Job Opening

Posting Title: Programme Management Coordinator (Digital Transformation, Disaster & Conflict), P3
Job Code Title: DATA ANALYST
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: BEIRUT
Posting Period: 03 November 2022 - 17 December 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Data Analytics and Management-UNEP-192543-R-Beirut (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

This post is located in UNEP's West Asia Office at the Beirut duty station. Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Regional Director of the West Asia Office and in coordination with other relevant substantive offices, the data analyst will carry out the following duties:

Responsibilities

• Translate organizational needs into analytics and reporting requirements to support decisions, strategies and workflows with data and information, including from UNEP's World Environment Situation Room and other relevant data platforms.
• Identify appropriate data sources for analytics projects and facilitate data sharing with UNEP's World Environment Situation Room.
• Collaborate with data engineers and data scientists to improve data flows, data quality.
• Develop and implement databases, data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality.
• Identify, analyze, and interpret environmental trends or patterns, using basic machine learning techniques, statistical methods to identify relevant features and variables in structured and unstructured sources of information and data.
• Develop and implement various analysis, reporting and quality control capabilities.
• Deliver analysis to UN Country Teams and Common Country Assessments (CCAs) on environmental trends and opportunities to harness digital technologies for environmental sustainability.
• Liaise with digital stakeholders in the region to understand environmental needs and receive feedback on UNEP data platforms and related digital products and services.
• Deliver trainings on data, digital technologies and related innovations linked to environmental sustainability.
• Collects and analyzes data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Strong management and organization skills including ability to provide strategic guidance, technical oversight, build strong teams, development and monitor work plans and management budgets and adapt them to changing situations. Strong wiring, presentation and reporting skills are also highly desirable. Ability to apply various United Nations administrative rules and regulations in work situations. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. Conceptual analytical and evaluate skills to conduct independent research and analysis. Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitment, observing deadlines and achieving results in client-orientation manner; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns' shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges, remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in computer science, data science, analytics, statistics, information management, public administration, management or a related field is required.

A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is an advantage.

Additional university level training in environmental science is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in applied analytics, business intelligence, information management, statistics, project management, stakeholder management or related area is required.

Experience in using data to inform decisions, strategies and execution with regard to environmental sustainability is required.

Experience with self-service analytics and data visualization applications (MS PowerBI, Qlik,
Tableau or similar), or business intelligence tools (SAP Business Objects, etc.) is required.

Experience in tools managing version control such as Git is desirable.

Experience with database or programming languages (SQL, Python, R) is desirable.

Experience with Geographic Information Systems and related software packages (ARC GIS,
QGIS) is desirable.

Two (2) or more years of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is required.

NOTE: "fluency equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and "knowledge of" equals a rating of "confident" in two of the four areas.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Appointment against this position is for an initial period of one (1) year and may be subject to extension.

For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 31 March 2022, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, China, Comoros, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu.



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