Application deadline: 22 August 2021
Duration: 12 months with possiblity of extension
UN Volunteers is seeking junior data science officer.
Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Under the direct supervision of UNDP IICPSD Technical Specialist, the UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
- Assist the ongoing research efforts on application of big data and machine learning approaches to development issues.
- Support the team in developing and implementing digital solutions to tackle issues in the field of economic and international development.
- Contribute to data acquisition, preparation, analysis, and visualizations efforts.
- Assist the organization of large datasets to get actionable insights from them.
- Continuously support the data maintenance and data acquisition activities of the SDG AI Lab.
- Support research work to unravel promising fields in development for the application of AI.
- Provide as needed support to the Technical Specialist as required for, amongst others, participating in meetings, conferences, providing administrative and communications support, drafting meeting minutes and perform other functions and duties.
- Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Econometrics, Mathematics, Economics or other relevant field
- Fluency in spoken and written English and Turkish is required.
- Working knowledge of other language(s) is an advantage.
- Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in statistics, data science, data visualization, machine learning, natural language processing
- Proficiency in programming languages, preferably Python, or R, SQL, Java
- Hands-on experience on developing dashboard using Power BI, Tableau andD3.js would be an asset
- Experience with common data science toolkits would be an asset.
- Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded
- English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
- Turkish(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
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