Technology for Development (T4D) Advisor Data Scientist

Program / Department Summary

The senior advisor position is assigned to the Technology for Development (T4D) team.T4D’s vision is a world of digital inclusion and opportunity where the ethical use of technology and data empowers secure, productive and just communities. Our mission and purpose is to drive sustainable field program impact through responsible applications of existing and emerging technologies.

General Position Summary

Oversee and provide strategic direction to the Data-Driven for Decision Making initiative, under T4D. Focusing on helping field teams to explore, design, adapt and integrate innovative methods to harness ”big data” to complement traditional data sources with real-time, high-frequency, low-cost data for program decision making, research and policy purposes. Improve development and humanitarian assistance programs targeting, and performance, applying a variety of technical data science skills in data management, analytics, visualization, programming, and statistical modelling. Actively participating in partnership development activities, represent T4D and Mercy Corps at key sector forums and events, helping to monitor and improve program quality and relevance, staying current on industry innovation, trends and best practices, delivering training, and disseminating information to internal and external partners. Participate in matrixed teams, build the capacity of others, and help integrate new and innovative methods for data-driven for decision making with other T4D initiatives, field programs relevant activities, and support to other Mercy Corps teams.

For more information see the Mercy Corps website