Global Pulse established a Pulse Lab in Jakarta in 2012 in partnership with the Government of Indonesia. Pulse Lab Jakarta functions as an open innovation space where policy experts together with UN development practitioners and other partners can experiment with new types of data and emerging technologies and evaluate their potential to enhance both public policy decision-making and community resilience.
Under the supervision of the PLJ Head of Office, and working closely with the global research team, the PLJ Data Engineer and PLJ Research Project Officer, the Data Scientist will apply data mining and deep learning techniques, among others, to create actionable insights from a broad range of structured and unstructured data, to which PLJ has access. The Data Scientist will be responsible for the acquisition, analysis and visualization of data from a variety of sources in order to i) help understand emerging human vulnerabilities to socio-economic shocks, ii) detect and highlight patterns that could indicate how people are coping with emerging hardship, and iii) gather evidence of changes in behavior and perception correlated with public sector policies and programmes.
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