Senior Advisor I, Research And Evaluation in Abuja, Nigeria

at Ipas Nigeria

Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description


Key responsibilities:

  • Develops, implements and manages the ongoing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of Ipas Nigeria’s programs.
  • Serves as principal or co-principal investigator of Ipas Nigeria’s research projects.
  • Oversees and directs the use of Ipas’s data monitoring system, including building the capacity of R&E and other technical staff to appropriately use the system.
  • Provides quantitative and qualitative analyses for internal and external use, including donor reports and meetings.
  • Works with Ipas’s global staff in the US to develop new monitoring and evaluation tools as needed.
  • Ensures adherence to all global R&E standard operating procedures.
  • Represents Ipas in national and international research and policy fora through conference presentations and publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Manages relationships and capacity building with external agencies and partner organizations for contracted or collaborative research and evaluation projects.
  • Carries out other tasks to support Ipas Nigeria’s R&E efforts.


Requirements for the position include:

  • Advanced degree (doctorate or masters) in social science or public health with 7+ years work experience in research and evaluation of health programs in developing countries, especially in West Africa.
  • Experience in supervising technical staff and building a team environment.
  • Strong Excel skills; experience using Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Stata statistical software.
  • Experience working with databases; experience with relational databases preferred.
  • Experience with geographic mapping software and qualitative analysis software (NVivo, ATLAS.ti or others) preferred.
  • Strong substantive background in sexual and reproductive health and rights.
  • Experience working with donor and government agencies.
  • Knowledge of the Nigerian health system.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to communicate verbally in at least one Nigerian language.
  • Ability to work successfully in a cross-cultural, team-based, global environment.
  • Must be a Nigerian citizen and local resident
  • Ability to travel approximately 10%


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