Data Entry Assistant

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Compensation will be commensurate with experience



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District of Columbia
United States


About the Open Government Partnership (OGP)

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is an international, voluntary effort to improve government performance, encourage civic participation and enhance government responsiveness to people. OGP is overseen by a Steering Committee composed of governments and civil society organizations in equal numbers, a unique model that embodies the goal of civic participation. In its first six years, OGP has grown from 8 to 90 participating countries and subnational entities, each of which works with civil society partners to develop and implement an OGP action plan. These action plans include concrete commitments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. OGP has also established an Independent Reporting Mechanism to periodically track country progress against commitments, thereby promoting greater accountability at the country level.

About the OGP Support Unit:

The Support Unit is the organization tasked with keeping the Open Government Partnership moving forward.  As such, the Support Unit assists participating governments and civil society organisations, as well as the Steering Committee and the broader partnership to advance the goals of OGP. Recognizing the significant growth of OGP and the relatively small size of our team, we work closely with the Steering Committee to outline clear strategic priorities and cultivate high-impact partnerships to achieve these goals. Each member of the Support Unit team juggles multiple, diverse tasks, ranging from high-level diplomatic outreach to the nuts and bolts of organizing meetings. While being extremely sensitive to the diplomacy required in a multi-stakeholder initiative, the team strives to remain accessible, nimble and innovative, in keeping with the goals of the Partnership. As OGP shifts its strategic focus from growth to implementation, we are increasing our capacity to provide direct support to OGP participating entities and to facilitate peer learning across the Partnership

Position Summary:

The Data Entry Assistant is responsible for maintaining OGP’s data management cycle relating to action plan commitments and data generated by IRM accountability reports. Core responsibilities include assisting the OGP Secretariat in carrying out data entry, data validation, and quality control for the ±76 action plans as well as ±50 annual accountability reports on OGP participating countries. The Data Entry Assistant is directly supervised by the KLIC Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead development and maintenance of OGP’s content and process databases. This includes analyzing National/Local Action Plans, tagging commitments, as well as uploading, updating, and maintaining data as needed.
  • Updating and maintaining IRM’s database containing IRM year 1 and year 2 report data. This includes analyzing reports, fact-checking, and entering, uploading, updating, and maintaining data.
  • Performing quality control to ensure data is clean, error-free and uniformly coded.
  • Analyzing OGP commitment and IRM data for internal and external audiences and developing data-related products/ collateral if needed.
  • Developing and updating data dashboards and other tools to summarize and present data in an accessible format to different audiences.
  • Updating the OGP explorer and coordinating with Web Manager on website updates
  • Assist the OGP Secretariat with other data-related projects as needed.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate work experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage large amounts of information
  • Intermediate Excel capabilities and experience using Google sheets
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated interest in the policy area preferred
  • Ability to read Spanish preferred
  • Experience with website content management systems preferred
  • This position is based in Washington DC
  • The selected individual must have the legal authorization to work in the United States.


  • Preferred start date is asap.
  • Please submit a cover letter and current CV as attachments to Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. The cut off for accepting applications is April 30 2018.
  • Because of the volume of applications, we will not be able to respond to every applicant. We thank applicants in advance for their expressions of interest.

Level of Language Proficiency

Ability to read Spanish preferred.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply