Jobs in Nigeria at Orphans and Vulnerable Children, May 2016

Palladium International – Our client, Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC), a USAID-funded MEASURE Evaluation Project, is recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: OVC Study Coordinator
Abuja, Nigeria
Project Overview and Role

  • Palladium works as a partner on the USAID-funded MEASURE Evaluation Project. In this capacity, Palladium seeks a consultant based in Abuja, Nigeria to coordinate activities for a planned set of surveys that will measure outcomes of programs for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in at least 10 states in Nigeria.
  • The consultant will work as part of a team led by Palladium from its Washington, DC office.
  • The consultant will report to the Palladium activity lead and collaborate with a local research organization based in Nigeria.
  • The anticipated start date for this position is April 15, 2016 with work continuing through March 2017. Level of effort is approximately 180 days.


  • Support study planning and logistics
  • Working with implementing partner and research organizations
  • Train data collectors on survey tools
  • Support data management
  • Conduct quality assurance processes throughout study implementation
  • Contribute to technical report writing and presentation of results


  • Advanced degree in Public Health, such as Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in public health and/or social service research
  • Training and certification in research ethics
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and local languages
  • Experience in planning and managing the operations of large scale household surveys, preferably involving data collection with program beneficiaries
  • Experience in training and leading survey teams in rural and urban settings in Nigeria
  • Experience in conducting data quality audits and quality assurance processes
  • Demonstrated knowledge of OVC programs preferred
  • Demonstrated project management and operations skills including team building and team management
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, presentation, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving, analytic, financial, and evaluative skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities within a required time frame
  • Ability to travel to and work throughout Nigeria Please include contact information for three references in application. CVs will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Palladium will only contact those candidates that have been short listed.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply for this Position

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