Data Scientist
Friday, 03 December, 2021

Based at the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET), the ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI) is one of the first university-based think tanks in the South Caucasus. ISET-PI complements the educational mission of ISET by delivering training, conducting research and analysis, expressing views on policy, and providing a professional platform for policy discussions and debates.

ISET-PI is seeking a Data Scientist who will report to the ISET-PI Deputy Director.

Position: Data Scientist

Reporting to: Deputy Director

Start time: January 2022

Direct Reports: 1

Terms: Competitive

Main responsibilities include:

  • Managing the data unit;
  • Managing data storage and organization;
  • Coordinating activities of the Data Center with the rest of the institution; working closely with the ISET-PI Lead Economists and researchers;
  • Establishing contacts and partnerships with key data generators;
  • Designing data collection strategies for specific projects;
  • Managing/coordinating data collection efforts;
  • Suggesting proactively interesting and feasible directions for data collection and analysis, and trainings;
  • Coordinating and conducting internal training where needed;
  • Suggesting proactively interesting and feasible directions for data collection and analysis.

Required qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Statistics, Data Science, Applied Economics, or a related field;
  • A minimum of five years of relevant work experience is required, with demonstrated experience in performing comparable duties;
  • Good management skills and ability to meet deadlines while providing quality outputs;
  • Good oral communication and writing skills;
  • Fluency and good command of English and Georgian.


  • Strong knowledge of Python and its web-scraping libraries;
  • Basic understanding of HTML and CSS elements for data collection from online sources; strong;
  • Working knowledge of statistics and machine learning concepts.

How to apply:

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Send letter of interest and CV to: [email protected] with “Data Scientist” in the subject. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

The application deadline is December 19, 2021.