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The Carter Center: Data Analyst, Conflict Resolution Program

Job Number
65813
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Division
The Carter Center
Department
The Carter Center
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Information Technology
Location : Name
Carter Center
Campus Location (For Posting) : Location
US-GA-Atlanta

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The Carter Center is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization founded in 1982 in Atlanta, GA, by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University. The Center has helped to improve millions of lives in more than 80 countries by waging peace, fighting disease, and building hope. The Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. It seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health. 

 

The Carter Center collaborates with other organizations, public or private, in carrying out its mission around the world. Current information about the Center’s many programs and activities are available at The Carter Center. 

 

PEACE PROGRAM:

 

The Carter Center is recognized as a pioneer and leader in the field of election observation. It has monitored 113 elections in 39 countries, helping to ensure democratic elections that reflect the will of the people. When the Center first started observing elections in the late 1980s, the Cold War was ending and a wave of democratization was spreading globally. In the last 10 years, however, the trend toward greater democracy has plateaued, and citizens in many parts of the globe are now confronting challenges from authoritarian governments and narrowing political space.  

 

Beyond elections, the Center seeks to deepen democracy by nurturing full citizen participation in public policy-making and by helping to establish government institutions that bolster the rule of law, fair administration of justice, access to information, and government transparency. 

 

A culture of respect for human rights is crucial to permanent peace. The Center supports the efforts of human rights activists at the grass roots, while also working to advance national and international human rights laws that uphold the dignity and worth of each individual. 

 

When democracy backslides or formal diplomacy fails, the Center offers conflict resolution expertise and has furthered avenues for peace in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. 

 

Since 1982, The Carter Center has shown that creating a world at peace is a very possible journey, one step at a time. 

 

SUMMARY:

 

The Data Analyst provides support for data management, analysis, and visualization for Conflict Resolution Program (CRP) projects. The Data Analyst utilizes standard software requirements and design practices to create data management systems that can document all aspects of conflict, and other necessary information for CRP projects. The position also supports project teams in the life cycle of data-related projects, including planning of data collection, structure of data, maintenance of data, and more. The Data Analyst liaises with Carter Center staff, including IT and project management, to build streamlined systems, address data management issues, and identify tools or methodologies that best support CRP’s work. The Data Analyst also interacts with  external partners as needed. The Data Analyst will report to the Manager of the conflict mapping unit in the Syria team and work closely with other CRP project managers. Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) may be required.

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Creates and maintains a data dictionary and meta data.
  • Supports efforts to ensure that data standards are developed and maintained.
  • Ensures that the uses of data through reports and queries are accurate.
  • Supports business and system re-engineering and architecture development to define future data needs.
  • Serves as an organizational consultant on matters relating to databases by providing expertise to assist users in meeting their needs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two years of experience in processes and standards related to data OR a bachelor's degree.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A bachelor’s degree and four years of related experience OR an equivalent
    combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Proficiency in coding (e.g. R, Python, or SQL) and experience with APIs and common business
    intelligence and data visualization tools.
  • Strong, demonstrated skills in writing and presentation of findings and analyses.
  • Experience working with conflict data, open source data, and unstructured information.
  • Experience with Azure environment preferred.
  • Familiarity with graph databases and/or network analysis a plus.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future.  Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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To ensure the safety of our campus community, all unvaccinated faculty and staff are currently required to get a weekly screening test for COVID-19.

 

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).
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