BBC Media Action Senior Research Officer Maternity cover Jobs in Ethiopia

BBC Media Action Senior Research Officer Maternity cover Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 206518

Category: Research and Development
Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Contract

Job Description

Overall Purpose of Job

  • BBC Media Action’s Research Group conducts research in order to understand our audiences and the impact of our programmes. BBC Media Action has an integrated team of up to 100 specialist qualitative and quantitative researchers based both in the UK and our country offices. This team provides research and evaluation to support the development and impact assessment of our projects. We undertake research at audience, practitioner, organisation and system levels, including:

  • Formative research to guide the development of projects, including literature reviews, qualitative and quantitative primary research.

  • Pre-testing/piloting of media outputs with audiences, to feed into programme development.

  • Monitoring project progress including audience reactions.

  • Evaluation of the impact of our projects. The Senior Research Officer is accountable for undertaking all aspects of the research activities of the projects by BBC Media Action Ethiopia.

    Main Duties:

  • To be responsible for all research activities in the country including qualitative and quantitative research
  • Manage Research Officer and support their professional development within the organization.
  • Oversee and monitor the data collection process in the field and
    be willing to travel for fieldwork
  • Working on a wide range of research projects and employing a range of different research methodologies (if undertaking research internally);
  • Write the research design, draft research instruments, such as questionnaires, and discussion guides:
  • Conducting, or commissioning then analysing, pre and post evaluation survey, in-depth interviews with members of the public and large-scale data sets;
  • Ensuring that research is conducted within a set time frame.
  • Providing information as well as delivering presentation to the project management and production team.
  • Producing both written and oral reports responding to external and internal research enquiries from colleagues.
  • Explaining complex ideas and
    findings in a way that can be easily understood by the project team as well as other stakeholders;
  • Keeping up to date with developments in policy and social issues, as well as qualitative and quantitative research methods;
  • Recruit and manage enumerators and data entry clerks

  • Work with the research team in London to produce high quality research outputs

    Job Requirements

    Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • University degree in Social Studies, Development or any other related field of Study.

  • At least 3 years of experience in research and or in development with demonstrable experience in project implementation and management systems.

  • Computer skills and familiarity with standard software packages such as SPSS.

  • Demonstrate administrative, problem-solving and decision-making abilities

  • Excellent communications skills

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and under pressure

  • Experience of designing and managing qualitative research in support of practical outcomes.
  • Strong qualitative data analysis skills
  • Experience of adapting methods to challenging and resource-constrained conditions
  • Strong report writing and presentation skills, communicating in non-technical language to a range of audiences such as media and development practitioners.
  • Excellent track record of delivering research findings on time, and to a high standard.
  • Ability to quality assure qualitative analysis and reporting.
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Strong commitment to, and understanding of, development issues in Ethiopia.
  • Fluency in oral and written English

    How to Apply
    Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should send your application letter and CV with three names of reference to before OR on May 9, 2019.

    Please note that educational credentials are not required at this stage. Please only send your CV and application letter by renaming it. Applicants who doesn’t follow the above instruction will be disqualified.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. No phone calls.

    This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities and duties. The BBC is an equal opportunity employer.

    BBC Media Action Senior Research Officer Maternity cover Jobs in Ethiopia

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