Innovation, Research and Evidence Manager (Pillar 1)

About Us

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 Innovation, Evidence and Research Manager leads strategic evidence projects, ensuring impactful delivery of actionable insights and financial and project management of research budgets. The role provides technical leadership on key MSI themes (safe abortion/postabortion care, family planning, health system strengthening, equity, social norms, quality of care, etc.) as well as for the broader sector. They represent MSI in external engagements, liaising effectively with partners across all industries. The Manager supports country teams in their efforts to produce, design, analyze, interpret, use data and evidence to inform and improve programming and to ensure best practices are incorporated into global and country initiatives and proposals. They advise senior management on important strategic initiatives using data and best available evidence and proactively contribute to MSI achieving its 2030 goals.

About you

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:

Essential • Demonstrated experience (at least 6 years) in a research, monitoring and evaluation or analytical role. Including significant experience in data analysis, study design, supervision/quality assurance of field research work, statistical analysis, communication and dissemination of results; experience with advanced quantitative analysis techniques such as interrupted time series analysis, multilevel regression, etc. • Demonstrated experience in health research, reproductive health, abortion, and/or family planning • Demonstrated experience in writing and editing materials for a variety of audiences, including those outside of research • Proven track record of communicating analysis and research results concisely and effectively to a wide range of audiences

Desirable • 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 in evaluating business initiatives and deconstructing the financial elements of a profit and a loss • Experience in financial and profitability modeling • Experience in developing technical proposals, research logframes, case studies

Education

• Degree in research in public health, statistics, economics, epidemiology, demography, health sciences or related discipline – Essential • Additional qualification or formal training in research design or impact evaluation desirable • Fluency in French highly desirable – Please indicate level in application • Additional qualification or formal training in research design, epidemiology or impact evaluation, data visualization such as PowerBI; Advanced Excel skills – Desirable

Personal qualities

For this position, we are looking for a person:

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 both through 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 quickly and effectively build relationships with team members and stakeholders at all levels • Strong self-starters with initiative attitudes • Supporting MSI as a “Social Enterprise”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: £46,000 – £53,000 + discretionary bonus (UK salary scale only), for non-UK based candidates the role will be grouped within the national context

Closing Date: August 11, 2022 (midnight GMT+1). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.

How to register

Please apply directly on our website https://careers.msichoices.org/vacancyinformation.aspx?vguid=865718cf-5340-450e-88ba-039d174b0051

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