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Chenega Corporation Senior Data Analyst in Washington, District Of Columbia

Summary

The Senior Data Analyst will be responsible for leading data management and analysis related to global economic and social development priorities led by USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL) with a geographic focus on China. Primary responsibilities, include identifying and supporting procurement of appropriate data sources as needed, managing data libraries and dashboards, responding to analytical requests, supporting initiatives for interagency data sharing, and supporting the appropriate use of data across USAID, to advance the objectives of the Office of Policy’s foreign policy work. The incumbent will be expected to work closely with offices across PPL, other agency bureaus, missions, senior leadership, interagency counterparts, think tanks and other civil society organizations, and other stakeholders. The incumbent will be expected to ensure a rigorous approach, seek inputs from relevant leading experts, leverage existing expertise and data within the agency, and translate findings into implications for the practice of development assistance planning and programming. The position is in PPL’s policy office and works closely with the PPL front office. The Senior Data Analyst reports to the Analytics Team Lead and works directly with the Foreign Policy Engagement Team.

Responsibilities

  • Apply advanced analytical methods and work with a variety of datasets related to international development, preferably with a geographic focus on China. Solve difficult, non-routine problems through data processing, analytics, and visualization, such as assessing development impacts of foreign financial flows in developing countries.

  • Derive insights from unstructured data in USAID’s financial, procurement, and performance management systems.

  • Provide inputs to future programs and strategies in multiple international development sectors.

  • Lead a process to identify gaps in data sources and analysis and work with the team to obtain resources to close gaps.

  • Maintain responsibility for all data inputs into relevant data libraries and dashboards.

  • Provide technical support for USAID missions and bureaus on available data resources and analytical requests in support of USAID’s national security work.

  • Work with non-technical stakeholders to understand needs, help frame problems by asking the right questions, and prioritize requirements.

  • Serve as spokesperson for data resources, leading technical briefings, and overviews for key staff and partners as appropriate.

  • Work across units, particularly with the Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI) and the Office of Development Cooperation (ODC) in PPL, to identify cross linkages between data resources that sit outside of the Office of Policy.

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree with a quantitative focus (computer science, data analysis/science, economics, engineering, mathematics, public policy, statistics, or related) with 10+ years of work experience OR

  • Bachelor’s degree with 15+ years of experience

  • Experience includes using a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methods and data resources for measuring economic and social development progress at the global, regional, national, and sub-national levels and/or for improving complex international development programs, processes, and systems

  • Background check with the ability to obtain a secret clearance

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret-level security clearance (U.S. citizenship required).

  • Ability to pass a criminal background check.

  • Strong technical skills in the use of data management and visualization software (Tableau experience strongly preferred).

  • Experience with common scripting languages (R, Python, etc.) or ability to learn quickly.

  • Demonstrated ability to independently plan, organize, and implement significant strategic initiatives with minimal supervision.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work as a proactive and resourceful team member.

  • Familiarity with international development and macroeconomic theory and empirical research techniques.

  • Familiarity with US government global development policies and other leading global development policy research institutions.

  • Prior experience working with US foreign assistance preferred, particularly around quantitative analysis related to international economic and social development.

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