Deadline: 2021-10-15 (8 months ago)

How to Apply

Please send your CV on no more than 2 A4 pages (Minimum font size 10) AND an accompanying covering letter of no more than 2 pages (Minimum font size 10) answering the following questions to hr@nesgroup.org, with the Job Title as the Subject :

- What is your motivation for wanting to join the PIC?
- What are the top three key attributes you would bring to the PIC?
- In your opinion, what are the three top policy priority areas that PIC should be involved in or working on in Nigeria?

Description

What is the Policy Innovation Center (PIC)?


The PIC is the first national-level body of its kind tasked with applying behavioural insights and other innovative policy tools in Africa. To improve the design and implementation of government policies and programmes in Nigeria through lessons from behavioural and social science as well as other policy tools. Working with public bodies, the private sector, NGOs and the international community, the PIC will also support ongoing efforts on critical priorities such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The PIC is an initiative within the NESG that is sponsored by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

What Are We Looking For?

• We are looking for a research officer to join the PIC.
• You will ideally have a minimum Master's degree in a field related to the mission of the PIC.
• You will also have 3+ years of working experience in research, monitoring, evaluation and learning.
• You are a Nigerian National/Passport Holder.

• You are also driven to make an impact in line with the PIC vision and mission, while at the same time contributing to a fun and high achieving team environment.

Key Responsibilities

• Conduct literature reviews and assist in the development of protocols and tools for the research;
• Support the facilitation and documentation of stakeholder engagement activities;
• Code and analyze data using data analysis software and the preparation of research results; and

• Contribute to the drafting of research outputs, including presentations and manuscripts.

Functional/Technical Competencies

• Proficiency in use of Statistical software (SPSSS, STATA) and NVIVO;
• High level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet applications;
• Experience working and communicating with government officials and other external partners;
• Ability to collaborate and operate as part of a multi-cultural and diverse team; and
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills.

Behavioural Competencies

• Adaptability/Decisiveness Attention to Detail Commitment to Continuous Learning
• Team player