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The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington. Its mission is to monitor global health conditions and health systems, as well as to evaluate interventions, initiatives, and reforms. IHME carries out a range of projects within different research areas including the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors; Forecasting; Costs and Cost Effectiveness; Geospatial Analysis; Resource Tracking; and Impact Evaluations. The aim is to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with the highest-quality quantitative evidence base to make decisions that achieve better health.
IHME has an outstanding opportunity for a Content Manager. The primary purpose of this position is to oversee development of content and execution of projects related to IHME's website, healthdata.org, with a particular focus on the Global Health Data Exchange. The GHDx is IHME's primary content management tool, housing IHME's growing library of data used as input to research projects, and public data published and made freely available for researchers, policy advisors, and decision-makers. The individual in this role manages the prioritization and works closely with IHME's Technology Team on implementation of new features in the website, GHDx, and related tools.
The content manager must develop a working understanding of the intellectual content of projects and be adept at facilitating communication among people with varying degrees of experience from multiple cultural settings and academic disciplines. He or she must be knowledgeable about current and upcoming IHME research, and be skilled at working across functional teams to manage the publication of IHME data via the GHDx and other relevant content via the website. He or she must be familiar with the tools that IHME uses to manage content and the needs of the Institute in that regard. The position works closely with multiple teams to maintain website and GHDx standards while driving forward new development. The content manager must be equal parts content editor, systems analyst, and project manager.
The content manager is responsible for ensuring a seamless flow between the GHDx and healthdata.org, and for driving the creation of new content, including accurate and timely data publications. The content manager should be an expert on content appearing on the website, including the data and metadata published in the GHDx. The content management team is the critical last eye on website and GHDx entries. As the website and the GHDx are primary vehicles for communicating about the research and sharing the data for which the Institute is known, this role is critical to IHME's success and reputation.
Direct the ongoing development, improvement, and maintenance of the Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx), the largest publicly available catalog of health data. Collect requirements from internal and external stakeholders, assess feasibility and team resources, and manage development of new features. Ensure features are delivered in accordance with project-specific schedules.
Define and manage processes between the Global Engagement Team, research teams, and Data Indexers to ensure IHME data publications are consistent, well-documented, accurate, timely, and coordinated with publications and website updates.
Ensure that GHDx metadata entries are published in a timely manner and in accordance with research publication schedules. Monitor entries for quality and consistency in accordance with standards set by the Data Services Manager and Senior Data Indexers.
Manage the creation of new web content that meets established standards and is thematically aligned across the main website and the GHDx. Work with the Technology team to assess and resolve any technical challenges in delivering the content.
Oversee projects related to content delivery enhancement, including collecting and documenting requirements from stakeholders, configuring tools, and ensuring additional features and issues are prioritized and addressed.
Identify, initiate, and manage projects to improve content and document management at IHME, such as the deployment and configuration of new tools or specific content development projects.
Develop working understanding of Institute's research profile.
Understand how data relate directly to the major research deliverables and objectives of the organization across multiple intellectual areas including the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors; Geospatial Analyses; Forecasting, Cost Effectiveness and Scenarios; Resource Tracking; and Impact Evaluations.
Identify and foster opportunities to advance individuals' knowledge and abilities in order to strengthen team capacity for successfully providing services to a growing organization.
Ensure team members adhere to team and IHME standards for work quality and communications.
Manage one professional staff employee, to include hiring and training, managing workflow and guiding priority-setting, and contributing to professional growth and performance assessments for supervisees.
Other duties as assigned that fall within the reasonable scope of this position as member of the Global Engagement Team.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
| Master's degree in the fields of information or data management, communications, or other relevant field and five years' related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. |
Experience supervising and coaching staff and directing, prioritizing, and monitoring projects and tasks.
An eagle eye for detail and excellent editorial skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication abilities with individuals in a variety of roles.
Experience with the areas of web publishing, documentation, and content management systems. Experience with data standards a plus.
System analysis experience including wireframing, requirements development, and business process design.
Recognized troubleshooter, capable of getting to the root of issues and resolving them diplomatically.
Ability to pay attention to details and to have a strategic vision while operating in a fast-paced, energetic, entrepreneurial environment.
Capable of balancing the demands of multiple teams and stakeholder groups.
Knowledge of the global health data landscape and global health research.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.