Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Junior Data Science Officer Nat. Youth UNDP Turkey
VMAM Code
TURR000497-10266
Open

Junior Data Science Officer

Junior Data Science Officer

National Youth
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Turkey
Location, Country
Istanbul (TUR)
Language skills
English
Turkish
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

UNDP IICPSD’s initiative SDG AI Lab aims to harness the potential of frontier digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and GIS for sustainable development. The Junior Data Science Officer will support SDG AI Lab’s work in development and implementation of digital solutions using Data Science, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing.

Under the direct supervision of UNDP IICPSD Technical Specialist, the UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assist the ongoing research efforts on application of big data and machine learning approaches to development issues.
  • Support the team in developing and implementing digital solutions to tackle issues in the field of economic and international development.
  • Contribute to data acquisition, preparation, analysis, and visualizations efforts.
  • Assist the organization of large datasets to get actionable insights from them.
  • Continuously support the data maintenance and data acquisition activities of the SDG AI Lab.
  • Support research work to unravel promising fields in development for the application of AI.
  • Provide as needed support to the Technical Specialist as required for, amongst others, participating in meetings, conferences, providing administrative and communications support, drafting meeting minutes and perform other functions and duties.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Econometrics, Mathematics, Economics or other relevant field
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Turkish is required.

  • Working knowledge of other language(s) is an advantage.

Experience remark
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in statistics, data science, data visualization, machine learning, natural language processing
  • Proficiency in programming languages, preferably Python, or R, SQL, Java
  • Hands-on experience on developing dashboard using Power BI, Tableau andD3.js would be an asset
  • Experience with common data science toolkits would be an asset.
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Turkish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Other science experience, Other information and telecommunications technology experience, Statistics
Area of expertise details
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in statistics, data science, data visualization, machine learning, natural language processing
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Turkey and legal residents in Turkey with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Application deadline: 21-09-2021
Project Assistant in Monitoring, Evaluation and Data Management Nat. Specialist UNFPA Ukraine
VMAM Code
UKRR000354-10563
Open

Project Assistant in Monitoring, Evaluation and Data Management

Project Assistant in Monitoring, Evaluation and Data Management

National Specialist
Host entity
UNFPA
Country
Ukraine
Location, Country
Kyiv (UKR)
Language skills
English
Ukrainian
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of UNFPA Program Analyst or her designated mandated representative(s), the National UN Volunteer will:

  • Monitor UNFPA’s project and country programme activities on gender mainstreaming by keeping a close record of activities and expenditures, revision of logframes, work plans, calendar of events and result matrix to track the progress towards indicators in close coordination with programme, communications and operations teams .
  • Proactively assist in gathering, structuring and analysis of information regarding legal and socio-economic environment of the country programme gender component, implementing partners, government authorities, local civil society organizations and other counterparts, which may be of use to the programme for informing decisions and communications etc.;
  • Support in project data analysis and visualization, produce data visualization reports;
  • Conduct needs assessment: as appropriate, design of data collection forms, ensuring that the purpose and use of all data collected is clear, questions are simple and user friendly, easily collectable, highlighting where potential problems might arise; organize and manage the data input and initial analysis and presentation of data for the programme;
  • Prepare periodic progress reports and disaggregated data inputs to UN Info/UNDAF/UNGTG and document lessons learnt and challenges ensuring cross-team coordination and data exchange;
  • Assist with knowledge and analytical products development through collection and analysis of raw data for newsletters, web products and infographic materials; manage GE Programme knowledge database;
  • Monitor the assistance provided by UNFPA to implementing partners paying attention to quality of activities and tracking the progress, prioritize the collection of accurate and complete age and sex-disaggregated data in particular to understand how COVID-19 impacts individuals differently, in terms of prevalence, trend; Collect and analyze qualitative feedback from the project target audiences, liase with events participants, manage database of contacts.
  • Contribute to drafting donor and stakeholder reporting, concept notes, memorandums, official requests and recommendations to streamline gender programme activities;
  • Perform field and online visits to monitor implementation of the gender programme activities and ensure the quality and accuracy of the collected or reported data, provide regular feedback and recommendations to programme staff on impact measurement.
  • Contribute to developing of ToRs for research/assessment/evaluation/ gender audit exercises to be conducted within the gender programme framework;
  • Perform any other duties as required by the Country Office, Regional Office and HQ.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • Relevant professional experience in project monitoring, managing information, coordination or related area;
  • Proficiency in data management and visualization software applications, advanced Excel skills (e.g. pivot tables, functions, etc.), teleconferencing is essential.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Ukrainian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Monitoring and evaluation, Statistics, Development programme/project administration
Area of expertise details
  • Proven skills to analyse statistical and financial information, ability to formulate information management-related technical requirements and operating procedures;
  • Strong ability to compile and holistically analyse diverse datasets, including visualising results of the analysis;
  • Sound knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods of social research, including experience of developing and analysing surveys, will be a strong asset.
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Ukraine and legal residents in Ukraine with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Application deadline: 26-09-2021
Online Volunteering Programme and Service Coordinator Nat. Specialist UNV Turkey
VMAM Code
TURR000507-10618
Open

Online Volunteering Programme and Service Coordinator

Online Volunteering Programme and Service Coordinator

National Specialist
Host entity
UNV
Country
Turkey
Location, Country
Istanbul (TUR)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
01 December 2021
Duration
12 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Regional Manager for Europe and CIS and within the coordination of OV Team Coordinator or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:

a. Coordinating the Online Volunteering programme and service in Europe and CIS countries and focusing on:

  • Coordinate the engagement and promotion of online volunteering by contributing to networking efforts and building relationships with relevant organizations, delivering information meetings and workshops for target organizations and providing relevant information and assistance;
  • Assist with planning and organizing series of on-site and online public events on promoting volunteer modalities of UNV among UN Agencies, NGOs, UN Volunteers and other target groups, including in close coordination with ROECIS and UNV global teams;
  • Support ROECIS portfolio team to combine online volunteer services with onsite UN Volunteer services by coordinating the relationships management with UN partners;
  • Develop creative business solutions to extend the operation in the region.

b. Providing support to the users of UNV’s Online Volunteering service focusing on achieving the following results:

  • Respond to general queries including updating of standard messages;
  • Screen organizations’ applications from a given portfolio of countries submitted ensuring required information is complete, assessing compliance with established criteria, e.g. adherence to UN policies, accreditation with ECOSOC, verifying applicant organizations’ goals and activities through Internet research, and getting timely feedback from field teams, other;
  • Assist with organization and volunteer feedback monitoring and take action as and when relevant;
  • Screen online volunteering opportunities by organizations, ensuring clear task descriptions, context and expected development impact;
  • Guide users on other website-related issues and problem solving;
  • Actively participate in developing / reigning business requirement for continuous systems optimization (from the end -user and service administrator perspective).

c. Supporting Knowledge Management:

  • Support regional manager and UNV in delivering webinars, producing visibility tools, drafting knowledge products;
  • Generate and prepare data sheets, presentations on OV together with an analysis and evaluation including sharing information for RBM processes;
  • Regular follow-up the trend and brief regional manager and UNV team by proposing mitigation measures or new business solutions in OV;
  • Close follow-up online volunteering services providing to the partners and support Communication team to collect information, draft stories, articles, social media posts and other relevant materials for website, social media channels etc and knowledge sharing;
  • Edit and translate documents related to user journey guidance and other online volunteering content.

  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Minimum Bachler’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. social sciences, development studies, marketing, international relations or area related to developing business and programme management.
Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 3 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in programme management, implementation, business development, partnerships relation or other relevant programmes; experience with online/digital platforms and volunteerism are an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Knowledge of work with United Nations is an advantage;
  • Experience in volunteer mobilization or working with civil society organizations of Europe and CIS region highly desirable;
  • Experience working in international organizations is an asset;
    • Excellent oral and written skills in English; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Have affinity with or interest in relationships management, programme implementation, business development with marketing, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is mandatory;
  • Working knowledge in another UN language (mainly Russian, French, Spanish) is an asset.

Others:

  • Proficiency in using computers and office software packages (MS Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.);
  • Advance experience with database management and in handling of web-based management systems.

Competencies and values (in addition to the list in the following section):

  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Strong client oriented manner is mandatory.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Volunteer programmes and volunteer management, Development programme/project administration, Human resources management and development
Area of expertise details

Assignment Remarks:

National UN Volunteer assignments are only open for Turkish citizens who have work permit in Turkey. Other countries’ citizens are not eligible to be shortlisted in NUNV assignments.

The duration of this assignment will be extended upon the successful deliverables of UN Volunteers in line with the expectations and targets of the assignment described in this Call for Application.

The current monthly living allowance of a national UN Volunteer in Turkey is TRY 7133 with a full coverage of private insurance and additional benefits ie access to learning platforms. There is an increase in monthly living allowance in each May. There is no pension and social security payment in UN Volunteer assignments, these costs are belonging to the person. The candidate can find the details of entitlements in the UNV Conditions of Service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified after the application deadline and will have information about written test and interview.

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Turkey and legal residents in Turkey with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Application deadline: 28-09-2021