The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, hosted at the UN Foundation, is a fast-growing, dynamic international network of more than 200 partners, sharing a vision of a world where the opportunities of the data revolution are available to and for all of humanity, helping to achieve sustainable development. Our members include governments, businesses, civil society, international organizations, academia, foundations, and statistics agencies. Our goal is to drive better decisions and better lives for all by facilitating the production and use of better data, and we do this through strategic partnerships, advocacy, technical assistance and pilot initiatives to support our partners at the global, regional and national levels.
We are looking for a passionate, innovative, flexible and collaborative Program Manager (PM) to support our activities and programs in Francophone countries in West Africa. The PM, working closely with the Regional Director for Africa and other colleagues, will be responsible for supporting country level engagements intended to catalyze progress on addressing key data issues for sustainable development at both national and subnational levels. In addition, the PM will provide expertise and support on other aspects of the GPSDD strategy and workplan including multi-stakeholder collaboration around new sources of data, including the Africa Regional Data Cube (ARDC).
We are looking for someone with relevant experience and networks, and the open and collaborative approach needed to advance national data roadmaps processes in existing and new countries coming on board the GPSDD. The PM should have the skills to easily engage at the country, regional and global levels to identify and support how data and technology can best address needs based on local context. The postholder will also work with others in the team to shape GPSDD’s strategy to bring Partners together to strengthen data ecosystems, and to ensure that open data, earth observation and geospatial data, big data and citizen generated data can be accessed and used to achieve the SDGs and sustainable development more broadly.