Data Assistant/Analyst - NYUAD Global TIES for Children (Fixed Term until October 31, 2021)

Job Number
2020-7494

Position Summary

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Data Assistant/Analyst 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/Analyst 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/Analyst 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

Other Information
About NYUAD

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.