Senior Data Manager

Closing Date: 12 February 2024

Value: £36,024-£44,263 p.a.

About the Opportunity

The Department of Social Policy & Intervention is looking to appoint an experienced Senior Data Manager to work on our flagship Global Parenting Initiative (GPI). The GPI is a five-year, multi-million-pound, international collaboration of universities, foundations, and implementing partners, with the bold aim of providing access to free, evidence-based, playful parenting support to every parent, everywhere, equipping them with the knowledge and tools to help their children realise their learning potential and to prevent child sexual abuse, exploitation, and family violence.

The Senior Data Manager role holds a core supportive position within the GPI initiative and provides an exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic, international team, dedicated to improving the lives of children across the globe.

The Senior Data Manager will focus on building and management of multiple databases, creating and transforming datasets, and coordinating user access in close collaboration with senior academic and operational colleagues at Oxford and partner institutions. The role will involve maintaining data collection systems, creating data collection tools (Open Data Kit), and managing ethical and data security compliance. The role may also require the development of data management plans. Funds supporting this project are provided by the LEGO Foundation.

About you

You have experience working in a similar role, preferably with research projects or multiple international projects in any sector overseeing secure data management, including server maintenance with advanced IT skills, particularly Excel, and a working knowledge of statistical software, preferably STATA and R. You have experience building collaborative relationships in diverse contexts, preferably in low and middle-income countries, excellent intercultural communication skills and the ability to build collaborative relationships.

The Department is committed to fostering an environment of equality, diversity, and inclusion. Our family-friendly ethos allows for hours to be worked flexibly to complement caring responsibilities. Applications are particularly welcome from ethnic minority candidates.

The position is full-time, 37.5 hours per week, for a fixed term until 31 December 2025, and will be based in Oxford with opportunities for remote working within the UK.

How to apply

As part of your application, you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement, along with the name and contact details of two referees. The supporting statement should explain how you meet the essential criteria for the post using clear examples. Further information, including how to apply, is available in the attached job description. Any further enquires may be directed to the email address below.

Only online applications received by 12.00 noon on 12 February 2024 will be considered.


Contact Person: HR Team    

Vacancy ID: 170108 

Closing date & time: 12-Feb-2024 12:00

Pay scale: Standard Grade 7  

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