Specialist, Learning and Research at Georgetown Global Health Nigeria (GGHN) – 3 Openings

The Georgetown Global Health Nigeria (GGHN) is the operational arm and an affiliate of Georgetown University Centre for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) in Nigeria. GGHN is a Non–profit, Non- Governmental Organization in Nigeria that promotes best practices in health care delivery and research using local and internationally adapted models to strengthen health systems.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Specialist Learning and Research

Locations: Bauchi, Jigawa and Kano

Job Overview

  • Specialist Learning and Research will be responsible for assisting in the development of a monitoring system with indicators, tools, and monitoring plans to reflect the project design and ensure that GGHN is able to understand what aspects of the project’s strategy is successful and what areas need to improve upon.

Work Interactions and conditions:

  • Specialist Learning and research will report to the Advisor CLA and will work closely with other team members based in the state offices and in the field.
  • Requires travel to provide technical support, mentoring and supervision. But must be able to work with very SHORT timelines that may require unplanned travels and long work hours


  • Participate in the identification of research topics and creating research questions for the research to be undertaken by EMP
  • Designing, including, where relevant, the determination of study populations, clusters, and data sources and responsible for making informed decisions on the types of research to be carried out based on the research need.
  • In collaboration with the M&E Team collect data related to strategic learning efforts and research projects.
  • Contribute to the identification of key learning themes from new and existing projects.
  • Support research initiatives and technical assistance activities, such as assessments, for projects focused on monitoring, evaluation.
  • Prepare research sites including creating linkages with and informing.
  • relevant partners, stakeholders, and research participants on the research EMP are conducting in the district, its purpose, and its usefulness.
  • Supervise research teams during data collection exercises ensuring adherence to ethical research standards and prescribed protocols.
  • Ensure that all research-related documentation, particularly research protocols, study instruments such as questionnaires, consent forms, and ascent forms, are properly filed and secured as per the approved ethical requirements and standards.
  • Participate in research planning, progress review, and dissemination meetings as appropriate
  • Produce research process reports detailing what was done, how it was done, and the key lessons learned for donor reporting and future reference.
  • Participate in data analysis, research report writing, and dissemination as appropriate.
  • Carry out any other duties assigned to her/him by the Chief of Party or their designate.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • A University Degree in Medicine, Pharmacy, or any Health-related field with relevant experience in managing MEL and/or research work at a program or country-level.
  • A Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) will be an advantage.
  • At least 5 years experience working in a research environment, managing research including research assistant’s supervision, data collection, electronic data management, and data analysis as well as research reporting.
  • Strong conceptual knowledge of theories of change, logic models, M&E and Learning Plans, data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender integration.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences (capacity strengthening) through training, mentoring, and other formal and non-formal methods, using adult learning methodologies
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal, analytical, and training skills
  • Detail-oriented and excellent time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines and deliver required results in a timely and quality manner
  • Flexibility to work both in a team and independently
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.
  • Abilities: Strong background in monitoring, data capture, evaluation, and analysis of development programs, preferably initiatives funded by USAID. Ability to lead both field-based and desk research initiatives.
  • Interpersonal/Individual Competencies: ability to work with other team members, flexibility, decisiveness and personal integrity.
  • Professional Certification: Certification in any Healthcare quality or monitoring and evaluation are desirable but not required.

Application Closing Date
29th August, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: kd.cghpi@gmail.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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