Marie Stopes International Ghana (MSIG) Jobs: Research Officer - Jobs in Ghana

Marie Stopes International Ghana (MSIG) Jobs: Research Officer

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11 Oct, 2011

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Research Jobs in Ghana

MSI’s goal is to meet the needs of the underserved and dramatically improve access to the use of family planning and other reproductive health services. MSIG is part of Marie Stopes International’s Global Partnership, which operates in over 38 countries worldwide.

Job Description

Marie Stopes International Ghana (MSIG) has vacancy for well-organised, client-oriented and multi-tasked individual with relevant qualification and experience to occupy the under listed position in the organization.

Length of contract: 1 year (with Possibility of extension)

Role of Purpose:
The Research Officer is responsible for providing overall research support to the Regional Research Advisor for West and Southern Africa based in Accra-Ghana. The post involves international travel.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support the development of a user manual and training package to costing MSI services
  • Train MSI programme staff to implement in costing tool
  • Support the Regional Research Advisor with ad hoc data entry, management, analysis, interpretation and reporting
  • Work with MSI programmes to identify and access new datasets
  • Research and pursue innovations that might present research opportunities for MSI
  • Assist MSI programmes with the implementation and evaluation of a new poverty measurement tool
  • Build relations with key stakeholders in the region including government and researchers for potential collaboration and capacity-building

This is a local position. Interested Non-Ghanaians must therefore have the necessary legal permits required to work in Ghana.  

Required Skills or Experience

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  • First Degree in Statistics or Mathematics: Social Science; Economics or Demography and Population Science
  • Fluent English both oral and written

The candidate must have:

  • Experience in health economics, public health, social science or reproductive healthcare
  • Research and project management experience
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, implementing, analyzing and writing-up high quality research
  • Demonstrated capabilities of producing results when working with individuals from a range of cultures with varying levels of expertise
  • Demonstrated experience of actively collaborating with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Proven ability to train others

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong quantitative analytical skills, confident with uni- and bi-variate analysis as a minimum
  • IT literate – competence with MS Office (including Excel) and SPSS (preferred) or STATA
  • Proven ability to communicate research findings clearly and concisely
  • The applicant must be pro-choice
  • The applicant must be analytical and detail-oriented

 

How To Apply

Interested and qualified applicants should send their CV and covering letter to the address below. Please be sure to address each of the job specifications in your application:

The Human Resource Manager
Marie Stopes Int. Ghana
PMB 267
Accra

Or by e-mail through: [email protected]

Closing date: 21 Oct, 2011
 

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