Research Officer at BBC Media Action

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: Research OfficerLocation: Abuja, NigeriaDepartment: Research and LearningReports to: Senior Research Officer                            Start Date: October 2018Type of Contract: Fixed TermDuration of Contract: 6 months (with possibility of extension) Job PurposeReporting to the Senior Research Officer, the Research Officer will support the effective, timely and efficient implementation of all aspects of research for BBC Media Action’s development communications projects in Nigeria, under the overall guidance of the Head of Research & Learning where appropriate.The Research Officer will work closely with the Senior Research Officer to ensure that all research is technically well designed, implemented, reported and disseminated to a range of audiences. As such, the Research Officer is expected to have substantial experience in research methods and implementation. The position is based in Abuja and will require travel to other states within the country.Main DutiesSupport the effective design, co-ordination and delivery of research for all BBC Media Action’s projects in Nigeria across a range of different thematic areas in which BBC Media Action works (e.g. health and governance), comprising of baseline and formative research (e.g. surveys, literature reviews and focus group discussions), process research (e.g. pre-testing of outputs) and impact evaluation.Support/contribute to (or where assigned, lead) the development of research plans for research activities, including research instruments and sampling design, fieldwork and fieldwork management to time, budget and high quality.Assist in facilitating, monitoring and commissioning (where necessary) of research activities (e.g. quantitative surveys, focus group sessions, panel studies, case studies, outreach activity assessments, capacity building assessments etc.), including negotiations on technical matters with BBC Media Action staff and external agencies.Support the analysis and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data, reporting and dissemination of research findings to both internal and external audiences, in order to help Project and Senior Management, Production and Training teams, Donor and Project partners to draw insights from the data that will be useful in the design and implementation of activities.Undertake, and support Assistant Research Officers to undertake data collection, analysis and reporting, ensuring that the interpretation supports development of media products and capacity strengthening designs.Support in organising and implementing research review processes for key research deliverables (designs, reports) with project stakeholders, with support and guidance from the Senior Research Officer.Engage proactively and collaboratively with the Project Management Team, Production and Training staff, Operations staff, Finance staff, and London based research staff, with guidance from the Senior Research Officer to ensure research supports wider organizational / programme objectives.Assist in the supervision of research work of other team members (e.g. Assistant Research Officers) as well as contracted research agencies and freelancers where required.Support the Senior Research Officer(s) and where necessary act as a key focal point for improving the research skills of colleagues.Perform any other duties that may be assigned. 

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