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International Organisation hiring Head of Research Data Management Services


Washington, United States of America, 08 September 2014

 

The International Organisation is seeking a highly motivated individual for a newly created position as Head of Research Data Management Services. The successful candidate will lead the development of an institutional Research Data Management Services unit (RDMS) that supports advanced data acquisition, data storage, data management, data integration, and other computing and information-processing services. Housed within the Communications and Knowledge Management Division (CKM), the RDMS unit provides guidance and support to the two Consultative Group research programmes led by International Organisation —Policies, Institutions, and Markets and Agriculture for Nutrition and Health—as well as the Institute’s research divisions/programmes/offices.

Essential Duties

  • Create the framework and identify the tools necessary for an institutional Research Data Management Services unit that supports researcher productivity and competitiveness and helps researchers prepare data-management plans for all proposals that produce research.

  • Develop an institutional Research Data Management and Data Sharing policy that is compliant with Consultative Group and international policies and standards.

  • Help develop project and programme data-management plans—in collaboration with the Consultative Group research programmes, International Organisation research divisions/programmes/offices, Computer Services unit, and Knowledge Management unit (KM) within CKM.

  • Use information-management best practices to harmonize data-collection processes and sources, database support, and storage engineering.

  • Ensure the timely transfer of datasets from researchers to the KM unit for the public use of datasets and collaboration with other data consortiums.

  • Develop and deliver research data-management training to International Organisation staff to increase awareness of research data-management requirements, best practices, benefits, and RDMS support.

  • Hire, manage, and supervise future RDMS staff.

Deadline: 22 September 2014

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