Data Science Specialist

Hosted Entities DFS/ICTD
Job categories IT
Vacancy code VA/2017/B5004/14728
Level ICS-10
Department/office NYSC, SDC, Development and Special Initiatives Portfolio
Duty station New York, United States of America
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration Until 30 June 2018. Renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability
Application period 22-Dec-2017 to 06-Jan-2018

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy is closed.

Expand all [+]

The United Nations Department of Field Support is responsible for the delivery of services that satisfy the requirements of the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support (DPKO/DFS) missions as well as Special Political Missions (SPMs).

The Information and Communications Technology Division of DFS has implemented a range of civilian and military field technologies to address the requirements of peacekeeping operations that have been identified as strategic enablers to make peacekeeping more effective and efficient. Partnerships and bi-lateral sponsorships with member states and other entities are being developed to facilitate the introduction of innovation and modern technologies to support mandate implementation in UN Field Missions. 

The incumbent for this post will be placed in the UN Department of Field Support. The Data Science Specialist will play a technical role in developing data components which will bring information into analytics and visualizations which will support strategic decision making.

Under the overall supervision of the UNOPS Senior Programme Manager, the incumbent will directly work under RDM Business Solutions Manager or his designate in New York.

The Data Science Specialist will be responsible for the following duties: A...

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex...

Education Advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Ap...

Contract type: International Individual Contractor Agreement  Contract...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time. Applications ...

  UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peac...

Based in Geneva, the Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECR) supports UNOP...

Based in the New York, the UNOPS Development Group Cluster supports diverse part...
This vacancy is closed.


The screening of your application will be conducted based on the information in your profile. Before applying, we strongly suggest that you review your UNOPS Jobs profile to ensure completeness, especially the education and experience sections.


  • "UNOPS is a results-oriented organization – it therefore pushes me to perform at my best every day."
    Mariacarmen Colitti
    Senior Partnerships and Liaison Advisor
  • "While the JPO programme was a learning experience for me, I was also able to share my own knowledge and skills with those I supervised later on."
    Pierre Jullien
    Director And Representative, Côte D'ivoire Operations Centre