Research Assistant (Consultant)

Pact Nigeria

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Pact is an international non-governmental organization with headquarters in Washington DC, USA. Pact has been in Nigeria since 2005, and currently implements donor-funded development projects in 4 States in the area of Health, integrating livelihoods, capacity development, and governance systems.

Position Overview

  • The Research Assistant (RA) will support ongoing activities to evaluate SAQIP’s mothers’ group's intervention.
  • The evaluation will use robust methods and its findings will describe the effectiveness of SAQIP’s mothers’ groups approaches.
  • It will also demonstrate the channels of change and generate recommendations for effective program planning and/or scale-up of the intervention.

Period of Performance

  • The period of performance will be from 30th May through 18th June 2018. All work will be done locally in Abuja, with travel to Gombe.
  • This position will report to Pact’s Monitoring Evaluation Research and Learning (MERL) Director and work closely with the MERL team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review of relevant literature
  • Design of the evaluation and development of an evaluation protocol
  • Review/update of existing questionnaires and other tools
  • Review/update of respondents’ consent forms
  • Request for IRB and local administrative approval from appropriate authorities
  • The release of RFP for the evaluation
  • Tracking of implementation of field work for the evaluation
  • Tracking of the quality of data entered by data collectors (office-based)
  • Develop weekly reports on the progress of implementation of activities.

Job Requirement:

  • Master’s degree in statistics, public health, demography, or related fields; Must have graduated BSc. with at least a second-class upper division.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to take initiative, think analytically, and come up with creative solutions to problems.
  • Experience designing and/or implementing field-based research.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver high-quality documents.
  • Flexibility and good emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with diverse people.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Excel, Word, and Power point.
  • Experience with SPSS, STATA, R, EPI-INFO (advantage).
  • Experience working in the development sector (advantage).
  • Ability to travel and work in Gombe State.


  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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Pact Nigeria

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




NGO/Community Services & Dev and Research

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

3 - 5 years