UNOPS supports the
successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and
development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need
by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners
to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and
Working in some of
the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable
implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’
With over 7,000
personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical,
technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.
structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners'
needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.
Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECR) supports UNOPS offices throughout
the region through: management, financial and programmatic oversight of global
and country-specific portfolios, clusters and operations centres, including
hosting services; fund and management advisory services; project
implementation; procuring goods and services; and managing human resources.
ensures that projects are executed to the highest standards, providing a shared
knowledge base and ensuring that best practices and lessons learned are
disseminated between business units and projects across the entire region.
strategy is to:
global portfolios from offices in Geneva, Brussels and New York, and
country-specific programmes from its operations and project centres located in
Eastern Europe and Central Asian countries.
Based in the New York, the UNOPS
Development Group Cluster supports diverse partners with their peacebuilding,
humanitarian and development operations. For example, within the United Nations
Development Programme, the Cluster works with the Bureau for Policy and
Programme and the Office of South-South Cooperation.
The cluster also
supports the United Nations Secretariat, as well as a broadening community of
other New York-based United Nations organizations in the delivery of project
management and implementation services.
Global Pulse is an innovation
initiative of the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General,
exploring how digital data and real-time analytics can be used to understand
and respond to changes in human well-being. To this end, Global Pulse is
working to promote awareness of the opportunities Big Data presents for relief
and development, forge public-private data sharing partnerships, generate
high-impact analytical tools and approaches, and drive broad adoption of useful
innovations across the UN System.
Global Pulse operates as a network of
Pulse Labs, headquartered in New York with Labs in Kampala and Jakarta,
together expertise from UN agencies, governments, academia, and the private
sector to research, develop, test and share tools and approaches for harnessing
real-time data to support decision-making and policy action. Examples of Global
Pulse publications and reports include:
http://unglobalpulse.org/projects/BigDataforDevelopment, http://www.unglobalpulse.org/Mobile_Phone_Network_Data-for-Dev and http://unglobalpulse.org/nowcasting-food-prices
Innovation Specialist will work under the supervision of the Chief Data Scientist
to manage, implement, coordinate and communicate applied big data innovative
projects in collaboration with partners from the UN system, the private sector
and academia. The Data Innovation Specialist will provide guidance and
coordination support to the data science teams across the Pulse Lab Network -
including the labs in Jakarta and Kampala.
Specifically, the incumbent will:
UNOPS Core Values/Competencies
university degree in data
science, international development, business administration, economics, computer
science, engineering, design or other relevant discipline. A
first-level university degree in combination with an additional two years
qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience working with agile project management is an
Fluency in English (written and oral) and a working knowledge
of another UN language.
Contract type: International
Individual Contractor Agreement
Contract level: IICA-2
Contract duration: 6
possibility of extension)
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.