Research Assistant in Lagos, Nigeria

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

The job holder will provide support to on-going, new and emerging research activities and collaborations as well as undertake study on Loss-to-follow-up.


Job Tasks

  • Support the APIN research management group and other adhoc teams in proposal development and submission.
  • Support the setup of programme evaluations and research operations
  • Participate in and/or support research implementation as appropriate
  • Participate in basic data collection, reporting and analysis on programme and outcome evaluations

Loss-to-follow-up Study

  • Implement research procedures in accordance with the protocol guidelines as provided by the Principal Investigator
  • Travel to study sites across Nigeria to recruit participants and conduct interviews, chart reviews and other data collection activities as required, using a standardized questionnaire and chart extraction tools.
  • Collect data, enroll and follow up clients for the loss- to- follow up study being jointly conducted by APIN and MGH
  • Coordinate and train additional staff to assist with study recruitment and consent procedures when required.
  • Record, organize and capture results of questionnaires in preparation for data analysis.
  • Conduct follow-up telephone interviews of patients enrolled in study.
  • Enter questionnaire and follow-up data into study database.
  • Maintain log of patients enrolled in the study as detailed in study protocol.
  • Produce regular research progress reports Principal Investigator and Co-investigators.


Minimum Qualification and Experience

At least a first degree in Sociology, Nursing, Medicine or Public Health

Required Competencies

  • Time management skills, basic administrative and organizational skills
  • HIV counselling or clinical experience
  • Fluency in English and Igbo/Yoruba/Hausa (verbal and written, at least one)
  • Computer literacy and with ability to use the computer for data entry and production of basic reports. Experience of working with datasets and data bases will be an advantage
  • Good interpersonal skills, strong service ethic, sensitivity to patients
  • Professionalism and attention to detail and accuracy
  • Flexibility to take on other duties as reasonably requested by the Project Manager and/or Co-investigators.
  • Willingness and readiness to travel to study sites as required
  • Computer literacy/skills in usage of personal productivity tools (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet browsing, emailing, etc.) are essential.
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