• Data Scientist (Economics) Doha
  • Confidential in Doha, , Qatar
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

jobs description


The Data Scientist will be an integral member of the data and digital innovation team, focusing on the development, maintenance, and enhancement of the entity's economic monitoring. This role requires a blend of knowledge in economic theory, econometric techniques, data science skills, and the ability to communicate complex analytical findings to support the entity’s mandate.

Key Responsibilities:
• Build data products, such as intelligent visualizations, data models, big data solutions, and/or AI/ML algorithms for initial simulations or prototypes and subsequent inclusion into the dashboard.
• Support the design, development, and maintenance of the departments economic monitoring dashboard to ensure it provides accurate, timely, and relevant economic indicators.
• Collaborate with Economists, IT and software development teams to ensure functionality aligns with user needs, substantive standards, and technological capabilities.
• Studies explores and evaluates new and... existing data sources to determine their effectiveness and accuracy for use in economic departments and assess their suitability for actionable output and data-driven recommendations to stakeholders.
• Actively coordinate the data capturing process, ensuring data accuracy, timeliness, integrity, validity, and compliance with data standards, quality measures, and guidelines.
• Working with data engineers to collate and clean data from various entities leveraging ETL capabilities.
• Develop and implement departments data management policies and procedures to enhance data quality and accessibility.
• Working with Economists and other data providers to support the development of detailed economic analysis based on established guidelines for all indicators – activities will include context setting, trend identification, anomaly assessment, and areas requiring further analysis and investigation.
• Utilize machine learning techniques for economic performance monitoring, simulation, and predictive analytics.
• Selecting and employing advanced statistical procedures to obtain actionable insights.
• Work closely with economic researchers, technology specialists, and sector experts to gather requirements and feedback on dashboard functionality and analytical outputs.
• Present complex economic analyses and predictions in a clear, understandable manner to both technical and non-technical audiences.
• Staying informed about developments in Data Science and adjacent fields to ensure that outputs are always relevant.

• Advanced degree in Data Science, Economics, Statistics, Computer Science, or similar is required.
• A minimum of 7 years of experience as a data scientist working on the application of data science for economic use cases or other related fields
• Proficient in data science and machine learning techniques, with experience using programming languages such as Python and R.
• Experience with the development of digital economic portals/products aimed at supporting departments, preferably in an economic or financial context.
• Strong background in economic theory and/or econometric modeling with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the application of data science for economics.
• Experience with econometric and economic modeling software i.e. STATA, eViews, GAMS, etc. is an advantage.
• Demonstrable history of devising and overseeing data-centered projects.
• Excellent data management skills, including experience with the latest data management and analytical tools.
• Ability to communicate complex concepts to a non-technical audience effectively.
• Experience working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic high-paced environment.
• Fluent in English and Arabic
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