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Senior Big Data Programme Officer

Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

The incumbent will work under the guidance of the Innovation and Technology Unit of the Field Technology Section of UNSOS. The Big Data Analytics and Digital Media Support project team serves as the primary focal point for the Mission’s Big Data analytics and Digital Media engagement to benefit AMISOM and UNSOM. The team will determine and establish mechanisms for developing substantive multi-dimensional data sets and other relevant digital information. The team will cultivate abstract data, operational data, survey data, geospatial data and other forms of media content and employ machine learning algorithm as necessary to decipher key indicators, both internal and external, that may impact the Somali society vis a vis the concurrent mandates of the African Union and the United Nations in the country.
This is a position in UNOPS for supporting projects carried out for or in UNSOS. The incumbent of this position will be a staff member of UNOPS under its full responsibility.


Participates in the preparation of concise analytical reports and related products.
  • Conceptualizes, designs and implements a data analytics, social media and hate speech monitoring plan using a variety of analytics tools such as Talkwalker, Meltwater, as well as various social media analysis techniques (sentiment analysis, data mining processes etc.).
  • Reviews existing data collection and monitoring processes and develops process improvements to enhance overall data quality, credibility and reliability by leveraging social media analytics tools to monitor social channels and online media to generate monitoring reports.
  • Conducts research into the capabilities of various data collection and analytics platforms and social media monitoring tools.
  • Provides guidance on data visualization and visual design materials. Produces and coordinates communications materials including data dashboards, maps, graphs, charts, infographics and related digital media content.
  • Builds on the Missions strategic approach to Big Data analysis vis a vis the Somali Partnership Forum goals/resolutions; regularly analyses and extract actionable insights from data and curate insights relevant to Somali citizens and the Somalia Transitional Plan.
  • Quantitative analysis of media monitoring, social media and hate speech monitoring (engagement, influencers, location, sentiment, reach, etc)
  • Uses Big Data insights to support and inform the digital communication strategy.
  • Ensures measurement of digital communication campaigns performance (obtain data to improve future digital communication campaigns,)
  • Develops operational guidelines, protocols and templates on Big Data and results management.
  • Keeps abreast of innovation, trends and emerging applications of digital technologies so as to support their testing and scaling in the Mission.
Performs other duties as may be reasonably required and in line with the incumbent’s scope of services above

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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