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Job Description for Fixer/Runner

Job title:         Fixer/Runer x3

Department/Business unit:     Research and Learning 

Report to:                                        Senior Research Officer 

Location:   Western Area, Pujehun and Koinadugu 

Date of Issue:                              18 September 2023

Contract duration: 6-day contract on local terms and conditions

Likely dates of work: November 2023

Overall, the Purpose of the Job

Job Context:

BBC Media Action is recruiting a Freelance Fixer/Runner to support the research activities on Social Norms and Power Dynamics Influencing Adolescent Pregnancy and Behaviours around Family Planning Services and Contraception among Adolescents and Youth in Sierra Leone.

We are looking for talented and committed Fixers to carry out field recruitment of participants for the Focus Group Discussions in three districts (Western Area, Pujehun, and Koinadugu).  The Fixers will be working with groups of men, women, and girls. A sample frame will be provided for the recruitment process. 

For the successful candidates, mandatory training will be provided on BBC Media Action’s safeguarding policy and staff code of conduct. A police background check will form part of the recruitment process. BBC Media Action operates a zero-tolerance policy concerning all forms of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people.


Purpose of Job:

The Freelance fixer/runner will be responsible for recruiting and mobilizing research participants as part of a broader team.  They will be required to recruit and mobilize research participants for Focus Group Discussions (FGDs), In-depth Interviews, and Rapid Interviews, in three districts (Western Area, Pujehun, and Koinadugu). 


Specification (requirement) for a fixer is: 

  • Must submit an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Experience in recruitment, mobilization, and data collection is an added advantage.
  • Candidates who live in or have experience working in the research districts are highly encouraged to apply. 



Recruitment of Focus Group Discussion Participants and in-depth interviews

  • To recruit Focus Group Discussion (FGD) participants and community stakeholders for In-depth Interviews (DIs), in each district based on the recruitment screener guide provided by BBC Media Action.
  • Compile details of recruited participants in each location based on their required categories.
  • To follow the sample frame for this research, to recruit (FGD) participants based on their demographics and categories. 



  • To submit lists of recruited participants and community stakeholders with all details specified in the sample frame and screener guide. 


How to apply

Please Send an updated CV, cover letter and certificates with your most recent transcripts to before 29th September 2023.

 No hard-copy applications will be considered.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.