Research and Evaluation Advisor

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Research and Evaluation Advisor

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
January 31, 2018

Job Category: Program/Project

Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Organization Summary

Ipas works globally so that women and girls have improved sexual and reproductive health and rights through enhanced access to and use of safe abortion and contraceptive care. We believe in a world where every woman and girl has the right and ability to determine her own sexuality and reproductive health. 

Description

The Research and Evaluation Advisor, Technical Innovation and Excellence (REA), will participate in research implementation, with a focus on creating and overseeing electronic data systems, data analysis, technical writing and dissemination. 

Responsibilities

• Supports design, implementation and analysis of Technical Innovation and Evidence team research and evaluation through preparation of study protocols, including IRB submission and review; preparation and maintenance of mobile data collection applications; data collector training materials; conducting data management and analysis; participating in interpretation of findings; preparation of internal and external dissemination materials
• Contributes to desk research and literature reviews
• Contributes to project conceptualization and preparation of concept notes and proposals for consideration by donors
• Works independently and takes increasing responsibility for scopes of work, as requested
• Provide mentoring on data analysis and interpretation to Technical Innovation and Evidence coordinator 
• Reports regularly and effectively to the Senior Researcher
• Other duties such as research project management and budget monitoring, as required

Requirements

Minimum 
• Masters’ degree in social science or public health discipline
• 4+ years of work experience in research, monitoring and evaluation of global health programs, including use of statistical analysis computer packages (e.g., Stata, SPSS, SAS) for inferential statistics
• Work experience with mobile data collection applications (CommCare, SurveyCTO or others)
• Excellent written and verbal English language skills
• Well-organized with the ability to track multiple projects and deadlines
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and seek creative solutions to problems
• Strong commitment to the Ipas mission
• Ability to travel up to 15%

Preferred
• International experience and/or experience working with multi-cultural teams
• Additional language skills for the areas where Ipas works
• Budget monitoring experience