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26 May 2015

Full-Time Statistician for The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (@Rome)

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – Posted by joshua.browning Roma, Lazio, Italy

Job Description

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations based in
Rome is seeking a talented statistician to join the Statistics division.

We value people with technical skills, and in particular individuals who
are able to translate numbers to actions and to make an impact on the world.

In this role, you will be:
– Developing R methods in collaboration with FAO statisticians from various domains (Fisheries, Forestry, Agriculture)
– Devising and applying test cases for those methods
– Developing R code that adheres to FAO R coding standards
– Integrating R packages to the in-house analytical system

The ideal candidate will have the following background and skills:
– A graduate degree in Statistics, Mathematics or Science-related
discipline with a strong emphasis in quantitative applications,
experience or knowledge of imputation methodology is a plus.
– 3+ years of professional experience with proven achievements resulting
from analyses.
– Extensive and all around knowledge of R.
– High degree of self-motivation.
– Comfortable with databases.
– Strong ability to communicate theories and results.

Nice to have:
– Experience with agriculture or trade statistics.
– Knowledge of agriculture, poverty or rural development.
– Experience with tools for reproducibility (https://github.com/jtleek/rpackages)
– Creative data visualization.
– Machine learning, spatial analysis, NLP, network analysis, etc.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, please respond privately to [email protected] with you CV and any relevant material such as codes snippets on Github.

Job Categories: Consultant. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: non-profit, R programmer, and statistician. Salaries: Less than $100,000.

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