Jhpiego Nigeria Recruitment 2023 for Research Coordinator – Apply Here

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Jhpiego Nigeria Recruitment 2023

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Research Coordinator

Job ID: 2023-5143
Location: Lafia, Nasarawa
Employment Status: Full-Time
Category: International Positions


  • Antenatal/Postnatal Care Research Collective (ARC) project is conducting a study to explore the effect of Group Antenatal Care on Women’s Place of Childbirth in Nasarawa State, Nigeria. The study is funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • The primary objective of the study is to determine where G-ANC participants (i.e., women who attended at least one meeting) gave birth, disaggregated by place of childbirth (e.g.,the same health facility where they attended G-ANC, another facility, home) and survey method (e.g., phone, in-person). Explorative objectives include:
    • To identify factors associated with each place of childbirth (e.g., the same health facility where they attended G-ANC, another facility, home), stratified by survey method (e.g., phone, in-person)
    • To explore potential associations between greater intervention exposure (i.e., number of attended sessions) and childbirth in the same G-ANC facility, stratified by survey method (e.g., phone, in-person)
  • ARC009 study will engage 3 research coordinators to supervise 28 research assistants conducting phone and in person surveys among G-ANC participants who can be reached by phone to find out where they gave birth and the reasons they chose that place. In addition, in-person surveys will be conducted among eligible G-ANC participants who were not reached by phone and who can be traced at home.
  • Based on the scope of the task, the research coordinators will be assigned to supervise research assistants in the three senatorial zones.
  • The overall purpose of this activity is to conduct phone survey, in-person surveys and indepth interview to eligible G-ANC clients as needed for the ARC 009 study.
  • The research coordinator will oversee a team of research assistants conducting surveys with respondents in person. The Research Coordinators will ensure that the Research Assistants adhere to the study protocol, and SOPs, conduct interviews in a professional and ethical manner, and meet project deadlines. The Research Coordinators will also be responsible for monitoring data quality, resolving issues that arise during data collection, and maintaining accurate records.


  • Support training and supervise a team of in-person survey Research Assistants
  • Ensure that Research Assistants are following the study SOPs and conducting interviews in a professional and ethical manner
  • Monitor data quality and ensure that data collection procedures are being followed accurately
  • Resolve any issues that arise during data collection and escalate them to the project M&E lead if necessary
  • Conduct spot-checks and quality control measures to ensure that data is being collected accurately and consistently
  • Generate data from the backend and validate submitted data
  • Conduct daily feedback meetings with supervisees
  • Update project M&E lead on team’s progress
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the research team to ensure the success of the Study
  • Ensure that the study is on schedule and within budget
  • Maintain accurate records of data collection activities and provide regular updates to the project M&E lead

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field (e.g., Sociology, Psychology, Public Health)
  • Five Years post NYSC experience
  • Prior experience managing or supervising teams
  • Strong knowledge of research methods and procedures
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Familiarity with computer software and technology commonly used in survey research (e.g. REDCap)
  • Knowledge of research ethics and regulations, and experience working with human subjects
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with a commitment to high quality work and meeting deadlines
  • Comfortable working in a variety of settings, including outdoors and in people’s homes or workplaces
  • Write report of activity
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and database software
  • Experience in managing and supervising research or survey projects, preferably in an in-person interviewing setting
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate and train a team
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to multitask and prioritize competing demands
  • Attention to detail and ability to maintain accurate records
  • Ability to speak English and Hausa

Amount Payable Per Day: N50,000

How to Apply
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