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Description of the Assignment:
UNDP Philippine Country Office’s Pintig Lab is a multi-stakeholder network of economists, data scientists, data engineers, and data practitioners that is tasked with providing the government with data-driven systems and policy insights to help inform the country’s develop plans and strategies. The Pintig Lab aims 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. 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 are on circular economy, climate finance, local government 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 local government resilience through exploring and integrating non-traditional datasets, establishing baseline data, developing dashboards mock-ups, and conducting policy research. 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.
This Terms of Reference (TOR) calls for the services of an Enterprise Architect to support the development of strategies that will enable Pintig Lab and its partners to achieve its goals and mandates through digital transformation. The IC will lead consultations and craft deliverables that define the goal of digital products and solutions; navigate current and desired processes, systems, and data; and define roadmaps to successfully develop digital solutions with matching required technology. The IC will also perform quality assurance tasks on the work and deliverables of UNDP firms and contractors that are related to the implementation and development of digital solutions. These include data platforms, data portals, dashboards, databases, management information systems, and the like. The Enterprise Architect will be part of the UNDP Pintig Lab that is under the Impact Advisory Team.
Period of assignment/services 105-person days
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