2016 Fellowship - Data Support

About Building Markets
Founded in 2004, Building Markets is an award-winning nonprofit that creates jobs and encourages economic growth in developing countries by finding, building and connecting competitive local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to supply chains and investment. Through this approach, the organization has built a network of more than 20,000 verified SMEs, assisted them in winning over $1.2 billion in contracts, and helped create over 70,000 jobs in some of the world’s poorest economies. Building Markets is headquartered in New York City and currently operates programs in Liberia, Myanmar and Mozambique. It will soon open a country office in Turkey. For more information, please visit www.buildingmarkets.org.
Position Overview
Building Markets seeks a dynamic, data-savvy graduate student who will help the organization transition from a Google Drive storage system to an interactive Salesforce data management solution. The Fellow should be a master of Excel and an expert in consolidating, cleaning and analyzing very large datasets. The Fellow will report to the Senior Project Officer. Specific start dates are flexible, but the Fellow would be expected to work part-time for approximately four months (February to May).
A modest monthly stipend will be provided.
Responsibilities and Duties
Data Support
  • Work with the Senior Project Officer to recommend metrics and indicators for Building Markets to include that capture key figures and impact related to project services;
  • Support the consolidation historical data collected from past programs into Excel master so that data can be integrated into the new Salesforce and clean compiled data;
  • Conduct analysis on Building Markets historical data to identify trends relevant to SMEs across development markets;
  • Provide administrative support to Building Markets’ data team throughout the transition to the Salesforce platform.
Program Support
  • Support data management of Building Markets’ programs in Liberia, Mozambique, and Myanmar;
  • Conduct analysis of project data on SMEs for donor and stakeholder reporting, analyzing interesting trends and highlight Building Markets’ impact;
  • Provide administrative and other programmatic support when required.
  • Enrolled in a graduate program in computer science, international studies, business administration or a related discipline, with a keen interest in help organizations improve their data systems to better track project metrics and quantify program impact;
  • Excellent attention to detail and a mastery of Microsoft Excel;
  • Previous working experience with Salesforce is a benefit, but not a requirement for the position.
  • New York City
  • 4 months

Please send your cover letter and CV to vacancies@buildingmarkets.org with the subject line: Data Support Spring 2016 Fellowship