Consultant at PACT Abuja. Closing Date: 3 August, 2018

Experience: 8 Years

Location: Abuja

Pact, established in 1971, is an international non-governmental organization with headquarters in Washington DC, USA and has been working in Nigeria since 2005 to strengthens local capacity, forge effective governance systems and transforms markets into a force for development. Pact has presence in 29 countries around the world working in Health, Livelihoods, Governance, and Access to Markets, Capacity Development and Natural Resource Management.

In Nigeria (where it is registered as Pact West Africa), Pact has worked to build the organizational capacity of institutions; including civil society and community based organizations to improve maternal, newborn and child health; address the needs of Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC), mitigate the spread of people living with HIV/AIDS, and artisanal miners in over 20 states across all the six geo political zones. Pact has also worked with more than 30 local organizations, community groups, and government agencies who now demonstrate measurable improved performance following Pact’s capacity development approach.

Job Description

  • Currently, Pact is working with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) in Gombe state in North East Nigeria to support the strengthening of government health systems, also as a partner on the United State Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children Project, Pact West Africa trained over 32,000 state and local health officials, and provided technical support to LGAs to improve budgeting and advocacy abilities, as well as create links between government agencies and civil society organizations and the private sector, Pact West Africa helps communities gain lasting benefits from natural resources by using them more sustainably.

  • We have a Direct Aid Program (DAP) funded by the Australian Embassy, Pact West Africa introduced safer methods for artisanal surface miners by increasing awareness of mercury and related health concerns in the mining population.

Specifically, the Consultant will actively support the following:

  • Desk review of relevant literatures.

  • Develop protocol for Qualitative study and dissemination plan for findings.

  • Obtain ethical approval for study.

  • Interview and collect data from respondents using appropriate methods

  • Analyze qualitative data

  • Develop study report.

Period of Performance

  • The period of performance will be for 25 working days with possibility of extension. All work will be done locally in Nigeria, with possible travel to the North East Successful consultant will report to Pact’s Country Director.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications We are looking for someone with the following:

  • At least an M.SC degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, Public Health, Political Science, or Economics and at least eight years of research experience.

  • Experience in designing and conducting qualitative studies in the/ humanitarian space with evidence of conducting at least one in the last three years.

  • Experience using NVIVO and/or any other qualitative data analysis tool

  • At least one peer-reviewed publication in a reputable national or international journal in the last five years.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to speak Hausa fluently

  • Readiness to share sample(s) of similar work done in the last three years.

  • Ability to carry out assignment in the Northeast Nigeria.

Method of Application

Applicants should send their Applications to:

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