Action Contre la Faim France Research Coordinator Jobs Nigeria

Action Contre la Faim France Research Coordinator Jobs Nigeria

Action Against Hunger (AAH) has received a two-year contract from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) for the Identifying the Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Relapse after Recovery from Severe Acute Malnutrition Globally project. The project is led by AAH, in partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

The goal of this research project is to measure relapse rates among children who are discharged from outpatient therapeutic programs (OTP) following successful treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM). In addition to measuring relapse to SAM, the project aims to better understand overall child health and nutrition outcomes during the year following SAM treatment (e.g. linear growth, illness, relapse to moderate acute malnutrition MAM).

Secondary outcomes will also include exploring the programmatic costs associated with relapse as well as individual-level and programmatic-level risk factors associated with relapse, in particular, WASH-related risk factors. The study will be implemented in four different countries – Mali, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Somalia.

The Field Research Coordinator in each country will be primarily responsible for implementing the data collection processes as described in the study protocol. They will be the main in-country point of contact for all matters related to the study.


  • Serve as the in-country point of contact achieve in-country IRB approval (with support from ACF-USA and implementing NGO support)
  • Coordinate closely with the PI by participating in regular (weekly/bi-weekly) calls with the PI to communicate progress in recruitment, enrollment, and completion of follow-up visits by participants, as well as submitting weekly reports regarding data collection and study activities
  • Train and manage all data collectors
  • Oversee properly informed consent process by data collectors
  • Ensure quality of data collection and fidelity of study protocol implementation
  • Work closely with community health workers/volunteers (CHW/Vs) as well as CMAM clinic staff to identify and enroll participants
  • Track enrollment progression of both post-SAM children and non-SAM children
  • Enter all data into electronic databases and reconcile any data entry errors with original hard copy forms
  • Track participant completion of follow-up appointments and manage the CHWs who travel to the field to encourage caregivers to return to the clinic for their follow-up visit
  • Oversee anthropometric measurements by data collectors and OTP clinic staff during follow-up visits to ensure accuracy in data
  • Oversee household surveys, water sample collection and analysis, food sample collection and analysis and rectal swab
    collection, and ensure compliance with study protocols with support from LSHTM
  • Collaborate closely with AAH Nutrition and WASH Heads of Departments
  • Collaborate closely with OTP clinic staff to obtain OTP clinic data of each post-SAM participant and transfer data from clinic forms into an electronic database for the research project
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • You hold a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a major such as social or health science
  • You have between 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in the field
  • You have excellent management, organizational and leadership skills
  • You have experience in participating in field-level data collection as part of a research study or program monitoring and evaluation;
  • You have experience in training in and proven knowledge around nutrition programming in low-income countries;
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite required and comfortable working with computers with minimal IT support.
  • You have got experience with mobile data collection tools (eg Kobo) (preferred but not required)
  • You have the ability to take initiative and prioritize multiple tasks with minimum supervision.
  • Genuine interest in and commitment to the mission and principles of Action Against Hunger.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite required and comfortable working with computers with minimal IT support.
  • You have got in conflict-related displacements and nutrition crisis contexts

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 9th October 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Action Contre la Faim France Research Coordinator Jobs Nigeria

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