Job Title : Senior Research and M&E Manager
Department : Research, Monitoring & Evaluation (RM&E)
Location : Abuja
Reports to : Director of Programs / Chief of Party
Who we are
Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We are a diverse group of over 5,000 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 40 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire.
PSI is using its global presence and 50+ years of experience to help reimagine healthcare. We are working to shape market systems, shift policy and funding, and strengthen global capacity to better support consumer empowered healthcare.
We are looking for an experienced Senior Research and M&E Manager to lead the country’s research and M&E portfolio for strengthened data collection, management, quality assurance, and market insights, and research use in Nigeria.
The position will work with the central, zonal and state level M&E and digital focal teams across Nigeria’s target geographies and reports to the Director of Programs / Chief of Party.
The position requires travel of about 40%.
Sound like you? Read on.
You will be responsible for the following :
Market research and evaluation : PSI Nigeria research centers around formative insight through qualitative and quantitative research to improve the design of interventions, implementation science to better understand how to deliver existing interventions more effectively and market analysis to understand the broader context of health issues and responses, and evaluation to measure how programs are doing.
The role will provide technical leadership for PSI Nigeria by ensuring that research and learning activities are well-planned, strategic, rigorous, and budgeted for.
In addition, this role will ensure compliance with Nigerian regulations and PSI research ethics and policies for research.
Routine performance monitoring : The Senior RME Manager will lead PSI Nigeria’s efforts to define and implement the program’s indicators of success, develop teams’ capacity, and grow the culture of using routine monitoring data to continuously improve, and demonstrate accountability to our stakeholders.
The SRME manager will facilitate and support use and transform routine and research findings into evidence-informed program actions by implementing data to action frameworks, facilitating data use workshops, and developing appropriate formats to communicate research results to different audiences.
Leadership and management : Provide remote and in-person supervision of research and M&E team members to effectively manage, quality assure and use routine data.
Manage the team in such a way that :
New Business Development : Contribute to new business development by providing input or reviewing
proposals. Develop or review M&E frameworks and M&E plans for proposals.
What are we looking for?
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values :
Collaboration : You can work independently but thrive within a team.
Trust : You trust that your manager and team will have your back and care deeply about gaining that same trust from your teammates
Pragmatism : You dive in and maintain momentum even when things are ambiguous, and you don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough.
Honesty : You aren’t afraid to speak up and speak your mind.
Measurement : You set clear and challenging goals and hold yourself accountable to driving measurable results.
Commitment : You’re independent and a free thinker, but you’re ready to buy in to the direction of the team and commit to its success.
We are looking for someone with :
Experienced with proactively managing communications with project stakeholders across countries and teams.
What would get us excited :
Applications are currently accepted on a rolling basis.
Population Services International is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender identity, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.