[Update: This post is now closed. Thanks to all our applicants!]

We are hiring a Manager for the HDX Data Lab in Nairobi, Kenya. The Data Lab serves as a front line, in-person service to the HDX platform. We started the Nairobi Lab in 2014 with a focus on providing data services to partners and helping the humanitarian community connect data from across the region.

User research in Nairobi for the Humanitarian Data Exchange.
Photo Credit: Yumi Endo

Since then, we have worked to make open data useful in East Africa, and helped partners like Twaweza visualize its data. We also developed a film about humanitarian data that profiles a number of our partners in Nairobi.

In December 2016, we launched a second Data Lab in Dakar, Senegal. The Dakar and Nairobi teams will both focus on making progress with data sharing, supporting technical system integration, and increasing data use and impact.

The Nairobi Lab is supported by three roles including a Lab Manager, a Data Manager and a Data Scientist (remote support). The Lab Manager also collaborates directly with a team of professionals based around the world.

Title Summary of Role
Lab Manager Day-to-day management of the Data Lab; oversight of data services and community engagement.

How to Apply

If you are passionate about the use of humanitarian data in East Africa and want to join a motivated team, please apply by the following this link by 22 February at 11:59 CET. We will request additional information from shortlisted candidates. Please do not send CVs directly.

If you have questions about the role or want to collaborate with us in Nairobi, send an email to hdx@un.org.