Research Assistant at Nuru International

Nuru equips local leaders with tools and knowledge to lead their communities out of extreme poverty by integrating impact programs that address the most prevalent and fundamental challenges of extreme poverty around four areas of need:
Inability to Cope with Financial Shocks
Preventable Disease and Death
Lack of Access to Quality Education for Children
Rather than give handouts, we design training-based poverty solutions that promote self-reliance and service-mindedness to enable local leaders to continue scaling impact long after Nuru International staff has exited the projectNuru Nigeria is recruiting for Research Assistants

Nuru Nigeria

Slot Required: Twenty-Five (25)

Location: Michika, Adamawa State

Employment Type: Temporary Employment

Start Date: April/May, 2020

Duration: Two Weeks
Reports To: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Position Description

The Research Assistant (enumerator) will be responsible for primary data collection during surveys, assessments and qualitative studies such as FGD, KII etc for Nuru Nigeria in Michika LGA.

Key Responsibilities

Data Collection

Support Nuru Nigeria M&E unit in the collection of primary data during surveys, assessment and qualitative studies such as FGD, KII etc

Data Quality

Ensuring that Nuru Nigeria data collection activities are carried out in line with standard


Perfect all required data quality checks as instructed during data collection


Proper records and documentation of all survey materials
Daily update on activity progress
Transcribing and translating qualitative data


National Diploma, NCE or its equivalent with at least One year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified
Speaks, reads and writes fluently in English, Kamwe, Hausa & Fulfulde required
Knowledge of operational area
Previous experience as an emergency or Research Assistant working with an NGOs
Proven interest & commitment to humanitarian and development principles and demonstrates understanding of conflict/post conflict development contexts.
Knowledge of transcribing data into information as requested by NN
Understanding of confidentiality requirements
Experience moderating and conducting FGD & KII discussions
Resident and familiarity with the terrain in North East Nigeria
Excellent computer application skills, particularly Ms Word & Excel programs
Can operate an android phone
Strong typing skills
Strong attention to detail
Strong analytical skills
Team player with positive attitude
Flexibility in a fast-paced evolving work environment
Good communication and public speaking skills
Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision while maintaining high level of accuracy
Demonstrate ability to operate in both office and field settings
Prior experience of carrying out surveys, conducting interviews, and undertaking assessments.
Experience implementing electronic data collection methods

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