NGO Jobs – Business Analyst at Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU)

Job Title: Business Analyst
Organisation: Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU)
Location: Kampala, Uganda
About MSU:
Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) is a marketing-focused, results-oriented social business that uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide family planning and reproductive healthcare across every district of Uganda. We aim to contribute 15 points to Uganda’s contraceptive prevalence rate by 2015, saving and improving many thousands of Ugandan lives. MSU has 25% of the market share in modern contraceptives and, in 2010/2011, safely delivered 50,000 babies and contributed 4 points to Uganda’s contraceptive prevalence rate. MSU has enjoyed 20% year on year growth since 2007. MSU is part of a global net work, Marie Stopes International (MSI), and subscribes to MSI goal and mission, to prevent unwanted births and to ensure individual’s rights to Children by Choice not Chance.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
1.      Management of application development and support team
·         Work closely with the technical Business Analyst Consultant, programmes and support functions to understand new and/or changed business requirements and processes.
·         System analysis of existing systems. Assist with gathering, analysing and evaluating information from multiple sources and illicit true business needs based on stated user requirements.
·         Identifying options for potential processes and solutions which meet the agreed business needs, considering both technical and business suitability.
·         Assist with the development of specific proposals for modified or replacement processes and systems.
·         Assist with providing quality documentation as appropriate to the project, including feasibility studies, project briefs, business requirement specifications, and requests for information/proposals (RFI/ RFP).
·         Present proposals and recommendations to internal and external parties.
·         Work closely with the Technical Business Analyst Consultant, Project Managers and other IT and business groups to gain agreement and approval to recommended solutions and processes.
·         Utilise approved MSI methodologies (where appropriate) for project analysis, development and approval processes.
·         Effectively manage and prioritise all activities within the business analysis function ensuring alignment within the overall IT governance process.
·         Work independently, with guidance from the Technical Business Analyst Consultant, and with MSU and MSI programmes and support functions to define concepts and challenge their thinking to ensure that optimal processes and solutions are established.
2.     Management of CUC and MarieTxt
·         Overall supervision of two MSU existing systems – CLIC (MIS) and MarieTxt (SMS)
Line Management of two RME Officer for CLIC and MarieTxt3.
3.     Coordination and Communication
·         Strengthen coordination across the BA function, ensuring that the BA function is integrated across MSU and across RME, and is aligned with organisational priorities.
·         Key clients include the Operations team and USAID project managers, as well as the social marketing and social franchise teams.
·         Ensure that quick, responsive and high quality support is provided to key clients.
·         Ensure that the work of the CLIC and MarieTxt functions are well integrated within the RME team.
·         Ensure that there is clear functional separation within the R.M&E team for both research and M&E, Liaise proactively with Marie Stopes International’s BS focal persons and IPD
·         Represent the team internally and externally at stakeholder forums
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         A Masters degree in Management Information Systems, Business Administration, or related field
·         Minimum 5 years work experience in business processes, systems, and analysis or related field
·         Experience in monitoring and evaluation an asset
·         Significant experience of working in a senior business analysis role
·         Demonstrated significant experience of strong analytical skills across multiple business functions and within an international setting.
·         Experience managing relationships with non-technical stake-holders with exacting requirements.
·         Evidence of significant experience in the preparation of business analysis related documentation (e.g. BRS, FS, PB, RFI, RFP, OIP, PID etc)
·         Technical and hands on knowledge of networks, operating systems, database, ERPs and IT support
·         Proven excellent technical oral, written, and editing abilities
·         Quantitative and qualitative research skills an asset
·         Exposure to documenting processes and procedures
·         Proposal writing skills or RFP (request for Proposal) writing skills
·         Project management skills
·         Strategic guidance and planning skills
How to Apply
Please send a CV and Cover letter by email to:  or by post to:
The Senior Manager,
People and Development,
Plot 1020, Kisugu-Muyenga,
P.O. Box 10431, Kampala-Uganda, quoting the position title.
Marie Stopes Uganda is an equal opportunities employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Marie Stopes Uganda is thankful to all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.
The core responsibility of this position is to use your: initiative, energy, persistence, results orientation, drive, integrity, enthusiasm and commitment to personal development to further MSU’s vision to become a sustainable nationwide provider of high quality, integrated reproductive health/family planning services.
Marie Stopes Uganda seeks to fill the vacant position above and applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates;
Deadline: 18th January, 2013
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