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Mapping Coordinator for the Evidence for Gender and Education Resource (EGER) Project

Population Council Inc
New York, NY 10017
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JOB TITLE: Mapping Coordinator for the Evidence for Gender and Education Resource (EGER) Project

REPORTING TO: EGER Co-Director & Ecosystem Mapping Lead

LOCATION: Flexible/Remote, New York, NY or Washington, DC preferred


ASSIGNMENT LENGTH: One year renewable by mutual consent and availability of funding

POSITION SUMMARY: The Evidence for Gender and Education Resource (EGER) was developed by the Girl Innovation Research and Learning (GIRL) Center, with support from Echidna Giving. EGER is the first freely available resource to help the gender and education community make informed decision about their programming and investments. EGER is a searchable, easy-to-use, interactive database for practitioners, researchers, donors and decisionmakers to drive better education results for communities around the world.

The EGER Mapping Coordinator will be a core member of the EGER project team, playing three main roles: supporting the ecosystem mapping of the gender and education space,overseeing the development of the EGER web-portal, and collaborating with other members of the EGER team to incorporate the latest gender and education research into this resource. The ecosystem mapping aims to collect and present information on key global, national and regional actors in the gender and education field, as well as their gender and education activities. Within this arm of the project, s/he will be responsible for continuing and improving upon the current data collection/verification approach, supporting country/regional partners with the mapping process, as well as database management. S/he will also be responsible for managing the technical development of the EGER web-portal by working with a web-design firm to develop new data visualizations and webpages, along with database management. The mapping coordinator will also work closely with the research impact manager to integrate findings from EGER into dissemination materials for global and national stakeholders. S/he will also provide other research or administrative support to the project team as needed.


1. Collaborate with project team leadership to continue and improve ecosystem mapping methodology and implement the data collection approach. This includes developing and overseeing data management systems in Django, collecting organizational and program data, providing quality assurance during data collection, supervising data collection/entry team and conducting data verification approaches. (25%)

2. Collaborate with project team leadership and web-design company to develop new data visualizations, incorporate new data and materials into existing web pages, and manage database user accounts. Oversee the development of all EGER web-portal content. (30%)

3. Contribute to stakeholder engagement and research impact efforts, including development of stakeholder surveys and integration of stakeholder feedback into EGER web-portal. Develop relationships with external gender and education organizations by collaborating with the Research Impact Coordinator and Project manager on EGER user communications. Develop targeted outreach plans to current and prospective EGER users. (15%)

4. Identify and incorporate latest gender and education data and evidence into EGER web-portal. Collaborate with EGER's Evidence team to integrate findings from gender and education systematic reviews into the Evidence to Practice tool on the EGER website. Update map and country profile data using SDG and DHS data. (10%)

5. Provide support for general project management, as well as contribute to reports, study briefs, papers, and online materials for the gender and education community. Support efforts to disseminate overall findings to external members of the gender and education and broader development communities as appropriate. (10%).

6. Perform related duties as assigned by project leadership. (10%).


1. Master's degree in public policy/administration, education, public health or other social science discipline preferred, with experience working as a research assistant/analyst, database manager, or in web-based projects. Understanding of and experience conducting research in international settings.

2. Demonstrated understanding of research and programs focusing on girls' education or other gender and development issues internationally. Experience working in operations for a multi-location organization, preferably including international office locations.

3. Understanding of and experience working in website management, database management, data collection systems, data visualization projects or web-based project management. Demonstrated ability to monitor web-based products and projects.

4. Excellent diplomatic, problem solving, management and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently and efficiently with high attention to detail and follow-through; ability to prioritize and make decisions in a timely manner under competing priorities and multiple tasks. Must be flexible, adaptable, and team-oriented.

5. Knowledge and applied experience of quantitative research methodologies and background in statistical analysis a plus. Demonstrated ability to collect and synthesize relevant research literature. Proficiency in software for quantitative analysis (STATA, R, etc.) a plus.

6. Proficiency in software and web platforms such as Django, AirTable, HubSpot, Zapier, etc. a plus.

7. Experience contributing to funding proposals for private foundation and/or government (e.g., NIH) organizations a plus.

8. Excellent English language skills (oral and written), with experience editing written documents. Ability to draft and contribute to research materials and briefs with sharp attention to detail, appearance and accuracy while utilizing good editorial judgment strongly preferred.

9. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and reference management software such as EndNote required.

10. Experience in or knowledge of the Council's regional locations highly desirable. Fluency in a language or languages of the Council's region(s) a plus.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary range between $68-75K, depending on knowledge, skills and experience. Excellent benefits package includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance available immediately upon hire; 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution equal to 12% of annual salary after one year of employment; generous annual and sick leave; and paid parental leave. We strive to provide an environment of professional growth and development.

Application Deadline: October 16, 2020

When applying through the web portal please attach your CV and Cover Letter in Word or PDF format.

The Population Council is an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental institution that seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources. The Council conducts biomedical, social science, and public health research and helps build research capacities in developing countries. Established in 1952, the Council is governed by an international board of trustees. Its New York headquarters supports a global network of country offices. We are seeking an individual to fill the position described. If you know of a qualified candidate or are interested in this position, please apply at: http://www.popcouncil.org/employment/index.asp.

The Population Council provides equal opportunity; it does not discriminate against any person with regard to age, color, creed, national origin, disability, political belief, veteran status, religion, marital status, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Decisions on employment are based on an individual's qualifications as related to the position for which they are being considered. The Council especially encourages applications from qualified women and members of minority groups. The Population Council is international in the composition of its board of trustees and its staff, as well as in the nature and deployment of its activities.



Posted: 2020-10-06 Expires: 2020-11-06

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