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Index Manager (EM2030)

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.

Equal Measures 2030 (EM2030) is a global civil society and private sector led partnership with the mission of supporting progress towards gender equality by ensuring girls’ and women’s

movements, advocates and decision makers have data, evidence and skills to use them to guide efforts to leave no one behind in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

The partnership includes ARROW, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CLADEM, Data2X, African Women’s Development & Communication Network (FEMNET), International Women’s Health Coalition, KPMG, ONE Campaign, Plan International and Women Deliver.


Equal Measures 2030 (EM2030) launched the SDG Gender Index in June 2019. The index is made up of 51 indicators that apply a gender lens to 14 of 17 SDGs. The index covers 129 countries representing 95% of the world’s women and girls. The index launch has received wide coverage, reaching almost 70 countries and an audience of 750+ million, for more see here. The Index is presented on the Gender Advocates Data Hub, see

EM2030 is seeking an SDG Gender Index manager who will help to develop the next round of the Index planned to be launched in late 2021. This is a full-time, fixed-term position through December 2021. The post holder will work closely with the Head of Data and Insights and take the lead in:

  • Reviewing existing 51 indicators, 14 goal constructs and overall Index, identifying and prioritizing areas for improvement based on the 2019 audit by the EU JRC
  • Exploring and testing potential new indicators (including user consultations) for individual SDGs
  • Compiling, assessing data quality, cleaning and documenting updated data and metadata for the indicators that make up the Index, including underlying data (e.g., population and national income), using national and cross-national datasets
  • Preparing a technical report that will update decisions on the handling of missing data/imputation, normalization of data and aggregation into sub-indices and methodology for constructing index scores
  • Recommending ways to improve dashboards and data visualization tools to view and understand the data (Advanced Tableau training may be provided)
  • Undertaking analysis and drafting text on the Index results (including national and regional summaries and visualizations for social media and the EM2030 website)

Skills & Competencies

  • Self-starter with proven ability to meet targets and deadlines
  • Demonstrated skills in managing large aggregated and micro- datasets
  • Knowledge of specialized software for statistical analysis (e.g., Stata, SPSS, R) and data visualization (e.g., Tableau preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate key data and research findings in a concise and compelling format
  • Experience with developing composite indices (desirable)
  • Experience with global and datasets related to the gender issues covered by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (desirable)
  • Fluency in English; fluency in French or Spanish (desirable)

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in data science, economics, social sciences with quantitative research skills or advanced degree (desirable)
  • 5 years relevant experience

Deadline for application is 20 July.


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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