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Information Management and Data Science Intern
|Application Deadline :||15-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||3 months with option for extension|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3 - 6 months|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UNDP’s Strategic Plan (2018-2021) recognizes the importance of contextual analysis, crisis prevention and recovery, and the management of multidimensional risks as fundamental for development. The Crisis Bureau is responsible for UNDP's corporate crisis-related strategies, vision and priorities for crisis prevention, response, and recovery. The Bureau supports policy and programme development in keys areas including Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding, Rule of Law and Human Rights, Migration and Displacement, Livelihoods and Economic Recovery, and Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery.
To improve UNDP’s crisis risk analysis capabilities, the Crisis Bureau is exploring the targeted use of data science to harness new and emerging technologies such as machine learning / artificial intelligence and alternative data sources such as social media analytics and satellite imagery analysis, to support forecasting collective risks to human development (including risks of disasters, impact of climate change, risk of violent conflict and social unrest) in order to inform preventive action to mitigate the potential effects of crises on affected populations.
In support of UNDP’s engagement on the use of data science for crisis risk analysis and early warning, the Crisis and Fragility Policy and Engagement Team is seeking an information management and data science intern to support the organization's early warning capacities, information gathering and management, and the development of machine learning tools and competencies.
Duties and Responsibilities
The intern will provide support to the early warning team in its information management and data science tools development activities, particularly related to the further development and operation of the Crisis Risk Dashboard (CRD), which is a data management and visualization platform to track crisis risks.
Information management and tools development support may include:
Machine learning / artificial intelligence tools development support may include:
The intern is expected to participate as an active member of the team and openly contribute his/her perspectives throughout the internship.
Required Skills and Experience
This is a full-time internship (five days a week) fully home-based. The duration of the internship is three months, with the possibility of extension. The intern will be required to use their own electronic equipment.
These terms of reference may be modified until the beginning of the internship period. Any changes will be immediately communicated to the selected candidate.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Conditions of internship:
How to Apply
In case an applicant is successfully selected, s/he will be requested to provide electronic versions of:
Kindly note the above documentation is required within one week after selection.