Senior Data Advisor - Equal Measures 2030

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Plan International USA
Washington, D.C., United States
Apply by 2 September 2018
Mid-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 3 August 2018

Job Description

Senior Data Advisor - Equal Measures 2030 //

Equal Measures 2030 is a global civil society and private sector led partnership with the mission of fuelling progress towards gender equality by making sure girls’ and women’s movements, advocates and decision makers have easy-to-use data and evidence to guide efforts to reach the Global Goals by 2030 and leave no one behind.

Partners include Plan International, ONE Campaign, ARROW, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Data2X, Women Deliver, KPMG, International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC), and The African Women’s Development & Communication Network (FEMNET).

Equal Measures 2030 is at a key stage of growth and is seeking an experienced professional with demonstrated skills in data collection, analysis and presentation, policy analysis, as well as an interest in working with gender advocacy groups.

Equal Measures 2030 seeks the services of a Senior Data Adviser to help us scale up data work, as part of data collaborations with other organisations to make gender equality data more accessible to advocates and as well as increasingly supporting national partners in meeting their data needs. The Advisor will be responsible for project management for the data work, and as needed supporting EM2030’s global data work, including the SDG Gender Index and the online data platform.

The Senior Data Adviser would ideally be based in Washington, DC to enable face to face meetings with the Head of Data and Insights. Virtual collaboration with members of the Equal Measures 2030 Secretariat team based in London and Asia and with EM2030 partners around the world will also be required. The role may involve some travel to work directly with our partners.

The role is designed to be full time from mid-September 2018 for two years and is contingent on funding. Part-time and job-shares will be considered.

Under the supervision of the Head of Data and Insights, specific tasks include:

  • Identifying and pursuing potential collaborations with data partners to organise and amplify gender-related data on the EM2030 online platform and to work with advocates to ensure that gender equality data are used to effectively inform national advocacy and policymaking.
  • Supporting EM2030 focus country partners with data work, responding to their individual needs and helping to oversee in-country data consultants in several of the EM2030 countries.
  • Preparing and analysing indicators from existing cross-national data sets and research studies on gender equality themes to amplify or to mine data for new findings and trends on gender issues within the framework of the SDGs
  • Producing new data and research findings using concise and compelling products that make findings accessible to non-technical and non-native English speaking audiences.
  • Working closely with EM2030 Secretariat team members to ensure data and research findings are strategically aligned with EM2030 audience needs.
  • Helping to identify and supporting on proposal development for data-related funding opportunities.
  • Provide other support to the Head of Data and Insights

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a field relevant to international development and/or gender equality, with 7 years’ work or volunteer experience in a relevant area of work
  • Demonstrated understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment issues and international development programs
  • Self-starter with proven ability to meet targets and deadlines, as well as experience with project management
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate key data and research findings in a concise and compelling format
  • Demonstrated quantitative data analysis skills
  • Fluent English is essential
  • Additional skills and experience that would be beneficial include:
  • Experience working with grassroots civil society organizations
  • Proposal / grant writing skills
  • Additional languages (especially Spanish and/or French)

Plan International USA has two offices, located in Washington, DC and Warwick, Rhode Island. It is part of the global federation, Plan International, which is comprised of collaborative partnerships between 21 national offices and 51 country offices. Plan International USA is registered 501(c) (3) and has an independent Board of Directors. Members of the Board of Directors of Plan International USA also participate in global federation governance through membership on the federation’s Members’ Assembly and International Board.

The Plan USA Program Team works in direct partnership with the Regional and Country Office staff contributing expertise in business development, program design and implementation. The Program Team helps to manage, monitor and evaluate all US-funded programs, as well as reporting back to donors on the progress of program initiatives.

We aspire to five core values that help us define our culture and to inform our business decisions: Accountability, Passion, Integrity, Respect, and Excellence - AsPIRE. Plan expects all staff to exhibit and embrace these values in every part of their work lives.

We are committed to adhering to Plan’s Child Protection Standards and protecting the wellbeing of children in any situation that may arise. The protection of children is everyone’s responsibility.

Plan offers opportunities for growth and development through internal and external training opportunities. We value the ideas and opinions of staff at any level and provide forums in which those can be shared with others.

About the Organization

Plan International USA (Plan) is part of a global organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters, and partners to:

  • Empower children, young people, and communities to make vital changes that tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion and vulnerability.
  • Drive change in practice and policy at local, national, and global levels through our reach, experience, and knowledge of the realities children face.
  • Work with children and communities to prepare for and respond to crises and to overcome adversity.
  • Support the safe and successful progression of children from birth to adulthood.

We see clear links between fulfilling children’s rights, achieving gender equality, and ending child poverty. Every girl and boy has the right to be healthy, educated, protected, valued, and respected in their own community and beyond. We support these rights from birth to adulthood, working to ensure that girls and boys know their rights and have the skills, knowledge, and confidence to fulfil them. This approach inspires and empowers children and communities to create long-lasting change.

In 2016, Plan was active in 71 countries, and our programs reached more than 32 million children, directly impacting almost 70 million people in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Program activities ranged from training health care workers and constructing health care facilities, to setting up water systems and building latrines, to working with children and families to improve early childhood care and development practices and outcomes. For more information visit, www.planusa.org.

Plan International USA has two offices, located in Washington, DC and Warwick, Rhode Island. It is part of the global federation, Plan International, which is comprised of collaborative partnerships between 21 national offices and 51 country offices. Plan International USA is registered 501(c)(3) and has an independent Board of Directors. Members of the Board of Directors of Plan International USA also participate in global federation governance through membership on the federation’s Members’ Assembly and International Board.

The Plan USA Program Team works in direct partnership with the Regional and Country Office staff contributing expertise in business development, program design and implementation. The Program Team helps to manage, monitor and evaluate all US-funded programs, as well as reporting back to donors on the progress of program initiatives.

We aspire to five core values that help us define our culture and to inform our business decisions: Accountability, Passion, Integrity, Respect, and Excellence - AsPIRE. Plan expects all staff to exhibit and embrace these values in every part of their work lives.

We are committed to adhering to Plan’s Child Protection Standards and protecting the wellbeing of children in any situation that may arise. The protection of children is everyone’s responsibility.

Plan offers opportunities for growth and development through internal and external training opportunities. We value the ideas and opinions of staff at any level and provide forums in which those can be shared with others.

Plan is an equal opportunity employer and follows all laws associated with the EEOC.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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