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Curator, Library & Digital Resources, USAID, Washington, D.C.

We are urgently looking for a candidate for a library and research digital resources curator for a USAID project, a full-time, Washington D.C. job as below, starting in the second half of 2018. We can only use U.S. citizens because of the need for a security clearance. 

Project Background: The purpose of the Analytics, Data, Visualization, and Information Services (ADVISE) project is to improve the usage of USAID data and information, so that the Agency continues to ensure its development outcomes are supported by evidence. It will do this by: 

  • Enhancing the internal and external availability of USAID data and information via technology platforms, policy, guidance, standards, governance, and best practices in data curation; 
  • Improving the overall access, satisfaction, and ease-of-use of USAID data and information services, both internally and externally, through the use of compelling web design, visualizations, reports, dashboards, infographics, and geospatial products; 
  • Broadening global awareness of USAID's data and information services to drive demand and to promote dialogue and feedback from end users; and 
  • Bolstering the Agency's capacity to use data and information via training and the provision of demand-driven analytical services. 



The Senior Research Associate (Curator)

Must have:

  • Experience developing strategic direction, standards, services, and procedures for the creation, management, curation, and dissemination of digital resources.
  • Working knowledge of international development and relevant scientific research processes. 
  • Knowledge of national and academic library/information science standards for digital resources and metadata across multiple media formats, including but not limited to structured data, text, images, audio, and video. 
  • Experience with and thorough understanding of digital library/repository development, management and operations, and maturation toward an Open Archival Information System (OAIS)-adherent, certified trusted repository. 
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of emerging library services, data and metadata standards and preservation, and digital technologies that can provide future directions for the information environment to meet user needs. 
  • Must be able to engage with a wide variety of audiences, including senior USG officials, and demonstrate the ability to add value to digital information throughout its lifecycle to ensure it remains relevant and useable. This individual must be able to manage teams, to include librarians, catalogers, research staff, and related professionals. 
  • Understand the mandates and authorities of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and present evidence of active participation and involvement in professional and/or scholarly associations. 
  • Must have eight years of related experience



  • Graduate degree, preferably in the sciences, and have demonstrated experience using primary source data to generate research findings. U.S. citizenship necessary because of need to obtain a security clearance.

For more information, contact Daniel Lounberg (

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