Organisation: Funder Forum

Position: Data Director

Location: Flexible global location

Salary: 100,000-110,000 USD

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Closing date: 23/01/2022 (day/month/year)

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Data Director

Funder Forum

Background

The Stichting Funder Forum (SFF) is a small team supporting a network of funders that work to create a systemic shift away from oil and gas, in service to a safer climate future. Established in 2021, Stichting Funder Forum (SFF) is an informal forum of actors and organizations engaged in assessing and discussing the energy transformations that are taking place globally.  To achieve the objective SFF works with both global and regional philanthropies to help enhance existing initiatives or help incubate new initiatives to have the most impact in support of these goals.

To enhance our impact the SFF is seeking a highly motivated and proactive individual in the area of data analysis to work as their new Data Director. This is a new role to join the SFF Executive Board.

The Data Director will lead the formation and plan the work programme of the philanthropic grant-making and real-world tracker data formation. The position requires a person with strong analytical and research skills, the ability to think strategically, as well as effective communications skills. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to grasp technical issues, analyse different policy scenarios (especially energy, oil and gas, and climate scenarios) and translate them into simple strategic recommendations.

Job description

Major Responsibilities

1.      In-house data stewardship & analysis:

  • Develop the SFF in-house data analysis capabilities and perform sound research and analysis, including production of original material based on robust evidence.
  • Analysis of annual philanthropic grant-making focused on energy transition and ensure alignment of analyses with other funder networks tracking grant-making data.
  • Annual collection, collating, analysis and presentation of community funding data, along with ad-hoc requests for deep dive analysis from the wider community.
  •  Contribute to global strategies to reduce climate emissions based on sound research and analysis.

2.      Real world tracker data:

  • Develop a centrally consolidated dashboard tracking real-world metrics, to provide an overview of the state of energy transition, with the aim of informing Grantmakers and civil society. This will include consolidating many individual tracking approaches across a range of metrics.
  • Address the issue of multiple taxonomies (leading to varying conclusions and strategies) while also identifying key indicator gaps.

3.      Build and maintain relationships with key philanthropic and strategy development partners, along with key civil society actors:

  • Build deep relationships with key actors to cultivate common ownership of strategies & approaches to energy transition.

Candidate requirements

Required:

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant professional experience working on technical issues in the environmental or energy sectors, a research institution or similar.
  • Have strong analytical skills, an excellent knowledge of Excel (experience in database management, data analysis).
  • Strong interpersonal skills as well as good communication and presentation skills.
  • The ability to write in English fluently, accurately and concisely.
  • The confidence to think and act with initiative and to independently identify research opportunities that would clearly support SFF’s mission.
  • The capacity to creatively find solutions to complex quantitative research questions where there is an apparent lack of data.
  • The ability to critically analyse documents, models and projects performed by others, extracting main conclusions, research assumptions and political implications.
  • Project management experience and an ability to deliver to tight deadlines and to successfully follow projects performed by third parties (mostly consultants).

Preferred (but not required):

  • Deep knowledge of energy systems, climate change, fossil fuels, and gas in particular.
  • Experience with a range of energy-related data sources including experience with subscription databases & analytical tools.
  • Experience managing people and / or leading teams.

Additional comments

Location: Location flexible for the right candidate. Given the global scope of the role, candidates must be willing to work flexible hours depending on location.

Term, salary, and benefits:  Generous salary and benefits package in line with experience. Initial one-year contract with potential for renewal. 100,000-110,000USD with healthcare on top if based in the US, adjusted for the market and adjusted for experience.

How to apply

To apply for the post, please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to this specific post along with your resume/CV by email to Karem Armstrong at  karem@darylupsall.com

Please ensure that documents are sent with the titles “your name cover letterand “your name CV” and state "Funder Forum – Data Director” in the email subject line.  Please do let us know, in your covering email, where you found out about the post.

This position will be evaluated in a rolling process, please apply as soon as you can.

Final deadline for applications: Sunday 23rd January 2022 

Daryl Upsall International actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. In recruiting candidates, we seek candidates with the proven skills required, irrespective of race, gender, religion or belief, age, disability or sexual orientation.

Contact person: Karem Armstrong

Response email: Click here to email the recruiter

Website: www.funder-forum.org

Preferred method of response: Email

Closing date: 2022-01-23

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