Saturday, August 16, 2014

Assistant Manager (Monitoring & Evaluation) - Marie Stopes India (Apply by: 30 Aug'14)

Organization : Marie Stopes India

Positions : Assistant Manager-Monitoring & Evaluation

No. Positions : 01

Location : Delhi

Closing Date of receipt of Application : 30th August 2014

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The purpose of the position is to collate, manage, analyse and provide market and programmatic evidences to support the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of new and existing programs of Marie Stopes India. 

Job Title: Assistant Manager-Monitoring & Evaluation
Location: Delhi
Reports To: Manager- Research & Evaluation

Marie Stopes International (MSI) is a Client focused, market oriented social enterprise. We develop efficient, effective and sustainable family planning programmes in 37 countries across the world. 

The primary responsibility of this role is to further MSI’s Goal: THE PREVENTION OF UNWANTED BIRTHS and its mission of ensuring the individual’s right to: CHILDREN BY CHOICE NOT CHANCE

It is a role requirement that the job holder must fully comply with, promote and live MSI CORE VALUES: including promotion of Family Planning & Safe Abortion.

Key Responsibilities 

1. Creation and Maintenance of monitoring information system 

• Design and coordinate a national-level, organizational-wide monitoring and evaluation strategy and system. 
• Identify, define and validate with key stakeholders a set of appropriate and useful performance measures.
• Create a network-wide M&E framework; identify sources of relevant data, and the processes for data management.
• Outline procedures for reporting and data use.
• Establish a system for the sharing of program data (in the form of recommendations) with SMT.

2. M&E tools design and implementation 

• Create and adapt data collection tools for M&E.
• Travel to project areas in order to oversee the implementation of M&E work, train staff, and maintain an understanding of current stage of development of M&E practice in organization.
• Synthesize analyze data and write summary reports by program base M&E results.
• Establish a system for the sharing of program data (in form of recommendations) with SMT.
• Prepare and update monthly, quarterly and annual monitoring and evaluation plans and reports.

3. Produce Quality presentation, reports and proper dissemination of findings.

• Prepare and deliver presentations, executive summaries and reports in an easy-to-understand format for decision-making to internal as well as external audiences which include donor, government and NGOs.
• Responding to external and internal research enquiries from colleagues, government departments, academics, local councils, regional development agencies and members of the public; 
• Explaining complex ideas and findings in a way that can be easily understood; 
• Keeping up to date with developments in policy and social issues, as well as qualitative and quantitative research methods; 

4. Production of evidence based information through use of primary/secondary data to help management on the design, implementation and evaluation of program activities.

• Collaborate with program staff to understand fully the implementation of the program and the implications for research design and implementation.
• Assist the supervisor in commissioning and managing research projects by drafting research brief and research specifications.
• Assist the supervisor in planning and budgeting research studies as per the budget.
• Assist the supervisor in designing and implementation of appropriate research methodology,
• Supervise data collection and statistical and qualitative analysis through in house and/or contracted research agencies.
• Assist the supervisor in systematically disseminating research findings to program staff, government officials and donors.
• Collaborate with the program implementation team to derive conclusions, hypotheses and assumptions that are supported by data.

5. Ensuring Quality control and Data analysis

• Conducting, or commissioning then analysis of data of qualitative and quantitative studies with members of the public and large-scale data sets;
• Provide critical analysis of existing research. Perform quantitative & qualitative data analysis, including complex multivariate analysis, using analysis tools like SPSS and/or STATA and content analysis using NVivo/ Atlas.ti, when required.
• Ensuring that research is conducted within a set time frame to meet policy requirements

Skills and Experiences


• At least a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, statistics or Public Health/Demography from a reputed institute; Masters or MBA would be preferable.
• Professional training on Research Methodology/Population Studies/Public Health will be treated as an additional qualification.
• Preferably a marketing, research, social science, social marketing expertise;


• About 5-7 years of experience in handling/leading similar responsibilities.
• Demonstrated ability in application of statistical methods in survey sampling and advanced statistical analysis
• Candidates having past experience of handling on-ground communication campaign in rural and urban areas in Bihar and UP would be preferred 
• Open to Travel 50% of time.


• IT literate – proficiency in MS Office particularly Excel (essential), MS Project (desirable) and SPSS or other data analysis software (desirable);
• Demonstrate competence in a variety of computer applications, including database, spreadsheet and word processing programs.
• Ability to adjust to changing priorities and meet deadlines
• Good command on Hindi and English language.

Attitude/ Motivation

• Customer focussed and sympathetic 
• Commitment for delivering targets
• Effective motivational communicator, team motivator for effective and efficient service delivery
• Willing to travel and serve hard to reach rural audiences

Note: Please clearly indicate the Applied Post Name on the subject line of your email application, e.g.: “Application for the post of “Assistant Manager-Monitoring & Evaluation”

We thank all applicants for their interest and will contact only those candidates whose skills and experience best match the requirements of the position.

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