Nuru Nigeria Recruitment for Research Assistant


Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified graduates for Nuru Nigeria Recruitment for Research Assistant. The Application deadline is 12th April 2019.

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: Michika, Adamawa
Employment Type: Temporary Employment
Start Date: May/June 2019
Duration: Two Weeks
Reports To: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Slot: Thirty-Four (34) Openings

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.

Data Collection:

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

Data Quality:

  • Ensuring that Nuru Nigeria data collection activities are carried out in line with standard guidelines.
  • Perform all required data quality checks as instructed during data collection


  • Proper records and documentation of all study materials.
  • Daily updates on activity progress


  • Flexibility in a fast-paced, evolving work environment
  • Good communication and public speaking skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to operate in both office and field settings
  • HND/Bachelor degree in Management, Sciences, Social Research, Development Studies, Linguistics or a related field and 6 months of experience in data collection OR
  • Diploma or it’s equivalent Plus 5 years of experience in data collection using surveys focus groups, or interviews
  • Speaks reads and writes fluently in English and Hausa.
  • Resident and familiarity with the terrain in Northeast Nigeria
  • Proven interest & commitment to humanitarian and development principles and demonstrable understanding of conflict/post-conflict development contexts.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport and comply with ethical research in the field
  • Team player with a positive attitude


  • Excellent computer applications skills. Particularly MS Word and Excel programs.
  • Experience using Mobile data collection platforms
  • Experience leading teams of enumerators
  • Kamwe, Marghi or Fulfude fluency
  • Experience using and reading maps
  • Previous experience as an Enumerator or Research Assistant working with an NGOs

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter and Resume/CV to  Please reference the Job Title and Location on the subject line.


Application Deadline 12th April 2019.


  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Michika Residents are highly encouraged to apply
  • Females applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

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