Evidence and Impact Advisor

United Kingdom - London (Global Support Office)
Description

About Us:

At MSI Reproductive Choices Reproductive Choices we are unapologetically pro-choice. We believe that every woman has the right to make choices about her own body and her own future. As one of the world’s leading providers of contraception and safe abortion care, we give women the means to do so. Across 37 countries, we provide high quality, safe services, and work with advocacy to create an enabling environment, so every client has safe access to services when and where they are needed. Because when a woman can determine her own future, she can contribute to creating a better, more sustainable future for everyone.

MSI Reproductive Choices is committed to creating an inclusive environment with a workforce which is representative of the communities we serve. We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and give equal consideration to all qualified applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age. We are committed to promoting equality and safeguarding the welfare of all team members and clients, with a focus on vulnerable groups. 

The role

The role of the Evidence and Impact Advisor is to ensure that MSI’s programmes for Pilar 2 & 3 are informed by a robust data & evidence base to achieve tangible impact consistent with our vision; to ensure effective measurement and evaluation systems are in place; and insight and evidence is used externally to demonstrate MSI’s impact and value in strengthening private health systems and the role this plays in achievement of universal access to sexual and reproductive health care.

 What does success look like, and how will it be measured?

  1. Data and insights used to good effect to improve MSI programming.
  2. Insight projects designed, delivered on time to quality standards and effectively communicated.
  3. Key data monitoring tools adopted by the organisation.

This is an exciting opportunity for a data and insight professional – passionate about driving development to be more effective, equitable, and efficient through evidence and identifying best practice – to join MSI and help shape and drive evidence, measurement and evaluation of our Pillar 2 and 3 Strategy. As part of the team you will have the opportunity to across all departments at MSI.

About you

We want individuals who support our mission of eliminating unsafe abortion by 2030 and who work with us to build an enabling environment to increase access to safe services everywhere. We expect all team members to share our vision and commitment to achieving our mission whilst promoting equality and safeguarding the welfare of all clients and colleagues.

To succeed in this role, you must have:

  • Experience in supporting the development of data modelling/dashboards and data visualisation solutions.
  • Proven experience 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 teams, 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.

Skills:

This is a highly specialised role that requires deep analytical skills in turning large disparate data sets into meaningful, useful data and being able to make the tools simple, and easy to use. 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 broad 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 VBA, Macros, Microsoft Excel and Access (Knowledge of DHIS2 is desirable).
  • Ability to perform data mining, blending large datasets to enhance reporting and “Know how” in data visualisation; VBA, PowerBI, Tableau or equivalent and using data to make informed recommendations
  • Excellent verbal and written communicator: 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.
  • Strong team player and can quickly and effectively build relationships building strong, 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 under budget, time, data constraints and shifting priorities.

Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level (statistical methods, economics, mathematics, Finance, Economics) however, extensive practical database and analytics, monitoring and evaluation experience will be favourably considered.
  • Proficiency in French, but not essential.

Personal Attributes:

  • Committed to the protection of team members and clients, with a focus on vulnerable groups.
  • Able to role-model inclusive and culturally sensitive attitudes and behaviours.
  • Builds strong working relationships – takes people with them.
  • Commercially minded, supportive of MSI as a “social business”
  • High drive for results - positive, “can-do” attitude. High “hands-on” and work at pace
  • Flexible attitude towards working in a fast-changing operating environment. High emotional intelligence, patience, and thoughtfulness even in high-pressure, stressful situations
  • Able to travel internationally 15% of time (once travel restrictions lifted)

For more information about the role, please view the job description and person specification on our website.

Location:  London Support Office, W1T

Full-time: 35 hours

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £34,000 - £40,000

Closing date: 16th May 2021 (midnight GMT). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.

For internal staff 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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