Research Analyst
Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation
Abuja, NG
1d ago
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Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation's job vacancy, Career and Recruitment

Job title : Research Analyst jobs in Abuja Job Location : Abuja Deadline : January 21, 2022

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  • The Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation is a public-sector focused philanthropic organisation founded to improve the lives of Africans through transformed public-service delivery and access to quality primary healthcare.

    The Foundation is currently working with the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) to develop the Aig-Imoukhuede Public Sector Index which seeks to measure the impact of public sector activities on the overall productivity and economic growth of the Nigerian economy and on the wellbeing of its citizens.

    Further information can be found at https : / / /

    As part of its work to facilitate the transformation of the Nigerian public sector, the Measuring Performance Thematic Working Group (MPTG) of Governance and Institutions Policy Commission (GIPC) of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) in conjunction with the Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation, seeks to create a Nigerian public sector index.

    Public sector activities influence a countryäó s performance via two means - directly, through the level and changes of productivity within the public sector, and indirectly, by enabling enhanced productivity in the private sector.

    Public sector activities therefore have a direct influence on a countryäó s key economic and social indicators with research establishing a positive causal relationship between the efficiency of a countryäó s public sector and its economic and social development (OECD, 2001).

    One of the ways increased efficiency in a countryäó s public sector can be facilitated is via the provision of information about public sector activities to stakeholders.

    Access to the right data can inform policy, stimulate research, and encourage informed debate. Indicator reports and indices are indispensable tools in information dissemination as they can present complex data in an accessible format, and they are useful in identifying trends in performance and policies and drawing attention to issues (OECD, 2008).

    This assignment is a short-term consultancy to provide research assistance to the lead consultant engaged to conceptualise, design and develop the Aig-Imoukhuede Public Sector Index (APSI) being developed to measure the performance of public sector entities in Nigeria.

    Overall Responsibilities

  • Support in the research design, methodology, data collection and analysis tools to be best employed for the construction of the index.
  • Assist in defining the scope and the sampling size as it relates to MDA coverage necessary for the attainment of the goals and objectives of the performance index.
  • Work with the lead researcher to coordinate primary and secondary research methods in data collection activities while working with the project team and volunteers to ensure timely and robust data collection and in line with international best practices.
  • Work with the project team to design and conduct baseline surveys
  • Design experiments, trials or surveys to produce the required data
  • Compile and organise analysis datasets and provide detailed interpretations of results.
  • Assist in report writing - full and synthesized report, presentation summaries, research reference and records.
  • Collaborate with project team and wide range of stakeholders to test the validity, reliability and robustness of methodology, sample size, dataset, indicators and metrics and recommend improvements the next phase of project.
  • Validate the performance index findings.
  • Carry out other activities assigned by the lead research consultant
  • Required Skills and Qualification

    The Research Analyst must be a qualified expert, with a demonstrated track record in policy research, public policy analysis, understanding of governance and public administration issues, construction of index methodologies, survey design, data analysis and index development with strong ability to translate raw data into index scores and ranking.

  • In addition to this, the consultant will be expected to meet the minimum requirements described below (please demonstrate qualifications by means of CVs, cover letter, references, and work samples) :
  • Minimum of 4 yearsäó experience in executing academic, public policy and / or business research, data analysis, modelling and report writing.
  • Demonstrated research experience working in an international development context.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a research project from ideation to evidence dissemination
  • Minimum of 3 yearsäó experience in designing and developing indices and adept at translating raw data into index scores and ranking.
  • Proven work experience in the design of monitoring and evaluation tools and frameworks for a governance project is desirable.
  • Demonstration of good understanding of governance issues and public sector performance in human development index, regulatory environment, and other key sectors.
  • Proven work experience in public policymaking and social impact is desirable
  • Must possess strong analytical and conceptual skills with proven experience working on development research projects in Nigeria.
  • Strong project management ability and excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines and flexibility.
  • High level of proficiency in the use of statistical software such as STATA, SPSS etc
  • Strong interpersonal skills and extremely resourceful.
  • Ability to communicate well with diverse groups.
  • The selected candidate must be available to commence work from January 2022.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to work for up to 80 days from January 2022 to November 2022 when the final research is validated based on the approved Lead consultantäó s workplan.

    The selected candidate will be paid a daily rate based on a schedule that will be agreed upon hiring.

    The research assistant will carry out this assignment using the hybrid work model. Travels, accommodation, and other incidental expenses incurred exclusively for the project will be reimbursed.

  • Interested candidates should submit the following :
  • a. Cover letter with the applicantäó s current contact information including how the candidateäó s previous experience matches the project objectives as well as their interest for the position (no longer than two pages).

    b. CV with professional references

    c. Sample(s) of recent similar assignments - online portfolios and links.

    Applications not meeting the above criteria and not including all the above information will not be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Interested parties must submit, their applications to kachi.nwachukwu copying olowookere.afolabi aigafrica.

    org and jeremiah.enoch no later than 21st January 2022

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