In the framework of her new partnership with the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP), IFRA-Nigeria is offering four full-time positions to junior researchers/librarians to update the Nigeria Watch database on violence in Nigeria (see http://www.nigeriawatch.org/).
1 May 2013 – 30 April 2015 [longer if project is successful]
IFRA-Nigeria annex, Nigeria Watch Project, 9 Parry Road, University of Ibadan Campus, Ibadan, Oyo State.
Based on qualification and experience [based on IFRA-Nigeria salary scale].
Role and Responsibilities
The team, composed of a coordinator, an assistant coordinator, and two information retrieval specialists, will be in charge of:
analysing 10–12 Nigerian newspapers daily to extract data on violent deaths
filling the appropriate sections of the database [see http://www.nigeriawatch.org/index.p...]
generating reports and providing training to scholars in the use of the database
In a second phase, the team may also:
produce a daily press review to be disseminated through the IFRA-Nigeria network
produce a monthly newsletter specializing in the analysis of current issues in Nigeria
support the digitalization of the IFRA-Nigeria press-cuttings’ collection. In-house training and supervision will be provided.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Project Coordinator/editor of IFRA newsletter on Nigeria’s current issues
He/she holds a Master’s degree in the social sciences. Recent PhD graduates or PhD candidates are welcome to apply. He/she needs to provide evidence of his/her superior analytic, writing, and editorial skills (in English) and excellent computer skills (proficiency in current Microsoft Office suite, fair knowledge of Adobe suite). He/she is a hard-working team leader, with good communication skills, can work autonomously, and has an excellent knowledge of Nigeria’s current affairs. He/she will be ready to meet international expectations in terms of quality and excellence. Knowledge of statistics, GIS and/or cartography is an advantage. Experience in working and writing in an academic environment is required.
Assistant Coordinator and statistics, GIS or cartography specialist
He/she holds a Master’s degree in the social sciences (preferably geography), statistics, or geographic information systems. He/she assists the project coordinator in the maintenance of the Nigeria Watch newsletter, uses the database to generate reports on violence in Nigeria, and creates relevant statistical tables and maps supporting analyses. He/she needs to provide evidence of superior computer skills (proficiency in specialized statistical/mapping or GIS software). He/she is a punctual, rigorous, and result-oriented team member. Good writing/editorial skills and sound knowledge of Nigeria’s current affairs are required.
Information retrieval specialists (2)
They hold a Master’s degree in library/documentation/archival studies and have successful previous experience. They have an interest in retrieving relevant information from the press and are prepared to analyze 15 newspapers daily, extract data related to violence, scan appropriate articles, and update the Nigeria Watch database. In addition, they maintain and upgrade the IFRA-Nigeria collection of press-cuttings (based on a selection of three daily newspapers) and they propose items to be included in the IFRA-Nigeria press review. They have good computer skills (proficiency in Microsoft Office suite). They are punctual, rigorous, and efficient team members. Good writing/editorial skills and sound knowledge of Nigeria’s current affairs are additional advantages.
How to apply
Send the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org, (cc. email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org):
A detailed CV (3 pages maximum)
Letter of motivation (2 pages maximum)
Scanned copies of degrees, diplomas and certificates mentioned in the CV
A writing sample (published or unpublished) [Project coordinator only]
Evidence of statistical/cartographic skills [Assistant coordinator only]
Deadline: 25 March 2013