Ipas Ghana Vacancy

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23 Feb, 2011

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Vacancies in Ghana

Ipas, a global not-for-profit reproductive health organisation that has, for three decades, been working globally to improve women’s lives through a focus on reproductive health.

Job Description

Ipas seeks a Senior Research and Evaluation (R&E) Associate based in Accra, available immediately. The Senior Associate will provide techincal leadership on research, evaluation and monitoring strategies and projects, and work closely with others to ensure effective design and implementation of research, evaluation and monitoring plans. This person will serve as principal investigator on research and evaluation studies and be actively involved in dissemination of R&E findings and efforts to secure and maintain donor support for our work. Project management, communication, and data analysis skills are essential

Provide technical and managerial oversight of the implementation of M&E systems, including data collectio, data management and documentation, and results reporting
Ensure quality control and consistency with Ipas global standards for M&E
Facilitate routine review and use of M&E findings for programme assessmet and modifications
Contribute to document preparation for donors and other stakeholders, including data and narrative inputs
Conduct or oversee the design and implementation of research and evaluation projects. including conceptualization, budget management, collaboration with local research partners, data analysis, interpretation and disssemination of study findings
Oversee or train staff and consultants in M&E data collection and processing
Oversee the work of Ipas Ghana R&E staff, consultants and interns
Maintain regular and ongoing communication with R&Estaff in Ipas headquarters office
Conduct dissemination of R&E findings, both internally and externally, including workshop organisation, report preparation, conference participation and contributing to peer-reviewed jornal articles; provide leadership in dissemination and utilization of data for making programmatic decisions for both Ipas at local, regional and global professional meetings and conferences
Collaborate with other Ipas units and country programmes to achieve overall organisational objectives
Carry out other duties as requested
The duty station for position is Accra, Ghana, and the offer will be on a one/two years renewable contract basis, subject to good performance and availability of funds. Remuneration will be based on qualification and experience, commensurate with industry standards

Required Skills or Experience

Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Dr.P.H) in public health (epidemilogy, biostatistics, health policy) or social science (sociology, economics, political science) or a master’s degree with additional work experience
Medical training a plus
7+ years experience conducting monitoring, evaluation and research in reproductive health programmes. 10+ years required for applicants with masters degree
Strong qualitative skills, including demonstrated ability in the collection, analysis and presentation of quanlitative skills
Demonstrated ability in word processing, spreadsheet (Excel) and statistical computer packages (Epi Info, Epidata, STATA, SAS, R). Experience with qualitative packages desired
Qualitative research experience desired, especially in community-based R&E methodologies
Strong management skills, including experience in project administration, supervision of field staff, and communication among global and national staff and partners
Strong written and spoken communication skills
Experience in an international health or development organisation an asset
Ability and willingness to travel domestically and regionally, up to 35% of working days per year. A limited amount of international travel is required
Ability to represent Ipas externally, including negotiations with partners and donors
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work successfully in a cross-cultural, team-based global environment


How To Apply

To apply, send cover letter and resume including contact telephone numbers, email addresses and 2 references by email or by post to the address below: [email protected] or Ipas Ghana, PMB CT 193, Cantonments, Accra.

Note: Ipas Ghana management reserves the right to modify the contents of this position description at any time.

Ipas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Offer valid till 28 Feb, 2011

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