Qualitative Analysis Contractor

Remote Chief Operating Officer


The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking a Qualitative Analysis Contractor to advance the Wikimedia movement’s vision of every human being able to freely share in the sum of all knowledge; as well as its strategic direction - that by 2030, Wikimedia will become the essential infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge, and anyone who shares our vision will be able to join us

We are looking for a temporary, part-time contractor to support the Learning & Evaluation Team to analyze our qualitative data. The Learning & Evaluation team supports Wikimedia communities and Foundation staff in using data to learn from their work and improve decisions. Reporting to the Evaluation Strategist, you will analyze open-ended survey responses and focus group data from our communities to identify themes that can inform our reports and decision-making processes.

You are responsible for:

  • Analyzing and summarizing qualitative data;
  • Synthesizing qualitative data from across multiple datasets;
  • Utilizing best practice qualitative analysis techniques for open and theoretical coding;
  • Identifying trends and themes across datasets that can inform reports and decision-making.

Skills and Experience:

  • Attention to detail and the ability to work systematically to ensure accuracy and quality;
  • Experience summarizing qualitative data for reporting using Excel, NVivo, or other analysis software; 
  • Advanced proficiency in English, though proficiency in other languages is also desirable;
  • Experience with or exposure to ethical data management and privacy practices.

Qualities that are important to us:

  • The ability to problem solve and to learn and apply new technologies;
  • The ability to flourish in a highly transparent and collaborative environment;
  • Proven ability to multitask and to work under deadlines, as well as to seek out learning & support as needed; and
  • A track record of effective communication with diverse cultural and language communities.

Additionally, we’d love it if you have:

  • Interest in or knowledge of Wikimedia projects, the free knowledge movement, global education and/or international development;
  • Experience with international or multilingual data landscapes; and
  • Experience with international development, non-profit, or social movement research, and/or working with volunteers.

The Wikimedia Foundation is... 

...the nonprofit organization that hosts and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. Our vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We believe that everyone has the potential to contribute something to our shared knowledge, and that everyone should be able to access that knowledge, free of interference. We host the Wikimedia projects, build software experiences for reading, contributing, and sharing Wikimedia content, support the volunteer communities and partners who make Wikimedia possible, and advocate for policies that enable Wikimedia and free knowledge to thrive. The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that relies on donations. We receive financial support from millions of individuals around the world, with an average donation of about $15. We also receive donations through institutional grants and gifts. The Wikimedia Foundation is a United States 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with offices in San Francisco, California, USA.

The Wikimedia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.

More information

Wikimedia Foundation
Wikimedia 2030
Wikimedia Medium Term Plan
Diversity and inclusion information for Wikimedia workers, by the numbers
Wikimania 2019
Annual Report - 2017 

This is Wikimedia Foundation 
Facts Matter
Our Projects
Fundraising Report



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