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In case there are folks out there interested in using their network data analytic skills for making the world a better place, these are interesting positions/opportunities.

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http://unicefstories.org/2013/12/19/job-opportunity-data-analysis-consultant-ny/

Do you have a Master’s Degree in computer science, engineering, statistics, applied mathematics, physics, computational finance, or other related technical discipline? Are you competent in data mining techniques? Do you have experience working with cell phone data or remote sensing data? Do you have knowledge of cell phone networks and network analysis? If yes, continue reading as we might be looking for you!

The Tower Project (working title) is looking to monitor and predict natural disasters and other instances of social stress by looking at new types of real time information such as volume of calls and SMS in cell towers.

This project is seeking a Data Analysis Consultant to conduct a hypothesis test using historical data from cell phone towers (BTS), remote sensing data or sensor data and comparing it to ground truth data. This will look at the Baduda and Mbale areas of Uganda to identify and isolate unique digital fingerprints or patterns that could be built into a model for real-time monitoring.

Duty Station: Innovation Unit, NYHQ

Duration of contract: 6 months

Start Date: Immediate

Send Resume/CV, Cover Letter and 2-3 samples of work or Case Studies of previous work and your role in it to unicef.jobs(at)gmail.com with subject line: Tower Project Data Analyst by January 10, 2014.

For questions, please email unicef.jobs(at)gmail.com with subject line TOWER PROJECT QUERY.

For more information, see the Terms of Reference.

Check also other job opportunities within UNICEF innovation work.


http://unicefstories.org/2013/12/19/job-opportunity-developer-consultant-ny/

Are you a full-stack engineer who values freedom and liberty above most other things? Would you like to work with a diverse, design (data and test)-driven team?  Can you make machines do your bidding in a world full of uncertain futures?

If you’d like to use your  programming and engineering skills to help solve some of the world’s toughest problems – we might have the job for you.  We’re looking for an open source, agile-friendly, TDD-positive person who will work really hard as part of a great team.

The UNICEF Innovation Unit has a set of development needs, including The Tower Project (working title), which is looking to monitor and predict natural disasters and other instances of social stress by looking at new types of data such as volume of calls and SMS or remote sensing data in order to trigger the U-report investigation system.

We are seeking a developer to assist with the real-time prototyping of the Tower Project.  You will have the ability to create an open source end-to-end solution that will merge important technical connections between UNICEF’s disparate products.

Duty station: Innovation Unit, NYHQ

Duration of Contract: 6-9 months

Start Date: Immediate

Send Resume/CV, Cover Letter and 2-3 samples of work or code on Github or another site to unicef.jobs(at)gmail.com with subject line: Tower Project Developer by January 10, 2014.

For questions, please email unicef.jobs(at)gmail.com with subject line TOWER PROJECT QUERY.

For more information, see the Terms of Reference.




David Lazer (pronounced as if it were Lazar)

Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University
Co-Director, NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks
Director, Program on Networked Governance, Harvard University

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Virtual identities:
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twitter.com/davidlazer
blogs.iq.harvard.edu/netgov/
http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=gMndACUAAAAJ&hl=en
http://www.researchgate.net/profile/David_Lazer/
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