December 10, 2018
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Elnuk Nigeria is recruiting for fulltime Research Associate.

Job Details

Elnuk - Our client is an emerging think tank organization dedicated to using evidence-based approaches and tools in informing policy making. They derive their results from working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders in a bit to proactively contribute to critical society issues.

Their core areas of research and intervention include: Economy, Education, Global Health, Inclusive Development, Public Financial Management, Electoral Systems and Technology Solutions & Management.

They are recruiting to fill the postion below:

Job Title: Research Associate

Position Overview

  • The Research & Systems Strengthening unit of the think tank has a mandate to conduct thorough data driven research/studies and provide support to collaborators in study design methodology, sampling protocols, survey development, data collection, data management/analysis & research publications.
  • The RSS unit will also conduct internal assessments & evaluations of the organization projects to monitor progress and measure impact in line with overall organizational goals.
  • The Research Associate will work directly with the Executive Director to support various research activities across various disciplines.
  • Responsibilities will include but not limited to research proposal development, literature mapping & reviews, research writings & reviews, support research publications efforts and other research activities as assigned.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
To perform excellently on this role, the candidate must be able to perform each of the following essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Conduct preliminary studies and other fact finding assignments to facilitate research activities.
  • Development of robust technical research proposal across multiple disciplines and subject matter that is of interest to the think tank.
  • Perform high quality, scholarly literature searches and/or systematic reviews of scientific literatures, including article retrievals
  • Uses creative strategies to comprehensively identify and clearly synthesize complex information about various research studies; develop publishable articles based on rigorous scientific evidence, policy issues, program evaluations.
  • Work on IRB applications, publication writing processes, identify appropriate Journals and follow up with submission process.
  • Maintain a database and calendar of relevant workshops and conferences; prepare abstracts, posters and presentations.

Supervisory Responsibility

  • Position has no day to day supervisory duties but will be required to supervise ad-hoc field research staff from time to time.

Job Requirements

Min Required Experience:

5 year(s)

Min Qualification:

Bachelor's Degree/HND

Desired Courses:

Not Specified

Other Requirements:

Education and Professional Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of academic or professional experience in research field.
  • Masters Degree from university in a Science/Social Science program; PhD degree will be a distinct advantage.
  • Strong writing skills (grammatically and creatively) and detail-oriented; ability to multi-task and complete time-sensitive tasks.
  • Must have knowledge of diverse literature, or an interest in learning about the various fields; preference for applicants with prior scientific writing experience in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Knowledge of research ethics and experience with IRB duties with evidence of previous research publications in reputable journals.
  • Must be able to work independently, with minimal direct supervision, and participate in check-ins via Skype/Hangout/Bluejeans with Executive Director.
  • Good learning ability, action oriented and resilient in a fast-paced environment.

Skill Requirements:

  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodology
  • Oral and Written Communication Skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft office suite, SPSS, STATA, Tableau etc
  • Transcribing Skills
  • Online researching skills
  • Knowledge of proof reading and referencing
  • Knowledge of field-work implementation
  • Flexibility and working under pressure
  • Good computer skill
  • Planning and Organizational skills
  • Excellent time management skills

Functional Requirements:

  • Knowledge Management and Learning
  • Shares knowledge and experience and contribution to the organization Programme areas and actively works towards continuing personal learning and development
  • Ability to support top quality policy support services on education, economic and global health issues
  • Practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues
  • Development and Operational Effectiveness
  • Good knowledge of education, economics and global health and current development issues particularly those pertinent to the organization.
  • Ability to assist in analysis of data, application of conceptual models, policy frameworks
  • Ability to assist in formulation and evaluation of development programmes and projects
  • Ability to support the RRS and apply relevant theories to carry out high-quality research
  • Management and Leadership
  • Focuses on impact and result and responds positively to critical feedback
  • Encourages risk-taking in the pursuit of creativity and innovation
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
  • Builds strong relationships with within and outside the organization

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Ensure adherence to schedule of work for publication within the stipulated time frame.
  • Evidence of high quality and scholarly writing
  • Accuracy of data and literature (both Primary and Secondary)
  • Strong data analysis capability using latest version of softwares and tools
  • Robust research writing skill and competence
  • Numbers of targeted vs accepted articles in a particular time frame.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application package in a single PDF file

The package should consisting of:

  • Suitability Statement
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae with desired salary at the top left corner of the document
  • Soft Copy of academic publications

Note: Please note that applications that does not follow the method described above will be rejected.

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