LIFT Job Application Form

The position: L-IFT, a Netherland based Research Company focused on youth, is recruiting a Supervisor of a field research for a “Young Adult Research for Making Small Scale Savings Work” project to be conducted in three rural towns and their surroundings and in peri-urban parts of Benin CIty: Ekpoma, Ubiaja, Uromi, Adowawa and Ugbowo2, Nigeria.. The job will last 4 months. The work consists of supervising field researchers who are interviewing 20 young people about savings, income and other finance related issues every week. There will be 4 days training and 2-weekly meetings with short training items to be led by the supervisor.


Main duties and responsibilities:

–            Training and briefing the field researchers continuously throughout the research period

–            Attending questions by field researchers and/or respondents

–            Solving problems, such as illness of field researchers, drop-out of respondents, logistical issues

–            Preparing logistics for training sessions by international advisor

–            Constantly visiting the researchers in the field, supervising quality of their work, checking genuineness of all interviews

–            coordinating participatory elements of the research including facilitating video-production about important elements of field work (by researchers and respondents jointly)

–            Writing some case studies elucidating main findings of the research

–            Liaising with the international team responsibility for methodology, survey design, quality control


Profile of Supervisor


The ideal candidate:

  • Some experience organizing or leading a project or programme
  • Experience supervising people in a participatory, stimulating way while strictly monitoring the excellent results
  • Good understanding of how youth livelihood and financial management functions
  • Good understanding of numbers, Excel skills a great advantage
  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills: diplomatic and assertive
  • Good command of local language
  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent command of smart-phones
  • Continuous access (daily) to email, and preferably WhatsApp



  • Natural leader, Responsible, Motivated, Energetic, Fast/pro-active, Good with people (listener), Reliable, Technology oriented, Interest in research, Committed to developing her/his country


We would particularly appreciate hearing from female candidates


What we offer:

  • 4 months paid work
  • Possibilities for other work in the future
  • Work-experience in a field that receives much attention from the government and international development community
  • Research management experience that may be used in other circumstances in the future
  • Receiving training from an international team
  • Interesting and enjoyable work
  • Remuneration is very modest

Candidates who are interested need to be available immediately for training and subsequently work full-time with extensive travel and flexible hours, also in weekends.


Those interested to apply, please download the Job Application form on the top of this page named Lift Job application form and send this form with your resumes to You can also use +251911179256 via WhatsApp or Viber to apply. Deadline of applications: 15th September 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.