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Chief Data Scientist 

Vacancy End Date: 04 May, 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

Duty Station: Jakarta, Indonesia

Education & Work Experience: I-Master's Level Degree - 7 year(s) experience

Languages: English, Indonesian

Grade: P4

Vacancy Type: FTA International

Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension


The Data Scientist is responsible for the research initiatives coming out of Pulse Lab Jakarta and shapes the course of research and experimentation as well as being responsible for supervision and guidance to PLJ research and innovation teams. The Data Scientist will also be required to advocate for the use of big data and data innovation for all UN agencies, government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society. There is a strong capacity building and mentoring component expected from this position.

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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

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


The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development by mobilizing volunteers who serve on-site or online, advocating for volunteerism globally and encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming. Sign-up on UNV Online Volunteering service to support Global Pulse or other UN agencies and NGOs over the Internet. You can follow UNV on Twitter @unvolunteers or create an alert to receive a notification when an online volunteering opportunity matching your interest is available. Data scientists, data privacy professionals and data engineers are highly encouraged to do so as demand for such expertise is rapidly growing. Should you wish to volunteer on-site, you can also register your profile in UNV’s roster that is used to fill UN agencies volunteer requests.