Mali Research & Data Analyst

Part-Time Consultancy (20 hours per week) 

The Carter Center is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization founded in 1982 in Atlanta, GA, by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University. The Center has helped to improve millions of lives in more than 80 countries by waging peace, fighting disease, and building hope. The Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. It seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.

The Carter Center works to prevent, mitigate, and resolve conflicts to build transformative and sustainable peace. The Conflict Resolution Program works toward an inclusive, holistic approach to peacebuilding – one that addresses various dimensions of the conflict – based on the belief that sustainable peace depends on engaging with everyone affected by the decisions made by the people at the peace table. The Carter Center collaborates with other organizations, public and private, in carrying out its mission around the world. Current information about the Center’s many programs and activities are available at The Carter Center.


Drawing on The Carter Center’s expertise in conflict resolution and health programming, the Peace through Health in Central Mali Initiative aims to reconstruct relations between deeply alienated rural communities and government officials in central Mali to decrease endemic violence and improve access to health services. This community-based, bottom-up approach focuses on organizing dialogues on conflict resolution, inclusion, and shared health concerns between communities and government officials to support sustainable peace.

The Mali Data and Analysis team tracks and analyzes data about violence in Mali, including key actors, targets, types of events, locations, and dates. An interactive dashboard and monthly reports analyzing trends and dynamics of the conflict aim to help inform programming and evaluate the impact of the Peace through Health Initiative on levels of violence and access to health in the areas targeted by the project in Central Mali. The Mali Data and Analysis team also supports data collection efforts in the field and the development of M&E tools.


Under the supervision of the Associate Director for Mali and the Sahel, the Mali Research & Data Analyst will: 

  • Provide thought leadership for Mali Conflict Mapping, making final decisions for the project in coordination with the Associate Director for Mali and the Sahel.    
  • Supervise the work of the Mali Research & Data Assistant and interns and coordinate the analysis and visualization of conflict data. 
  • Develop a system of participatory data collection in close collaboration with the Peace through Health team, the Mali Research & Data Assistant, and the network of local Malian peace-health ambassadors in the areas of intervention.  
  • Assist the Peace through Health team in the process of tracking peace indicators to measure program success.   
  • Create and maintain Power BI dashboards on the Mali conflict, with a particular focus on the areas of intervention and peace indicators of the Peace through Health initiative, responding to program requests.
  • Lead the creation of monthly reports (Sways) on the conflict, to be distributed internally and externally. 
  • Design and produce tailored maps of the areas of intervention to share with Carter Center staff, health staff, partners, donors, and local communities to improve knowledge about levels and actors of violence, as well as access to basic services.   
  • Contribute to research and production of internal and external reports as necessary. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to International Relations, Conflict Resolution, or Political Science.  
  • Strong research skills and an eye for detail. 
  • Experience working with databases, visualizations tools, and cloud documents. 
  • Must be able to read, write, understand, and speak French.  
  • Microsoft Excel skills are required.


  • Knowledge about the conflict context in Mali and/or the Sahel region.
  • Strong writing and communication skills, familiarity with NGOs, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Research experience.
  • Management ability.
  • Master’s degree, or Master’s degree candidate, preferred.


The Mali Research & Data Analyst will be asked to commit to a 12-month contract, with potential for extension, and an estimated level of effort of 20 hours/week. This is a remote position with the possibility of travel to Mali if necessary. Any reasonable travel expenses incurred as a result will be covered by The Carter Center, as per policy.


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to