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Data Analysis Team Manager

Macfadden is seeking a Data Analysis Team (DAT) Manager to support USAIDís Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID/OTI) in Washington, DC. The DAT utilizes innovative visualization tools providing analysis of political transitions and other complex crises. The DAT Manager will be responsible for the functioning of the team to provide cartographic, geographic, and analytic information services to USAID/OTIís programs and their interagency counterparts, a critical component of USAID/OTIís context-driven programming model. The DAT Manager will work closely with team members and USAID/OTI staff in Washington and in the field to allow for the effective targeting of USAID/OTI programming in foreign policy priority countries. The teamís products and technical assistance will help explain the ďwhat, why, and whereĒ behind USAID/OTIís work and inform strategic and program decision-making. The DAT is an integral part of the Applied Best Practices and Coordination (ABC) team within the Program, Learning and Innovation (PLI) division of OTI.

Key Accountabilities:

Support and supervise the Geographic Information Officers to provide quality and relevant data analysis services to USAID/OTI
Collaborate with USAID/OTIís Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) specialists to assist programs in thinking through tools and methods for data collection and analysis
Work with the Strategic Communications team to help visualize program impact
Connect country teams with cutting-edge initiatives from both outside and inside the USG, including low or no-cost data collection and analysis solutions
Collaborate closely with USAID/OTI and implementing partner staff to maximize use of the DAT capabilities

Essential Functions

Team Management
The DAT Manager is responsible for the overall assignments and workflow of the DAT team.
Acts as primary liaison with ABC leadership and other OTI management. Coordinate with OTI regional teams and operational units to identify geospatial and data analysis requirements and develop plans to satisfy those requirements
Manage aspects of the DAT, such as coordinating technology applications to ensure OTI has the benefit of full and current Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and data analysis capacity.
Oversee and coordinate DAT workload, temporary assignments, field visits, and deliverables to ensure they are achieved on time and meet or exceed customer requirements.
Provides mentorship to staff and assists team members in problem solving.
In collaboration with USAID/OTI staff, determine efficient structure of the DAT to ensure all countries and regions are properly staffed with redundant support.
Provide regular feedback to team members, including completing yearly performance evaluations

Quality Control
Ensures that all DAT deliverables meet the highest quality and are delivered in a timely manner.
Other related duties as required.


5 yearsí experience with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization in community development, economic development, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis.

Minimum requirements:
Bachelorís degree with 8 years of work experience
MS/MA/MB with 6 years of relevant experience
JD/ABD with 5 years of relevant experience
Ph.D. with 4 years of relevant experience

Required Skills:

At least 3 years of overseas field experience working in a developing country; foreign language skills a plus.
At least 3 years of supervisory experience, including mentoring, guiding or training staff
Knowledge and experience with USAID/OTI field operating environments and systems
Experience working with geospatial data from a wide array of sources. Familiarity with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), cartographic design, image processing, graphic editing, database, and standard office applications a plus.
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work on several projects simultaneously.
Position requires the ability to work in high pressure situations occasionally exceeding normal business hours with the potential for domestic and overseas travel.
Must have strong verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to work independently or in a team environment.

U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored security clearance.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds.

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