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Data Scientist (National Consultant)
|Location :||Home-based, PHILIPPINES|
|Application Deadline :||28-Sep-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||84 working days spread over 6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||84 working days spread over 6 months|
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.
The Pintig Lab is a multidisciplinary network of data scientists, economists, political scientists, and epidemiologists, with the goals to ensure that: 1) Data-driven policymaking is promoted, 2) Government, CSO, and CO capacity to use data for decision-making is increased, and 3) SDG Data ecosystem is strengthened. Within three years, it is envisioned that policy research insights are communicated or shared to create discussions among a wide audience towards policy considerations or change, data platforms with analytics and visualization are developed and/or enhanced, and local and national government, academe, NGO/CSO and CO programme teams increase in knowledge on data governance and its applications for development planning and decision-making.
The Pintig Lab needs to operate by having a whole-of-society approach where a diverse set of stakeholders and partners (including UN agencies, INGOs, NGOs, CSOs, the private sector, etc.) are consulted, engaged, and involved, ensuring that no one, including the most vulnerable, are disregarded. In this light, in every area of work, a gender lens also needs to be applied, to ensure that issues concerning women and girls are understood and tackled.
Pintig Lab’s priority workstreams in 2022 are on circular economy, climate finance, and women’s political empowerment. With the UNDP Climate Action Programme Team (CAPT), Pintig Lab is supporting data-related initiatives on circular economy and climate finance through exploring and integrating non-traditional datasets, establishing baseline data, developing mock-up dashboards, and conducting policy research. On women’s political empowerment, Pintig Lab will be working on digitalization projects to promote women’s political participation. This would entail the development of a roadmap for digitalization, set up of a data warehouse, and application of machine learning tools to automate analytical processes and ensure gender-disaggregated data.
UNDP Pintig Lab is in need of a Data Scientist to provide technical support in conducting data-driven policy research, develop outputs and design systems to strengthen data governance for the Lab’s partners in the Country Office, government, and civil society, and design and conduct capacity building activities and courses on using data for development planning, budgeting, and monitoring. The primary output of the engagement is a data platform, capacity building to support sustainability of the platform, and research for baseline studies.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
The Data Scientist will develop a data platform geared towards socioeconomic recovery and development and contributing to evidence-based decision-making among Pintig Lab stakeholders. The Data Scientist will also support the development of a baseline study on waster and marine litter. The responsibilities and deliverables of the Data Scientist would include:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs:
Governance and Accountability
Expected Duration of the Contract
The IC will be hired for 84 working days spread over 6 months beginning 15 September 2022 until 30 April 2023, unless revised in a mutually agreed upon timetable between the Consultant and UNDP. (Tentative Date)
Duty station is Metro Manila (home-based). All work will be done remotely. Any travel outside of Metro Manila for this consultancy will be shouldered by UNDP.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and declaration of State of Public Health Emergency in the Philippines, all work and travel of the Individual consultant shall be done within the guidelines and protocols set by the local and national government. Field work, trainings, meetings, and coordination shall be done in compliance with community quarantine policies.
Scope and Price of the Proposal and Schedule of Payment
Excellent written communication and presentation/public speaking skills focus on results, ability to interact productively in a teamwork environment.
Required Skills and Experience
Criteria for Selection of Best Offer
The Offers received will be evaluated using a combined scoring method - where technical proposal will be weighted 70 points and combined with the price offer which will be weighted 30 points.
The CV will be reviewed using the criteria in the table below. Only offerors who will obtain a
minimum of 70% or 49 out of 70 obtainable points will be shortlisted and eligible for evaluation of financial proposal.
Recommended Presentation of Offer
Offerors must upload in one (1) file the documents mentioned above.
Templates for a) P11 Personal History Form and b) Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability and Financial Proposal (Annex 2) are available through the link below. UNDP General Terms and Conditions for Individual Contractors are also available:
Incomplete submission of required documents may result in disqualification.
Please see the deadline of submissions above.
Because of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.