Research Assistants

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Nuru equips local leaders with tools and knowledge to lead their communities out of extreme poverty and build resilience by integrating programs that address some of the most prevalent and fundamental challenges of extreme poverty around different areas of need.

Nuru Nigeria is recruiting for Research Assistants


Slot Required: Twenty-Five (25)

Location: Michika, Adamawa State

Employment Type: Temporary Employment

Start Date: April/May, 2020

Duration: Two Weeks

Reports To: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Position Description

The Research Assistant (enumerator) will be responsible for primary data collection during surveys, assessments and qualitative studies such as FGD, KII etc for Nuru Nigeria in Michika LGA.

Key Responsibilities

Data Collection

  • Support Nuru Nigeria M&E unit in the collection of primary data during surveys, assessment and qualitative studies such as FGD, KII etc

Data Quality

  • Ensuring that Nuru Nigeria data collection activities are carried out in line with standard


  • Perfect all required data quality checks as instructed during data collection


  • Proper records and documentation of all survey materials
  • Daily update on activity progress
  • Transcribing and translating qualitative data
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements


  • National Diploma, NCE or its equivalent with at least One year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified
  • Speaks, reads and writes fluently in EnglishKamweHausa & Fulfulde required
  • Knowledge of operational area
  • Previous experience as an emergency or Research Assistant working with an NGOs
  • Proven interest & commitment to humanitarian and development principles and demonstrates understanding of conflict/post conflict development contexts.
  • Knowledge of transcribing data into information as requested by NN
  • Understanding of confidentiality requirements
  • Experience moderating and conducting FGD & KII discussions
  • Resident and familiarity with the terrain in North East Nigeria
  • Excellent computer application skills, particularly Ms Word & Excel programs
  • Can operate an android phone
  • Strong typing skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Team player with positive attitude
  • Flexibility in a fast-paced evolving work environment
  • Good communication and public speaking skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision while maintaining high level of accuracy
  • Demonstrate ability to operate in both office and field settings
  • Prior experience of carrying out surveys, conducting interviews, and undertaking assessments.
  • Experience implementing electronic data collection methods

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Cover Letter and Resume/CV to: Please reference the Job Title and Location on the subject line.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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About Nuru International
Nuru International ends extreme poverty in remote, rural areas by equipping local leaders with the tools and knowledge to build self-sustaining, self-scaling impact programs to lift their communities out of extreme poverty within seven years.Nuru Nigeria is a local NGO with affiliates in the US, Kenya and Ethiopia, and is starting up operations in Nigeria. The mission is to end extreme poverty in remote rural communities. Nuru’s first involvement in Nigeria was established in 2017 and began work...
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Job Summary
March 26, 2020
Offer Type
Minimum of 1years
March 30, 2020
Research/ Survey
NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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