Programme Management Specialist [Artificial Intelligence and Data Policy]

Kampala, Uganda
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
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Programme Management Specialist [Artificial Intelligence and Data Policy]

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Programme Management Specialist [Artificial Intelligence and Data Policy]

Functional Responsibilities

Under the supervision of senior management of UN Global Pulse, the consultant will perform the following duties:

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of AI and data governance projects across Africa;
  • Support scaling up of existing initiatives and identify relevant opportunities for Global Pulse’s engagement in the AI and data governance space in the region;
  • Ensure timely delivery of reports on ongoing AI and data governance projects to UN Global Pulse senior management;
  • Provide technical inputs to and support governments in the development of policy instruments on AI and data governance in the Global South region;
  • Manage a small project team distributed across Ghana and Uganda;
  • Expand and maintain a network of stakeholders on AI and data from public, private sector and civil society organizations in Ghana and Uganda;
  • Support the representation of UN Global Pulse on AI and data governance related projects in the Africa region by participating in discussions with stakeholders;
  • Manage organization of events, working groups, and other advocacy related events related to the AI and data policy work in the Africa region;
  • Develop a system to ensure knowledge transfer and capacity building within the Pulse Lab Network;
  • Provide technical inputs to various Pulse Network related documents and reports in the area of work, including policy papers;
  • Work closely with the policy team in Pulse Lab New York and the senior management of Pulse Lab Kampala, ensuring alignment of policy work and priorities across Pulse Labs.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


Master’s degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Computer Sciences, International Relations, Law, or other relevant fields. A Bachelor’s Degree  plus additional (2) two years may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.

Required Experience
  • Minimum of (5) five years of practical experience in data privacy, data protection, data governance or artificial intelligence ethics related matters in Africa is required;
  • Experience in drafting written materials, producing reports, and meeting summaries is required
  • Experience in event organization and meeting facilitation is required;
Desirable experience 

(the following experience is optional candidates who do not have it are welcome to apply)

  • At least (2) two years of project management experience in the field of data and AI governance or data and AI innovation is desired;
  • Experience in providing policy advice on digital development and digital transformation is highly desirable;
  • Experience in public speaking and active participation in data privacy, data protection, AI ethics working groups and consultations representing an organization is highly desirable;
  • Working knowledge of data and AI applications for social good is highly desirable;
  • Technical expertise in the area of AI or data science or related technical fields, including data innovation for social good is an asset;Research experience in AI and data related studies and/or global development is highly desirable.
  • Experience working with an international organization and/or other public sector institution in Africa is an asset;
  • Fluency in English (written and oral) is required.
Closing date for applications 12 July 2020 before midnight.

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