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Job Title: Senior Research Data Manager
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Organization: Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health
Posted: 7/5/2017
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Baltimore,     
Position Description: PMA2020 is seeking a Senior Research Data Manager to assist with the oversite of data management and programming activities across all project countries and in Baltimore. The Senior Research Data Manager will provide technical assistance and management over an international data management team. The Senior Research Data Manger will be primarily responsible for the management of the data release process for all PMA countries and oversee the expansion of the PMA data visualization platform.

Specific tasks that the Research Data Manager will be responsible for include:

Training and supervising data management staff and research assistants.

Developing and managing data documentation and materials for publicly released data.

Leading analyses for reports, data briefs, and auxiliary publications for new topic modules.

Leading or assisting with the development of peer-reviewed journal manuscripts.

Defining and producing indicators for a data visualization platform.

Development and management of training materials for international staff.

Coordination and training of country partner technical staff.

Assist with any additional data management, analysis, or technical support needs that arise throughout the life of the project as assigned by supervisor.

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The Senior Research Data Manager will be expected to work with a high degree of independence and will report to PMA2020’s Associate Director of Research.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in related discipline. Master's degree preferred. Five years related experience. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Demonstrated excellence in data management and analysis required, preferably in the field of population health.

Advanced Stata skills, primarily for data management required. Additional statistical software package experience a plus.

This position requires extensive experience using statistical analysis software. Experience with STATA is required.

Willing to travel internationally up to 30% of time.

Ability to manage multiple activities, deadlines, and priorities simultaneously.

Ability to execute assignments with a short turnaround time.

Organization Description: Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020) is a five-year project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that is designed to facilitate annual progress reporting in support of the goals and principles of FP2020. The project will support low-cost, rapid-turnaround household and facility surveys to routinely update national indicators on family planning and water and sanitation in 10 countries in Asia and Africa. Year 1 Countries: Ghana, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, and DR Congo. Year 2 Countries: Burkina Faso, Nigeria, India (Rajasthan), Indonesia, and Niger.

The project is implemented by in-country university and research organizations, deploying a cadre of female resident enumerators trained in mobile-assisted data collection. PMA2020 establishes a sentinel data collection platform that transforms the way health survey data is collected -- a platform that may be utilized for monitoring a range of health program areas in future modules.

Closing Date: 10/5/2017
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Contact Name: Blake Zachary,  Senior Research Data Manager
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