Data Scientist job at Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS)

Vacancy title:
Data Scientist

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Public Administration, and Government , Category: Computer & IT ]

Jobs at:

Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS)

Deadline of this Job:
28 October 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Saturday, October 16, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) is an agency of Government responsible for maintenance, coordination, supervising and monitoring of the National Statistical System (NSS) to ensure the collection, analysis and dissemination of standardised statistical information. The Bureau is also mandated as the principal official statistics producing agency in the country.

UBOS is seeking dynamic, competent, self-motivated, result oriented, and good team players of strong character and high integrity to fill the position of:
Job Title: Data Scientist (01)
Job Reference: IBOS/ STAT/ 10/2021
Reports to: Senior Data Scientist
Salary Scale: UBOS SP4
Employment Terms: Permanent

Job Summary:
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.

Key Results Areas
• 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 Requirements:
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Information, Computer Science, or Statistics with a bias in Statistical Computing;
• A post graduate 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.

Experience and Other Essential Attributes
• Ability to work effectively with other employees;
• Ability to maintain accurate and confidential records;
• Excellent communication & presentation skills;
• Experience in statistical production;
• Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree


Job application procedure
If you believe you fit the required profile, please submit your application through the online application system available on the UBOS Website: Not Later than close of business on the 28 October, 2021 at 5pm. Hardcopies shall not be accepted.
All applicants must attach relevant soft copies of academic transcripts, certificates and relevant appointment letters. (PDF copies maximum 1 OMB),
Please click here to apply.

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.
Uganda Bureau of Statistics is an all equal employment opportunity organisation.

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Job Info
Job Category: Computer/ IT
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job: 28 October 2021
Duty Station: Kampala
Posted: 16-10-2021
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 16-10-2021
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 16-10-2065
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