Head of Exploration

at UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted June 10, 2021
Category Management
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

Set up partnerships with private sector companies including mobile network operators among others to gain access to anonymized data sets that can be used for sustainable development.

Demonstrate through exploratory tests the utility of new data sources for UNDP’s development work

Create partnerships for analyses of real time and other data to better inform decisions and policies

Design and deliver workshops, tools, or platforms that tap into the collective intelligence of communities and mobilise action.

Proactively manage risks with using data and technology, including those related to ethics and privacy.

Education: Master’s degree in Social sciences, Data science, Statistics, Physics,
Computer Science, Business Intelligence, or related field and minimum of 2
years of professional experience in development programming or policy;
social innovation; partnership building; engagement (public and private sector)
and/or resource mobilization

OR

Bachelor’s degree in Social sciences, Data science, Statistics, Physics,
Computer Science, Business Intelligence, or related field and minimum of 4
years of professional experience in development programming or policy;
social innovation; partnership building; engagement (public and private sector)
and/or resource mobilization

Experience in following areas is desirable but not necessary:
Proven professional knowledge and experience in social innovation approaches such as Systems Thinking, Ethnography, Crowdsourcing, Collective Intelligence Design, Citizen Science, Positive Deviance, Social Network Analysis, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
Professional experience in partnership building and engagement (public and private sector)
Demonstrated capacity to use open data, mobile data, geospatial data, drone & satellite data.

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