Data Curator


     The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy, and is an affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce. Since 1983, CIPE has worked to build the political, market and civic institutions vital to a democratic societies and private sector led economies. CIPE’s key program areas include anti-corruption, public governance reform, support of civil society, property rights, economic empowerment of at-risk communities, and opening political space in closed societies.  


     Through ongoing partnerships with the U.S. and Australian governments, CIPE is implementing a cutting-edge women’s economic empowerment program in Papua New Guinea. To help create a broader “entrepreneurial ecosystem” CIPE is operating a Women’s Business Resource Centre (WBRC) in Port Moresby, working with PNG universities to create new educational curriculum on entrepreneurship, and supporting PNG women’s business organizations. The WBRC is housed at:  


Century 21 Building  

Lot 51, Section 35, Kunai Street, Hohola  

(PO Box 599)  

Konedobu, NCD  



     Through the WBRC, CIPE will respond to the needs of vulnerable women entrepreneurs critically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with a new Business Support Hotline beginning in 2021. The nationwide hotline will provide timely updates on government policies impacting the business community, business-related information and resources, and referrals to other community resources. This Business Support Hotline would be the first of its kind in PNG to offer business-specific information to entrepreneurs of all sectors and backgrounds.


     In tandem with the Business Support Hotline, CIPE will build a framework for an online directory that will serve as a digital and virtual library (henceforth referred to as “E-Library”) for relevant business information and resources in English and Tok Pisin pertaining to government policies and business advice. The E-Library will be a powerful and fee-free tool that will arm women with the knowledge that they need to build their businesses.

Role Summary:

     CIPE PNG is seeking a short-term Data Curator who will be responsible for finding, organizing and integrating various resources into the online collection for a robust E-Library that will be accessible for aspiring and established women entrepreneurs. The candidate should be available 32 hours per week for a 6-month period to support activities related to establishing and expanding the E-Library, collecting data and information in English and Tok Pisin, and adding to the list of resources available to women entrepreneurs.


Primary Duties to be Performed:


  • Partner with the Business Resilience Coordinator (BRC) to establish a framework to organize content for the E-Library.

  • Responsible for finding, organizing, and integrating varied resources in English and Tok Pisin into the online collection to maintain a robust E-Library.

  • Digitally scan physical resources such as books, pamphlets, and brochures to upload to the E-Library.

  • Will kept abreast of copyright laws relating to digital and tangible resources.

  • Consult with BRC and CIPE PNG Country Director to determine target audience needs for the E-Library.

  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with functional area subject matter experts, including librarians and government officials.

  • Assist with project management and process documentation.

  • Arrange for and retrieve resources from libraries, government agencies, and other venues as necessary.


Key Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in research and data collection.

  • Knowledge of library information technology, systems, and delivery preferred.

  • Cataloging or metadata management experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience with scanning large quantities of materials; ability to convert paper documents into digital format and save them to a document management system.

  • Fluency in Tok Pisin preferred, with excellence in English composition.  

  • Ability to handle multiple, detail-oriented tasks with limited supervision.

  • Strong digital organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; team orientation.

  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office, specifically MS Word, Excel, and One Drive required.

  • Excellent research, including online, experience. Familiarity with Wix website hosting platform and uploading documents online required.  

  • Must be available to take on domestic travel if required. 

  • Must be eligible to work in PNG and based in Port Moresby.




     This is a six-month fixed-term, part-time position.

To Apply: 

     To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit a resume or CV, a cover letter, and two (2) references for the Data curator position posted under “Opportunities” at Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. 

[PDF] Data Curator Position Overview