ETHIOPIA, 2013. Children play near Kitmbile Health Post in Jimma Zone, Oromia State. © UNICEF/ETHA2013_00312/JIRO OSE
ETHIOPIA, 2013. Children play near Kitmbile Health Post in Jimma Zone, Oromia State. © UNICEF/ETHA2013_00312/JIRO OSE

Do you have a Master’s Degree in computer science, engineering, statistics, applied mathematics, physics, computational finance, or other related technical discipline? Are you competent in data mining techniques? Do you have experience working with cell phone data or remote sensing data? Do you have knowledge of cell phone networks and network analysis? If yes, continue reading as we might be looking for you!

The Tower Project (working title) is looking to monitor and predict natural disasters and other instances of social stress by looking at new types of real time information such as volume of calls and SMS in cell towers.

This project is seeking a Data Analysis Consultant to conduct a hypothesis test using historical data from cell phone towers (BTS), remote sensing data or sensor data and comparing it to ground truth data. This will look at the Baduda and Mbale areas of Uganda to identify and isolate unique digital fingerprints or patterns that could be built into a model for real-time monitoring.

Duty Station: Innovation Unit, NYHQ

Duration of contract: 6 months

Start Date: Immediate

Send Resume/CV, Cover Letter and 2-3 samples of work or Case Studies of previous work and your role in it to unicef.jobs(at)gmail.com with subject line: Tower Project Data Analyst by January 10, 2014.

For questions, please email unicef.jobs(at)gmail.com with subject line TOWER PROJECT QUERY.

For more information, see the Terms of Reference.

Check also other job opportunities within UNICEF innovation work.

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