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Data Science Specialist - UNRWA

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Data Science Specialist - UNRWA

CONSULTANCY - TERMS OF REFERENCE

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UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA’s services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance. UNRWA is the largest UN operation in the Middle East with more than 30,000 staff. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions.

 

Consultant – Data Science Specialist, HQ Gaza (Local)

 

BACKGROUND

UNRWA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United Nations International Computing Center (UNICC) that aims to enhance livelihood and human development opportunities to Palestine refugees in Gaza. By this new collaboration, UNRWA becomes a provider of Information Management, Technology services and capacity augmentation to UNICC technical team, on a cost recovery basis through IMTD/IT Service Center (ITSC) in HQ-Gaza.

United Nations International Computing Center (UNICC) is a UN agency that provides IT services to other UN agencies on a cost recovery basis.

 

UNRWA Information Management and Technology Department (IMTD) is seeking an – Data Science Specialist who will provide expert advice which can be done remotely, and to engage on the use of big data analytics in general.

This is an opportunity to make a big impact and get lots of ownership. We are looking for someone who thrives in the very early stages of a project and is self-driven.

 

The consultant will report administratively to Head Information Technology Service Centre at Headquarter Gaza and technically to United Nations International Computing Center (UNICC).

 

Description of Duties and Responsibilities

  1. ·        Provide scientific support through methods sharing and technical advice to data analytics team
  2. ·        Provide specific technical advice in the form of documented exchanges data analytics team on data analysis including scripting, coding.
  3. ·        Provide analytics on layering non-traditional datasets in a visually compelling manner and provide advisory support to development of new and relevant prototypes delivered through documented online exchange.
  4. ·        Provide new methods in the data science field that are relevant to development and humanitarian sector delivered through a report
  5. ·        Think strategically about the uses of data and how new digital data sources can contribute to driving efficiency across the development and humanitarian sector
  6. ·        Design and implement statistical data quality procedures around new data sources
  7. ·        Advise on developing new approaches to detecting events and trends within real-time data sources such as online media, social networks, imagery, geospatial data, communications logs, transactions records etc.

 

minimum Qualifications and Experience

  1.         A university degree from an accredited educational institution in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related discipline.
  2.         Minimum 5 years of experience in data science or business intelligence or other related disciplines.
  3.         Knowledge of Data and Map Visualization libraries like D3js, Plotly,leafletjs, mapboxjs,  .. etc
  4.         Knowledge of R or Python programming languages as well as Tableau and PowerBI
  5.         Advanced database language knowledge to perform complex queries from different data sources ( including SQL and NoSql databases)
  6.         Knowledge of Machine learning and statistical models
  7.         Experience in data access, analysis and presentation.
  8.         Familiarity with analytical techniques such as text mining, sentiment analysis, machine learning, predictive analysis, event detection, or modeling of complex systems articles.
  9.         Fluency in spoken and written English.

 

COMPETENCIES

  1.         Applying technical expertise.
  2.         Strong ability to drive results, to manage and deliver against multiple priorities on time. 
  3.         Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  4.         Strong interpersonal and communication skills; verbal and written. 
  5.         Excellent planning and organizing skills. 
  6.         Ability to learn new concepts and technologies quickly.
  7.         Ability to work well in a collaborative team environment.
  8.         Ability to work independently.
  9.         Flexibility and adaptability. 

 

dESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1.         A strong troubleshooting methodology and the ability to work under fast-paced timelines with creative solutions.
  2.         Demonstrated experience-presenting work to both technical and non-technical audience.
  3.         Advanced degree; PhD or Master in data science or other related disciplines.
  4.         Experience working in the fields of global development or humanitarian sector.
  5.         Experience analyzing data from social monitoring systems, monitoring and evaluation work, or other survey work in developing countries and scientific writing.
  6.         Experience in any Python Web development framework like Django or Flask.
  7.         Experience in Agile software development methods and DevOps.

 

 

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

  1. ·        The duration of the consultancy is 6 to 11 months, extendable according to performance and availability of funds.
  2. ·        Remuneration for this consultancy will be around 1,600 USD and will depend on the qualifications and experience of the consultant.
  3. ·        The consultant will be based in Gaza.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV or UN Personal History Form demonstrating clearly the knowledge and experience required to meet the consultancy requirements via 

consultancy@unrwa.org

indicating the title of this consultancy “Data Science Specialist in the subject line of the message. The deadline for the submission of applications is 17 November 2020.

 

UNRWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from both women and men. UNRWA encourages applications from qualified women. Only those applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.  UNRWA is a non-smoking environment.


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