Program States: Lagos, Ogun, Edo, and Delta States
Number of slots: 16 (4 slots in each state)
Reports to: Director of Research
Duration: 20 days
Crest Research and Development Institute (CRADI) is an independent, non-profit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition through evidence-based research and developmental aid. The Institute uses a multidisciplinary, community-friendly, and ethic-driven approach to support independent, high-quality research with an impact on business development, the public sector and civil society.
CRADI partners with appropriate research, technology, development, communications, and governance institutions. Team members include people drawn from the academia, civil society, public and private sectors, as well as practitioners in various fields of endeavor who are concerned about the socio-political and economic problems of Africa.
Purpose of the Assignment
CRADI is conducting the final external Evaluation of a project titled “Promoting Evidence-Based Prevention Efforts to Reduce Trafficking in Persons”. The project is aimed at improving access to trusted information sources and promoting informed decision making by sensitizing potential migrants on regular migration options, vulnerabilities to trafficking in persons (TiP), and risks associated with irregular migration. In addition, the project seeks to build institutional capacities and implement community-based actions in high-risk states of irregular migration such as Lagos, Edo and Delta. In collaboration with the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), the intervention aims to build the capacity of state and non-state actors to exercise evidence-based planning and monitoring of behavioural change communication to prevent TiP and Smuggling of Migrants (SoM). Secondly, through community-based actions (peer education, community dialogue, art-based competitions) and capacity building, the project aims to enable returnees, community members, government and non-government actors to take action to prevent exploitation and promote informed decision making on safe and regular migration pathways. The primary target audience is potential migrants aged 12-35 years from migration prone communities. The secondary audience includes key opinion leaders within target communities such as families, religious and traditional leaders who play an influential role in the decision-making process of potential migrants.
Scope of Work
The research assistants would be responsible for completing the following tasks under the guidance and supervision of CRADI’s Research team:
- The research assistants’ contract will be on a need-for-work basis and is not a full-time role.
- Participate in a two-day training workshop.
- Participate in daily debrief meetings during data collection.
- Ensure quality assurance of data, coordinate with the research team to ensure consistency and quality of interview transcripts in English.
- Administer questionnaires to stakeholders and target beneficiaries in the target LGAs and communities of the project states, as well as providing important feedback on project’s field research activities.
- The Enumerator will be responsible for collecting and entering data, and any other responsibilities for which he/she may be called upon to carry out. The data collection process may be carried out through one-on-one interviews, focus group discussions (FDGs) using electronic data collection tools.
- Ensure that supervisor is kept abreast of completed assignments and progress
- Identify and report any issues that may arise while attempting to obtain data
- Analyze the authenticity of information provided by ensuring direct contact with each targeted respondent
- Interpret interview questions to assist respondents in understanding them and providing the required response
- Double check information on survey forms or interview forms to ensure the accuracy of information
- Engage in data entry in cases where paper base options are used
- Comply with quality and research ethics during and field works (this includes data protection and information confidentiality of respondents or target project participants)
- Participate in debrief sessions to share field experiences about the community and entire data collection process
- Enumerators are expected to be always respectful of the community and community leadership and membership.
Qualifications and Experience Required
- Sc/HND holders will be prioritized for this; however, NCE/ND holders will also be considered.
- The enumerator should have basic assessment skills in data collection, preferably in mobile data collection.
- Enumerator must be able to read, write and speak fluently in English language.
- Enumerator should have basic assessment and observation skills in data collection.
- Enumerator must have good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate in the local language in the community
- Previous experience working in the selected communities will be an added advantage.
- Ability to use online survey platform such as (Kobo-Collect, Survey Monkey, Google Forms etc.).
- Must be flexible to work and available to respond to comments and questions in a timely and appropriate manner.
- High regard for cultural norms and traditions.
- Demonstrate patience and good leadership skills.
- Respect the security, dignity, and self-worth of respondents. The Research assistant has the responsibility to be sensitive to and respect differences amongst participants in culture, religion, gender, disability, age, and ethnicity.
The research assistants will supervise the enumerators and ensure data quality at the data entry stage.
- English (Fluency in the local languages would be an added advantage)
- Must be willing and able to travel to local and difficult terrains of Lagos, Ogun, Edo, and Delta States as indicated in the program States and LGAs.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should fill the form here. Applications must reach us on or before 22nd of September, 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.
CRADI is an equal –opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, etc. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. CRADI recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.