Position Description

Cambodia: Open Data Specialist
Location Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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GENERAL FUNCTION

 

Internews is seeking an Open Data Specialist for the USAID-funded FHI 360 Innovations project Innovations for Social Accountability in Cambodia (ISAC) project, which has the goal of improving access to information on government decisions and processes and supporting education and outreach to raise awareness of accountability and integrity in public administration. The Open Data Specialist supports all activities related to open data and information sharing and report to the Media Specialist.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Work with local partners to build capacity and create accessible content for target audiences.
  • Identify gaps and opportunities in information sharing.
  • Provide input and expert guidance on open data and information sharing activities.
  • Lead the creation of an open data survey and the resulting report on resources, database of National Committee for Sub-National Democratic Development-related open data and roadmap of challenges and opportunities faced by the open data community.
  • Designs and implements training activities on data reporting for citizen journalists and CSOs.
  • Provide support to local partners to analyze, digitize and visualize open data for a campaign.
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values

QUALIFICATIONS

  • University graduate with relevant degree
  • At least 3 years’ work experience with data systems
  • Familiarity with data resources and the data environment in Cambodia
  • Excellent communication skills, teamwork abilities, and ability to work in high-pressure situations
  • Familiar with digital security protocol, Cambodian media landscape
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical and data management skills
  • Experience managing community programming
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse staff
  • Experience with USAID procedures a plus
  • Sensitivity to cross-cultural dynamics in the workplace and experience providing technical support to a cross-section of staff and local partners
  • Fluency in English and Khmer

 

BENEFITS INFORMATION:

This position is being offered and hired by Internews Network. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Network's offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our Internews Benefits page.

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