Data Associate

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This is a UNV National Youth contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Youth contracts.

The UN Volunteer will work under the direct supervision of the National Peace and Development Advisor and overall oversight of the UNDP Resident Representative, in the key functions listed as "Task Descriptions". He/She will also work closely with the Peace and Development Advisor in the South Caucasus, as part of the UNDP-UNV Tandem Teams Initiative.

The UN Volunteer will work under the direct supervision of the National Peace and Development Advisor and overall oversight of the UNDP Resident Representative, in the key functions listed below. He/She will also work closely with the Peace and Development Advisor in the South Caucasus, as part of the UNDP-UNV Tandem Teams Initiative .

Summary of key functions: • Data Collection, Management and Analysis • Data Visualization, Reporting and Application • Technical Support

Data Collection, Management and Analysis: • Identify key data gaps for informed crisis risk tracking in the country. • Propose a strategy and implementation plan for capturing required primary data • Identify and integrate additional primary and secondary data into the Crisis Risk Dashboard as required by evolving needs including the development, implementation and management of new indicators and corresponding data that are associated with the crisis risk model; • Propose revisions and improvements to the overall design framework and data requirements for the risk tracking system, using as the key tool the Crisis Risk Dash-board (CRD) – a purpose-designed platform developed by CRU for online information management and data visualization - and ensure content is current, comprehensive, and follows relevant metadata standards;

Data Visualization, Reporting and Application: • Explore ways of presenting crisis risk profiles and early warning more effectively through visual representations (charts, graphs, tables and diagrams) through the CRD; • Provide technical assistance in translating data and other program information into easy visual representations, in accordance with data visualization best practices; • Consolidate operational information on a regular schedule to support analysis and de-sign and implement sustainable information management and dissemination systems for data collections for the CRD, where required.

Training and Technical Support: • Provide substantive input on information management toward the development of guidance and training materials in support of the Country Office / Country Team application of the CRD; • Provide technical assistance in order to build capacity of staff on how to integrate data visualization approaches into their work as well as how to update and monitor existing dashboards.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for in-stance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities; • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Functional competencies: • Intimate understanding of designing and conducting primary data gathering and re-search; • Looks at experience critically, drawing lessons, and building them into the design of new approaches; • Possesses strong analytical and research capabilities, including the ability to produce high quality reports and knowledge products; • Knowledge of UNDP’s mandate, systems and tools in the area of conflict prevention, crisis preparedness and response, and peacebuilding; • Creates an environment that fosters innovation and innovative thinking; • Makes the case for innovative ideas from the team with own supervisor; • Designs management systems based on established best practice; • Formulates strategy for the implementation of systems; • Review systems performance to support rigorous development of systems standards and modes of operation; • Ability to coordinate and conduct trainings, ensure knowledge management, identify and share best practices.

Core Competencies: • Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents; • Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation; • Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication; • Creating an emotionally intelligent organization; • Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge shar-ing and learning; • Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking.

in information management, big data analysis, visualization, innovations and their role in political science, or other related areas; Strong experience in conducting primary research, particularly in crisis contexts; Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases; Knowledge in peacebuilding, conflict-related, media and political studies is an asset; Experience in providing excellent client/customer services; Experience managing information in international development or humanitarian con-text as well as relevant experience within the UN system is highly desirable; Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the international development or humanitarian context; Ability to conduct data collection using various methods; Ability to quickly establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different cultural backgrounds and languages. Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded.

As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials.

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