Data Analytics Associate, New Delhi, India At UNDP – United Nations Development Programme


Closing date: Sunday, 17 September 2023

Job Identification : 11738

Locations : New Delhi, India

Posting Date : 09/01/2023, 05:28 AM

Apply Before : 09/17/2023, 06:29 PM

Job Schedule : Full time

Agency : UNDP

Grade : NPSA-7

Vacancy Type : National Personnel Service Agreement

Practice Area : Health

Bureau : Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific

Contract Duration : 1 Year

Education & Work Experience : Bachelor’s Degree – 4 year(s) experience OR High School certificate- 7 year(s) experience

Required Languages : English and Hindi

Vacancy Timeline

2 Weeks

Job Description

Background

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP: we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

UNDP has been working in India since 1951 in almost all areas of human development. Together with the Government of India and development partners, we have worked towards eradicating poverty, reducing inequalities, strengthening local governance, enhancing community resilience, protecting the environment, supporting policy initiatives and institutional reforms, and accelerating sustainable development for all.

With projects and programmes in every state and union territory in India, UNDP works with national and subnational government, and diverse development actors to deliver people-centric results, particularly for the most vulnerable and marginalized communities. As the integrator for collective action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the UN system, we are committed to supporting the Government of India’s national development vision and priorities and accelerating the achievement of the SDGs for the people and the planet.

UNDP India’s Country Programme (2023-2027) builds on our prior work and aims to provide an integrated approach to development solutions in three strategic portfolios:

  •  Strong, accountable and evidence-led institutions for accelerated achievement of the SDGs.
  •  Enhanced economic opportunities and social protection to reduce inequality, with a focus on the marginalized.
  •  Climate-smart solutions, sustainable ecosystems and resilient development for reduced vulnerability.

South-South cooperation, gender equality and social inclusion are promoted across the pillars. The programme is supported by a framework of renewed partnerships and blended finance solutions, strategic innovation and accelerator labs, and data and digital architecture.

You are invited to join a team of future-smart development professionals to support India in achieving the national and globally agreed goals. As part of the UNDP team, your focus will be to work with diverse stakeholders to find country-specific solutions that lead to sustainable development and reach those furthest behind first.

In India UNDP is a long-standing partner of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and its institutions at the State and District level. Guided by the government, the UNDP India work is fully carried out in close coordination with partner UN agencies and is focusing on better health services provided to population of India.

The overarching goal of UNDP’s work on health system strengthening in India is to facilitate equitable access to basic services by strengthening capacities of communities to demand and access services, and of institutions to deliver quality, timely and stigma free services and LNOB (Leaving no one behind).

The Gavi Alliance co-funded Health System Strengthening (HSS) programme is one of the efforts of the MoHFW to improve the quality and level of immunization coverage in India. UNDP has been a trusted partner of MoHFW and GAVI for many years in this flagship programme that has nationwide coverage and has supported vaccine delivery to over 1 billion people. The initially developed solutions (eVIN and CoWIN) have proven themselves well and now UNDP is given a unique opportunity to develop and integrate a new universal vaccination solution – U-Win – which will be the focus on the next phase of support.

While a large part of the HSS programme is related to digital solutions development, capacity building and implementation, it also includes technical support to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for prevention and management of non-communicable diseases, Neglected Tropical diseases and for leveraging technologies to track high risk pregnancies and thereby reduce maternal and child mortalities rates. Working closely with other development partners, the programme also supports the National AIDS Control Organization’s efforts in prevention and control of HIV and AIDS.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Data Analyst will provide expert support in achieving objectives aimed at enhancing data driven decision making capabilities.

The specific duties and responsibilities during the assignment will be carried out under the guidance and supervision of the Project Manager with close collaboration with M&E and Communications and relevant teams at the country office and regional/state levels:

  •  Collate and transform data sets into comprehensive usable insights for the project, acting as the focal person for essential reporting and analytical needs of the team.
  •  Regular provision of analytical support on critical issues, as identified, by Program Manager, analysing real time and other data to help inform decisions, policies, and implementation frameworks.
  •  Supporting the development of data models and plans and information management tools to contribute to forecasting and risk management of the project
  •  Support the Project and related workstreams in visualizing and presenting data in effective and engaging ways, including needed statistics, data, graphics, and presentational materials.;
  •  Support the design and development of engaging and meaningful methods for reflection from the day-to-day activities of the project;
  •  Produce for dissemination (in coordination with Communications colleagues), public information about the Project’s activities to promote a better understanding of the work and being done and its impact at all levels
  •  Monitor quality of data collected, perform data cleaning activities, and ensure regular updates on data quality in collaboration with relevant teams.
  •  Assist on preparing data reports, both internally and for partners, and incorporating data analysis into narrative reports, including annual reports;
  •  Provide dedicated technical advice for designing and implementing integrated and comprehensive data collection and analysis tools that optimise statistical efficiency and quality;
  •  Support capacity-building and best practices related to data management and analysis and engaging practices with implementing partners at national/regional/state and district levels in developing their own analytical practice to improve scheme design, risk management and operational delivery.

Competencies

Core Competencies:

  •  Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies: Digital & Innovation

  •  Data analysis: Ability to extract, analyse and visualize data (including Real-Time Data) to form meaningful insights and aid effective decision making
  •  Data governance: Knowledge of data science, skills to develop data management tools, organize and maintain databases and operate data visualization technologies
  •  Data Analytics: Ability to solve complex business problems using analytical approaches, data, and a strong passion for empirical research

Business Management

  •  Results-based Management: Ability to manage programmes and projects with a focus at improved performance and demonstrable results.
  •  Portfolio Management: Ability to select, prioritize and control the organization’s programmes and projects, in line with its strategic objectives and capacity; ability to balance the implementation of change initiatives and the maintenance of business-as-usual, while optimizing return on investment

Digital & Innovation

  •  Tech literacy: Ability to apply new digital tools or adapting their original use to create new insights, fresh perspectives or develop solutions. Understand the potential as well as the limitations of certain technological developments; being able to identify how technology can add value when it’s used as a “means to an end”

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  •  Secondary School certificate or formally recognized equivalent, or
  •  Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Statistics, Data Science or related field, with less working experience will be given due consideration

Experience:

  •  Minimum seven (7) years of relevant working experience or four(4) years with Bachelors’ degree
  •  Experience in using statistical or data analytic tools
  •  Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages
  •  Experience in handling of web-based management systems
  •  Strong quantitative analytical skills and ability for strong visualizations and representation of data;
  •  Excellent knowledge of information technology, including expert knowledge of Excel;
  •  Excellent communication and writing skills
  •  Proven record of similar project
  •  Knowledge of and previous experience with data visualization and data visualization software is an asset;
  •  Experience with programming languages, such as SQL, Oracle, and Python is desired;
  •  Knowledge of development studies is desired;
  •  Knowledge of the UN system and coordination is desired

Required Languages:

  •  Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, knowledge of Hindi

Remuneration:

  •  Remuneration starting at 1,238,819.00 INR (Annual)/103,234.92 INR (Monthly) as per the scale depending on qualifications and experience. The remuneration is excluding 8.33% pension amount paid over and above the salary.

Disclaimer

Important information for US Permanent Residents (‘Green Card’ holders)

Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

Non-discrimination

UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

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