Social Norm Exploration Tool (SNET) RESEARCH ASSISTANTs

Social Norm Exploration Tool (SNET) RESEARCH ASSISTANTs



 Nana Girls and Women Empowerment is a non Governmental Organization (NGO) Operating in Sokoto and Kebbi States. NANA is one of the partners selected in Sokoto state to implement Momentum Country and Global Leadership (MCGL), a USAID funded project. As part of its scope of work, NANA is expected to lead and facilitate the roll-out of Social Norm Exploration Tool (SNET)to understand the norms that drive child, early, and forced marriage (CEFM), intimate partner violence (IPV), Sexual Violence (SV) and early adoption of family planning (FP) in the state. In view of this, NANA is recruiting Research Assistants to help in conducting the Social Norm Exploration for Sokoto state.


 The Research Assistants will work with NANA-MCGL to unpack, understand and analyze the various social norms that influence the adoption of family planning among adolescents and youth, prevention of gender-based violence (GBV), child early and forced marriage (CEFM) and meet the specific norms, context and needs in the communities using the participatory, qualitative approaches outlined in the Social Norms Exploration Tool (SNET)

The Research Assistants will work with NANA-MCGL Team to conduct rapid interviews and FGDs in Binji and IllelaLGAs of Sokoto State. They will also participate in community sensitization meetings, social norms exploration workshops and data analysis.

Key Responsibilities

General Administration:

  • Participate in Community Sensitization and recruitment of participants
  • Provide updates to NANA-MCGL implementation team throughout the period of performance.

Training and meetings

  • Attend Social Norms Workshop
  • Attend SNET Training
  • Attend Participatory Data Analysis Workshop

Data Collection Preparation:

  • Ensure required tools, consent forms are complete
  • Participate in community sensitization activities and advocacy
  • Participate in the recruitment of respondents
  • Prepare and set up venues for KIIs and FGDs in the community

Data Collection:

  • Travel to LGA of assignment and work in specific community over a cumulative period of two weeks.
  • Conduct Rapid Interviews
  • Conduct FGDs using vignette
  • Take notes during the rapid interviews and FGDs

Data Analysis:

  • Attend participatory data analysis workshop
  • Deliver notes taken toNANA-MCGL Study Team in a secure manner
  • Translate, Transcribe KII and FGD notes

Key deliverables:

  • Audio recording of completed interviews uploaded in a designated Google drive
  • Transcribed and typed FGD notessubmitted via email.
  • Daily report of activity submitted

Duration: Research Assistants will work for a non-consecutive period of 15 to 20 days between May 2021 and July 2021.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum of a HND/B.Sc in Social Sciences or its equivalent.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in qualitative/quantitative data collection, specifically conducting in-depth interviews and experience in probing for clearer answers.
  • Must be fluent in Hausa language, preferably Sakkwatanci (Sokoto-hausa dialect).
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, initiative, patience and problem-solving abilities, diplomacy and good judgment.
  • Good time management skills and ability to work under pressure with little or no supervision.
  • Excellent report writing skills in English.
  • Familiarity with gender and gender-based violence programming is desirable and will be an added advantage
  • Must be resident and have good working knowledge of the LGAs and communities of interest.

Method of Application:

Interested candidates should submit an application letter and a CV as a single word document to, not later than 4pm 7th May 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted