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30 Jan 2018

Part-Time Data scientist / R Programmer

The World Bank – Posted by ginchauste Anywhere

Job Description

The Poverty and Equity Global Practice at the World Bank has an exciting opportunity for an R-developer. This is a part-time 4-month position (with possible extensions based on performance). The candidate will engage and contribute their programming expertise towards meaningful evidence-based policy making in developing countries. The candidate will help to develop and implement state-of-the-art tools that will serve as inputs to policy makers with the objective of improving the poverty and distributional impact of policies.

Education, Experience and Knowledge Requirements

  • Master’s degree in a relevant technical discipline, such as computer science, engineering, mathematics, statistics, or related field, or 3+ years of experience in a relevant role.
  • Expert knowledge of R (expert R coding and programming practices; ability to design and write functions).
  • Advanced proficiency with R Shiny.
  • Ability to translate a model originally programmed in STATA into R.
  • Ability to work with household survey data
  • Strong knowledge of computer science practices; strong technical aptitude.

Other Skills

  • Ability to work within cross-functional teams with strong interpersonal abilities.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Solid analytical capability; ability to exercise sound judgment.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills; ability to perform multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Exposure to economics, fiscal policy, econometric methods
  • Familiarity and interest in working on developing country problems

How to Apply

Please send your CV to [email protected] Please send links to your R Shiny portfolio.

Job Categories: Consultant. Job Types: Part-Time.

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