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Associate Director (TUFF)

AidData’s Associate Director will work closely with the Senior Research Scientist to co-manage the Tracking Underreported Financial Flows (TUFF) program. The position will help lead the creation of datasets and derivative products (e.g., dashboards, website content, and analyses) to inform evidence-based policymaking related to the scope, distribution, and plethora of developmental impacts of Chinese development finance around the world. This position requires independent judgement, team leadership, and discretion in several key areas: external client management (ensuring on-time, high quality deliverables to external sponsors), personnel oversight (supervision of junior staff and RA’s), financial oversight (managing budgets for active grants and proposals for new projects), and project management (responsible for delivering data and derivative products).

This position is located at AidData at William & Mary's Global Research Institute in Williamsburg, Virginia. This is a full-time position, and salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications in the U11 range (see Salary Structure for University Employees). This is a restricted position subject to availability of funding. All staff and faculty must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination must be provided on the employee’s first day of employment. If an accommodation is needed, please contact William & Mary Human Resources.

Required Qualifications

  • An advanced degree in either a development finance-related discipline, such as economics, political science, international development, GIS, information systems or public affairs/policy, or commensurate professional experience
  • Significant years of experience working in the field, ideally for or with a bilateral or multilateral aid agency, think tank, or academic institution
  • Analytical skills, a detail-oriented nature, and demonstrated experience working with complex datasets
  • Relationship database management experience and proficiency in one or more of the following: Stata, SAS, R, and Excel
  • Excellent technical writing skills and experience writing user requirements and wireframes
  • Ability and eagerness to learn and employ new tools as needed.
  • Strong and effective inter-personal and communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of clients, partners, users, and staff
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a demanding and complex work environment, to carry out assignments in a timely manner, and to adapt to changing situations and priorities
  • Ability to work closely with project management teams
  • Ability to multi-task by working on projects while still undertaking day-to-day operations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge and experience working with development finance data, including detailed knowledge of aid classification schemes and experience in collecting, standardizing, and publishing data from multiple donors
  • Proven track record of delivering datasets that are actionable for research users
  • Extensive knowledge of traditional and non-traditional donor classification schemes (with a particular emphasis on non-DAC donors)
  • Experience dealing with researchers and the global development community
  • Record of delivering high-quality outputs for international development or related projects or programs
  • Experience managing small to mid-size project teams and delivery schedules

Application Instructions

For more details and to apply, please visit the position listing at the William & Mary Employment Opportunities portal. There, click Apply for this Job to apply with your resume/curriculum vitae and cover letter. This position closes at 11:59pm on November 12th, 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.