Assistant, Data & Analytics

Open Government Partnership
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jun 03

Position description

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) was formed in 2011 by governments and civil society organizations seeking new ways of working together to make societies more transparent, accountable, inclusive, and participatory.

OGP has grown over its first decade into a global effort of close to 200 national and local governments, thousands of civil society organizations, and many others. 

The OGP community is made up of thousands of relentless, creative, and inspiring trailblazers, innovators, and deeply committed reformers striving to make a difference. 

About the role

  • Grade 1 (Assistant)
  • Reports to Lead, Data & Analytics
  • Team: Accountability & Learning
  • Location: Berlin, Brussels, London, or Washington DC [Visa sponsorship is not available for this role.]
  • This is a full-time, hybrid role. 
  • Starting salary: 43,000-50,500 USD
  • Ideal start date: July 1, 2024 or earlier
  • Application deadline: June 17, 2024 [Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted until June 17. Top candidates will be invited to advance our recruitment process as we receive applications.]

What you'll do

The Assistant, Data & Analytics is an entry-level position that plays a key role in ensuring that OGP is data-driven. The Assistant equips the OGP community with insights from nearly fifteen years of data on open government reforms, including the latest trends and examples of promising policies. The Assistant provides foundational support across the entire OGP data pipeline—from data collection and cleaning to data analysis and visualization.

Data entry and tagging (25%)

  • Translate OGP action plans and IRM reports into structured data format
  • Tag OGP national and local commitments by policy area and sector
  • Review government submissions to the Open Gov Challenge

Data support (30%)

  • Query OGP commitment data to identify promising reforms to showcase in stories, speeches, and reports
  • Update and maintain OGP’s core databases for commitments, co-creation processes, members, and general governance metrics
  • Provide guidance, training, and follow-up communication to staff to ensure high-quality data collection

Data analysis (35%)

  • Derive insights from OGP data to support OGP events and reports
  • Draft data-driven fact sheets, memos, and blogs
  • Conduct trends analysis for institutional learning and reporting

Web support (10%)

  • Provide quality control and maintenance of OGP data tools, e.g. the OGP Data Dashboard
  • Liaise with web developers and designers on data visualizations


College degree in a relevant field (e.g. political science, public policy, public administration, international relations, international development, data science, etc.) or equivalent experience.

Experience Requirements

  • Demonstrated interest in research, data analysis, and visualization
  • Demonstrated interest in issues of good governance, international development, democracy, international relations, or public administration
  • Demonstrated passion for learning new skills on the job, particularly data-related skills

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Comfortable with spreadsheets, database management, and basic descriptive statistics
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly research and learn new topics; 
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and respect for deadlines
  • Ability to communicate across cultures in the workplace;
  • Ability to work in a self-directed manner with geographically remote team; 
  • Ability to work in Spanish or French preferred; 
  • Willingness to travel

Physical Demands

This hybrid position involves regular office activities in both remote home working and office environments. Some travel required (15%). 

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