Javier Teran


Javier Teran is a Statistician at UNOCHA and member of the Centre for Humanitarian Data Team. Javier leads the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX)’s Data Partnerships Team since 2014. HDX is OCHA’s open platform for sharing relevant humanitarian data (https://data.humdata.org). HDX hosts several health-related datasets from humanitarian organisations, ministries of health and academic institutions.

Javier started his career with the United Nations in 2001 as Statistician at the UN Statistics Division in New York working on a system monitoring the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals. From 2004 to 2010, Javier served as Statistician at the UN Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna, Austria. He oversaw satellite-based crop assessments and crime statistics.

In 2010, he returned to New York as Statistician at the Information Management Unit of UN Department of Field Support where he developed Business Intelligence models to evaluate the UN Human Resources reforms within the UN field missions. Today, Javier is based in Geneva, Switzerland. You can follow HDX work on twitter at @humdata and Javier at @JTeran2000.