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Consultant – Big Data Research Scientist at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Consultant – Big Data Research Scientist at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – Here are the requirements and how to apply for the position of Consultant – Big Data Research Scientist in the ongoing United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) job recruitment.

Consultant – Big Data Research Scientist at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – About Position

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ international growth network. It campaigns for change and links nations to awareness, experience, and resources to assist people to create a better life for themselves. It offers professional advice, training and endowments support to developing nations, with a growing emphasis on assistance to the least developed nations. It encourages technical and investment collaboration among countries.

They are hiring to fill the following position described below.

Job Title: Consultant – Big Data Research Scientist

Location: Abuja
Additional Category: Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: International Consultant
Languages Required: English
Starting Date: 28th April 2020

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform data discovery studies and software prototypes.
  • Write code and scripts to perform data cleaning, analysis, and modeling;
  • Implement any software required for accessing and handling data appropriately;
  • Produce high quality written technical reports and visualize data findings creatively in a variety of formats;
  • Draft and review project proposals, concept notes and scientific articles;
  • Prepare presentations and communication materials as required;
  • Support and advise the Knowledge Hub activities as required;
  • Interact with the global community through a variety of media.

Job Requirements

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Computational Finance, Economics, Computer Science, Engineering or other related technical disciplines.
  • A first-level university degree with at least 5 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

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  • Three years of progressively responsible experience in data analysis or data visualization required;
  • Proven familiarity and expertise with analytical techniques such as text mining, sentiment analysis, machine learning, event detection, and modeling of complex systems required;
  • Proven knowledge and experience in applying statistical
  • Experience coding algorithms (Python, R or an equivalent programming environment), data access and processing (software environment such as Hadoop), analysis and data visualization methodologies for call detail records, mobile data, social media data or any other big data source.
  • Demonstrated experience documenting processes and/or writing scientific research articles required.
  • Experience working in development or humanitarian response or in a developing country is preferred;
  • Experience analyzing data from social monitoring systems, monitoring and evaluation work, or other survey work.
  • Willingness to evaluate and adopt the latest advances in AI, machine learning, predictive analysis, and data visualization.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate between data/science/technology and international development and humanitarian experts;
  • Proven ability to manage relationships with partners, including government, universities, UN organizations, NGOs and the private sector is an asset;

Language Requirements:

  • Fluent written and oral English required.  Knowledge of another UN language an asset.

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How to apply for Consultant – Big Data Research Scientist at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should: Click here to apply online

Application Deadline

  • 23rd March 2020

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