Senior Data Scientist (Position is a one-year contract, with an option to renew each year for three years.)

An AWDC data scientist will effectively use data to design evidence-based programs. You will apply your expertise of various statistical techniques to a wide variety of global projects in the fields of health and economic development to solve complex global issues. This is a unique opportunity to design and explore new avenues of social development. An ideal candidate will demonstrate a meticulous application of analytic techniques as well as originality in identifying non-traditional data sources.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts end-to end research process, from data analytics to generating evidence-based public-facing documents.

  • Ensures analytic reports are developed on credible quantitative methodologies.

  • Balances multiple projects simultaneously while adhering to timelines for project deliverables.

  • Works on a technical team which simultaneously supports market research requests covering multiple global projects.

  • Provides graphical and table representations of data for annual reports.  

  • Collaborate with international communications directors to design evidence-based communications strategies.


  • A master’s degree or Ph.D. in statistics, physics, mathematics, computer science.

  • Candidates with advanced degrees, preferably in the social sciences will be considered, provided 3+ years of statistical and/or computational experience and skills.  

  • Strong background in the fundamentals of machine learning and statistics.

  • Minimum of three years of experience conducting data analysis in R and/or Python.

  • Working knowledge of SQL or other languages used for analysis is a plus.

  • 1+ years of experience merging and analyzing large observational data sets.

  • Experience building predictive models and implementing them in a production environment is a plus.

  • Ability to work independently with little supervision as well as in a collaborative team environment.

  • The ability to explain complex technical material to nontechnical audiences

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Prior publication of work is a plus (please provide link)

AWDC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that celebrates, supports and promotes diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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