Open Data Specialist – Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services

Details

  • Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Date Posted: May 3, 2017
  • Application Deadline: May 19, 2017 
  • Job Type: Full-time 

 

Summary

Eurasia Foundation (EF), a US-based international development organization promoting good governance, civil society development and independent media, is accepting applications for an Open Data Specialist for the USAID- and UK aid-funded Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services (TAPAS) program. 

The purpose of TAPAS is to financially support Ukrainian citizens and the Government of Ukraine (GoU) in reducing or eliminating corruption in key public administration functions and services and build trust of Ukrainians in their government based on demonstrated transparency, accountability and improved services. The activity focuses on three areas: 1) large-scale use of electronic procurement in Ukraine; 2) an effective Open Data program; and 3) transparent and efficient public services in the form of eServices.

Duties

  • Coordinate TAPAS activities that support GoU efforts to develop a robust Open Data program;
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders to promote transparency and the transformative power of Open Data; 
  • Provide guidance and support to TAPAS partners as they prepare and deliver Open Data training and consultations; 
  • Coordinate the TAPAS Open Data Leaders Network and Open Data Challenge; 
  • Provide professional and leadership support for up to 40 Open Data trainers throughout Ukraine; 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with municipal government representatives as well as other interested stakeholders in 5 pilot cities;
  • Contribute to annual work plans and to program monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

 

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in public administration, public policy, political science, international relations or a related field;
  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience in developing and implementing public sector Open Data programs;
  • Deep understanding of the related technology as well as global best practices for Open Data policy and practice;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Ukraine’s political context, Open Data innovations to date and government service delivery; 
  • Experience working in Eastern Europe a plus;
  • Excellent speaking, writing, reporting and other communications skills in English; advanced proficiency in Ukrainian is required.

Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@eurasia.org with "ODSTAPAS" in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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