The Strategy, Portfolio, Partnerships and Digital (SPPD) Division is part of the Secretary-General’s Office. It has a four-fold role: it supports the Secretary-General in devising strategies, policies and innovative institutional mechanisms and practices to implement the Secretariat’s programme of work as mandated by member governments; it puts together the Strategic and Delivery Plans and ensures programme quality and coherence through monitoring, evaluation, learning and organisational reporting; it leads on developing international and Commonwealth partnerships and assists in mobilising resources; it manages the Commonwealth Innovation Hub and the Secretariat’s relationship with member states and functions as the Secretariat to the Governing Bodies of the Commonwealth (Board of Governors, Executive Committee, Accreditation Committee and other ad-hoc Working Groups).
The successful candidate will assist with identifying and collating datasets relevant to the activities of the secretariat, creating and applying advanced data analytics models using statistical and machine learning techniques. You will be creating automated anomaly detection systems and constantly tracking its performance. You will also be working with IT Specialists to present analytics and visualisations on various platforms, processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis.
To be considered, you must be between the ages of 20 and 30 years and have been enrolled in, or undertaking a postgraduate degree in Data Science. The successful candidate will have at least one years’ experience working on a Data Science project from concept to execution.
The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 member governments and provides guidance on policy making, technical assistance and advisory services to Commonwealth member countries. We support governments to help achieve sustainable, inclusive and equitable development.
Please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter. Covering letters should be structured to address the key criteria required in the person specification, giving clear examples.
To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country and have the right to live and work in the UK for the full duration of the Internship.
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The closing date is 19th August 2020, 17:00 BST