Global Indicator Database Analyst

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Last update: May 20, 2022 Last update: May 20, 2022


Deadline: Jun 17, 2022 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: USA USA
Sectors: Monitoring & Evaluation Monitoring & Evaluation
Job type: Permanent position
English English
Work experience: From 4 years
Date posted: May 20, 2022
Expected starting date: As soon as possible


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Job Function: Washington DC
Department: Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning
Location: Washington, DC
Global Indicator Database Analyst
Position Summary
The Global Design, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Team is responsible for building internal technical capacity to ensure internal teams have tools, resources, and guidelines needed to establish sound Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Systems to monitor and report on program performance.
Essential Accountabilities/Responsibilities

  • Contribute to operationalizing sound M&E systems across the institute by assisting in the development and implementation of sound performance monitoring plans
  • Complete and maintain indicator databases for the Institute
  • Contribute to building the capacity of program staff in M&E by leading the design and delivery of an Indicator Database Curriculum
  • Manage the annual and periodic analysis, visualization, and utilization of performance and secondary datasets for various donors and institutional stakeholders by supporting the annual analysis and utilization of performance indicator data
  • Contribute to Institutional learning and adaptation by supporting MEL projects
  • Provide guidance to the Global DMEL staff in providing technical assistance to regional teams on data management, data security, and data quality
  • Assist in ensuring that programs meet donor requirements for reporting and collaborative learning and adaptation (CLA) by liaising with other institutional units (program coordination, accounting, technology) and external stakeholders

Peripheral Accountabilities/Responsibilities (Non-essential)

  • Assist in creating consistent internal policies and templates that comply with donor requirements by reviewing existing internal documentation and resources
  • Help the GDMEL team further its knowledge in innovative data analysis approaches
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Incumbent operates under general direction, plans or coordinates work in accordance with established objectives.
  • Incumbent regularly interacts with staff at all levels and is responsible for cross-functional collaboration between all regional, functional, and administrative teams
  • Incumbent may interact with NDI partners, funders, or other external stakeholders as needed
  • Incumbent will be responsible in coordinating all upcoming database tasks and steps directly with the Global MRC

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in social science research, data science, international affairs, international development, or related field. Graduate degree preferred Additional years of relevant work experience may be substituted for educational requirements on a one-for-one basis.


  • At least 4 summative years' work experience relevant to international development, democracy and governance, education or similar field
  • A minimum of 2 years relevant work experience designing, establishing, and/or managing indicator databases for domestic and/or international development programs
  • A minimum 2 years in M&E for international development focusing on monitoring and data quality and setting-up and maintaining M&E systems in remote locations
  • Experience contributing to sound monitoring and reporting strategies as part of the proposal development process for projects related to democracy, human rights, and governance
  • Experience in developing and operationalizing SMART indicators for challenging contexts
  • Experience in troubleshooting database systems in diverse and challenging environments.
  • Experience with programs and/or initiatives relevant to NDI's work in citizen participation, women's political participation, youth, political parties, elections and/or legislative affairs a plus
  • Experience of living or working experience outside the U.S. preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or competency in one or more areas of NDI's elections and political process work; good governance; citizen participation; political parties; gender, women and democracy and information, communication and technology and familiarity of the political environment in at least one of NDI's regional areas.
  • Ability to analyze problems, collect and verify data, draw evidence-based conclusions, and the ability to think innovatively
  • Demonstrated ability in establishing performance monitoring systems
  • High level of interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with all levels of staff, U.S. and foreign government personnel, members of donor organizations, funders and policy makers
  • Excellent oral communications skills to effectively present information, respond to questions
  • Language proficiency in Arabic, French and/or Spanish preferred
  • Ability in conducting training workshops on M&E concepts and approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and/or utilize databases (PowerBi, Access, Salesforce, etc.)
  • Exceptional writing skills to effectively create clear and concise reports, guidelines, and reference materials
  • Excellent skills in qualitative and quantitative data analysis and visualization
  • Working knowledge of basic budget and accounting procedures
  • Working knowledge of PC-based word processing and spreadsheet applications
  • Ability and willingness to travel to regional locations, which are often remote and difficult to reach
  • Understanding of the function of M&E within an implementing organization
  • Familiarity with donors' MEL requirements, including USAID, NED, DoS and non-federal donors
  • Knowledge of STATA, R, SPSS or similar

Certifications/Licenses (desired)
None Required.
Work Environment

  • This position generally is performed in an office environment and may be suitable for partial telework.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work may be required, as well as attendance at external events.
  • International travel is typically not required for this role, but there may be occasions when the opportunity may be presented for such travel to support a given program or field activity. This is generally at no greater than 5% of an incumbent's work time in this role.

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting/mobility-to work at a desk and move around work areas.
  • Speaking/hearing-to engage orally in conversation with others.
  • Seeing-to effectively use a computer screen and for reading and interpreting printed materials, memos and other paperwork.
  • Reaching/handling-to input information into computer systems and retrieve and work with appropriate paperwork, equipment and supplies and complete filing.

ADA Notation
The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
To comply with tax and legal obligations, all candidates for DC-based positions must reside in Maryland, DC or Virginia. While there may be flexibility for remote/hybrid work environments, candidates must be residents of MD, DC or VA or relocate prior to the start of employment at NDI.
This is a union position to be represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 2.
Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. NDI does not provide sponsorship.
NDI is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). As such, NDI makes employment decisions and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to an applicant's or employee's race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state and local laws. If you need reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please notify NDI's Human Resources department.
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