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).