UNOPS ¬∑ Mar 28th 2019
Duty Station: Home-based
Application deadline: 10th of April 2019
Oversee and provide strategic direction to the Centre‚Äôs predictive analytics workstream.
Oversee and conduct research related to existing pilot models, in close collaboration with OCHA divisions, branches and country offices.
Liaise with partners in the UN, NGOs, academia and private sector on the sharing of data and model insights as well as peer review of model results.
Design a quality assurance process for developing and releasing predictive models including the use of code and data repositories, transparent documentation, and mechanisms for peer review.
Develop a framework for hosting OCHA and partner models and their underlying data as a public good.
Liaise with focal points from OCHA analysis-strengthening and anticipatory financing initiatives and ensure a coordinated approach to analytical efforts.
Lead webinars and workshops for internal and external audiences on the potential of predictive analytics for OCHA.
Draft communications material explaining the Centre‚Äôs work on predictive analytics.
Coordinate predictive analytics team meetings and take part in Centre team meetings and work processes.
Utilize available project management and office communication tools to effectively track and deliver expected outputs.
Represent the Centre at partner meetings and public events.
A medium-term plan including objectives and key results for the Centre‚Äôs predictive analytics workstream.
A functioning quality assurance process for developing and releasing predictive models.
A framework for hosting models and their underlying data as a public good.
Communications material about the Centre‚Äôs predictive work.
Experience with data manipulation and transformation as well as code refactoring and API development are essential.
Comfort within an Agile environment is expected.
Skills in data visualization is desirable.
Fluency in English is required (both oral and written).
Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.