Freelance Researcher – Nigeria Job at BBC Media Action

Job Title: Freelance Researcher – BBC Media Action Pool
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Department: BBC Media Action
Employer: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Job Description for Freelance Researchers – BBC Media Action Pool

BBC Media Action is the international development charity of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), working in over 25 countries across the world. BBC Media Action works in partnership with local media agencies, Civil Society Organizations, and governments to achieve long term development goals. We produce creative media content to inform and engage audiences, and strengthen the media sector by building professional skills and technical capacity.

BBC Media Action is looking for interested/motivated freelance individuals to join the Nigeria team’s Researchers’ Pool, comprising various categories of researchers to include moderators, recruiters, supervisors, interviewers, translators and transcribers, to work on our research studies which are often conducted in different locations across Nigeria, using diverse languages as applicable per study.

Acceptance into the Researchers’ Pool does not guarantee an offer of freelance work or full time employment, but the pool represents BBC Media Action’s first point of call for freelancers working on our research studies.

As freelance positions become vacant, hiring managers will contact suitable candidates from the pool to ascertain availability for roles.

Below is an outline of expected duties for the different roles, which may also be expanded upon to suit the needs of the studies as required.

Duties and Deliverables
1. Moderators:Conduct Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and / or conduct In-Depth Interviews (IDI) in identified study states within agreed timelines, using agreed guidelines and instruments (e.g. Discussion Guide) provided by BBC Media Action.
2. Recruiters: Recruit agreed number of respondents per focus group discussions for appropriate number of focus groups per study in line with specifications provided.
3. Quality Control Supervisors:Oversee the conduct of face to face interviews during surveys, ensuring quality control and delivery of high standard data collection.
4. Survey Interviewers:Conduct face to face interviews within households (or designated locations) during surveys, ensuring data collection to high standards and quality.
5. Translators:Translate relevant research study related documents and instruments e.g. Discussion Guides, Questionnaires etc from English into appropriate local language (e.g. Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Pidgin) or from local language (e.g. Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Pidgin) to English.
6. Transcribers:Listen to audio and / or watch video recordings and type up the content (e.g. discussion among focus group participants) verbatim in MS Word format.

The Freelancers will also render all such services and any other such services which are usually rendered by a Freelance in the capacity of moderator, recruiter, interviewer, supervisor, translator, transcriber (as appropriate), as required by the BBC Media Action.

Brief for Freelance Research Agencies – BBC Media Research Agencies’ Database

BBC Media Action is the international development charity of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), working in over 25 countries across the world. BBC Media Action works in partnership with local media agencies, Civil Society Organizations, and governments to achieve long term development goals. We produce creative media content to inform and engage audiences, and strengthen the media sector by building professional skills and technical capacity.

BBC Media Action is currently refreshing and updating its database of research agencies. Inclusion in the agency database is however not a guarantee that studies will be automatically commissioned to such agencies. All agencies would still have to go through a competitive and transparent bidding process to be awarded a study.

Interested Research Agencies are hereby invited to submit the following:
1. A summary agency profile
2. Two (2) professional references
3. At least 5 examples of previous experience of research work spanning across diverse thematic and technical areas in Nigeria in a tabular form detailing nature of study, sample, scope, period conducted, name and contact of organization for whom the study was conducted.



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