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Junior Data Analyst

The Junior Data Analyst (JDA) in AidData’s Research and Evaluation Unit assists in creating household and village-level surveys, data cleaning, data analysis, and award management for Randomized Control Trials, Geospatial Impact Evaluations and other research projects. Main responsibilities of the JDA include:

  • Assist in researching, creating, and testing household surveys that will be fielded in various developing countries.
  • Help to remotely oversee fieldwork, check data as it is collected, and help to clean and process the data upon delivery. Obtain and/or compile existing survey, geospatial, or other data types as necessary, and cleans and processes these data prior to any analysis. Consult with Principal Investigators or other senior staff on the empirical designs and analytical methods for causal identification.
  • In some cases, the JDA will oversee student Research Assistants who assist with preparing the necessary data, including supervising their work and resulting data quality.

The JDA may also conduct contextual research to interpret data or findings and place them in context or provide background for potential evaluations. The JDA helps to manage awards including compiling any necessary funder reports, helping with contracting and budgets, and communicating with partners. The JDA plays a supporting role in preparing blog posts, reports and papers for publication, and in some cases may be a named author on publications.

This position is full-time and is located at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. This position is hybrid, working remotely at least one day per week but not full-time. The position is restricted in nature and continued employment is contingent upon funding availability. Salary is commensurate with experience between $40,000 - $42,250 in the U06 range (see Salary Structure for University Employees).

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related discipline, such as economics, international relations, government, statistics, or public policy; or An equivalent combination of training, education, and/or experience indicating possession of the preceding knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Knowledge of research methods in quantitative research.
  • Demonstrated experience working with complex datasets, statistical software, and impact evaluation methods.
  • Demonstrated skill in utilizing new research tools and/or the ability to learn and employ new tools as needed.
  • Demonstrated 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively organize, prioritize, and navigate multiple projects while still undertaking day-to-day operations.
    Proven skills in the use of Stata.
  • Demonstrated ability to clean and analyze data, including building/merging datasets and data analysis, providing a high-level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, to a diverse population of faculty, staff, students, and other internal and external stakeholders, promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience communicating statistical analysis and results in writing and in presentations for diverse audiences;
  • Familiarity with geospatial software and techniques;
  • Experience and/or familiarity with additional computer programming languages such as R and Python;
  • Experience with LaTeX.

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 February 6, 2023.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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