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Description of the Assignment:
The Pintig Lab is a multidisciplinary network of data scientists, economists, political scientists, and epidemiologists, with the goals to ensure that: 1) Data-driven policymaking is promoted, 2) Government, CSO, and UNDP Country Office capacity to use data for decision-making is increased, and 3) SDG Data ecosystem is strengthened. Within three years, it is envisioned that policy research insights are communicated or shared to create discussions among a wide audience towards policy considerations or change, data platforms with analytics and visualization are developed and/or enhanced, and local and national government, academe, NGO/CSO and CO programme teams increase in knowledge on data governance and its applications for development planning and decision-making.
The Pintig Lab needs to operate by having a whole-of-society approach where a diverse set of stakeholders and partners (including UN agencies, INGOs, NGOs, CSOs, the private sector, etc.) are consulted, engaged, and involved, ensuring that no one, including the most vulnerable, are disregarded. In this light, in every area of work, a gender lens also needs to be applied, to ensure that issues concerning women and girls are understood and tackled.
Pintig Lab’s priority workstreams in 2022 until 2023 are on circular economy, climate finance, resilience, and women’s political empowerment. With the UNDP Climate Action Programme Team (CAPT), Pintig Lab is supporting data-related initiatives on circular economy, climate finance, and resilience through exploring and integrating non-traditional datasets, establishing baseline data, developing mock-up dashboards, and conducting policy research. On women’s political empowerment, Pintig Lab will be working on digitalization projects to promote women’s political participation. This would entail the development of a roadmap for digitalization, set up of a data warehouse, and application of machine learning tools to automate analytical processes and ensure gender-disaggregated data.
To achieve its goals, UNDP Pintig Lab needs a Research Assistant to provide data collection and analysis support for the Strengthening Institutions and Empowering Localities Against Disasters and Climate Change (SHIELD) Program local government unit (LGU) data analytics needs assessment report that should be completed by December 2023.
Scope of Work and Outputs
The Consultant shall perform the following:
Provide technical support to the Pintig Lab Chief Data Scientist, Data Analyst, and Project Manager on data collection and data analysis needs for the LGU data analytics needs assessment report. This includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities and deliverables:
1. Provide research assistance in desk research, data collection instrument design, data collection, data analysis, and report writing.
2. Data collection will involve key informant interviews (KIIs) and focus group discussions (FGDs) with LGU representatives, documentation of KIIs and FGDs, coordinating with LGU representatives to collect documents and data, and holding consultation sessions with the UNDP SHIELD team. This will also include support for scheduling KIIs and FGDs.
3. Travel to the LGUs to perform the data collection will be required. LGUs to be visited may include Albay, Agusan del Norte, Davao Oriental, Eastern Samar, Quezon Province, Agusan del Sur, and Northern Samar. Travel itineraries and expenses will be organized and covered by UNDP.
4. Data analysis will include processing of all data collected through desk research and field work. The Pintig Lab Chief Data Scientist will provide overall technical direction. All analysis will be used in the development of the SHIELD LGU Data Analytics Needs Assessment Report.
5. The Research Assistant will also be expected to present their work to internal and external stakeholders.
Period of assignment/ services 50-person days
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