Come Join Our Team: AidData Seeks a Data Manager
Friday, August 9, 2013 Author:
AidData is a development research and innovation lab that makes aid information more accessible and actionable. Tracking more than $5.5 trillion dollars from 90 donor agencies, AidData undertakes cutting-edge research on aid distribution and impact, oversees efforts to geocode and crowdsource aid information, and develops web and mobile applications and custom data solutions for development finance institutions. AidData enjoys productive partnerships with leading development finance institutions, such the World Bank, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Open Aid Partnership, the Canadian International Development Agency, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR).
The Data Manager ensures that AidData remains a global leader in the provision of accurate, detailed, and timely information about overseas development finance activities. In particular, the Data Manager must provide intellectual leadership for, and effective management of, AidData’s data collection, data management, and data quality assurance activities. Working closely with the Chief Social Scientist, Senior Geospatial Scientist, Research Manager, and Executive Directors, the Data Manager supports the data collection, data management, and data quality assurance needs of the AidData Research Consortium (ARC). The ARC is a network of approximately 100 leading scholars from the world's leading universities who are committed to using geocoded aid data and other sources of geospatial information to help the global development community make evidence-based policy and programming decisions. Major areas of responsibility of the Data Manager will include: data acquisition, quality assurance, product development, responding to data queries, training, monitoring and evaluation.