Data & Insights Team Coordinator, Equal Measures 2030 (EM2030)

· Washington, District of Columbia
Employment Type Full-Time Exempt
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Plan works for girls’ rights. Harmful barriers like child marriage, human trafficking and gender-based violence are preventing girls and young women from achieving their full potential. Plan, along with government and private partners, fights against harmful gender norms and empowers young people to create positive change in their communities. We have worked in communities for more than 80 years and provide locally-driven programming through 240 offices around the world.


Plan International USA is fully committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people from all forms of violence.


EM2030 is a joint effort of leading regional and global organizations from civil society and the development and private sectors who believe that data can expose inequality and injustice, motivate policy change, and drive accountability. We work together to connect data and evidence with advocacy and action to ensure governments deliver on the promise of gender equality by 2030.  Our vision is a just world, where all girls and women have equal power, voice, opportunity and access to their rights, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


The organizations that make up the EM2030 Partnership Council are the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Comité de América Latina y El Caribe para la Defensa de los Derechos de las Mujeres (CLADEM), Data2X, the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC), KPMG International, ONE Campaign, Plan International, and Women Deliver.

The Data & Insights Team leads on the development of EM2030 data, analysis and tools, including the SDG Gender Index launched in June 2019. The index is a tool for monitoring of and accountability for gender-related targets, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. The Data & Insights team also produces analytic and capacity development tools and products and supports national partners with data technical support, based on their articulated needs.

EM2030 seeks a Data & Insights Team Coordinator who will help to support the team with administration, project coordination, project planning and delivery. The role will involve collaboration with colleagues across the EM2030 Secretariat, partnership and with a broader range of stakeholders. 

This is a full-time, fixed-term position based in Washington, DC, from ASAP to December 2021 (with the possibility of extension dependent on funding). The EM2030 team is dispersed globally and virtual working is an important part of our team culture.  The position is normally based in the Plan International USA office in Washington DC, but remote working will be supported until the office is re-opened, in line with COVID-19 restrictions.


The Data & Insights Team Coordinator reports to the Head of Data & Insights.  The scope of the role will include the following dimensions:


Support to the Head of Data & Insights

  • Provide support to Head of Data & Insights to organize, roll out and maintain project plans and knowledge-management processes in support of team activities
  • Work proactively to capture and communicate project milestones and deadlines, to ensure timely delivery
  • Provide regular updates on ongoing processes and deliverables within the Data & Insights team, and to the EM2030 Secretariat, partners and other stakeholders

Support with Data & Insights Team coordination processes / knowledge management

  • Maintain team calendar, work collaboratively to define project plans, keep project management software and tools (e.g. WRIKE) up-to-date
  • Provide information to internal teams and review/track activities with dependencies
  • Manage a shared, well-organized electronic filing system. Keeps filing up-to-date and regularly assesses to make recommendations for improvements as needed
  • Perform outreach and communication with teams and external partners, as required
  • Provide logistical support for meetings, including taking notes, capturing meeting actions, and sharing minutes


Research/communications assistance

  • Conduct literature reviews, synthesize findings and monitor relevant material from conference and seminars, academic journals and policy publications and reports from a wide variety of sources
  • Write research summary notes and reports, media summaries, and briefing memos
  • Scan the media and social media landscape to identify opportunities for engagement on relevant gender equality and Data & Insights themes
  • Participate in the dissemination, communication and presentation of research findings; assist with drafting, editing, and proof reading of materials for publication; provide support in the preparation of social media messaging, presentations, EM2030 newsletter, blog posts, and policy briefs.


Coordinate logistics for meetings, webinars, travel and other Data & Insights-related events

  • Maintain up to date contact and relationship management systems for Data & Insights contacts, aligning with other EM2030 teams
  • Help to organize remote and (eventually) in-person events by maintaining up-to-date invite lists, preparing event project plans, drafting communications, sending communications, dealing with vendors, responding to questions, and troubleshooting logistical issues


Other duties as assigned


Skills & Competencies

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proven capacity to take initiative and willingness to learn new skills as needed
  • Ability to organize, manage, prioritize, and follow through on multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • A self-starter with curiosity and the ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work across projects and activities in a matrixed work environment
  • Excellent verbal and written English language skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 applications, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, knowledge of social media and webinar platforms (Zoom, Webex, etc.)
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to interact with individuals at all levels


Desirable assets

  • French and/or Spanish language skills
  • Experience working in cross-cultural environments
  • Awareness of gender equality and/or international development issues


Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of work experience



Plan is an equal opportunity employer and follows all laws associated with the EEOC.


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time Exempt
  • Minimum Experience