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.
The Regional Research Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor (RME) provides needs-based technical assistance and leadership to the country teams and the Asia Program Support Team (PST) regarding research, monitoring and evaluation design, implementation, analysis, and dissemination efforts across all the grants in the region. The RME Advisor leads capacity development of the PST and country teams to monitor, interpret, and use programmatic evidence for decision-making.
The RME Advisor ensures regular communication with country programs and the PST and stays informed of all key issues for their country programs. The position requires the confidence to make evidence-based decisions and understand the big picture view of the country program and its relationship to the entire region and organization.
Country Program Advocate
• Serve as the primary North Carolina (NC) contact to country offices and as a liaison between country programs and other NC support teams for RM&E.
• Connect diverse teams and personnel throughout the organization, to solve problems and address the RM&E needs of country programs.
• Identify RM&E technical skill gaps in the region with input from country teams and the PST and develop capacity-building plans. Provide short term technical assistance and capacity building in person as requested by the country team or PST management
• Provide technical assistance to country and the PST in development of monitoring and evaluation plans during project design for new grants/projects
• Provide high-level technical assistance to country teams and PST staff to optimally implement their M&E plans, including assistance during set-up for new projects
• Lead skill-building of country RM&E and PST staff on use of Ipas’ RME database and other analytic tools to enable use of evidence to monitor and improve programs and projects
• Support research project design, implementation, analysis and dissemination
• Coordinate and lead on the PST’s contribution to the development and use of global indicators, tools, data collection processes, database upgrades/maintenance and setting of minimum global RM&E standards
• Provide high-level assistance to support countries in developing local country strategic plan projections and developing monitoring reports to track progress against those plans
• Support the establishment of monitoring and evaluation systems, tools, and processes for new country offices in collaboration with country staff
• Provide high level RM&E leadership to the Global Award Management team for proposal development, implementation and reporting for select multi-country awards, as requested
• Conduct short term technical assistance and capacity building trips to country teams, as requested by the country team and/or PST management.
• Masters’ degree in social science or public health discipline
• 3+ years’ work experience in global reproductive health programs, especially in research, monitoring and evaluation; 2+ years’ work experience using statistical analysis computer packages (Stata, SPSS, SAS) for inferential statistics
• Experience with word-processing, spreadsheet, qualitative analysis software (NVivo, Atlas.ti, or others) and presentation software
• Experience with use of databases
• Experience with bibliographic software (EndNote, ProCite)
• Excellent written and verbal English language skills
• Well-organized with the ability to track multiple projects and deadlines
• Willingness to travel internationally, up to 30% time
• Ability to work successfully in a cross-cultural, team-based, global environment
• Additional Asia language skills desirable
• Previous work experience in Asia
• Project management experience
• Experience with geographic mapping software
Ipas is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, genetic information, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination.