UNDP Data Science Associate Jobs 2023 – Uganda NGO Jobs

UNDP Data Science Associate Jobs 2023 – Uganda NGO Jobs.

UNDP Uganda looking for “Data Science Associate”.

Applicants with a University Degree may apply on or before November 10, 2023.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is a United Nations agency tasked with helping countries eliminate poverty and achieve sustainable economic growth and human development. The UNDP emphasizes developing local capacity towards long-term self-sufficiency and prosperity. Headquartered in New York City, it is the largest UN development aid agency, with offices in 177 countries. The UNDP is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states.

UNDP Data Science Associate Jobs 2023

The UNDP has published a job vacancy announcement on October 30, 2023 for qualified Uganda’s to fill in the vacant post of Data Science Associate to be based in Kampala, Uganda.

Recruiter United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Position Data Science Associate
Location Kampala, Uganda
Country Uganda
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification University Degree
Experience Required Minimum Seven years
Application Deadline November 10, 2023

UNDP Job Vacancy 2023

Key Duties and Accountabilities

The Data Science Associate will support the Data Science function by performing the following roles:

  • Support the awareness and advocacy efforts to promote AI governance principles and frameworks at institutional, national, and regional levels;
  • Perform data studies and discover new data sources or new uses for existing data sources;
  • Participate in co-creating and developing safe AI Applications to tackle challenges related to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  • Contribute to utilizing big data from diverse sources to generate development indicators and insights, ensuring the accuracy and relevance of the data;
  • Participate in building a data-driven culture to promote safe utilization, data sharing and reuse, and trust building in the data ecosystem;
  • Contribute to designing and delivering training programs or workshops to build AI capabilities among teams and individuals within the organization, fostering a culture of responsible AI use;
  • Collaborate with other team members on advancing AI and data governance efforts, lowering barriers, mitigating risk, and maximizing their potential in the attainment of SDGs;
  • Any other task assigned by the Data Science Officer or Officer in charge of UN Global Pulse Kampala.

Position in Organization:

  • Job Identification: 14360
  • Locations: Kampala, Uganda
  • Posting Date: 10/26/2023, 11:38 AM
  • Apply Before: 11/10/2023, 10:29 AM
  • Job Schedule: Full time
  • Agency: UNDP
  • Grade: NPSA-7
  • Vacancy Type: National Personnel Service Agreement
  • Practice Area: UN Coordination
  • Bureau: Regional Bureau for Africa
  • Contract Duration: 1 Year
  • Education & Work Experience: Bachelor’s Degree – 4 year(s) experience OR High School certificate- 7 year(s) experience
  • Required Languages: English
  • Vacancy Timeline: 2 Weeks
  • Mobility required/no mobility: no mobility required


  • Secondary education is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Computational Finance, Economics or equivalent field will be given due consideration, but it is not a requirement.


  • 7 years (with high school diploma) or 4 years (with bachelor’s degree) of experience in building AI systems, starting from the conceptualization phase through data preparation, modeling, deployment, and maintenance, is required.

Required skills:

  • Familiarity with analytical techniques such as text mining, sentiment analysis, predictive analysis, event detection, and modeling of complex systems;
  • Strong understanding of data management principles, data infrastructure, and digital systems relevant to AI development;
  • Experience in delivering training programs or workshops to build data and AI capabilities will be an added advantage;
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, and experience in big data tools;
  • Familiarity in identifying and mitigating potential risks and harms associated with AI applications, ensuring that AI systems are developed responsibly;
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders and team members.

Desired skills:

  • Demonstrated experience presenting work to both technical and non-technical audiences;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in cross-functional teams with colleagues and with senior management.


  • Fluency in both written and spoken English.

How to Apply UNDP Data Science Associate Jobs 2023

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://estm.fa.em2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1/requisitions/job/14360

The Closing Date: November 10, 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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