Research Coordinator, NTDs – SightSavers Nigeria

Research Coordinator, NTDs – One Year Fixed Term Contract
Nigeria Sightsavers
Closing date01 Mar 2019
Sightsavers has an opportunity for a motivated and passionate Research Coordinator to provide technical, administrative and logistical support to Sightsavers research studies. In particular in the areas of entomological and epidemiological surveys and other NTD research.
Location: Sightsavers Nigeria Country Office
Salary: Local Terms and Conditions Apply
The post holder will work collaboratively and proactively with the Sightsavers Country Office in Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria, the Sightsavers Research team and other external academic institutions in country and internationally.
This is an ideal role for a junior researcher in the NTD or social sciences field looking for experience implementing large pieces of research, which will impact upon NTD control and elimination strategies both nationally and globally. You will ensure that research is implemented smoothly and to international research quality standards. The role will involve developing field guides, data collection and supervision tools based upon existing drafts and protocols. The recruitment and day-to-day management of data collectors and the associated logistics is also an important part of this role.
About you:
  • Holder of a postgraduate degree or equivalent practical training in epidemiology, public health, social sciences or a related field
  • Understanding of the key principles and governance of research
  • Demonstrable experience of conducting and managing health research in endemic countries, particularly qualitative research and/ or Neglected Tropical Disease
  • Experience of working in partnership with academic institutions
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Knowledge of research governance and ethical principles particularly in relation to research with vulnerable people
  • Good data management skills
  • Experience of using software packages such as Nvivo, XL, STATA and R
  • Fluent English language and writing skills to the standard of scientific papers
  • Verbal fluency in Hausa and fluency in local languages Hausa, Yoruba, Fulfulde and/or Idoma, Igede or Tiv would be advantageous
This is an involved role – please read the job description for further details. Interviews are anticipated to take place in Nigeria in early March.
Closing Date: 1 March 2019
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Career category
Years of experience
3-4 years