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Research Assistant at Nuru Nigeria


Nuru Nigeria is a local NGO with affiliates in the US, Kenya and Ethiopia, and is starting up operations in Nigeria. The mission is to end extreme poverty in remote rural communities. Nuru’s first involvement in Nigeria was established in 2017 and began work in 2018 in Adamawa State, Nigeria with the creation of Nuru Nigeria. The long-term goal of Nuru Nigeria is the establishment of a locally led, self-sustainable, Nigerian NGO which will continue to work with local rural communities indefinitely.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Research Assistant

Location: Adamawa
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • The Research Assistant will support Nuru Nigeria Program Team in implementation and collection of primary data during surveys, assessments, and qualitative studies such as Focus Group Discussion (FGD), Key Informant Interview (KII), etc for Nuru Nigeria in Michika, Gombi and Hong  LGAs.

Key Responsibilities
The scope of work and responsibilities of the Research Assistants (RAs) include the following:

Data Collection:

  • Support Nuru Nigeria Program Team in the collection of primary data during surveys, assessment, soil samples, and qualitative studies such as Focus Group Discussion (FGD), Key Informant Interview (KII), etc based on various criteria provided.
  • Support the Nuru field team in the implementation of all intervention activities in the communities to achieve set objectives through close work with the Assistants and officers to effectively manage assigned communities.
  • Work closely with the Program Team in the registration and management of established Farmer’s Associations/Farmer’s Organization (FO) in the communities to ensure groups are strengthened and are performing actively in all activities.
  • Support in the delivery of direct extension services to farmers in cycles and carry out on-site farm monitoring to ensure the adoption of innovative practices that will increase farmers’ agricultural production capacity.
  • Support in the training delivering on all Nuru Nigeria training (such as group organization, GAP, machines operation and maintenance, Loans and Savings,  and other relevant training) conducted at the community level to all Nuru farmers groups.

Data Quality:

  • Ensuring that Nuru Nigeria data collection activities are carried out in line with standard Guidelines and study protocol.
  • Perfect all required data quality checks as instructed during the field data collection process.


  • Proper records and documentation of all research materials and tools
  • 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 the operational area
  • Previous experience as an emergency or Research Assistant working with an NGO.
  • Proven interest & commitment to humanitarian and development principles and demonstrates an understanding of conflict/post-conflict development contexts.
  • Team player with a 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 a high level of accuracy
  • Demonstrate ability to operate in both office and field settings
  • Prior experience in carrying out surveys, conducting interviews, and undertaking assessments.
  • Experience implementing electronic data collection methods.
  • Understanding of confidentiality requirements 
  • Resident and familiarity with the terrain in North-East Nigeria
  • Excellent computer application skills, particularly Ms. Word & Excel programs
  • Can operate android devices 
  • Strong typing skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Application Deadline  9th December, 2022.

Non-discriminatory employment clause

  • Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of ethnicity, colour, gender, religion, socio-economic status, age, disability or health status.
  • The management of Nuru Nigeria reserves the right to verify all of the applicant’s information and conduct background checks on shortlisted candidates including reaching out to his/her previous employer.
  • Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted