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Joined Up Data Standards

Increasing amounts of development data are becoming available from more publishers in recent years. However, use of this data in decision-making is hampered by the lack of compatibility and comparability of diverse datasets.

Development Initiatives (DI) and Publish What You Fund are starting a new project – Joined Up Data Standards – that will demonstrate the technical and process solutions that will make it possible for key datasets on development resources and outcomes to be joined up. This will enable comparability of data and increase data use at local level.

Development Initiatives and Publish What You Fund are recruiting separately for two new roles working on this exciting Joined Up Data Standards project. The two roles are outlined below.

Senior Advocacy Officer (Publish What You Fund)

This is an exciting and fast-paced role, leading on the advocacy strategy and implementation of the Joined Up Data Standards project. The role involves engaging with key targets on the publication and use of interoperable data. It will also involve active engagement with and advocacy towards a range of other international agencies, governments, open data organisations and civil society partners.

If you recognise the importance of open data and transparency and are passionate about effective advocacy then download the JUD Senior Advocacy Officer job description to find out more about the project and our plans.

This position is based in London and frequent travel is required. The deadline for applications is midnight GMT on Sunday 31st May 2015

Data Scientist (Development Initiatives)

Leading on research and analysis for the Joined Up Data Standards project, this role includes documenting and cross-mapping a range of data standards maintained by global institutions and international standards bodies. This will be a key part of the project, building the case for making these standards more compatible and interoperable and therefore making the data more comparable and useable.

This position will sit within DI’s technical team, which includes back-end and front-end developers, and will contribute to DI’s overall work to analyse complex data and visualise it effectively online to increase its use.

If you want to be part of a team that is passionate about data and want to contribute to poverty reduction, then please read the full role profile with details on how to apply at http://devinit.org/#!/working-with-us