Open Data on Technical Aspects Consultant
Application deadline 5 months ago: Thursday 18 Aug 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
Result of Service The consultant shall prepare the following:
- Prepare presentations for the 2 days' workshop on "Technical aspects of open data" in French (as per PowerPoint ESCWA template).
Deliver presentations on technical aspects of open data, during the ESCWA capacity-building workshop in Morocco in French. Attention is kindly drawn to the need to ensure that the final draft of the outputs be thoroughly reviewed prior to submission and to indicate the sources of tables and diagrams. References to reports and other substantive material should be clearly indicated within the text and noted at the end. It is also essential to send, with the completed output, photocopies, or scans of at least the first page of books, reports, and bulletins, used as reference material as well as copies of the pages quoted. The content of the generated document shall be the sole property of ESCWA. The content cannot and must not be presented, discussed, or published by the consultant without the express authorization of ESCWA.
The consultant shall review and incorporate the comments and suggestions made by ESCWA into a revised version of the report and submit it to ESCWA, 2 weeks later.
Work Location Beirut
Expected duration The total time to deliver the final output of the consultant spans 12 weeks beyond the date of the signature of the contract.
Duties and Responsibilities The consultant is required to undertake the following tasks:
- Update training presentations, previously prepared in French on technical aspects of open data with focus on Moroccan case, as per ESCWA template. This material will include the following (among other topics):
- Open data inventory development (including data collection, classification, anonymization, documentation...).
- Open data platforms.
- Open Data Licenses.
- Open data standards and interoperability.
- Open data quality evaluation. The final list of topics will be identified in coordination with the consultant.
Deliver 4 sessions in French at least on technical aspects of open data during the 2-day "Capacity building workshop on Technical Aspects of Open data", in Morocco. ESCWA promotes gender equality and integration of youth through its publications and therefore the consultant should pay attention, with the help of ESCWA staff, to gender considerations and youth dimension throughout the research work and thereby ensure that the narrative language should be gender sensitive.
Qualifications/special skills Academic Qualifications: An advanced university degree in technology, ICT, computer science, computer engineering or an equivalent field is required, a Ph.D. is a plus. Experience: A minimum of 5 years experience in Open Data field, digital technology, and ICT applications is required. Experience in capacity building, training, and teaching is desired. Language: Fluency in Arabic and French is required.
No Fee THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.