Research Coordinator in Kaduna, Nigeria

at GRM International

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

Primary Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Washington, DC-based project staff and expert consultants to finalize project research protocol, featuring the VRBFP baseline and endline survey and a focus group discussion questionnaire.
  • Manage the Kaduna State IRB approval process for the project research protocol.
  • Facilitate data collector training to local subcontractor engaged to conduct facility- and community-based (e.g. focus group discussions) data collection, in coordination with project Research Advisor.
  • Provide contract management and oversight to local subcontractor.
  • Ensure contractor compliance with 1) assessment/survey methodology and 2) ethical principles, including ensuring that rights of participants/interviewees are respected.
  • Conduct regular verification and quality checks on data collected by subcontractor.
  • Analyze collected data (e.g. baseline and endline) and work with Research Advisor to write-up findings.
  • Analyze and write-up results of focus group discussions. Results should inform the development Facility Action Plans under the purview of the Project Coordinator.
  • Complete an analysis of operational policies that may impact the delivery of rights-based services, and write formal report.
  • Contribute to research reports and publications as required.
  • Hold regular debrief sessions with Washington, DC and Abuja-based Palladium personnel and provide updates on the progress of research activities.

DurationPeriod of Employment: January 2016 – May 2017 (17 months)

Minimum Education and Experience Required

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Public Health, Statistics/bio-statistics or other related discipline from a recognized institution.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience, with emphasis on research project management.
  • Ability to take initiative to deliver required outputs and planned results.
  • Proven experience conducting and managing quantitative and qualitative research activities.
  • Proven ability to use data quantitative and qualitative data analysis software
  • Understanding of routine health information systems
  • Knowledge of family planning and rights-based family planning principles a plus.
  • Excellent spoken/written English language communication skills.
  • Willing and able to travel within Kaduna state to support project activities.
  • Strong writing skills, ability to synthesize information into a cohesive report/product.



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