Consultant on Predictive Analytics

UNOPS, The Hague, Netherlands

Skill Required:, IT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
17th March, 2020


Job Description

Background Information - Job-specific

The Consultant will be responsible for the following:

  • Design and execute a systematic review of the use of predictive models in anticipatory action, and produce a report synthesizing key findings and recommendations for future work in this area
  • Design and deliver at least one session (in person or online) for the Centre team and broader community on an aspect of their area of technical expertise.
  • Communicate publicly about the project focus and key outcomes (in the form of a blog and other related channels).
  • Produce a final report outlining the key insights from the projects and, as relevant, providing recommendations for further work in the area of focus.
  • Utilize available project management and office communication tools to effectively track and deliver expected outputs.
  • Maintain active and clear communications with relevant members of the Centre and the Fellowship partner organization(s) throughout the course of the programme

Deliverables

The Consultant will complete the following deliverables:

  • A briefing note outlining the Consultant’s’ understanding of the specific challenge related to the use of predictive models in anticipatory action and presenting a plan for how the consultant will explore this through their capstone project
  • A final report synthesizing key findings and recommendations resulting from a systematic review on the use of predictive models in anticipatory action and, as relevant, providing recommendations for further work in the area of focus
  • Detailed technical documentation the methodology and outcomes of the systematic review
  • At least one blog post on the outcomes of the project.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

EDUCATION

  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in mathematics, physics, engineering, computer science, statistics or a related field.
  • Bachelor’s degree with four years of experience can be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree with two years of experience.

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • At least two years (depending on Degree qualification) programming experience in Python, R and/or Javascript, and an understanding of statistical analysis.
  • 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.

LANGUAGE

  • Fluency in English is required (both oral and written). Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Source:https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=19513#2


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