Marie Stopes International Fresh Job Vacancies – 4 Positions

Marie Stopes International invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant positions below:

  1. Operations Research Advisor
  2. Knowledge & Documentation Manager
  3. Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant
  4. New Business Development Manager

Marie Stopes International Recruitment for Operations Research Advisor

Job Title: Operations Research Advisor

Location: Abuja
Duration of contract: 2 years
Probationary period: 6 months

Responsibilities
Lead MSION Operations Researches:

  • Represent MSION technical expertise in professional circles through meetings, conferences and presentations
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with colleagues and donors in country, region or worldwide networks
  • Guide the design, implementation and continual refinement of all operational researches in MSION in consultation with the RME Manager
  • Contribute to the development of knowledge management processes to ensure that the M&E system, tools and methods provide statistical and analytical validation of PRISM.
  • Provide input into the development of a web-based M&E management system that supports M&E data entry, management, analysis and reporting; facilitates M&E knowledge management and knowledge sharing; and improves communications.
  • Identify opportunities for and provide technical assistance in design and implementation of Operations Research studies.

Participate in Research Activities:

  • Strengthen organizational capacity in application of state of the art M&E methods and techniques, including program/project/study design
  • Closely collaborate with staff and/or facilitate the design of programs, projects, and studies, including review and provision of feedback on selected program/project/study designs, survey methodology and findings; performance monitoring plans, evaluation methodology and findings.
  • Assist in the coordination, design and implementation of selected project mid-term and final evaluations
  • Assist in writing, developing, and/or reviewing project proposals, detailed implementation plans, and abstracts for submission to conferences and publications.

Support monitoring and evaluation activities:

  • Technical and experiential knowledge of the range of applied research and monitoring and evaluation techniques, including the relationship of information systems to program, field, and global initiatives
  • Ability to program in SPSS, Epi-info, STATA, Microsoft Access, and other research related applications
  • Support on-going indicator monitoring.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics, or related Social Science
  • Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyse data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least one of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access
  • In-depth understanding of evolving international health funding priorities, technical state-of-the-art thinking and priorities, and program development roles and opportunities
  • Superior verbal, written and presentation skills (English); strong verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Excellent management and organizational skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel locally and internationally as require by work.

Experience & Skills:

  • 5-6 years of experience working with international or local donor, aid, or development agencies in program Monitoring and Evaluation
  • A proven positive track record working in M&E with NGOs, government or research institutions, and/or bi-lateral/multi-lateral organizations.
  • A proven ability to develop, implement, analyse M&E data using statistical analysis software, regression analysis and other relevant forms of analysis.
  • Computer expertise in MS Office, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SPSS, and other statistical analysis software.
  • Fluent in in both written and spoken English
  • Experience in public speaking and professional presentations
  • Experience of conducting primary qualitative and quantitative research
  • Experience with management of different sources of data and multiple indicators with proven ability to interpret verbal, written and numerical data
  • Experience of data collation, entry, processing and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data sets
  • Willingness and ability to undertake regular visits to facilities and support data reporting and documentation
  • Must have excellent communication/interactive skills and must function well independently, as well as part of a team
  • Experience with public and private health sectors in Nigeria
  • Experience working on USAID, DFID and Gates funded programmes is an added advantage.
  • At least 4-5 years of applied evaluation or research; design and implementation of information systems including but not limited to GPS, GIS (Essential);
  • Development, field-testing and implementation of computer-based information systems (Desirable);
  • Timely data analysis, synthesis, and communication of results (desirable);
  • Design and implementation of evaluation protocols (Essential);
  • Development and field-testing of data collection instruments for M&E indicators;
  • Data collection planning and implementation (routine or survey) (Essential);
  • Ability to Translate complex data systems and results to understandable lessons learned and action priorities for programmatic and other technical staff (Essential);
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform;
  • Ability to interact professionally with established networks of senior-level international health professionals.
  • Proficiency in MS Office particularly in DHIS2, SPSS/STATA/SAS, Epdata, and Ms Excel (Essential), MS Projects and ATLAS Ti/Nvivo, ArcGIS (Essential)
  • Excellent technical report writing skills with evidence of publishing in revered journals (Essential)
  • Excellent oral presentation skills including abstract presentations at conferences and to stakeholders (Essential)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships across teams and organisations.

Attitude/Motivation:

  • Proactive
  • Coach/Mentor
  • Team player
  • Pro-Choice
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced professional environment.

Application Closing Date
29th March, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and suitability statement as a single attachment to: [email protected]

Note

  • Shortlisting will start as soon as we start receiving applications and deadline might be changed without prior notice.
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • The subject of the email should be the POSITION TITLE/LOCATION and the CV/Suitability statement should be saved in the applicant’s full name.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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