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Data Science Analyst, UNDP/BPPS Effectiveness Group
Procurement Process :Other
Office :Home based (during COVID-19) and office-based NY - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Deadline :09-Jul-20
Posted on :26-Jun-20
Reference Number :67327
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Overview :

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nation’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP works through 125 country offices to provide development advocacy, advice and assistance to 170 countries globally. 

The Effectiveness Group of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) focuses on assisting UNDP and partners to achieve higher quality development results through an integrated approach that links results-based management and performance monitoring with more effective and new ways of working.  It seeks to do so by enabling UNDP and others to be more innovative, and to make more evidence and data driven decisions by identifying, testing, sharing, learning from and institutionalizing what works.  It acts as a hub on all aspects of results-based management, development performance monitoring and analysis, as well as identifying, collecting, and sharing ideas on new and better ways of working across the UNDP network, social innovators, and the development community.

Given its mandate, the Effectiveness Group leads and coordinates UNDP’s transparency initiative.  UNDP began publishing its project and financial data in accordance with the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standard in 2011. UNDP’s Transparency Portal ( allows open and comprehensive public access to data on over 5,000 projects and US$ 5 billion in project data. 

The Data Science Analyst will be part of the Transparency Team of the Effectiveness Group and support the UNDP’s implementation of the transparency initiative and data publication. UNDP has conducted a major exercise to ensure data quality both by the country offices and by the headquarters units.  He/she will assist the team in streamlining data flow processes to improve data quality, accuracy and validity. The Consultant is expected to analyze the quality and quantity of UNDP’s published project and financial data and support country offices and headquarters units to maintain the data integrity.  The Consultant will work closely with the Results Team of the Effectiveness Group, Office of Finance and Resource Management, Information and Technology Management (IMT) team, regional bureaux and country offices to ensure timely dissemination of quality data.

In addition, the Consultant is expected to develop machine learning algorithms for critical analytics required for various reporting and incorporate the analytics in the various monitoring tools (e.g. dashboards).

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Should you have any questions please email no later than 3 July 2020.

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Central Procurement Unit