Content Manager, Global Health Data (repost)

Posted to IASSIST on: 2009-04-20

Employer: The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), Universi

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The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is a new organization at the University of Washington. Its mission is to monitor global health conditions and health systems, as well as to evaluate interventions, initiatives, and reforms. It also will build an audience of interested policymakers, researchers, donors, and other decision makers in health who are interested in learning more about how to apply, use, and derive better evidence in global health.

IHME has an outstanding opportunity for a Content Manager to play a leading role in the development of a data platform for internal data management, data dissemination, and data sharing with other organizations engaged in Global Health. The Content Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the management, archiving and retrieval of data, data sets and related content at IHME. The Content Manager will play an important role in the Institute’s mission by putting data at the fingertips of researchers and providing research results and data sets to external audiences through the IHME Web site. In addition, the Content Manager will play a central role in designing and implementing the necessary IT infrastructure. The Content Manager will report to the Global Data Bank Director.

  • Refine and implement the Institute’s data management strategy

  • Develop IHME platform and processes for sharing of Global Health data, including development of data citation standards

  • Define, refine and manage processes for data (set) management

  • Develop strategy for long-term archival of data sets

  • Create comprehensive data typology and meta-data catalogue for health data

  • Drive requirements for content / document management systems and databases, and collaborate with IT for design and implementation

  • Enable and enforce proper data archiving at IHME

  • Ensure data security and confidentiality

  • Compile and maintain an overview of available data and data needs within IHME

  • Develop relationships with Program Officers, Project Officers, Data Analysts, faculty and researchers to capture and document new data and data needs

  • Support researchers in identifying and locating data sets, including using innovate search methods and web tools

  • Participate in other data-related activities at the Institute and carry out duties as required in cooperation with other Institute members

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in an appropriate field like Information or Library Science, or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • 3 years experience in online content management and archiving, data documentation and online research; experience with multiple systems for content management, document management and other tools preferred

  • Demonstrated facility with analytic tasks and ability to participate productively in interdisciplinary research teams

  • Interest in global health research

  • Expert user of MS Excel and Word required; familiarity with MS Access, database and cataloguing software preferred

  • Strong quantitative aptitude

  • High degree of attention to detail

  • Demonstrated organizational skills, self-motivation, flexibility, good communication skills and the ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced, energetic, highly creative, entrepreneurial environment.

Archived on: 2009-06-15