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UBOS Jobs 2021 – No Experience Data Scientist

Job Title: Data Scientist – UBOS Jobs 2021

Organization: Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS)

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Job Ref: UBOS/DS/10/2021



Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) Profile:

The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) is a semi-autonomous body established by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics Act, 1998, to promote the production of reliable official statistics and ensure the development and maintenance of the National Statistical System (NSS). The mandate of the Bureau is the production, coordination and dissemination of official statistics.



Job Summary:

The Data Scientist will be responsible for developing and maintaining appropriate IT systems for Data Science Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, for enhanced statistical production and development in line with the Uganda Bureau of Statistics mandate.



Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Developing software programs/algorithms for Big data analytics as required for statistical production;
  • Web data scrapping & correlating data for statistical purposes;
  • Transferring data into new formats to make it more appropriate for statistical analysis;
  • Supporting the Senior Data Scientist in identifying and prioritizing key areas of statistics that could benefit from Block Chain Technologies & Artificial Intelligence Solutions;
  • Providing support in software applications used in Data Science & Artificial Intelligence;
  • Any other duties as may assigned by the Supervisor.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science, or Statistics with a bias in Statistical Computing;
  • A postgraduate qualification in Computer Science, Information Technology or Data Science related discipline from a recognised university, will be an added advantage;
  • Practical experience in data science and managing large statistical datasets from a credible organisation;
  • Self-drive and motivation ready to operate long hours with minimum supervision;
  • Should have obtained credit in Mathematics and English at O’ Level.
  • Ability to work effectively with other employees;
  • Ability to maintain accurate and confidential records;
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills;
  • Experience in statistical production;



How To Apply for UBOS Jobs 2021

All candidates are encouraged to submit their online applications at the link below. All applicants must attach relevant soft copies of academic transcripts, certificates and relevant appointment letters. (PDF copies maximum 10MB).

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NB: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. All tendered in documents shall be verified with the relevant authorities. Any falsification of documents will lead to prosecution and any form of lobbying and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Please note that staff with ongoing contracts with UBOS up to and including October 2021 are NOT eligible to apply.

Deadline: 28th October 2021



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