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Big Data and Geospatial Analyst/Programmer – P2

Background Information – Job-Specific

The United Nations Support Office for Somalia (UNSOS) is mandated to provide administrative and logistics support to its partners in implementing the United Nations Security council resolution on Somalia.

The incumbent will work under the guidance of the Innovation and Technology Unit of the Field Technology Section of UNSOS. The Big Data Analytics and Digital Media Support project team serves as the primary focal point for the Mission’s Big Data analytics and Digital Media engagement to benefit AMISOM and UNSOM. The Team will determine and establish mechanisms for developing substantive multi-dimensional data sets and other relevant digital information. The team will cultivate abstract data, operational data, survey data, geospatial data and other forms of media content and employ machine learning algorithm as necessary to decipher key indicators, both internal and external, that may impact the Somali society vis a vis the concurrent mandates of the African Union and the United Nations in the country.

This is a position in UNOPS for supporting projects carried out for or in UNSOS. The incumbent of this position will be a staff member of UNOPS under its full responsibility.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of UNOPS Senior Programme Manager, the Big Data and Geospatial Analyst/Programmer will be administratively reporting to the Senior Big Data Programme Officer and operationally work under the guidance of the Chief of Innovation and Technology Unit of the Field Technology Section of UNSOS and will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Assists and participates in the preparation of concise analytical reports and related products.
  • Designs and implements a data analytics, social media and hate speech monitoring plan using a variety of analytics tools such as Talkwalker, Meltwater, as well as various social media analysis techniques (sentiment analysis, data mining processes etc.).
  • Assits in reviewing of existing data collection and monitoring processes and develops process improvements to enhance overall data quality, credibility and reliability by leveraging social media analytics tools to monitor social channels and online media to generate monitoring reports.
  • Conducts research into the capabilities of various data collection and analytics platforms and social media monitoring tools.
  • Provides support on data visualization and visual design materials. Produces communications materials including data dashboards, maps, graphs, charts, infographics and related digital media content.
  • Develops high-quality mapping products using satellite imagery and geospatial data, for use in reports, digital communications, and web-based applications.
  • Supports in building on the Missions strategic approach to Big Data analysis vis a vis the Somali Partnership Forum goals/resolutions;
  • Regularly analyses and extracts actionable insights from data and curate insights relevant to Somali citizens and the Somalia Transitional Plan.
  • Quantitative analysis of media monitoring, social media, and hate speech monitoring (engagement, influencers, location, sentiment, reach, etc).
  • Uses Big Data insights to support and inform the digital communication strategy.
  • Assists in the development of operational guidelines, protocols and templates on Big Data, and results management.
  • Keeps abreast of innovation, trends and emerging applications of digital technologies so as to support their testing and scaling in the Mission.
  • Performs other duties as may be reasonably required and in line with the incumbent’s scope of services above.

Impact of Results:
The result of work of the Big Data and Geospatial Analyst/Programmer impacts directly on delivery of services that satisfy the requirements of UNSOS as well as the performance of the services implemented there. It will also ensure proper processes and methodologies are followed and implemented according to the latest of the industry standards. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring activities for all global locations are in line with the overall business targets and UN policies, rules and regulations.

Education/Experience/Language requirement

Education

  • Advanced University Degree (Masters or equivalent) in Information Systems, Computer Science, Management, Business Administration, Statistics, Engineering or another related field;
  • A first level university degree with additional two years of relevant experience maybe accepted in lieu of advanced degree.

Experience

Required

  • A minimum of two years of progressive professional experience in Information Systems;
  • A minimum of two years of professional progressive experience in Geospatial Analysis;
  • A minimum of one year of professional experience in Big Data related projects/products.

Desirable

  • Experience working with globally-dispersed project teams and working in a multi-project environment;
  • Experience in using Big Data for geospatial products.

Language

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat;
  • For this position, fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of another official UN language is an advantage.

Contract type, level and duration

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

Background Information: Sustainable Development Cluster(SDC)

Based in New York, the Sustainable Development Cluster (SDC) supports diverse partners with their peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations.

The SDC’s services include grants management, development and special initiatives support, and technology support to the UN and UN agencies.

The SDC is part of the New York Service Cluster that supports the United Nations Secretariat, as well as a broadening community of other New York-based United Nations organizations, bilateral and multilateral partners in the delivery of UNOPS mandate in project management, infrastructure management, and procurement management.

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