Researcher and support staff


Job Summary

Provide verifiable documentation of attacks and victims of the farmers/herders crises

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description


Bwatiye Community Development Association, a community based organisation of Bwatiye people worldwide which exist for the promotion of peaceful coexistence, unity and overall socio-economic growth and development of its constituent communities in partnership with:

The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA),  which is a grant making and advocacy foundation that is part of the global Open Society Foundations Network which works to support innovative interventions with effective strategies that respond to the broader deep-seated political, justice and socio-economic roadblocks to open society in West Africa.

Is seeking suitably qualified applicants for the under-mentioned positions, who will be part of the project team to document mass atrocities in Numan Federation, Adamawa State. 

This position is funded as part of the OSIWA support and innovative intervention strategy to restore peace and harmony to the farmers and pastoralists in Adamawa state,  Northeast Nigeria.

Project Title: "Documentation of Mass Atrocities in Numan Federation, Adamawa state."

Applicants for the project are expected to be drawn from the seven local governments areas affected comprising Numan, Demsa, Lamurde, Guyuk, Shelleng, MayoBelwa and Girei.

Project Objectives:

General objective of the project is to restore peace in Numan Federation and other surrounding communities affected by the farmer/herders conflict in Adamawa state and provide a verifiable database for onward interventions towards restoration of peace.

Location: Adamawa State, North East - Nigeria. Specific Towns: Numan, Demsa, Lamurde, Guyuk, Shelleng, MayoBelwa and Girei.

Specifically, the project seeks to:

Improve knowledge of drivers of the conflict in the Numan Federation.

Provide verifiable documentation of attacks and victims of the farmers/herders crises and

Provide factual information to the public on the dynamics and context of conflicts in the Numan Federation amongst others.

To actualized the above objectives, Bwatiye Community Development Association has need of qualified and committed project staff members to fill in this vacant positions:

Duration: 4 months with a possibility of extension. (Contract extension will be subject to performance and validity of the Project Estimate). 


Collects various forms of data pertaining to the research project or projects.

Keeps record of information obtained during research.

May include a database of Information, hard files.

Conducts research of the literature.

Independently conducts technical research.

Conducts analyses of data Interprets, draws conclusions, and discusses with Lead Researcher

Prepares various reports containing descriptive, analytical, and evaluative content that may be gathered from the field/investigations.

Collaborates With other researchers.

Presents research material to the Lead Researcher and other staff, when needed.

Performs various duties as needed to successfully fuiftll the function of the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess some or all of the following characteristics:

Fluency in written and spoken English

BA or MA in Social Sciences or  relevant field


One to three years working experience preferable

Excellent command of English Language (spoken and written), documentation, report writing and publishing.

Willingness to travel at short notice

Proven record of successful interaction with individuals from a diverse array of backgrounds, including community leaders/traditional leaders, women, youth, etc;

Demonstrable experience conducting and analyzing field research and being a part of a research team

Knowledge of computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel; SPSS and other statistical softwares

Experience in program management and logistics;

Punctuality, intellectual curiosity, willingness to take initiative, multi-tasking, and willingness to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their current CV (not exceeding 2 pages), a Letter explaining your interest in your preferred position and detailing relevant achievements, and the contact information for 2 references (employers, traditional leaders, etc) 

Bwatiye Community Development Association is an equal opportunity employer. Potential candidates from affected communities, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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