At New York University's Global TIES for Children we design, evaluate and advise on programs and policies to improve the lives of children and youth in the most vulnerable regions across the globe. Led by University Professors Larry Aber and Hiro Yoshikawa, we work with some of the world's leading non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and with governments in low-income (LI) and conflict-affected (CA) countries on developing and evaluating innovative approaches to promoting the health, education, and social development of children and their communities. Together with our key strategic partner organizations, our work leverages cutting-edge scientific methods and interdisciplinary collaboration to:
Generate actionable evidence to promote child and youth development by conducting and evaluating powerful strategies to transform relevant "social settings" (i.e., classrooms, schools, families, communities, etc.) that are key drivers of children's learning and well-being;
Communicate actionable evidence by engaging diverse stakeholders across sectors and regions and disseminating a rigorous evidence base to inform program and policy decisions for children and youth in LI and CA countries; and
Build human, administrative, and institutional capacity for a robust global science and practice through the provision of professional development and training activities.
The Data Associate will support NYU Global TIES for Children's Primary Education and Learning in Emergencies (PELE) team by identifying problems with collected data for on-going projects and managing, cleaning, and documenting data collected via paper & tablet surveys, as well as supervising temporary personnel hired as needed.
Use mathematical logic and programming skills to identify, verify, quantify, and correct problems in the data collected.
Oversee data cleaning and documentation process for assigned research projects, including structuring data collection metadata
Communicate data status to research team
Recommend protocols to safeguard data integrity during data collection for future projects
Coordinate with Senior Data Associate and Research Scientists to gauge Data Team need for each project.
Recruit, train, and supervise student workers for Data Team and assigned projects.
Identify data resources and provide support for data collection.
Provide support for internal capacity building projects.
Bachelor's degree required. BA/BS in quantitative background (statistics, mathematics, physics, etc) or Master's in quantitative social science desired.
Demonstrates commitment to the goals/objectives of the Center.
Experience in R required; experience in Python or Java desired.
Experience using version control systems like git desired.
Understanding of data confidentiality principles and having impeccable research ethics are required.
Has good time-management skills and can be self-directed.
Extraordinary logic, quantitative and analytical skills; deductive reasoning and problem-solving skills.
Proof of previous experience working with large databases and cleaning data; experience running descriptive statistics a plus.
Excellent organizational skills.
Has a good balance between the ability to follow specific instructions and the use of critical thinking to propose new solutions.
Strong communication skills.
Can work well independently and in a multidisciplinary, multi-country team.
The appointment is available immediately and until August 31, 2021, with the potential for extension pending satisfactory performance and budgetary approval.
The position is full-time and candidate must be available to start ASAP. The position will be based in New York City at the Institute of Human Development and Social Change, New York University.
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