Senior Advisor Job Vacancy at Ipas

Ipas, a global non-profit health organization working in Nigeria seeks a Research and Evaluation (R&E) Senior Advisor I. The Research and Evaluation (R&E) Senior Advisor I is responsible for providing technical and managerial leadership and strategic direction for Ipas Nigeria’s monitoring and evaluation efforts and collaborating with the US-based global R&E team to ensure high-quality processes and methodologies.  Additionally, this position manages R&E team members in the country office and guarantees that best practices are implemented in all R&E activities.  The Senior Advisor I ensures that data are shared and used by internal and external audiences through routine review of findings and through dissemination via national and international conferences and publications.

Senior Advisor I – Research and Evaluation (R&E)

This is a full-time position based in Abuja and is available for an immediate start.

Key responsibilities:
  • Develops, implements and manages the ongoing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of Ipas Nigeria’s programs
  • Serves as principal or co-principal investigator of Ipas Nigeria’s research projects
  • Oversee and directs the use of Ipas’s data monitoring system, including building the capacity of R&E and other technical staff to appropriately use the system
  • Provides quantitative and qualitative analyses for internal and external use, including donor reports and meetings
  • Works with Ipas’s global staff in the US to develop new monitoring and evaluation tools as needed
  • Ensures adherence to all global R&E standard operating procedures
  • Represents Ipas in national and international research and policy fora through conference presentations and publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Manages relationships and capacity building with external agencies and partner organizations for contracted or collaborative research and evaluation projects
  • Carries out other tasks to support Ipas Nigeria’s R&E efforts
  • Advanced degree (doctorate or masters) in social science or public health with 7+ years work experience in research and evaluation of health programs in developing countries, especially in West Africa
  • Experience in supervising technical staff and building a team environment
  • Stong Excell skills; experience using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Advanced working knowledge of Stata statistical software
  • Experience working with databases; experience with relational databases preferred
  • Experience with geographic mapping software and qualitative analysis software (NVivo, ATLAS.ti or others) preferred
  • Strong substantive background in sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Experience working with donor and government agencies
  • Knowledge of the Nigerian health system
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to communicate verbally in at least one Nigerian language
  • Ability to work successfully in a cross-cultural, team-based, global environment
  • Must be a Nigerian citizen and local resident
  • Ability to travel approximately 10%

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