UNDP TURKEY Junior Data Science Officer 2021

UNDP TURKEY Junior Data Science Officer 2021


Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

UNDP IICPSD’s initiative SDG AI Lab aims to harness the potential of frontier digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and GIS for sustainable development. The Junior Data Science Officer will support SDG AI Lab’s work in development and implementation of digital solutions using Data Science, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing.

Under the direct supervision of UNDP IICPSD Technical Specialist, the UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assist the ongoing research efforts on application of big data and machine learning approaches to development issues.
  • Support the team in developing and implementing digital solutions to tackle issues in the field of economic and international development.
  • Contribute to data acquisition, preparation, analysis, and visualizations efforts.
  • Assist the organization of large datasets to get actionable insights from them.
  • Continuously support the data maintenance and data acquisition activities of the SDG AI Lab.
  • Support research work to unravel promising fields in development for the application of AI.
  • Provide as needed support to the Technical Specialist as required for, amongst others, participating in meetings, conferences, providing administrative and communications support, drafting meeting minutes and perform other functions and duties.
 Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Econometrics, Mathematics, Economics or other relevant field
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in statistics, data science, data visualization, machine learning, natural language processing
  • Demonstrated interest in exploring and applying innovative, outside the box thinking approaches with utilizing digital transformation, innovation, volunteerism, private sector engagement, entrepreneurship, and/or South-South Cooperation
  • Proficiency in programming languages, preferably Python, or R, SQL, Java
  • Hands-on experience on developing dashboard using Power BI, Tableau andD3.js would be an asset
  • Experience with common data science toolkits would be an asset.
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Turkish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
 Other science experience, Other information and telecommunications technology experience, Statistics

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams


* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Turkey and legal residents in Turkey with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 18-04-2020