Evidence and Insights Analyst

Marie Stopes International
£30,000 - £35,000
Closing date: 24 September 2019
Job Type: Paid
Location: London
The Evidence and Insights Analyst will work within the Evidence to Action team to support the generation and analysis of client and health service data to ensure that MSI services are accessible, equitable, high quality and efficient.

About Us:


Marie Stopes International is a client-focused, results oriented, social enterprise, delivering efficient, effective and sustainable family planning programmes in 37 countries worldwide.

Our mission is to ensure the individual’s fundamental human right to have children by choice not chance, and our vision is a world where every birth is wanted.

Marie Stopes International operates through a network of service delivery channels (Clinics, Social Franchise, Marie Stopes Ladies and Outreach). This network is complemented by our Commercial Sales operation which provides and supplies medical abortion and emergency contraception and other contraceptive and Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) products both within and outside our channels.

The Function:

The Evidence to Action team is a valued strategic source of technical leadership and support in producing, interpreting and using high quality evidence in order to fulfil MSI’s mission. The team has recently been restructured and now has two key units: Operational Information Systems (OIS) (focused on implementation of routine health management information systems) and Evidence & Insights. The Evidence & Insights unit is tasked with supporting MSI country programmes to utilise routine data to generate insights and learnings to improve programme performance. It also is responsible for designing and delivering strategic operational and formative research studies. The team strives towards:

•   Impact – ensuring evidence and insights drive scale, quality and sustainability of MSI programming across all service delivery channels.

•   High quality – research studies are ethical, methodologically robust, strategic, and evidence is disseminated effectively to improve programme outcomes.

•   Collaborative – studies conducted in partnership with country programmes and other external research groups to ensure analytical and research capacity building and maximum research utilisation.


The Role:

The Evidence and Insights Analyst will work within the Evidence to Action team to support the generation and analysis of client and health service data to ensure that MSI services are accessible, equitable, high quality and efficient. The role will involve project coordination, technical supervision and quality control of MSI’s annual multi-country client exit interview survey (c.22,000 respondents). This includes developing the survey tools and guidance, data management and analysis, and dissemination of findings and insights to relevant internal and external stakeholders. The role will also involve analysis of MSI’s HMIS data to answer key operational and strategic questions, generating insights and case studies for country programmes and London-based teams.  The role may involve some international travel.

About you

To succeed in this role, you must have:


  • Health survey design and implementation (essential), preferably within low-income country contexts (desirable)
  • Management of large complex datasets (essential)
  • Analysis of survey and/or routine health datasets, including regression techniques (essential)
  • Experience using statistical and data entry software including SPSS, STATA and EpiData (essential)
  • Project management (essential)
  • Experience in writing and editing research or analytic reports for different audiences in different formats (essential)
  • Data triangulation and validation experience (desirable)
  • Experience working cross culturally and supporting remote teams (desirable)
  • Experience within family planning and reproductive health programmes or research (desirable)

Qualifications and Training:

  • Masters Degree in epidemiology, data science, demography, statistics or equivalent post-graduate degree in public health, international development or other related discipline (essential)
  • Quantitative data management and analytics skills (essential)
  • Excellent communication skills through verbal and written communication methods (essential)
  • Advanced Excel skills, including VBA macros (essential), and skills using other data  processing software e.g. Power BI (desirable)
  • GIS skills (desirable)
  • French language skills (desirable)  

Personal Attributes:

If you’re inspired by doing work that directly impacts those most in need, MSI could be a good fit for you.  MSI is a fast-paced service delivery organisation.  Tangible results are fundamental, and you can directly contribute to them.  Our team members often return from the field with incredible stories of the clients we serve and the impact our work has on their lives. 

Being a service delivery organisation means we need Evidence to Action team members that understand programming; can see, based on the evidence, how to better implement such activities; can put technical points in lay terms; and who can influence and persuade programme staff, often under tremendous pressure from donors to deliver services now, to invest in changing the way they do things.  MSI is fast paced, and we need people who can manage their time well, and are able to multi-task.

We seek people who have/are:

    • Excellent communication skills both through verbal and written methods, particularly in sharing compelling stories through data, explaining complex ideas simply, and presenting key messages to senior audiences.
    • Highly numerate; able to analyse and critically query complex data
    • Strong self-starters with initiative-taking attitudes
    • Excellent attention to detail; methodical and precise
    • Highly developed skills to influence and persuade: ability to quickly and effectively build relationships with team members and stakeholders at all levels
    • Pro-choice on abortion and committed to Marie Stopes International’s goal and mission
    • Results-oriented

If you fit the above and are easy-going yet concentrated, eager to help, sharp, capable under pressure, and have an eye for detail, we look forward to hearing from you.

For more information about the role, please view the job framework on our website.

In addition, you will be pro-choice


Location: London, W1T 6LP 

Closing date: 24th September 2019 (midnight GMT). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.


Salary: £30,500 - £35,000  dependent on experience



Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.


Region: London and the southeast
Location: London
Sector: Research

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