30OCT - Research Assistant, AidData - Deadline: N/A

AidData 3.0 - Open data for international development

Organization Description

AidData conducts cutting-edge research on thetargeting, coordination and evaluation of development assistance. We put these insights into practice with tools, training and lessons learned to benefit local communities.

Location: Williamsburg, VA

Job Description

The Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations at the College of William and Mary is currently seeking a Research Assistant to support the AidData program. AidData tracks more than $5.4 trillion dollars from 90 donor agencies, creates visualization tools and software applications to facilitate understanding of aid information, conducts rigorous impact evaluations of aid transparency innovations, and a variety of applied research activities that seek to improve understanding of aid distribution and impact. The successful candidate will have experience in data collection and analysis and/or RA management.

Job Responsibilities

AidData seeks to (a) make foreign aid information more accessible and usable to policymakers, civil society organizations, journalists, and researchers; and (b) create tools that enable users to more effectively target, coordinate, deliver, and evaluate aid. 

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Political Science, GIS, Computer Science, or a relevant degree or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Experience analyzing program performance data and reporting programmatic results
  • An entrepreneurial, results-oriented orientation 
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in project, budget, and/or staff management
  • Experience in either geo-coding, media-based collection efforts, or activity coding
  • Professional experience in developing countries
  • Strong commitment to and understanding of AidData’s mission and goals

How to Apply

Apply online at: https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/22740

Deadline: N/A