René Clausen Nielsen

Sociologist. Development Practitioner. Data Analyst. Data Visualiser.

About me

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status

1000 SHOTS CAPTURED
18 PROJECTS COMPLETED
1400 SATISFIED CUSTOMERS
1450 KM CYCLED

My resume

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work experience

2013 - now

Big Data Specialist @ UN Global Pulse

January 2013 -

Supporting a Data Revolution of the UN

Manages a range of big data for development projects, from idea conception over budgeting, project design, exploration, research and actual implementation of public facing results. Apart from analysis and project management, roles include knowledge management and day-to-day management of interns and fellows as well as partnership building, capacity building, and administrative backup. Also participates in ongoing discussions about innovation and the use of new technologies and real-time analysis in the UN, actively engages in fundraising initiatives, and represents UN Global Pulse at meetups and conferences.

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2012-2013

Internal Communication/Knowledge Management Analyst @ UNFPA

August 2012 to January 2013

Streamlining Internal Communication and Knowledge Sharing

Tasks included: * Plan, coordinate and manage content for the myUNFPA platform; including conceptualizing, writing, editing, coordinating and proofreading online content. * Promote and build capacity of users to engage with myUNFPA through the creation of communication and training materials, including print and multimedia materials and on-site trainings. * Draft, coordinate and contribute to the specifications of various elements of myUNFPA for further development. * Conduct user testing of new myUNFPA sections. * Respond to user feedback and provide user support on all aspects of the myUNFPA platform. Report technical issues to MIS and communicate improvements to end-users.

2012 - 2012

Research Analyst @ UNDP

June 2012 to July 2012

Mapping New Technologies for Conflict Prevention

In the Bureau for Crisis Prevention & Recovery tasks were: * Undertake mapping of current technologies and applications with potential for application in the fields of crisis prevention and recovery. * Provide support to a research project on technologies for conflict prevention commissioned by UNDP/BCPR in collaboration with IPI and USAID. * Provide support and background research for development of a UNDP Guidance Note on Technology for Collaborative Conflict Prevention by UNDP BCPR and BDP. * Provide technical advice and project management support to the development of an online platform for the global initiative, Infrastructures for Peace. * Contribute to the development of new UNDP knowledge products and tools in areas relevant for conflict prevention work

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2007 - 2012

Project Manager & Researcher @ Advice Digital

June 2007 to July 2012

Facilitation of the full process from planning over budgeting, team coordination, partner communication, implementation, and the monitoring and evaluation of both small and large projects. Main responsibilities were * Research and analysis (data analysis, web analytics, surveys, focus interviews, telephone interviews, ethnographic field studies, mental models, expert analyses, and workshops) * Social Media and Knowledge Sharing Tools (wikis, blogs, screencasts, etc.) * Design of complex data solutions Additionally, I have been responsible for strategy, concept and at times implementation.

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2011-2011

Knowledge Management Specialist @ ActionAid Mozambique

September 2011 to December 2011

A three month fixed-term assignment with the task of building a knowledge management strategy for ActionAid Mozambique including workflow analysis, introduction to information sharing technologies and knowledge management techniques. The assignment consisted of four deliverables: 1) KM Strategy, 2) KM Phase 1 Concept, 3) Training of Trainers, and 4) Implementation in existing Sharepoint solution.

Education experience

2005 - 2007

M.Sc in Sociology @ The University of Copenhagen

February 2005 to May 2007

Developmental Sociology & Longitudinal Criminology

The emphasis of my postgraduate studies in Denmark was on extended sociological methods and theory. I particularly focused on process and developmental sociology and advanced applied statistics and population studies (using the statistical software package SAS). My dissertation was in the field of Criminology and based on a combination of longitudinal statistical data and field interviews.

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2003 - 2004

MA (Merit) in Historical Social Enquiry @ The University of Manchester

September 2003 to October 2004

Development Studies & Historical Sociology

The MA in Historical Social Enquiry was a cross-departmental degree, where I took courses in the departments of History, Sociology, and Development Studies. I obtained the degree of Master of Arts with Merit by submitting a dissertation on female emancipation called "Sex and Manners 1890-2000". In this, I compared archival material on etiquette and manners between the sexes in Denmark, Germany, Holland, UK and USA in the period 1890 to 2000, and traced concurrent informalisation processes and changing power-balances between the sexes.

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1999 - 2002

B.Sc in Sociology @ Aalborg University

September 1999 to August 2002

Qualitative Sociology

Focus on basic sociological theories and methods. Particular focus on qualitative methods, micro sociology and cultural sociology. Self-chosen subject in demography. Bachelor’s thesis was based on field studies and interviews conducted during a month in Thailand.

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I am good at

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  • Project Management 90%
  • Responsive Web Design 75%
  • User Experience 80%
  • Data Analysis 80%
  • Data Science 60%
  • Data Visualisation 80%

"Design is hard work. Striving for design excellence is even harder."

-Archie Boston

My Blog

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Visualising Tweets About Global Issues

Visualising Tweets About Global Issues

Posted by René Clausen Nielsen |03 Jul 14 | 0 comments

I finally found a good excuse to play around with RAW (made by the amazing people from Density Design). I have tried a few times before, but it quickly showed that

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China Explained

China Explained

Posted by René Clausen Nielsen |26 Apr 13 | 0 comments

If you have any interest in the history and politics of China (you should), the Reuters Connected China app is absolutely amazing. It’s basically a bunch of very well-annotated interactive

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Robert Kirkpatrick on Tweets and UN Global Pulse

Posted by René Clausen Nielsen |25 Apr 13 | 0 comments

Nyt job

Posted by René Clausen Nielsen |07 Apr 13 | 4 comments

Jeg havde egentlig tænkt mig at skrive dette indlæg i august 2012, da jeg efter 5 forrygende og lærerige år stoppede i Advice Digital og startede som “Internal Communication/Knowledge Management

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Taxonomy Exploration with Infomous

Taxonomy Exploration with Infomous

Posted by René Clausen Nielsen |07 Feb 13 | 1 comments

So, I’m working on a social media data mining project with UN Global Pulse about the Post-2015 process, and wanted a quick look at regularly used words in combination with

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Going to Data Visualization School

Going to Data Visualization School

Posted by René Clausen Nielsen |11 Jan 13 | 12 comments

With the never-ending expansion of online possibilities for quality learning, I got to the can’t-see-the-woods-for-trees phase quite a while ago and tend to forget about some of the high quality

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