Part-Time Job with Global Integrity for MPP Candidate
We are seeking an Independent Contractor to join our work in the role of Research Associate. This part-time, contractor position will entail up to 15 hours of work a week focusing on the management of the Africa Integrity Indicators (AII) research, working closely with the Director of Partnerships and Programs, the AII program team, and an international network of contributors to produce, analyze, and disseminate high quality research on transparency, accountability, governance and human development issues. AII entered its fifth round of research in July 2016; this role will play a key role the research management and quality control processes. The role will begin as soon as possible, and conclude on April 7, 2017.
About Global Integrity
We’re a small team of motivated professionals dedicated to supporting progress toward open and accountable governance in countries and communities around the world. We believe that citizens have the right to shape the rules that govern their lives. Moreover, when governance is open and citizens are part of the process, societies are better able to address challenges such as corruption, poor service delivery, environmental degradation, and persistent poverty. Open and accountable governance is fundamental to inclusive and sustainable development. We support progress toward more open governance through a combination of data and research, country-level engagement and global advocacy
The contractor role will require work based in Washington, DC (at the OpenGov Hub), and will report to the Director of Programs and Partnerships, being responsible for the following:
● Recruiting and virtually managing teams of in-country contributors and respondents. ● Performing detailed, high-intensity quality control over the resultant data points (in the thousands), including fact checking and editing. ● Providing capacity building, training, and providing detailed feedback and guidance to researchers and contributors. ● Coordinating all logistical tasks associated with such research projects (including contracts management, payments management, and deadline management). ● Managing relationships with assigned contacts, sectors, and/or countries of focus.
The person filling this position will have the opportunity to learn about managing a key portion of the Africa Integrity Indicators work.
There is no cookie cutter ideal candidate for any position at Global Integrity. We are instead more interested in an individual’s drive, professionalism, and entrepreneurial energy. For this particular position, the following factors will strengthen an applicant’s candidacy:
● Excellent written and spoken French and English are required. No exceptions. ● Relevant first experience in journalism, international development, political science, and/or related fields. ● In progress or recently completed graduate degree in a relevant area of study including, but not limited to, journalism, public policy, international relations, comparative politics, or development studies. ● Experience working on research and ensuring consistent application of evidence-based research methodologies. ● Exposure to transparency, accountability, governance and development issues at the national, sub-national, and/or sector levels is strongly preferred. ● Knowledge and experience working in Africa is strongly preferred. ● Resourcefulness performing online research and disposition to provide guidance to others. ● Experience and interest in project management, including tracking contracts, payments, deadlines, workflow design, and virtual management of large teams of researchers. ● Excellent writing and editing skills, preferably with experience in both short and long form (from blog posts to white papers). ● Exceptional attention to detail, ability to perform on tight deadlines, and proven ability to communicate clear and concise instructions. ● Proven ability to set priorities, manage time effectively, handle multiple ongoing projects. ● A commitment to Global Integrity’s mission.
Our office environment requires openness, collaboration and flexibility. Our staff has an uncommon diversity of responsibilities: from high-level strategy to online messaging to logistics issues; everyone contributes. You will develop new skills in this job; expect to learn and adapt constantly. We are very much a learning organization. International literacy and cross-cultural sensitivity are considered core competencies
Time commitment and term
The contractor is expected to complete the work assigned to him/her in no more than 15 hours weekly, which should be worked on-site at the OpenGov Hub (1110 Vermont Ave, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC, 20005). At times where needed, additional hours may be worked if agreed mutually in advance with the supervisor.
Compensation will be commensurate with experience, and set at an hourly rate.