Do you love to use your operational, people, and project management skills to create new things? Do you have a passion for creating systems? Are you comfortable working with technical teams and can you speak the language of open data, transparency, and social impact? GlobalGiving.org, in collaboration with TechSoup Global, GuideStar, and the Foundation Center, is looking for a Project Manager to drive implementation of the Basic Registry of Uniquely Identified Global Entities (BRIDGE) Project.
There is increasing evidence that transparency of official and private aid increases its efficiency and effectiveness. Consistent capture and publication of data enables more effective decision-making and learning in funders, implementers, and the communities they aim to serve. Organizations in both international philanthropy and official foreign assistance have made explicit commitments to a variety of transparency standards. It is an encouraging development, but the full potential of these commitments cannot be achieved until some key infrastructure elements are put in place. Among these is a unique identifier for organizations engaged in this work that is as commonly used as possible. This critical element, of critical need to the philanthropic and official development assistance ecosystems, will ease collaboration and provide a vital link between private philanthropy and official aid.
With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the core BRIDGE team of GuideStar, TechSoup Global, Foundation Center, and GlobalGiving will build a functioning registry of NGOs with unique identifiers. This will be a new database built by a team of technical contractors that would perform an initial synchronization of our data, assign a unique ID to each of the estimated 3,000,000 unique organizations in our respective databases, and create processes for the core team to begin updating the BRIDGE dynamically. In slightly more technical terms, the BRIDGE will contain: a Universal ID standard, a validated logical data model, a functional API for retrieving, updating and inserting records into that data model, and a process to match and de-duplicate data during bulk uploads and during single record inserts.
The role of the BRIDGE Project Manager will be to drive the project during the initial one-year build. The BRIDGE Project Manager will be the key link between core team members at GuideStar, GlobalGiving, TechSoup Global, and Foundation Center, the remote technical team, and the project's funders. The BRIDGE Project Manager will drive decision-making processes, will manage finances, will manage the technology contractors, will report back to funders, and will assemble a Technical Advisory Board, external to the core team, to provide ongoing advice and perspective. The position would be a one-year contract. Space will be made available at GlobalGiving's Washington, DC office.
If you're up for the challenge and are passionate about how an improved information infrastructure can drive social change, please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "BRIDGE Project Manager". Principals only. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. Salary range dependent on skill and experience.Job Requirements
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