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  New York University Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates

  2020-09-13 19:41:15  about a week ago

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  New York University, Abu Dhabi


Job Category/Tittle: School Staff
Position Summary
UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Data Assistant to support the work of Global TIES for Children, an international research center based at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU New York.

Global TIES for Children design, evaluate and advise on programs and policies to improve the lives of children and youth in the most vulnerable regions across the globe. Led by University Professors Larry Aber and Hiro Yoshikawa, Global TIES work with some of the world’s leading non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and with governments in low-income (LI) and conflict-affected (CA) countries on developing and evaluating innovative approaches to promoting the health, education, and social development of children and their communities. Together with our key strategic partner organizations, Global TIES work leverages cutting-edge scientific methods and interdisciplinary collaboration to:

Generate actionable evidence to promote child and youth development by conducting and evaluating powerful strategies to transform relevant “social settings” (i.e., classrooms, schools, families, communities, etc.) that are key drivers of children’s learning and well-being
Communicate actionable evidence by engaging diverse stakeholders across sectors and regions and disseminating a rigorous evidence base to inform program and policy decisions for children and youth in LI and CA countries
Build human, administrative, and institutional capacity for a robust global science and practice through the provision of professional development and training activities
To find out more about Global TIES for Children please vist the NYUAD website.

The Data Assistant will support Global TIES for Children’s NYUAD faculty affiliates with the management and analysis of data over multiple interdisciplinary projects related to the Center’s mission. More specifically, the Data Assistant will be responsible for the merging, cleaning and analysis of data from existing sources.

Key Responsibilities:

Merging data from census, household surveys, health surveys, world value surveys
Constructing the surveys using existing programs
Coordinating with the host country partners to conduct a pilot study
Cleaning data
Conducting preliminary data analysis
Identify data resources and provide support for data collection
Resolve data issues and problems by conferring with faculty affiliates

Required Education:
Master’s degree in Statistics, Psychology, Education, Economics, Political Sciences, Public Policy, Sociology, etc.

Required Experience:
At least 3-4 years of relevant experience working with databases and cleaning data
Ability to work on multiple research projects simultaneously
Understanding of data confidentiality principles and having impeccable research ethics are required
Strong skills in data management and the use of STATA and R
Extraordinary logic, quantitative and analytical skills; deductive reasoning and problem solving skills
Proficiency in Excel

Preferred Experience:
Use of Mplus software
Willingness to learn new software and programming language(s) are a plus
Additional Information
The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion.

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