Vacancies for internships and positions within the Global Pulse network of Pulse Labs are periodically posted here:


Title: Software Developer

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 21 November 2016

Grade: P2

Vacancy Type: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)

We are seeking a Software Developer who will support the definition, design and implementation of research projects harnessing big data to improve understanding of population behaviour, needs, and vulnerabilities.

This position is a Junior Professional Officer one-year appointment opened exclusively to nationals of the Republic of Korea. The JPO will be working primarily with the technical team at the Lab composed of the Data Scientist, the Data Engineer, the Junior Data Engineer, the Data Science Officer, the Visualizations Expert, and the team members of the “radio project”.

Click here to view the full vacancy and apply online. Please note that applications will only be accepted through the UNDP Personnel Recruitment System.



Thanks for your interest in Global Pulse. Aside from applying to advertised vacancies, here are several other ways to express interest in getting involved:


Pulse Lab Kampala is pleased to announce new internship opportunities!  We invite you to explore the opportunities of working with our Lab in Kampala. Please click here for more details and information on how to apply. 


Pulse Lab Jakarta is pleased to announce an exciting new Internship Programme! The internship aimed at Indonesian nationals, but a small number of international interns are also accepted. Please click here for more details and information on how to apply.


Global Pulse has a Fellowship Program for current Masters, PhD students or postdoctoral researchers to work with us on their own research question. Global Pulse hosts fellows in New York. The Pulse Labs in Kampala and Jakarta also host fellows. We actively open Fellowship vacancies a few times a year, but you can submit a research question and CV for consideration to with the subject line "Research Fellow Inquiry."


We welcome experienced data science and data engineers to email a CV for future consideration at

We welcome interested data privacy professionals to email a CV for future consideration at

Due to the high volume of interest, regretfully, all messages will not be responded to individually.


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