Research Assistant, First Bank Sustainability Centre in Lagos, Nigeria

at Lagos Business School

Education Management
Minimum Qualification
Master's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

The First Bank Sustainability Centre is a partnership with Lagos Business School and one of Africa’s leading financial operators, First Bank Limited.

The Centre’s objectives are to advance corporate sustainability and delivery in Nigeria in an intellectual and practical way. The Sustainability Center will contribute towards shaping the perspective of key policy and decision makers in the private sector.

To achieve the afore-mentioned objectives, the centre seeks to engage a Research Assistant. The job details are as shown below:

Reports To: Centre Manager, First Bank Sustainability Centre                               

Directly Supervises: Nil

Position Type:           2 years contract


Purpose of Position: Assist in the compilation of data and materials for research and book publications.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES/KEY JOB ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to the following:

Source for data needed for book and academic publications

Gather data and references for research work

Conduct preliminary studies and other fact finding assignments to facilitate research activities

Seek out Industry contacts for technical data and cases studies

Liaise with industry managers for business data autentification

Interview firms to extract vital information for case study preparations and book publication

Develop and present reports on assigned tasks

Drive self-development to enhance professional growth and quality of work.

Any other relevant responsibility to be assigned by a Faculty and line manager from time to time.



Ensure data compilation to enable publication of at least one publication within the stipulated time frame.

Timely completion of assigned tasks

Feedback from Centre Manager

Accuracy of data collected




Oral and Written Communication Skills

Proficiency in the use of Excel, SPSS etc

Transcribing Skills

On-line researching skills

Knowledge of proof reading and referencing

Knowledge of fieldwork implementation

Flexibility and working under pressure

Good computer skill

Planning and Organizational skills

Excellent time management skills

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