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Open Positions

We pride ourselves on having a diverse and amazing team. This is especially important when working across a growing list of interdisciplinary partners. If you are interested in joining us, please see our open positions below.

​At AidData you will join world class development professionals in solving challenging development questions, working together with colleagues from diverse disciplines including economics, computer science, geography, public health, environmental studies and political science.

AidData is a learning organization, so in addition to helping your colleagues get smarter, you will gain first-hand experience in cutting-edge approaches to data and development. As a member of the research and innovation lab you will be exposed to randomized control trials, customized coding systems, spatial impact evaluations, elite surveys, and policy uptake initiatives.

We prioritize impact and collaboration, and you will be empowered with the tools, training, and flexibility you need to pursue projects that will allow you to leverage your strengths and interests. And whether on a walking meeting to discuss a next-gen field experiment with the World Bank or the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, or debating your annual March Madness bracket over lunch on the porch by the magnolia tree, your colleagues will be an invaluable source of ideas, learning, and fun.

Williamsburg and the surrounding areas offer a tremendous quality of life. Staff enjoy short commutes (for some of the team, less than 5 minutes!); extensive rivers, woods, and trails for outdoor recreation; and great colleagues who after work play on a community volleyball team, host trivia nights at local craft breweries, and organize book clubs and restaurant explorations.

As an employee of the College of William & Mary, you will be afforded competitive compensation and benefits, including comprehensive health, dental, and life insurance, retirement, and gym access. You will also receive an annual tuition reimbursement of more than $5,000, allowing AidData employees to take up to 4 William & Mary classes each calendar year free of charge.

In addition to updating skills through coursework, professional development is encouraged and facilitated through interaction with policymakers and established academics, development field work with local partners, and one-on-one mentoring with senior members of AidData.

Financial and Business Analytics Manager

In this position rests the responsibility for the management of the day-to-day financial functions of the AidData program, with the most important being fiscal grant administration and forecasting via business analytics.

The Financial and Business Analytics Manager develops fiscal goals and priorities for the AidData program, with an emphasis on strategic budgetary management and forecasting of key business lines. The position manages fiscal activities on behalf of the AidData project directors and the AidData Executive Director. Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Develops goals and priorities, with an emphasis in strategic budgetary management.
  • Handles fiscal activities on behalf of the Executive Director.
  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of complex or diversified budgets, status reports, and financial statements.  
  • Determines and recommends options for addressing budget issues.  
  • Provides direction and leadership to ensure activities comply with policies and procedures.
  • Keeps the Executive Director informed of account status, authorizes expenditures and identifies cost effective alternatives. 
  • Plays a critical role in grant development, fiscal forecasting, and budget oversight. 
  • Interprets new directives, policies, and procedures and communicates changes to appropriate staff.
  • Identifies and pursues ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of grant and fiscal procedures.

Applications accepted beginning Monday, October 10th, and the position will remain open until filled. To apply, please visit the position listing at the portal.

6-month Fellowship in Zambia for DREAMS 

AidData is seeking recent graduates and young professionals to apply for a 6-month fellowship in Ndola, Zambia contributing to AidData’s recently awarded DREAMS Innovation Challenge award with the State Department.

The fellow will work closely with local AidData partners in Zambia to support the creation of a decision making tool that will utilize disaggregated, geocoded data on HIV/AIDS incidence and treatment to help policymakers and development partners allocate limited resources more efficiently. The position will involve extensive in-country travel to source and collect datasets and conduct additional primary data collection as necessary.

Preferred qualifications include skills in geospatial data management and analysis, familiarity with the production of geocoded aid information, experience working and/or conducting research in developing countries, relevant coursework in international development, GIS, and quantitative data analysis, and demonstrated ability to work independently and in teams with limited supervision. The fellow should also be able to engage with the relevant people in-country to both understand local data systems as well as clearly communicate AidData’s requirements. 

The fellowship has a flexible start date between February and May 2017 with pre-departure training at AidData’s offices in Williamsburg, VA. The selected fellow will receive a stipend to defray travel, living, and housing expenses associated with the fellowship. All nationalities are welcome to apply.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Jennifer Turner at with the subject line “Zambia DREAMS Fellow” by Thursday, December 15th at 11:59 PM.

2017 AidData Summer Fellowship — Deadline Extended

AidData Summer Fellows work with universities, NGOs, think tanks, and government agencies in developing countries to help build capacity in geocoded data management, visualization and analysis. During a 10-week placement in the summer of 2017, Fellows will have the chance to train and directly assist development professionals to use GIS (geographic information system) in their ongoing work. Fellows also have the opportunity to attend conferences and networking events in-country. This hands-on opportunity is a unique way to gain professional experience in international development while working abroad.

Fellows will receive a research stipend to cover the costs of travel and on-the-ground expenses. Target placements for 2017 tentatively include Uganda, the Philippines, Senegal, Ghana, Timor-Leste, Nepal, and Bangladesh.

Please see the 2017 ASF Application for more details. To read about what the 2016 Fellows were up to last year, check out the ASF backgrounder. Applications consisting of a resume and cover letter are due to by Friday, December 2nd at 11:59pm. Please contact with any questions.