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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: PPIUD M&E Specialist

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 11 Jun 2017

Please note that this position is subject to funding.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) is the only organisation that brings together professional societies of obstetricians and gynaecologists on a global basis. For over 60 years FIGO has collaborated with the world's top health and donor bodies. FIGO currently has Member Societies in 130 countries/territories. FIGO is dedicated to the improvement of women’s health and rights and to the reduction of disparities in healthcare available to women and newborns, as well as to advancing the science and practice of obstetrics and gynaecology. The organisation pursues its mission through advocacy, programmatic activities, capacity strengthening of Member Associations, education and training.

The PPIUD team sits within the projects department and is responsible for the implementation of a six-country initiative for the provision and institutionalisation of Post-partum IUD (PPIUD) services to promote birth spacing and address the unmet contraceptive need.

The initiative seeks to increase the capacity of health care professionals to offer PPIUDs; training community midwives, health workers, doctors and delivery unit staff and institutionalising the practice of counselling for the use of PPIUD during the antenatal period.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Provide direction and guidance to strengthen the PPIUD initiative M&E systems, incorporating additional systems where necessary, and ensuring data collection is scientifically robust
  • Analyse data on a monthly basis to monitor the progress of the initiative and present relevant data in tables, figures and diagrammatically on a 3 monthly basis
  • Identify and undertake opportunities for action-oriented research and investigation to inform project implementation strategy
  • Identify scientifically robust qualitative and/or quantitative data collection tools and methodologies to improve the initiative
  • Monitoring of cases of complications (e.g. infection, perforation, expulsion etc.) and establish a system to ensure they are adequately followed up
  • Audit structure, process and outcome on a continuous basis for each institution involved in the project in order that each country team has an overall view and finally FIGO HQ can monitor the situation in all six countries.
  • Liaise with governments in country to develop and/or integrate M&E systems within existing national record keeping, ensuring sustainability of data collection and focusing on health system strengthening, and managing the transition from project to government/facility led data collection systems

Data Analysis

  • Review data on a regular basis and share findings with HQ team to inform project decisions
  • Work with the MEL Coordinator to design tools and frameworks which utilise the data collected to inform timely adjustments to project implementation and to inform future development of the initiative
    Supervision, Management and Capacity Building
  • Line manage the MEL Coordinator providing direction and support
  • Together with the MEL Coordinator undertake country and facility M&E visits

Learning and Accountability

  • Provide information to the MEL Coordinator to develop and inform Lessons Learnt processes
  • Together with the MEL Coordinator identify the gaps in the initiative and innovative ways of moving forward and report relevant information to the rest of the FIGO HQ team
  • Support the MEL Coordinator in the provision of training and capacity building to country teams to undertake M&E activities and data collection.
    Communication, Dissemination and Publication of findings
  • Further develop current mechanisms to measure and document progress, lessons learned and dissemination of results.
  • Liaise and coordinate with similar initiatives to gather key learnings and experiences, with regards to M&E components
  • Collaborate with in-country staff, relevant government agencies, and
    other stakeholders to collect and analyse data to inform project progress and help develop future plans
  • Proactively support participating countries with any research or data analysis they may be interested in conducting, with particular regard to appropriate qualitative and quantitative methodology and design, and analysis of currently available data
  • Take initiative in the analysis of existing data and liaise with the Director and Deputy Director in order that national and global policy makers can be informed on the PPIUD initiative
  • Support Director and Deputy Director in the presentation and analysis of data for talks and lectures at conferences.
  • Undertake data analysis for and contribute to the writing of scientific publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Identification of the areas that need further research/investigation based on data analysis and monitoring visits – commissioning work, developing recommendations and action plans related to M&E of the initiative.
  • Document processes and institutional knowledge


  • Liaise with the Harvard School of Public Health with regard to the implementation of the research arm of the initiative and the implications of research
  • Work with university or public health bodies to conduct potential future research initiatives or trials
  • Work with country teams, with support from the MEL Coordinator, to write ethical approvals for potential new research or data collection

Reporting and Development

  • Analysis and presentation of data for donor reports, government papers, international conferences etc., in conjunction with MEL Coordinator and Admin Assistant
  • Supporting development of project proposals, in particular, analysis of relevant baseline data and developing a comprehensive monitoring, evaluation and learning plan in collaboration with the MEL Coordinator
  • It is anticipated that the M&E Expert will travel six to eight times per year for approximately one week at a time.

Generic Responsibilities

  • To adhere and comply with FIGO Policies and Procedures
  • To contribute to the work of the department and/or team and FIGO
  • To travel to / attend meetings and events (and represent FIGO at external meetings and events if required).
  • The above list of responsibilities is not exhaustive or exclusive and the job holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope of the job.

Salary: £41,000-£46,000

How to apply:

To apply please submit your CV and covering letter to by 11th June 2017.