Making Abortion Safe - Research Consultancy or Partnership

Organization: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Closing date: 23 May 2021

The RCOG Making Abortion Safe (MAS) programme is seeking expressions of interest from researchers or organisation/institutions with experience in the area of sexual and reproductive health research, to co-design and implement research that will expand the evidence base to advocate for increasing access to safe abortions and post-abortion care in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.

This research will be co-designed and implemented alongside MAS programme Champions. Champions are primarily healthcare providers (predominantly OBGYNs or midwives), public health or advocacy specialists from one of the focus countries who have identified as having a special interest in research.

This consultancy/partnership is anticipated to commence in June 2021 for a duration of 12-18 months, dependent on the length of selected research projects. The total number of contracted days will be determined based on required levels of support by selected Champions and be dependent on the final design of the research project(s) supported. Currently we would envisage an average monthly level of effort of ~ 7 days, to a maximum of 136 contracted days across the duration of the project.

Applications are welcome from individuals or organisations/institutions who meet the following criteria:

  • Experienced in the design and delivery of both small and large clinical, social and/or implementation research projects in the field of health, particularly sexual reproductive health and rights.
  • Confident in a range of research methodologies, including analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Skilled in providing support to junior and mid-level researchers, providing mentorship and coaching.
  • Experience working cross-culturally and in resource-limited settings.
  • Previous success in publishing research through peer-reviewed journals
  • Fluency in French or Arabic would be advantageous but is not essential

For full Terms of References for this work please email

How to apply:

Interested individuals or organisations/institutions should contact Suzanna Bright, MAS M&E Manager ( with a covering letter detailing suitability for the role and previous relevant experience, CV(s) and a proposed budget for the work. Expressions of interest will be accepted up to midnight on 23rd May 2021.

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