Evidence & Impact Advisor

United Kingdom - London (Global Support Office)

This vacancy is now closed


About Us

MSI Reproductive Choices is one of the world’s leading providers of sexual and reproductive healthcare. We believe that everyone should have the right to choose. From contraception to safe abortion and life-saving post-abortion care, we are committed to delivering compassionate, affordable, high-quality services for all.

Today, our organisation has over 9,000 team members working in 37 countries across the world. Our success lies in the fact that MSI teams are locally led, entrepreneurial and results-driven, and are passionate about delivering high quality, client-centered care in their own communities. As a social business, we focus on sustainable delivery, efficiency, and funding models that are built to last, so that the women and girls we serve today will have a choice in the future too.

We know that access to reproductive choice is life changing. For some, it can mean the ability to complete an education or start a career. For others, it means being able to look after the family they already have. For everyone, it means the freedom to decide their own future, creating a fairer, more equal world.

About the Role

The role supports Pillars 2 & 3 of MSI’s 2030 strategy which focusses on driving financially sustainable private sector services in MSI’s centres and enabling client-powered services through safe, efficient access to our products via telemedicine and social marketing. Across all our Pillar programmes, we maintain a foundation in delivering client-centred care and our core mission to provide safe and effective access to abortion services. The Evidence and Impact Advisor will ensure that MSI’s programmes are informed by robust data and evidence to achieve tangible impact consistent with our vision; to ensure effective measurement and evaluation systems are in place; and insight and evidence is used internally and externally to demonstrate MSI’s impact and value in strengthening MSI’s private health systems and the role this plays in achievement of universal access to sexual and reproductive health care.

This is an exciting opportunity for a data analytics and research professional – passionate about driving development to be more effective, equitable, and efficient through rigorous evidence. As part of the team, you will have the opportunity to work across all departments at MSI and directly influence the success of our 2030 Strategy

You will be working next to people with a wide range of technical expertise and experience, keen to support your professional and personal development and empower you to thrive.

About You

We recruit talented, dynamic people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, all united by a belief in our mission and a focus on delivering measurable results. We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and are committed to creating a fully inclusive workplace, where everyone feels able to participate and contribute meaningfully. You must be open-minded, curious, resilient, and solutions-oriented, and committed to promoting equality, and safeguarding the welfare of team members and clients alike.

To perform this role, it is essential that you have the following experience:


  • Proven experience with advanced analytics software such as STATA and excel (R highly desirable)
  • Proven experience (a minimum of 3 years) working within a research, data analytics or monitoring & evaluation role
  • Have been exposed to a wide range of challenging research, monitoring, and evaluation problems to solve (ideally in healthcare)
  • Highly familiar and experienced in writing and editing documents for various audiences, including non-research ones
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects involving multiple stakeholders, including priority setting, planning, and influencing with limited authority
  • Experience of project management or cross-functional (matrix) team working


  • Proven experience working cross culturally and providing technical support to remote teams and in providing technical research assistance and training to staff, including non-researchers in resource constrained settings
  • Experienced in utilizing a range of qualitative research methods to answer key challenges / questions
  • Experience with health research, reproductive health, and / or family planning / service delivery / operations environment
  • Experience in evaluating commercial initiatives and deconstructing financial elements of a P&L
  • Practical experience in developing donor research log frames and developing evidence based proposals; developing cases studies and data to support winning bids, especially for value for money and new models

Key Skills


This is a highly specialised role that requires strong project management experience and skills, as well as deep analytical skills and the ability to turn large disparate data sets into meaningful, actionable insights. It also requires someone with the passion and skill in helping motivate their adoption and usage. 

  • Extremely strong analytical skills, highly numerate and analytical with knowledge of a broad range of technical database skills in research and evaluation methods (incl. quantitative and qualitative); SPSS and STATA and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong interpretation skills, being able to see beyond the analysis and describe what this means for our clients and services and how it feeds in towards reaching our 2030 goals.
  • Ability to ideate and merge datasets and methodologies, blending large datasets to enhance reporting and “Know how” in data visualisation using PowerBI, Tableau or equivalent and using data to make informed recommendations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communicator, with the ability to convey complex concepts in plain English to non-technical audiences and to lead confidently representing MSI externally, including liaising with donors and building relationships with external partners. A passion for sharing data, insight, and the benefits that good evidence can bring to an organisation.
  • Ability to review and appraise findings and proposed project designs to ensure that we deliver clear, usable, and robust insights
  • Strong project management skills, with experience leading a multi-component project, ideally a research project. Adept at project coordination, including in multi-cultural teams, with strong systems in place to maintain organisation and meet project timelines.
  • Strong team player: can quickly and effectively build strong and positive working relationships
  • Drive for results: Curious, interested, and passionate how data can be used to improve performance and results; challenging the status quo to look for new ways of doing things.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks rapidly and effectively. Highly comfortable working within deadlines, data constraints and shifting priorities


  • Commercial analytics such as costing; marketing analytics such as client profiling, segmentation & targeting
  • Experience in evaluating marketing communication, demand generation, and marketing, pricing, and initiatives in commercial private sector environments
  • Qualitative study design and analysis skills


  • Master’s Degree, or higher, in public health research, statistics, economics, epidemiology, demographics, health sciences or related discipline - Essential
  • Proficiency in French highly desirable - Please state level in application
  • Additional qualification or formal training in research design, epidemiology or impact evaluation, data visualisation such as PowerBI - Desirable

Personal Attributes:

We seek exceptional individuals who are aligned to MSI’s mission and entrepreneurial mindset. You must be a strong communicator, self-motivated and solutions-seeking, committed to driving social change in an environment that measures sustainable results and impact at an individual and global level. You must be able to work effectively with and across diverse teams and be comfortable with ambiguity. 

For this role, we’re looking for an individual who is:

  • Pro Choice: Energy, drive, and passion for purpose and MSI Reproductive Choices’ mission, able to inspire others with the MSI mission.
  • Excellent communication skills both through verbal and written methods, including sharing compelling stories via data, explaining complex ideas simply, and presenting to senior audiences.
  • Highly numerate; able to analyse and critically query complex data
  • Excellent attention to detail; methodical and precise
  • Highly developed skills to influence and persuade with the ability to build relationships quickly and effectively with team members and stakeholders at all levels
  • Strong self-starters with proactive attitude
  • Flexible attitude towards working in a fast-changing operating environment.  empathetic patience and thoughtfulness even in high-pressure, stressful situations
  • Able to travel internationally

If you fit the above and are easy-going yet concentrated, eager to help, sharp, capable under pressure, and have an eye for detail, we look forward to hearing from you. 

For more information about the role, please view the job framework on our website.

Location: London Support Office (hybrid working) or any MSI Country Programme

Full- time: 35 hours a week (UK hours)

Contract type: Permanent

Salary:  £39,700 – £44,000 + discretionary bonus (UK salary range only), For applicants not based in the UK, the role will be banded within the national context

Closing date: 2nd December 2022 (midnight GMT+1). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.

For internal employees applying from an MSI country programme, the role will be positioned within the existing salary structure of the country. Local terms and conditions of the country will apply.

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