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Director of Policy (Interim)
World Wide Web Foundation
We are looking for an Interim Policy Director to lead the Development of our policy positions and to secure policy change in line with our mission.
SideMeet by Media Promo Service
We are also looking for:
- Experts to join our board
- VC's to invest in our program
- Partnership with third-party platforms
- Artistic UI / UX designer with affinity to the adult industry or LGBTQ+ community
Internship Placement – Media Editing & Graphic Design, PARIS21
The intern will provide support and assistance to the PARIS21 Communications & Partnerships Team to promote PARIS21’s work. The intern will support the production of videos and podcasts, develop and implement creative communications campaigns, and support the editing of print and web materials.

The 6-month internship is based in Paris, France and starting end of 2021/January 2022:

More information:
Head of Africa, OCP
The Open Contracting Partnership

The Open Contracting Partnership (OCP) is hiring a Head of Africa to lead our Africa portfolio to open up and transform public procurement across the continent.
Data Management
Canton of Zurich
Deine neue Aufgabe ist in verantwortungsvoller Position in einem Umfeld von Politik und Verwaltung. Die Themen sind dabei so bunt und vielfältig wie das Leben. Das Statistische Amt des Kantons Zürich ist Fach- und Koordinationsstelle OGD und bereitet Daten und Untersuchungen auf. Zielgruppe davon sind die Bevölkerung, die Politik, Verwaltung, Medien und Unternehmen. Du kannst per sofort oder nach Vereinbarung Teil des Data Management Teams sein und bei der Generierung der Daten mitarbeiten.
Climate Change Data Ecosystem Consultant: Design and Impact
PARIS21 is looking for an expert consultant to conduct a scoping study on how a “climate change data ecosystem (CCDE)” can be useful to bridge the “data – policy” gaps in managing climate change at national and sub-national level. A specific focus on the role of the national statistical office as one important actor in the data ecosystem from both a policy-making and reporting perspective is envisaged. This work would support the conceptualization of a potential new work stream at PARIS21.
Internship Placement - Statistical Capacity
Main responsibilities

During the 5 to 6-month internship starting in October/November 2021, the intern will support the portfolio of the Statistical Capacity Team as detailed below:

- Desk research and concept notes on training modules:

statistical leadership and management;

human resources policies and institutional reforms;

partnership for statistical development;

related e-learning modules

- Support in country work related to strategic planning (NSDS)/RSDS processes;

- Support in organising training workshops and webinars;

- Support in preparing talking points and PPTs;

Ideal Candidate Profile

The candidate must be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited educational or research academic programme at a Master’s level throughout the length of the internship and be based in an OECD member country

A strong academic background in development, economics, public policy, social sciences, statistics or a related field is required.

Very good analytical and drafting skills, with the ability to synthesise information and an interest in communicating complex information in ways accessible to various audiences

Fluency (written and spoken) in English and French is required

Ability to work and communicate effectively and in a co-operative spirit in a multicultural environment, both independently and as part of a team

Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve the organisational goals
Senior Web Developer
Pacific Community
The Pacific Community (SPC) is actively seeking a Senior Web Developer to design, develop, manage and maintain all web platforms managed by the organisations' Statistics for Development Division. This includes significant integration with the Pacific Data Hub, in particular the PDH.stat SDMX-based indicator database. Expertise will also be provided to support web development across SPC, as well as technical assistance to SPC’s 22 member countries and territories.
Data Scientist (P3)
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Within assigned authority, the Data Scientist will be responsible for the following duties:

•Mine and analyze open data sources to enhance the collection of subject domain data.
•Assess the comprehensiveness, validity and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques; explore sources to determine their effectiveness and accuracy for use and assess their suitability for actionable output.
•Develop custom data models and algorithms to apply to drug and crime data sets.
•Use predictive modelling to increase and optimize Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) outcomes.
•Coordinate with different functional teams to implement models and monitor outcomes.
•Develop processes and tools to monitor and analyze model performance and data accuracy.
•Liaise with technology stakeholders to access infrastructure, software and services needed to develop and deploy data science products.
•Develop products, tools and processes to periodically validate the effectiveness of data science products and their expected and observed benefits; iteratively improve models based on findings (test model quality) and undertake regular model maintenance.
•Design and build predictive data science products, such as visualizations, models or AI/ML algorithms for initial simulations or prototypes, and subsequent ingestion into mainstream software applications.
•Manage and maintain existing production code (e.g. Azure, AWS), progress and optimize existing code for adaption to other thematic areas and evolving project objectives.
•Develop and maintain comprehensive and well-structured documentation of algorithms, models and code.
•Develop methodological guidelines for dissemination purposes on selected topics including on reproducibility, deduplication and use of social media; maintenance and updating of data harvesting and ML model technical documentation.
•Maintain and regularly update the central repository of sources used for ‘web scraping’ activities used to develop datasets.
United Nations Statistics Division
In close consultation with the Task Force on COVID-19, established by the Inter-Secretariat
Working Group on Household Surveys (ISWGHS), UNSD is hiring a consultant to develop a Guidance Note on Assessing and Minimizing the COVID Impact on Survey Quality. The work assignment for the consultant will entail:
Activity 1: Prepare an annotated outline for the Guidance Note based on the draft outline in consultation with UNSD staff and members of the ISWGHS Task Force on COVID-19. The annotated outline will be the basis for the contents of the chapters comprising the notes.
Activity 2: Develop a work plan including a breakdown of the tasks needed for preparing the Guidance Note and milestones, in consultation with UNSD staff and members of the ISWGHS Task Force on COVID-19.
Activity 3: Draft the chapters of the Technical Report in accordance with the annotated outline based on the following information:
• Country case studies
• Academic literature
• Other technical inputs from UNSD staff and members of the ISWGHS Task Force on COVID-19.
Activity 4: Revise the draft chapters based on feedback from UNSD staff, members of ISWGHS Task Force on COVID-19.

Program Director, Epiverse Distributed Pandemic Tools Program seeks a Program Director for a new initiative, the Epiverse Distributed Pandemic Tools Program. This initiative will enable the development of a suite of open-source pandemic data analysis tools for global use. Our goal is to develop, test, and scale distributed and privacy-preserving analysis approaches in partnership with funders, governments, and technology firms, with a particular focus on incorporating “health-adjacent” commercial data sets (such as financial transactions or footfall data) in pandemic analysis. Ultimately, Epiverse seeks to realize an additional longer-term benefit: making this type of data available for analysis in other social impact domains, like climate change. Epiverse is a fast-moving, global initiative, and this leadership role provides a remarkable opportunity to work with teams around the world using technology to solve society’s most pressing problems.
Statistician, mid-level (Individual contractor, Geneva/home based)
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
The Strategic Implementation of the 2030 Agenda Unit of UNITAR is supporting the holistic and evidence-based implementation of the 2030 Agenda and SDGs through training, learning, advisory services, and multi-stakeholder engagement.

The individual contractor will contribute to 2 projects: 1. Crowd4SDG and 2. Capacity for the 2030 Agenda 2.0. For this second project, the components will include work related to the StaTact tool, a web application developed by UNITAR in partnership with UNSD for use by NSOs and international organizations/development cooperation partners, and learning activities related to official statistics, data analysis, etc,

The incumbent will join the team in charge of the implementation of applied research, capacity development, action planning and learning projects to support the SDGs and will provide contribute and support activities related to data and statistics for the SDGs with a focus on a) leveraging citizen science data and b) strengthening statistical planning, capacity development and learning.

Qualifications required:

A Master degree in Statistics or similar area is required.

A minimum of 3 years of professional experience working with official statistics (National Statistical Office or System or International Organization Statistics Department), including some experience with citizen science data and with other new data sources/machine learning. Project management and partnerships experience is an added advantage.

Fluency in oral and written English and Spanish is required.

Contract duration: 5 months on a full-time basis, possibility of extension.

Starting date: as soon as possible.

How to apply
Send the UN P11 form/ Curriculum Vitae as well as a letter of motivation at the latest by 8 October 2021 to quoting 'Individual Contractor – Statistician, mid-level' in your subject line.
Link: None
Statistics Analyst
Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos
Statistics analyst of National System Statistics.
Data Manager in Dakar
Insecurity Insights

Job Title: Data Manager
Duty Station: Dakar
Duration: 6 months with the possibility of extensions Application Period: Apply by 22 October 2021

Functional Responsibilities
The Data Manager will be responsible for the following tasks:
● Work with partner organizations, health cluster information management officers, and Ministry of Health officials in West Africa to identify data sharing focal points and support their data sharing efforts with HDX.
● Collate data for monthly and annual reports on attacks on healthcare; ensure that data is shared on a timely basis with the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition. • Ensure that relevant health data is integrated into the HDX Data Grids, OCHA needs assessments and Humanitarian Needs Overviews, and throughout the Humanitarian Programming Cycle.
● Engage with health partners on data collaboration activities such as creating data visualizations and supporting data cleaning; work to bring new organizations focused on attacks on healthcare into the HDX community.
● Advise partners on the use of data extraction processes for their data systems; develop scripts for data transferring when appropriate; engage in data cleaning and analysis.
● Promote the use of the Humanitarian Exchange Language (HXL) data standard to increase interoperability of data from partner spreadsheets and systems. • Attend meetings and workshops to represent Insecurity Insight and the Centre for Humanitarian Data.
● Support and promote the work and objectives of Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition and the use of HDX in the field.

Research and Policy Analyst
Center for Migration Studies of New York
The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS), an educational institute/think tank devoted to the study of international migration, seeks to hire a full-time research and policy analyst. The position will work closely with CMS’s Executive Director (ED) and Deputy Director and will conduct research and staff a technical support function. The research and policy analyst’s responsibilities will include responding to data requests, generating tabulations and data fact sheets, providing legal and policy research support, representing the agency in relevant stakeholder and working group meetings, and administrative responsibilities.
Governance Statistics (Junior Consultant)
UNDP Oslo Governance Centre
The Oslo Governance Centre (OGC), a Global Policy Center in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, is an applied research and policy hub which advances global dialogue and knowledge on inclusive and transformative governance for peaceful, just and inclusive societies. The Centre contributes to UNDP’s signature solutions on strengthening effective, accountable and inclusive governance, as well as enhancing national prevention and recovery capacities for resilient societies. OGC supports UNDP and other development actors to better understand through research, policy dialogue and by drawing on learning from UNDPs network of country offices how to advance SDG 16 implementation and monitoring for inclusive, peaceful and just societies, as well how inclusive and transformative governance can support progress towards all SDGs.

As custodian agencies for several global indicators under Sustainable Development Goals 16 on promoting peace justice and strong institutions, the United Nations Development Programme’s Oslo Governance Centre is responsible for the data collection and global reporting on the following indicators:

16.6.2: “Proportion of population satisfied with their last experience of public services”;

SDG 16.7.1.b. & c.: “Proportions of positions (by age group, sex, persons with disabilities and population groups) in public institutions (national and local public service, and judiciary) compared to national distributions”;

SDG 16.7.2: “Percentage of population who believe decision-making is inclusive and responsive,”; and

16.3.3: “Access to Dispute Resolution Mechanisms” (with UNODC and OECD).

To fulfil this responsibility, UNDP OGC is looking for a junior consultant to support the management of the reporting platform for the SDG 16 indicators, support the data collection and reporting process and engage with relevant research and capacity building related to the SDG 16 indicators.  
Lead Data Scientist
World Food Programme
Lead data scientist for WFP’s hunger monitoring unit
Data Scientist (International Development)
UK FCDO / ONS Data Science Campus
Do you have the data science expertise to help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, through a diverse range of projects and mentoring globally?

We are recruiting a Data Scientist for the Data Science Hub of the ONS Data Science Campus, co-located with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Offices (FCDO) operations near Glasgow. The data scientist role is an opportunity for a talented individual to deliver insight about international development from data; applying skills in coding, mathematics, and statistics, to help the world’s poorest people escape poverty through diverse interventions targeted by robust evidence.

Our team helps FCDO, and our international partners in Official Development Assistance (ODA) governments and international organisations, to make the most of new data and techniques, by coaching their staff to build reproducible data science capacity, while simultaneously prototyping innovative new applications to be open sourced for the whole SDG community.

Your work will support the creation of innovative, robust, and reproducible data products and tools, prototyped against FCDO’s operations, and then scaled and opened up to the whole aid sector. Supporting the creation of innovative data products and tools will be as part of a data science team within the wider Data Science Campus, collaborating closely with FCDO’s data scientists, analysts, software engineers, and data engineers, as well as the global community of digital specialists supporting the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and the International Aid Transparency Initiative.

As well as building tools, you will also play a mentoring and coaching role to analysts who want to move into data science, from both FCDO and its international partners like Non-Governmental Organisations and governments in developing and middle-income countries. While mentoring you will play a key role in shaping the mentee organisation's ambitions through linking them to expertise.
Internships - Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Apply to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Winter Internships Program! The 1st opportunity on this list is in my team and consists of a project to compile innovative initiatives for the production and dissemination of geospatial information from official sources.
Deadline to apply: October 13, 2021.
>>> IDB | 2022 Winter Internship Program: Innovation in Citizen Services | Graduate Intern (Consultant) No. 2100001116 ( <<<

IDB | 2022 Winter Internship Program: Cluster for the Transformation of the Public Administration at the Innovation in Citizen Services Division | Graduate Intern (Consultant) No. 2100001111 (

IDB | 2022 Winter Internship Program: Innovation in Citizen Services Division – Transparency and Integrity Cluster | Graduate Intern (Consultant) No. 2100001138 (

IDB | 2022 Winter Internship Program: Innovation in Citizen Services Division – Transparency and Integrity Cluster | Undergraduate Intern (Consultant) No. 2100001139 (

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