Job Opening

Posting Title: Research Analyst
Department/Office: Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Duty Station: BEIRUT
Posting Period: 08 March 2023 - 21 March 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia-203619-Individual Contractor
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The objective of this employment opportunity is to assist in vetting the accuracy of Machine Learning models through human intervention, help in translation of documents, and building project proposals.

Work Location

UN-House ESCWA

Expected duration

6 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

The world is currently experiencing the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and automation of activities are the key drivers of this revolution. This revolution will inevitably eliminate many current lines of work yet can bring in new lines of employment. ESCWA’s Future of work initiative is expected to provide a forum for ESCWA countries to prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR) jobs while factoring in the number of jobs needed between now and the attainment of the 2030 Agenda. The key aim is to support member States for the upcoming change in employment and skills due to technological advancements. Ultimately, ESCWA will help member states harness job opportunities emerging from the advent of newer technologies while taming challenges.

ESCWA skills monitor is part of ESCWA's initiative on the Future of Work that uses Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to assess the demand for skills and jobs in the Arab region. Even though AI is very powerful, it still requires significant human intervention to be helpful. In most cases, AI models might be fit for the data that they only have been trained on, where human intervention is required to detect higher accuracy. This was evident, especially during unprecedented events such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

The individual contractor will be responsible for the following tasks:

1- Assist in checking accuracy of how Machine Learning is capturing Occupation classification.
2- Assist in checking accuracy of skills for almost ISCO jobs.
3- Assist in checking accuracy of how regular expression (Reg-X) models are capturing different features from text.
4- Assist in conducting data analysis using (i) data from the ESCWA Skills Monitor.
5- Assist in meeting, workshops and mission preparations including administrative activities.
6- Help in all Ad hock activities related to labor market policies and private sector development.

Qualifications/special skills

A High school Diploma is required.

All candidates must submit a copy of the required educational degree. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
A minimum of 1 year of experience in data manipulation data analysis, presentation, drafting and data visualization is required.
Proven experience in successfully working with a team is required.
Familiarity with Microsoft Suite is required.

Languages

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat; and Arabic is a working language of ESCWA.

For this position, fluency in English and Arabic is required; Knowledge of French is desirable.

Note: “Fluency” equals a rating of ‘fluent’ in all four areas (speak, read, write, and understand) and “Knowledge of” equals a rating of ‘confident’ in two of the four areas.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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