Organizational Performance Data Analyst

Application Deadline :16-Jan-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :IPSA (Regular)
Post Level :IPSA-8
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 months with possibility of extension

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Instructions to Applicants: Click on the "Apply now" button. Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. Please ensure that CV or P11 and the Cover letter are combined in one file.

The following documents shall be required from the applicants:

  • Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
  • A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.
  • Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.

Office/Unit Description

The Operational Performance Management Team is a group of internal UNDP management and performance analysts available to support UNDP business units worldwide to improve management and operational performance in line with UNDP’s Strategic Plan. This team is comprised of data analysts, as well as management and organization change advisors. The team is housed in the Office of Budget, Performance and Compliance.

The Performance Division contributes to the advancement of UNDP’s operational performance and organizational effectiveness by bringing industry-standard knowledge, advisory services, and data analytics for performance improvements and enhancements to UNDP’s overall day-to-day business.

The Data Analyst supports the Performance Division in advancing operational performance and organizational effectiveness through the provision of data analytics to support Performance Division’s work products, assignments and toolkits.


  • UNDP will cover the cost of travel of the individual to the duty station, as well as their return to their home upon completion of their services. Travel costs are covered only in the event that the function will be undertaken physically in the duty station and excludes working from home arrangements.
  • Include any official travel expected to be associated with performing the functions

Institutional Arrangement

The Data Analyst will be under the direct supervision and guidance of the Management Specialist (Analytics) Organigram attached in Annex.


Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

Under the supervision and guidance of the Management Specialist (Analytics), the data analyst is expected to:

  • Undertake research, data collection and analysis related to organizational performance and organizational effectiveness
  • Undertake end to end data analysis workflows from data collection, data wrangling, data exploration, data modelling and analysis, data communication and visualization
  • Create and maintain data analysis tools, dashboards, databases, and data management workflows
  • Participate in Performance Division assignments and contribute to presentations, and report writing
  • Support project management of Performance Division assignments including planning and coordination

Support team learning, knowledge management, and coordination


UN Core Values and Competencies:

  • Professionalism: Shows pride in work and achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; 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.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients " and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Required Skills and Experience

Minimum Qualifications of the Successful IPSA

Min. Academic Education

  • Masters degree in Public Policy, Development Studies, Project Management, Economics, Business Administration, Statistics, Data Science, or related area

Min. years of relevant

Work experience

  • A minimum of 1 year of relevant work experience.

Required skills and competencies

  • Research and analysis experience
  • MS Excel required at an advanced level
  • PowerBI required at an advanced level

Desired additional skills and competencies

  • Knowledge or work experience in UNDP or similar organization highly desirable
  • Knowledge of DAX (PowerBI) and VBA (Excel) highly desirable
  • Experience in developing data analysis tools highly desirable
  • Knowledge of tools, languages, and libraries related to data and statistical analysis (e.g. R, STATA, Python), front-end development (e.g. Javascript, CSS), and visualization (e.g. d3.js, desirable
  • Knowledge of UI/UX development desirable

Required Language(s) (at working level)

  • Proficiency in the English language, is required;
  • Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.

Professional Certificates

Professional certifications related to management, project management, business, finance, computer science desirable

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