Data Manager

Funder Forum

USD 80,000 - 90,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Sunday, 22nd May 2022   2 days left

Location: Flexible Global location

Reports to: Strategy Director

Salary: Generous salary and benefits package in line with experience. 80,000-90,000 USD with healthcare on top if based in the US, adjusted for the market and experience depending on candidate´s location. 

Background/ Summary:

The Stichting Funder Forum (SFF) is a small team supporting a network of funders that work to create a systemic shift away from oil and gas, in service to a safer climate future. Established in 2021, Stichting Funder Forum (SFF) is an informal forum of actors and organizations engaged in assessing and discussing the energy transformations that are taking place globally. To achieve the objective SFF works with both global and regional philanthropies to help enhance existing initiatives or help incubate new initiatives to have the most impact in support of these goals.

To enhance our impact the SFF is seeking a highly motivated and proactive individual in the area of data analysis to work as their new Data Manager, to sit in the FFOG Strategy Team, led by our Strategy Director, Alex Doukas.

The Data Manager will need to assist in the development of and plan the work programme for the philanthropic grant-making and oil and gas key indicator datasets. The position requires a person with analytical and research skills, along with the ability to think strategically. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to grasp technical issues, analyse different policy scenarios (especially energy, oil and gas, and climate scenarios) and translate them into simple strategic recommendations.

Major Responsibilities

  • In-house data stewardship & analysis:
  • Assist in the development of SFF’s in-house data analysis capabilities and perform sound research and analysis, including production of original material based on robust analysis.
  • Annual collection, collating, analysis and presentation of community funding data, along with ad-hoc requests for deep dive analysis from the wider community.
  • Working with the Strategy Director, analyse annual philanthropic grantmaking data focused on the energy transition and ensure alignment of analyses with other funder networks tracking grantmaking data.
  • Contribute to global strategies to reduce climate emissions based on sound research and analysis.

Real world tracker data:

  • Assist in the development of a dashboard tracking real-world indicators related to oil and gas across a range of sectors and themes, to provide an overview of the state of the energy transition and a sense of the direction of efforts to phase out oil and gas use and production, with the aim of informing the decision-making of grantmakers and civil society. This will include consolidating many individual tracking approaches across a range of metrics held by numerous organizations.
  • Address the issue of multiple taxonomies (leading to varying conclusions and strategies) while also identifying key indicator gaps.

Candidate Qualifications:


  1. Minimum 4-5 years of relevant professional experience working on technical issues in the environmental or energy sectors, a research institution or similar.
  2. Have strong analytical skills, an excellent knowledge of Excel (experience in database management, data analysis).
  3. The ability to write in English fluently, accurately and concisely.
  4. The ability to critically analyse documents, models and projects performed by others, extracting main conclusions, research assumptions and political implications.
  5. Project management experience and an ability to deliver to tight deadlines and to successfully follow projects performed by third parties (mostly consultants).

Preferred (but not required):

  • Deep knowledge of energy systems, climate change, fossil fuels, and gas in particular.
  • Experience with a range of energy-related data sources including experience with subscription databases & analytical tools.

Location: Location flexible for the right candidate. Given the global scope of the role, candidates must be willing to work flexible hours depending on location.

Term, salary, and benefits: Generous salary and benefits package in line with experience. Initial one-year contract with potential for renewal. 80,000-90,000USD with healthcare on top if based in the US, adjusted for the market, and adjusted for experience.

How to apply

To apply for the post, please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to this specific post along with your resume/CV by email to Karem Armstrong at [email protected].

Please ensure that documents are sent with the titles “your name cover letter and “your name CV” and state "Funder Forum – Data Manager” in the email subject line. Please do let us know, in your covering email, where you found out about the post.

This position will be evaluated in a rolling process, please apply as soon as you can.

Final deadline for applications: Sunday 22nd May 2022

Diversity, equity, and inclusivity will be central to the work of the Stichting Funder Forum; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.

Daryl Upsall International actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. In recruiting candidates, we seek candidates with the proven skills required, irrespective of race, gender, religion or belief, age, disability or sexual orientation.