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  • Posted: Nov 20, 2020
    Deadline: Dec 11, 2020
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    We have been measurably improving the health of Kenyans since 1989. Our approach harnesses the vitality of the private sector to improve health outcomes for "Sara” - our archetype that focuses our interventions. We address the most serious health challenges affecting resource-poor and vulnerable communities in Kenya, including HIV/AIDS, reproductive h...
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     Job Description/Requirements

    Up to 25 % international travel (once restrictions are lifted)

    Reports to Senior Research Advisor, SRH

    PSI seeks an innovative Research Advisor to provide technical leadership for high quality, relevant, and insightful analyses across an array of data workstreams in Uganda and Nigeria. This position is a key part of the Evidence and Learning team in the DISC project-- a $18-million five-year self-care project made possible with the generous support of the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF).
    The DISC project is working with consumers, healthcare providers, governments and health systems in Nigeria and Uganda to catalyze voluntary self-injection of DMPA-SC contraceptives and promote additional forms of self-care. The investment aims to better understand the conditions under which consumers and providers will demand self-care interventions, and the feasibility of delivering high quality, cost-effective self-care services at scale.

    As a flagship project of PSI, we are part of PSI’s organizational pursuit of universal health coverage through innovative and sustainable solutions that meet the actual health needs of people in low and middle income countries. We believe all people can and should have control of their sexuality, sexual health and fertility and that this is best achieved when people have greater voice, choice and agency over the processes and services that most affect them. Our mission is clear: every woman and girl – and every man and boy – should have access to the products, information and services they need to plan for the families, and lives, they desire. Access to quality-assured contraception and safe abortion where it is legal is part of that package.

    Our evidence and learning objectives align with this. The DISC project emphasizes a rigorous relationship to evidence generation and use throughout its design and implementation phases, requiring innovation to enable safe and ethical research practices in the current COVID19 scenario. How can we know if we’re reaching – and satisfying - clients and consumers with quality care and products that meet their needs? How can we be sure we’re on the right track to meet our commitments both to innovation as well as sustainable health impact? How can we generate and use evidence to continuously refine our understanding of our clients’ complete user journey, from awareness through continuation and advocacy? How can we see their journey across the diverse points of service on which they rely, both public and private sector? How can we do all of this in a timely way, while ensuring rigor that responds to our technical community? How can we use our evidence to inspire, and achieve even more?

    We’re looking for someone who reads these questions and feels a fire inside to get them answered. With activities evolving rapidly across Uganda and Nigeria, and at our hub locations in Kenya and the US, DISC seeks a Research Advisor who is a skilled quantitative researcher, eager to play a leading role as part of DISC’s Evidence & Learning team, and who is committed to supporting others to join them in this Evidence & Learning journey.

    Experience with multi-country projects emphasizing evidence use for adaptation and learning; familiarity working across public and private sectors; sexual and reproductive health programs; design and execution of diverse research methods including client exit interviews, mystery clients, and pilot assessments of complex interventions, will all be parts of this position. We’re looking for someone who is eager to lead in taking all of this to the ‘next level’ as we learn how to advance self-care as a new, consumer-powered cornerstone of sexual and reproductive health care.

    Sound like you? Read on.

    Your contribution

    • As a key role in the DISC Evidence and Learning Team, you will work closely with country-level programmatic and M&E teams in Uganda and Nigeria to develop and optimize high quality, timely, and reliable research in line with the DISC project’s learning agenda, focusing on ensuring research is:
    • Feasible and in line with budget requirements
    • Responsive to key learning areas for the project—including emerging questions that arise in the course of implementation;
    • Well-understood by both the in-country program and Evidence & Learning staff
    • Acceptable to donors

    This position will require close coordination and collaboration with the DISC core and country teams, as well as with PSI’s Senior Research Advisor, and the Strategy and Insights department. You will play a leading role within the DISC Evidence and Learning team to ensure DISC country research aligns with protocols and ethical guidelines, and effectively speak to DISC evidence objectives. Our ultimate focus is learn about what it takes to help self-care advance consumer-powered SRH care across private and public sectors. You will play a key role in helping us build this larger body of evidence and learning. Your specific contributions will include:

    • Lead on development and execution of DISC key research projects, in close collaboration with the project’s senior research advisors. This will include building out the design of quantitative and some mixed methods research studies. You will serve as Principal Investigator in many instances, develop protocols, ensure smooth coordination of activities, maintain activities within budget, and conduct timely analysis of data. These studies and activities include but are not limited to:
      • Quantitative willingness to pay study or discrete choice experiment for self-care services in the Uganda and Nigeria private and public sectors
      • Whole system’ assessment (pilot study) of the DISC complex intervention
      • Continuation research to ensure the project’s ability to routinely measure and track clients’ continuation journey from initiation of self-injection through sustained use
      • Client Exit Interviews
      • Mixed methods study of consumer journeys for self-care services in the Uganda and Nigeria private and public sectors
    • Lead quantitative research capacity building efforts and serve as a strong partner to country teams in the execution of research activities, including assisting with IRB applications, preparation of training materials, and study logistics management
    • Serve as a key member of DISC’s Design Learning Team to ensure design work effectively responds to and incorporates evidence in prototyping
    • Work in tandem with the project’s Monitoring and Data Analysis leads to support the development and the implementation of the M&E measurement system within the project’s EME framework
    • Work with DISC project team to identify research needs and gaps as they evolve over the course of project start up and implementation
    • Oversee progress of all research deliverables
    • Lead in development and submission of peer review journal manuscripts reflecting DISC research findings, synthesizing and packaging results, insights, and learning as relevant
    • Collaborate with PSI’s Senior Research Advisor and the Strategy and Insights department to synthesize DISC learnings with broader Strategic Evidence Agenda dissemination efforts
    • Represent PSI externally in relevant technical working groups within the broader SRH community of practice, build and identify strategic partnerships

    What are we looking for?

    The basics:

    • You have a master’s degree in public health, demography, epidemiology, or another related field, or equivalent experience
    • You have 5-7 years of demonstrated leadership in quantitative and mixed methods research projects
    • o Ideal candidates have familiarity with human centered design processes
    • Fluent in the use of Stata; familiarity with SurveyCTO or other ODK-based platform is highly desirable
    • Highly organized; ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines, and keep teams on track
    • Experience in donor-funded organizations or projects, in the following areas:
      • Project/research management;
      • Technical sexual and reproductive health-related roles; and
      • Market development
    • Demonstrable technical communications skills, both written and oral
    • Professional experience in Sub-Saharan African countries, including Nigeria, Uganda and/or similar contexts is desirable
    • Demonstrated understanding of the complexities of public health programming in challenging operating environments
    • You are a clear and consistent communicator, able to translate complex research information into technically accurate, understandable synthesis appropriate for a variety of stakeholders
    • The position location is flexible with potential for frequent travel (up to 25%). This position will require close coordination and collaboration with many people—good people skills are a must.

    The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:

    • Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.
    • Pragmatism: You’ll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.
    • Honesty: You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve.
    • Collaboration: You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won’t succeed.
    • Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt.
    • Commitment: You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin.

    All applicants MUST have work authorization for Kenya.

    Status: This role is contingent upon funding

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    Monitoring Advisor, Delivering Innovation in Self-Care (DISC)

    Job Description/Requirements

    Up to 25% international travel (once restrictions are lifted)
    Reports to Evidence Lead, DISC

    Join us!

     

    PSI seeks an innovative Monitoring Advisor to provide technical leadership for high quality, relevant, and insightful monitoring data across Uganda and Nigeria. This position is a key part of the Evidence and Learning team in the DISC project-- a $18-million five-year self care project made possible with the generous support of the Children's Investment Fund Foundation(CIFF).

    The DISC project is working with consumers, healthcare providers, governments and health systems in Nigeria and Uganda to catalyze voluntary self-injection of DMPA-SC contraceptives and promote additional forms of self-care. The investment aims to better understand the conditions under which consumers and providers will demand self-care interventions, and the feasibility of delivering high quality, cost-effective self-care services at scale.

    As a flagship project of PSI, DISC is part of PSI’s organizational pursuit of universal health coverage through innovative and sustainable solutions that meet the actual health needs of people in low and middle income countries. We believe all people can and should have control of their sexuality, sexual health, and fertility and that this is best achieved when people have greater voice, choice and agency over the processes and services that most affect them. Our mission is clear: every woman and girl – and every man and boy – should have access to the products, information and services they need to plan for the families, and lives, they desire. Access to quality-assured contraception and safe abortion where it is legal is part of that package.

    The Monitoring Advisor will help the project know if we’re reaching – and satisfying - clients and consumers with quality care and products that meet their needs. How can we be sure we’re on the right track to meet our commitments both to innovation as well as sustainability How can we use data and evidence to understand our clients and the points of service and support on which they rely, across sectors? How can we ensure we use this data to continuously improve our programs, and tell our story with a rigor that responds to our technical community? How can we use our evidence to inspire, and to achieve even more?

    We’re looking for someone who loves to dig deep into the data and understand what’s happening beneath the numbers, and who is committed to supporting others to join them in this journey. The ideal candidate will bring experience with multi-country projects emphasizing data use for adaptation and learning. Familiarity working across public and private sectors, sexual and reproductive health programs, data quality, DHIS2/HMIS, data visualization, and digital platforms is advantageous. We’re looking for someone who knows the core of monitoring systems and how to build them for excellence, and who is eager to lead in taking it all to the ‘next level’ as we learn how to advance self-care as a new, consumer-powered cornerstone of sexual and reproductive health care.

    Sound like you? Read on.

    Your contribution

    • You will work closely with country-level programmatic and M&E teams in Uganda and Nigeria to develop and optimize a high quality, reliable monitoring system for the DISC project, focusing on ensuring it is:
      • Feasible and in line with budget requirements
      • Nimble and flexible
      • Well-understood by both the in-country program and M&E staff
      • Responsive to key learning areas for the project; and
      • Acceptable to donors
    • This position will require close coordination and collaboration with the DISC core and country teams, as well as with PSI’s Strategy and Insights department. You will play a leading role within the DISC Evidence and Learning team to ensure DISC countries effectively apply client-centered performance monitoring and evaluation frameworks, ensuring data collection approaches and tools capture and effectively speak to DISC evidence objectives, including to learn about consumer-powered sexual and reproductive health care for enhanced demand and equitable access to quality self care products and services across private and public sectors. Your specific contributions will include:
    • Develop, assess, and refine DISC performance and process indicators and their platforms; ensuring indicators are achievable, measurable, and in line with global standards, and that data dashboards are reliably developed and executed.
      • Collaborate with DISC team to develop and refine project technical frameworks and models, in alignment with M&E indicators
      • Collaborate with PSI’s Digital Health Solutions team to develop and launch the DISC monitoring dashboard
      • Consult with other similar PSI projects such as A360 and incorporate learnings from their experiences with M&E on CIFF-funded SRH programs in overlapping countries
    • Implement PSI Data to Action frameworks and overall data use strategies to enable country teams to engage with and use data to improve the performance (scale, quality and efficiency) of the program. Enable the project’s strong and systematic orientation toward use of monitoring as part of adaptive implementation and participatory inquiry and learning.
      • Support country teams to shape their evidence use strategy, taking into account both routine data and DISC’s other complimentary data streams (linking data to their activities/deliverables)
      • Support country teams to develop action plans to deliver their evidence use strategy
      • Serve as primary point of contact on use of monitoring data for DISC Adaptive Implementation processes, including structured and participatory learning with DISC key local stakeholders
    • Synthesize, analyze, and share routine monitoring data as part of establishing the whole project’s culture and practice regarding performance review and learning for continuous improvement.
      • Play a lead role in designing, structuring and executing DISC routine performance and learning review meetings, ensuring agendas and learning topics identified are country-led and well prepared in advance
    • Complete DISC M&E deliverables and reporting requirements in accordance with grant agreement terms, ensuring timely and relevant analyses for external audiences including donors and government partners
      • Report on and analyze performance against key performance indicators.
      • Ensure timely updating and maintenance of the DISC monitoring dashboard
    • Take ownership of monitoring capacity building, knowledge sharing and learning, communicating regularly on results and activities. Support country monitoring staff to ensure quality data and its use to proactively identify trends, and tell a relevant and compelling technical story to internal and external key audiences.
      • Ensure that monitoring data generated are in line with international (e.g. WHO) guidelines as well as national standards where possible. Identify and address data gaps for effective programming in line with CIFF and PSI strategies
      • Ensure that monitoring data generated are in line with PSI technical policy and SRH norms for relevant health areas
      • Work directly with country offices and the Evidence department to support the development of robust end-to-end routine monitoring systems
      • Coordinate with in-country teams from relevant projects (e.g. A360) as useful.
    • Lead on DISC’s data quality within the routine monitoring workstreams. Work in partnership with DISC’s Data Analysis, Research, and Technical Learning team members, and with PSI’s Digital Health and Monitoring Department, to ensure quality of evidence within the project.
      • Support country teams on compliance with organizational data quality standards and the consumer data protection policy.
      • Ensure country teams have the skills, tools, and robust work plans to undertake data quality activities.
    • Work with PSI’s SRH department MERL Lead, and PSI’s Strategy and Insights Department overall, to support department and organization-level initiatives aligned with PSI’s strategic evidence agenda as relates to self care, UHC, and consumers’ voice, choice, and agency.
    • Engage with teams leading cross-cutting initiatives, including costing, quality of care and digital strategies to enhance provider service delivery and client experience.
    • Represent PSI externally in relevant technical working groups within the broader SRH community of practice, build and identify strategic partnerships.
    • Other responsibilities related to the position.
    • The position’s location is flexible with potential for frequent travel (up to 25%) once travel restrictions are lifted. This position will require close coordination and collaboration with many people—good people skills are a must.

    What are we looking for?

    The Basics:

    • Bachelor’s degree in implementation science, social sciences or related field (Master’s is preferred) or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
    • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible oversight and capacity development of teams to ensure data quality, timeliness, relevance to key project evidence objectives
    • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in organizational or action learning, technical thought leadership, and/or knowledge management;
    • Proven ability to lead teams through routine performance analysis, in line with country-driven inquiry and learning approaches
    • Excellent data visualization skills, and capacity development of others in this area
    • Substantial understanding of knowledge management and learning theory, practice and tools;
    • Extensive experience in determining appropriate knowledge management processes, products and platforms;
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including written, verbal and facilitation skills applied within multi-cultural contexts;
    • Fluency in written and spoken English; French/Spanish/Portuguese is a plus
    • Ability to work across teams, time zones and groups over whom there is no direct authority to accomplish project goals.
    • Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.
    • Proven experience producing a wide variety of high quality communications products that are both stylish and substantive.
    • Demonstrated experience working in the sexual and reproductive health, and adolescent and youth programming.
    • Outstanding English written, verbal and inter-personal communication skills.
    • Experience and excellence in working with large, multinational and intercultural teams.
    • References will be required.**
    • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.
    • Must possess valid work authorization.

    The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:

    • Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.
    • Pragmatism: You’ll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.
    • Honesty: You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve.
    • Collaboration: You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won’t succeed.
    • Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt.
    • Commitment: You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin.

     All applicants MUST have work authorization for Kenya.

    Status: This role is contingent upon funding

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae no later than December 11th, 2020 to jobs@psinairobi.org.

    Subject: Research Advisor, DISC or Monitoring Advisor, DISC

    Applications will be screened on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is identified. References will be required
    The service is expected to start in January 2021

    PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

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