responsible for qualitative research activities conducted by BBC Media Action, using innovative and suitable methodologies; undertake the conduct of all research sampling, research instrument design (e.g. discussion guide, recruiting questionnaire), data collection, data analysis and report writing when required.
Support the analyses of qualitative data primarily and quantitative data (when required), interpreting and communicating learnings from primary and secondary research work in order to help senior management, project management, production, and training teams to draw insights from the data that will be useful in the design of activities;
Undertake the communication of findings / learnings to internal teams and external organizations as may be required.
A first degree in the Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Behavioural sciences, the Humanities or any other relevant field;
A Masterâs degree in any ofthe disciplines above will be an added advantage;
Strong research experience in qualitative research.
Ability to speak and write one or more of the following Nigerian Languages: Hausa, Yoruba and / or lgbo.KEY COMPETENCIES FOR THE POSITION The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.
Analytical thinking: Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into
component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically.
Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks, for problem-salving and/or development.
Strategic thinking: Can identify a vision along with the plans that need to be implemented to meet the end goal.
Evaluates situations, decisions, issues, etc. in the short, medium and longer-term.
Decision-making: Is ready and able to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decision made .
Imagination/Creative thinking: Is able to transform creative ideas/impulses into practical reality. Can look at existing situations and problems in novel ways and come up with creative solutions.
Planning and organisation: Is able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and
appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into
account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources
Interested candidates should please send in their application/cover letter with a capability statement stating their capability for the job, as well as a detailed curriculum vitae (word document please) with names and addresses of at least 2 professional referees (including their telepone, fax and email addresses) notiater than 26th May, 2015 to the email addresses corresponding to the position applied for clearly stated on the application letter.SENIOR RESEARCH OFFICER (QUALITATIVE)âsnrresofficer@ng.bbcmediaaction.org
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