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Data Science - Intern

Location: Pall Mall, London SW1
Closing date: 25 January 2022
Contract duration: 6 months

We have an excellent opportunity for a Data Science Intern, to work with ICT within the Strategy, Portfolio, Partnerships and Digital (SPPD) Division.

The Strategy, Portfolio, Partnerships and Digital (SPPD) Division is part of the SecretaryGeneral’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 Secretariat is steadily building its data capabilities and is implementing a data governance framework. The internship will enable the successful candidate to participate in and learn from the ongoing data initiatives.

The successful candidates will be required to (please refer to the Job Description for a more exhaustive list):

  • Identifying and Collating Datasets relevant to the activities of the secretariat
  • Creating and applying Advanced data analytics models using statistical and machine learning techniques
  • Processing, cleansing, and verifying the quality of data used for analysis
  • Doing ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner
  • Creating and implementing automated data anomaly detection systems

To be considered, you must be between the ages of 20 and 30 years and currently enrolled in or undertaking a postgraduate degree in Data Science, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, or related subjects. 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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Closing date: 25 January 2022, 17:00 GMT

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