BBC Media Action was founded in 1999 by the BBC as its international development charity. We apply the editorial standards of the BBC, build on its values and often work closely with the BBC World Service and other BBC departments. However, we are legally and financially independent and work to a distinct mission. Originally known as BBC World Service Trust we changed our name to BBC Media Action in December 2011.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Assistant Research OfficerLocation: Abuja, Nigeria Department: Research and LearningReports to: Senior Research OfficerStart Date: October 2018Type of Contract: Fixed TermDuration of Contract: 6 months (with possibility of extension) Job PurposeTo assist the Research and Learning team, working closely with the Head of Research & Learning and other senior members of the team in the effective, timely and efficient coordination and implementation of research for BBC Media Action’s development communications projects in Nigeria.The Assistant Research Officer will also be responsible for providing administrative support to the team (where required).Main DutiesAssist in the effective design, co-ordination and delivery of research for all BBC Media Action’s development communications projects across a range of thematic areas in which BBC Media Action works (e.g. health and governance), comprising of formative research, process research ( pre-testing of outputs) and impact evaluation.Assist in facilitating and monitoring research and outreach assessment activities (e.g. focus group sessions, quantitative surveys, listening groups etc.), working to time, budget and high quality.Assist in the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, interpretation and communication of learnings from primary and secondary research work, to relevant / key Project and Management teams, to aid strategic thinking and decision making.Undertake the supervision and ensuring quality control of research fieldwork.Assist in the design of research sampling, research instruments (e.g. recruitment questionnaires/screeners, discussion guides, questionnaires) and design of presentation charts.Undertake administrative duties to include documentation, pre-fieldwork logistic planning and resource acquisition.Perform any other duties that may be assigned.