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Reopened: We’re still looking for a Research manager to join the team!

Full-time remote position: $36,000 — $42,000, depending on experience

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The Open Data Charter is still seeking a Research manager to take a leading role in the organisation’s work on data rights. We have had to re-open this vacancy as we have not found the right person to fill the position. We hope to strengthen our voice through the production of high-quality documents that showcase the work we do with our network and who can work well with the whole team.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Support drafting and revision of high-quality, compelling, and detailed project reports and progress reports to institutional donors.
  • Lead the revision process for ODC reporting.
  • Lead ODC´s work around data rights and continue developing ODC´s position on the role of open data policies within the broader Digital Rights and Data rights agenda
  • Write white papers and incorporate insights into ODC outputs, reports, and communications.
  • Keep ODC projects and strategy informed of the latest developments related to its network and core themes using literature scans, qualitative studies, interviews, and attendance of events.

Mandatory Requirements

  • English proficiency: fluent spoken and fluent written
  • Minimum 3–5 years experience as a researcher in a research or applied research environment in the social sciences
  • Demonstrated experience researching or working professionally in the following fields: open data, open government, civic technology, information sciences, data science, or equivalent.

Read the full job description and Terms of Reference here.

We want to achieve greater diversity and encourage applications from underrepresented groups. We would appreciate if you could share widely among your networks. If the profile we’re looking for sounds like you, or someone you know, please send your CV, cover letter and writing samples to by April 8, 2022.

The Open Data Charter was launched at the margins of the 2015 United Nations General Assembly after a global consultation by key representatives from governments and leading organisations set out six key Principles, including that data should be open by default, timely and interoperable. Since then, more than 150 governments and organisations have joined this movement to shape purpose-driven open data policies and practices around the world — from New Zealand to Kenya, or Buenos Aires to Ontario.




Learn how we are working towards a culture of open and responsible data use by governments and its citizens.

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