|Overview : |
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme intends to hire a Data Management Consultant.
The Volunteer Advisory Services Section (VASS) within UNV, enhances UNV’s proactive capacity to mainstream volunteerism into peace and development initiatives through research, the generation of knowledge and evidence and the provision of technical advisory services to UN member states on research, measurement and volunteer infrastructure. In line with this, VASS is leading the development of a knowledge portal which will serve as a go-to space for accessing up-to-date global, regional, and national data related to volunteerism.
Its main features include a global Volunteering Database - UNV’s unique offer which will sketch the global volunteering landscape. Originally developed by VASS, the database which is currently on Excel covers 120 countries and contains the following data sets: list of legislation; ILO-UNV measurement activities; and mentions of volunteering in Voluntary National Reviews . During the second half of 2019 through the first quarter of 2020, the database will be expanded to cover country profiles, volunteer numbers (accessible through ILOSTATS), policies relevant to volunteering, as well as other relevant data sets and evidence products. In addition to data and statistics, the portal will feature a Good Practice and Evidence Library which will consolidate good practice and evidence products from UNV and other partners focusing initially on cross cutting thematic areas such as measurement, gender, climate change, youth and inequality and other on demand topics that will help enhance our understanding of the contribution of volunteering to a specific development topic. For more information about the knowledge portal, see the working prototype: https://invis.io/DZTQO8WEAJ6#/382253828_Knowledge_Portal_Prototype-001.
The consultant will support the further improvements and maintenance of the global Volunteering Database. Specifically, the consultant will:
- Implement necessary improvements on the Volunteering Database based on the data and reporting requirements of the knowledge portal for the purposes of data storage, analysis/queries, visualization, integrations, automated connections with external data sources, and data transfer/sharing.
- Manage the data inputs and cleaning in both Volunteering Database and Good Practice/Evidence Library including merging data from different sources, inputting raw data sets, new entries of knowledge products and case stories, writing a program for cleaning data, ensuring correct syntax , tagging and consistency in country names according to UN guidelines, links, and metadata
- Develop highly visual and interactive Power BI reports based on the agreed data sets
- Develop recommendations to inform the overall technical development of the knowledge portal, allowing for data storage, privacy controls, data inputs, editing and transfer/sharing (could include data mining, AI, machine learning)
Duty station: home based
Deadline: 8 December 2019
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