Organisational Unit: UNU Computing and Society (UNU-CS)
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The United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) is a research institute at the intersection between information and communication technology (ICT) and international development. UNU-CS conducts policy-relevant research projects, focusing on key issues faced by societies as expressed in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through high-impact innovations and technologies. Through its research, UNU-CS encourages data-based and evidence-drive actions and policy towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
One of the institute’s missions is to nurture the next generation of interdisciplinary computing, information, and social scientists and engineers to be thought leaders in the field of ICT for development. To this end, the institute seeks to build a team of experts to help deliver the institute’s mission and work plan.
UNU-CS is situated in Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR), China, and is the only UN entity in the city. Macau is one of the most dynamic regions in Asia, where technological innovations has become an integral part in driving social and economic development. A large ecosystem of private sector companies and technological start-ups are just a short distance away. Macao’s close proximity to China, Hong Kong SAR, and other Asian countries such as Japan, the Republic of Korea, Viet Nam, and other Southeast Asian countries provides an exciting opportunity for researchers and experts to maximise impact of their work.
More information can be found at https://cs.unu.edu.
The Apprise project supports first responders in the initial screening phase of victim identification, to overcome problems of communication, training (common understanding of indicators of trafficking), and privacy. An external evaluator is required to conduct an impact assessment of the project’s 1) baseline + 2) endline.
The incumbent will support the Migrant Tech (MT) Principal Investigator (PI) in all data collection, analysis, and learning activities that aim at enhancing the accountability and efficiency. S/he will work closely with the MT Project Coordinator and Thai officials to assess field conditions, support capacity building initiatives, facilitate the collection of quality data, and prepare the required reports.
The incumbent will execute an impact assessment of the Apprise pilot, including a baseline data collection phase and an endline data collection phase. The end result will be a study that will address the following hypothesis: Apprise will increase the number of people being identified at screening (i.e., sent for further interview).
Key questions to be researched:
The incumbent may be:
required qualifications and experience include:
A total fee of USD 11,096 will be paid under this contract, in two installments:
UN income is not subject to taxes in Macau. The contractor will be responsible for paying local taxes and other fiscal obligations.
This is a locally recruited post; no relocation allowances apply. The successful candidate will be employed as a consultant and will not hold international civil servant status, nor is he/she a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.
UNU-CS accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during the contract period.
7 January 2019 – 30 June 2019
7 January 2019
Interested applicants should submit their applications by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 17 December 2018, and must include the following:
Please note that applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be offered the opportunity to interview for this position.
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