Inclusive Data Charter Project Manager (One Year Fixed Term Contract, initial)

  • UK, Haywards Heath - remote working considered

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD), hosted at the UN Foundation, is a fast-growing, dynamic international partnership bringing together over 300 different organizations including governments, UN agencies, private companies, civil society organizations, and many others. The GPSDD makes connections and brokers partnerships to address the problems of gaps in data production, poor data use, access, quality, and works with stakeholders to fully harness the new opportunities of the data revolution in the service of sustainable development.

Based on partner demand, the GPSDD set up a task team to address specific data challenges related to measuring and understanding the needs of the poorest and most marginalized populations, in order to meet the 2030 Agenda aspiration to ‘Leave No One Behind’. The task team focused on accelerating progress on data disaggregation and developed the Inclusive Data Charter (IDC) to mobilize political support to address the challenge, reflecting a recognition that political barriers often prevent technical solutions from being developed or widely adopted.

To match our ambitious aims, we are now recruiting for an Inclusive Data Charter Project Manager who will supervise two new positions, an Outreach Advisor and a Technical Advisor. These roles will work alongside their host organisations to ensure a fully coordinated team working to agreed plans and helping to establish the Charter as a globally recognised initiative in the development data sector.

Salary:          c£47,000 dependent upon experience

Contract:      One Year Fixed Term Contract with the potential to extend, depending upon funding initiatives

Location:      Hosted in Haywards Heath but remote working could be considered for exceptional candidates


The Inclusive Data Charter Project Manager will lead in developing and ensuring the delivery of agreed plans, coordinating the engagement of the Task Team co-facilitators (GPSDD, DFID, Sightsavers), ensuring effective engagement by the Champions in Charter management and establishing reporting and learning mechanisms for progress against Champion Action Plans. This is an involved project management role for an exceptional individual, capable of coordinating stakeholders across sectors and geography.  The main responsibilities include:

  • Supervising and ensuring effective team working
  • Supporting effective engagement
  • Overseeing budgets
  • Creating connections
  • Planning major IDC events
  • Identifying and developing resources and tools to achieve more inclusive data
  • Maintaining an awareness of data disaggregation trends
  • Identifying advocacy opportunities
  • This position is grant funded for one year with the possibility of extension.

You will have:

  • exceptional project management skills, as well as writing and communications
  • problem-solving capabilities – providing creative solutions to problems inherent in multi-stakeholder dialogue
  • substantial experience in strategy, advocacy and/ or communications in international development or foreign policy
  • management and proven stakeholder coordination experience
  • the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with people from a wide variety of organisations and cultures
  • experience of the Sustainable Development Goals
  • experience with data and statistics
  • an understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity for disabled people

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or essential professional skills but if you feel you are ready for this challenge and responsibility, please read the complete Job Description for further details

Interviews: We anticipate that interviews will take place in late May/ early June at the Sightsavers offices in Haywards Heath.

Closing Date: 26 May, 2019

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