PMA2020: Francophone Research Data Manager

Classified Title: Research Data Manager
Requisition #: 3175
Range: MC
Level: 4
Salary: $43,871-$60,402
Status: Full Time
School: Bloomberg School of Public Health
Location: School of Public Health
Location City: Baltimore
Location State: MD
Resume Required for Application: Yes
Area of Interest: Research / Lab
Contact: Human Resources: 410-955-2990

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General Description

Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020) is a project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that is designed to facilitate annual progress reporting in support of the goals and principles of FP2020. The project supports low-cost, rapid-turnaround household and facility surveys to routinely update national indicators on family planning and water and sanitation in 11 countries in Asia and Africa.

Countries include: Ghana, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, DR Congo, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, India (Rajasthan), Indonesia, Niger, and Cote d’Ivoire.

The project is implemented by in-country university and research organizations, deploying a cadre of female resident enumerators trained in mobile-assisted data collection. PMA2020 establishes a data collection platform that transforms the way health survey data is collected -- a platform that may be utilized for monitoring a range of health program areas in the future.

Position Description:

PMA2020 is seeking a full-time research data manager to support data management and analysis activities across all project countries and in Baltimore, with a particular focus on Francophone countries. The research data manager will work with the existing data management team to assist in the oversight of an international data management team and will provide data management support for new PMA2020 Francophone partners, including conducting international trainings on data management and analysis with project partners and affiliates.

Specific tasks that the Research Data Manager will be responsible for include:

  • Building data monitoring systems for new topic areas.
  • Monitoring quality and rapidity of data collection.
  • Developing and updating training materials.
  • Developing and updating analysis protocols.
  • Working on analyses with project partners and affiliates.
  • Assisting with the generation of reports and data briefs.
  • Assisting with analysis of data for auxiliary publications.
  • The Research Data Manager will be expected to work with a high degree of independence and will report to PMA2020’s Associate Director of Research.
  • This position will include support to Francophone Africa in its portfolio and therefore program experience within the region, as well as strong French language skills are highly desirable.


  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
  • Three years related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s in public health or related field.
  • Fluency or proficiency in French.
  • Advanced Stata skills, primarily for data management.
  • Willing to travel internationally up to 30% of time.
  • Ability to self-manage tasks and timelines while working in a team environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple activities, deadlines, and priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to execute assignments with a short turnaround time.
  • Experience in speaking and writing technical/scientific French.
  • Additional statistical software package experience a plus.
  • Experience with ODK.