Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem Researcher , Multiple positions

Job categories Communications, Engineering, IT
Vacancy code VA/2019/B5004/17504
Level ICS-10
Department/office NYSC, SDC, Development and Special Initiatives Portfolio
Duty station Home based
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration 5 Months (lumpsum)
Application period 07-Mar-2019 to 13-Apr-2019


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This is a position in UNOPS for supporting the UN Global Pulse Project carried out for the United Nations Secretariat. The incumbent of this position will hold a UNOPS Individual Contractor Agreement under its full responsibility.  The incumbent will report to the Data Innovation Strategist at UN Global Pulse.

Global Pulse is a flagship innovation initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General on big data. Its vision is a future in which big data and AI are harnessed and used responsibly as a public good. Its mission is to accelerate discovery, development and scaled adoption of data innovation for sustainable development and humanitarian action. To this end, Global Pulse will work to promote awareness of the opportunities Big Data presents for sustainable development and humanitarian action, forge public-private data sharing partnerships, generate high-impact analytical tools and approaches through its network of Pulse Labs, and drive broad adoption of useful innovations across the UN System.

Global Pulse implements data innovation programs through its Pulse Labs to provide UN and development partners with access to the data, tools and expertise required to discover new uses of big data and AI for development. Global Pulse develops policies, toolkits, applications and platforms to improve data-driven decision-making and support the evaluation of promising solutions.

Global Pulse is working on a roadmap for the implementation of AI strategies in Africa, and the work of this consultancy will act as background information for that roadmap.

The consultant(s) will undertake a mapping exercise of the existing local AI ecosystems in Uganda and Ghana. The mapping exercise will provide clarity, in relation to the possibilities of state-of-the-art AI technologies, on the local contexts, national economic priorities, local capabilities, and beneficiary needs. Based on the local AI ecosystem and following project design methodologies such as the tools included in the Global Pulse - UNDP “Guide to Data Innovation for Development - From idea to proof-of-concept”, a number of high-potential AI projects that could be implemented in Uganda and Ghana will be identified



Global Pulse is seeking a consultant to map out the AI and big data ecosystems o...

Education:  Advanced university degree in computer science, engineering, d...

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

Contract type: International ICA Contract level: IICA-2 Contract duration: 5 Mon...

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

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp...
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