Data Analytics Advisor

United Kingdom - London (Global Support Office)

This vacancy is now closed


About Us:  

At Marie Stopes International we are unapologetically pro-choice. We believe that every woman has the right to make choices about her own body and her own future. As one of the world’s leading providers of contraception and safe abortion care, we give women the means to do so. Our team members, working across 37 countries, provide high quality, safe services to women, when and where they need them. Because when a woman can determine her own future, she can contribute to creating a better, more sustainable future for everyone.


The Role:

The Data Analytics Advisor supports country programmes in their efforts to analyse data and use the insights to inform and improve their service delivery to our clients across the globe.

The daily job of a Data Analytics Advisor includes extracting actionable insights from data with statistical analysis, recognising problems and opportunities in the business, proposing new ideas, developing and embedding business intelligence solutions that streamline the generation of insights.

Your sharp and curious mind will focus in identifying and generating best practices to ensure that our programmes reach those in need in most cost efficient way.

You will have the opportunity to routinely showcase your proficiency and innovation to senior management and support them in making evidence based decisions.

Our team is strategically placed to work with all the other teams at MSI. You will be asked to lead across departmental collaboration on important projects that will shape MSI future performance.


About you

To succeed in this role, you must have:

Skills and Experience:


  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience
  • Advanced analysis skills using statistical software packages (e.g. STATA or R) and quantitative analysis techniques such as Interrupted Time Series analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to build data visualisation tools using Excel, PowerBI and/or other analytical tools
  • Proven experience working cross-culturally, providing technical support remotely, and communicating complex subjects succinctly
  • Knowledge of financial and costing models


  • Experience in reproductive healthcare service delivery models and health financing approaches an advantage
  • Experience with geospatial analysis, preferably in QGIS
  • Conversant in the delivery of high quality SRH clinical services
  • Worked in developing countries



  • Analytical: highly analytical approach to information gathering and distillation – high level of numeracy and attention to detail with excellent advanced excel skills
  • Highly Strategic: Able to focus on the strategic big picture, whilst understanding the details that make up strategic choices and investment decisions.
  • Team player: with highly developed inter personal, negotiation and influencing skills. Ability to forge strong relationships in person and with remotely based colleagues.  
  • Excellent organisational skills: Proven project management experience; able to stick to deadlines and deliver on time and to high standard. Ability to run concurrent work streams simultaneously and switch seamlessly between tasks
  • Effective communicator in writing and in person, in particular in expressing technical concepts for non-technical teams and providing reassurance & clear recommendations at senior levels.
  • Financially and commercial numerate



Qualifications and Training:

  • Masters Degree in statistics, data science, informatics, economics, health sciences, or related discipline Essential
  • Additional qualification or formal training in PowerBI or other “Big Data” analytical tools, mathematical modelling of healthcare, and geospatial analysis using QGIS (or similar) Essential
  • Proficiency in French 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 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, stay on top of a number of disparate projects across multiple countries, and know when/how to push countries not to pursue certain research activities.

We seek people who have/are:

  • Pro-choice. Energetic and enthusiastic about the Marie Stopes mission.
  • Highly numerate; able to analyse and critically query complex data
  • A fast learner with an ability to pick up how to use new systems
  • Self-starter – inquisitive, curious about building on and improving existing processes.
  • Excellent attention to detail; methodical and precise
  • Flexible can-do attitude works well under pressure, on own initiative and in a team environment
  • A good sense of humour, fun to have in the team and unflappable style
  • Fearless and enjoy tackling new challenges
  • 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 developed skills to influence and persuade: ability to quickly and effectively build relationships with team members and stakeholders at all levels
  • Results-oriented
  • Responsive to changing priorities and demands


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.


Location: London, W1T 6LP


Closing date: 14th February 2020 (midnight GMT). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.

Salary: competitive + discretionary bonus + benefits


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.


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