Evidence and Impact Advisor | ReliefWeb
MSI Reproductive Choices is one of the world’s leading providers of sexual and reproductive healthcare. We believe everyone should have the right to choose. From contraception to safe abortion and life-saving post-abortion care, we are committed to providing compassionate, affordable, high-quality services for all.
Today, our organization has more than 9,000 employees working in 37 countries around the world. Our success lies in the fact that MSI teams are locally-led, entrepreneurial and results-oriented, and are passionate about delivering high-quality, client-centered care in their own communities. As a social enterprise, we focus on sustainable delivery, efficiency and funding models that are built to last, so that the women and girls we serve today also have choices in the future.
We know that access to reproductive choice is life changing. For some, this may mean the ability to complete an education or start a career. For others, it means being able to take care of the family they already have. For everyone, this means the freedom to decide their own future, creating a more just and equal world.
About the role
The Advisor will primarily work on the Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) program, a high-value, multi-country program that aims to improve access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) for women and girls in the areas where unmet need is highest. WISH is divided into two separate batches – Batch 1 works in 11 West and Central African countries (Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Chad, Cameroon, Cote d’ Ivoire) and is implemented by a consortium led by MSI. MSI is also a consortium partner in WISH Lot 2, which is led by IPPF, with contributions from 8 MSI country programs. WISH combines SRH service delivery with work to build national ownership of WISH results by supporting an enabling policy environment, building national resources for family planning, and building public sector capacity.
In addition to the technical responsibilities listed below, the Evidence and Impact Advisor is expected to be MSI’s technical and thematic expert, representing the MSI E&I team within the WISH consortium. The Evidence Advisor is responsible for providing technical leadership and oversight of key consortium deliverables; collect data; identify strategies and actions that need to be taken because of the data; develop dissemination strategies and action plans; etc This position will also be a key source of strategic support to the MSI FCDO program management team, supporting deeper reporting and analysis needs, and enabling consortium partners in-country to identify “ what works” and also to allow rapid course correction.
We recruit talented, dynamic people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, all united by a belief in our mission and a drive to deliver measurable results. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and are committed to creating a fully inclusive workplace, where everyone feels able to participate and contribute in a meaningful way. You must be open-minded, curious, resilient and solution-oriented, and committed to promoting equality and protecting the well-being of team members and customers.
To be successful in this role, you must have:
• Proven experience with advanced analysis software such as STATA and Excel (R highly desirable) • Proven experience (at least 3 years) working in a research, data analysis or monitoring and evaluation role • Have been exposed to a wide range of challenging research, monitoring and evaluation issues to solve (ideally in the field of health) • Very familiar and experienced in writing and editing materials for a variety of audiences, including those that are non-research related • Demonstrated experience in managing multi-stakeholder projects, including setting priorities, planning and influencing with authority • Experience in project management or working in a cross-functional team ( matrix)
• Demonstrated experience working cross-culturally and providing technical support to remote teams and providing research technical assistance and training to staff, including non-researchers in resource-limited settings • Experience in using a range of qualitative research methods to answer key challenges/questions • Experience with health research, reproductive health and/or family planning/service delivery/operating environment
This is a highly specialized role that requires deep analytical skills to turn large sets of data into meaningful and useful information. Develop data visualization tools that meet stakeholder needs and are easy to use. It also requires a passionate and knowledgeable person to drive their adoption and use.
- Extremely strong analytical skills, – highly digitized and analytical with knowledge of a wide range of technical skills in research and evaluation methods (including quantitative and qualitative); STATA and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
- Strong interpreting skills, be able to see beyond the analysis and describe what it means for our customers and our services and how it contributes to achieving our MSI 2030 goals
- Ability to perform data miningblending large datasets to improve reporting and “know-how” in data visualization using Excel, PowerBI, Tableau or equivalent and using the data to make informed recommendations
- Excellent oral and written communicator: Ability to convey complex concepts in plain English to non-technical audiences and confidently lead MSI’s representation externally, including liaising with donors and building relationships with external partners. A passion for sharing data, insights and the benefits good evidence can bring to an organization.
- Ability to review and assess conclusions and proposed project designs to ensure that we provide clear, usable and robust information
- Strong team spirit: can build strong and positive working relationships quickly and effectively
- Drive for results: Curious, interested and passionate about how data can be used to improve performance and results; challenge the status quo to look for new ways of doing things.
- Ability to prioritize tasks quickly and efficiently. Very comfortable working within deadlines, data constraints and changing priorities
- Experience working cross-culturally and providing technical support to remote teams and providing research technical assistance and training to staff, including non-researchers in resource-limited settings
- Experience using a range of qualitative research methods to answer key challenges/questions
- Experience in health research, reproductive health and/or family planning/service delivery/operating environment
- Practical experience in developing research logframes for donors and developing evidence-based proposals; develop case studies and data to support winning bids, especially for value for money and new models
- Research degrees in public health, statistics, economics, epidemiology, demography, health sciences or related discipline – Essential
- Proficiency in French highly appreciated – Please indicate the level in the application
- Additional qualification or formal training in research design, epidemiology or impact evaluation, data visualization such as PowerBI – Desirable
We are looking for exceptional people aligned with MSI’s mission and entrepreneurial spirit. You must be a strong communicator, self-motivated and solution-seeking, committed to driving social change in an environment that measures lasting results and impact at the individual and global level. You must be able to work effectively with and within diverse teams and be comfortable with ambiguity.
- Pro Choice. Energy, drive and passion for the purpose and mission of MSI Reproductive Choices, able to inspire others with MSI’s mission.
- Excellent communication skills through both verbal and written methods, especially to share compelling stories through data, explain complex ideas simply, and present key messages to senior audiences.
- Very good cash; able to critically analyze and interrogate complex data
- Excellent attention to detail; methodical and precise
- Highly developed skills to influence and persuade: Ability to build relationships quickly and effectively with team members and stakeholders at all levels
- Strong self-starters with initiative attitudes
- flexible attitude to work in a rapidly changing operational environment. empathetic patience and thoughtfulness even in stressful and high-pressure situations
- Able to travel internationally
If you fit the above and are easy-going but focused, eager to help, quick-witted, capable under pressure and detail-oriented, we look forward to hearing from you.
For more information on the role, please see the framework on our website.
Location: London Helpdesk (Hybrid Work) or any National MSI Program
Full time: 35 hours per week (UK hours)
Type of Contract : Permanent
Salary: £39,700 – £46,500 + discretionary bonus (UK salary scale only), for non-UK based candidates the role will be grouped within the national context
Closing Date: August 5, 2022 (midnight GMT+1). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.
How to register
Please apply directly on our site https://careers.msichoices.org/vacancyinformation.aspx?vguid=112798d3-fc94-4a68-8c94-a52e8dc02fb0