Research Executive at Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation

Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation is a grant making organization established in 2016 to support local, national and regional non - profit organizations working to address challenges and associated vulnerabilities across the African Continent. ACT Foundation supports sustainable high impact initiatives that provide innovative solutions to social, economic and environmental challenges in Africa. Our vision is to leverage relationships to create effective social impact solutions across Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Research Executive

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full Time

About the Job

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  • Conduct in-depth research and literature reviews on relevant topics related to our organization's mission and projects.
  • Develop research-based knowledge products for public dissemination, including white papers, articles, and social media content.
  • Manage external consultants on research projects and engagements.
  • Prepare reports of completed projects for publication in research journals, for presentation to the agency requesting the project, or for use in further applied or theoretical research activities
  • Oversee the implementation of special projects.
  • Provide weekly/periodic updates on Research activities.
  • Develop research plans, methodologies, and frameworks to ensure the collection of accurate and comprehensive data.
  • Gather, compile, and analyze data from various sources, including surveys, interviews, and secondary research, to derive actionable insights.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand research needs and align findings with organizational objectives.
  • Prepare detailed reports, presentations, and visualizations that effectively communicate research findings to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Stay abreast of the latest research trends, methodologies, and best practices in the non-profit and relevant sectors.
  • Contribute to grant applications, fundraising efforts, and project proposals by providing research-based evidence and data-driven considerations.
  • Cultivate partnerships with institutions, research organizations, and subject matter experts to enhance our research capabilities.
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned by the Team Lead or Head of Programs.


  • First Degree in a relevant field, such as Social Sciences, Public Policy, Economics, or related disciplines.
  • Any discipline from an accredited institution.
  • 2- 4 years’ experience working in Research, preferably in the non-profit or social sector.
  • Strong proficiency in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, data analysis, and statistical software.
  • Proficiency in using technology and data visualization tools to enhance research outputs is a plus.
  • Experience in working with international NGOs, local civil society organizations, government, bilateral and multilateral donors in a multi-cultural, politically sensitive environment.
  • Thorough understanding of program management, donor reporting requirements and managing donor relations.
  • Extremely strong computer literacy skills with knowledge of SPSS and/or STATA.
  • Ability to conduct independent research work and to disseminate results.
  • Excellent understanding of HEEL related issues locally and global.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing research projects, including developing research protocols and data collection instruments.
  • Detail-oriented with a keen eye for accuracy and data integrity.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Passion for social impact and a deep commitment to the organization's mission.
  • Familiarity with relevant ethical guidelines and standards for research in the non-profit sector.
  • Ability to manage complex projects, workload, set priorities, and meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to present complex issues in an accessible style, verbally and in writing.
  • Strong proficiency in the use of Tableau and/or Power Bi, and Microsoft office productivity tools particularly PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Project.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of relevant Nigerian public and private sector policies, programs, and initiatives.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application to: [email protected] using the job title as the subject of the mail.