Data Analyst Intern


Location : Tbilisi, GEORGIA
Application Deadline :12-Dec-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :Six months (can be hired throughout the year. Start date - flexible, upon agreement)

Background

UNDP’s Crisis Prevention and Recovery Programs hosts Peace and Development Advisor (PDA) team that provides support for the three UN Country Teams (UNCT) in the South Caucasus in terms of political analysis, conflict-related crisis preparedness and peacebuilding programming support. The PDA team includes Regional Peace and Development Advisor (RPDA), who leads the work of the team, and three National PDAs in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.

In terms of political analysis, the team employs multiple methods of data analysis and scenario building to assess regional and national trends and patterns relevant to the ability of UNCTs  to deliver its humanitarian and developmental assistance. This  analysis helps informing the UN’s positioning on a wide range of political and conflict-related issues. In terms of conflict-related crisis-preparedness, the team supports  the processes of revising inter-agency response and preparedness plans and raising the capacity of UN staff to respond   to crisis scenarios.

 With regards to peacebuilding programming, the team supports a number of sub-regional project initiatives, engages civil society networks in the South Caucuses-wide dialogue on sub-regional challenges and priorities, and explores innovative methods of peacebuilding programming.  Harnessing the potential of new methodologies such as big data analysis or social media analysis for data-driven and evidence-based peacebuilding work are important priorities for the team.
 


Duties and Responsibilities

The intern will assist the PDA team in continued implementation of ongoing programming as well as in the design of new initiatives.

Specifically, the intern will:

  • Support the design of methodologies for various forms of peacebuilding programming-related data generation/collection;
  • Collect and process socio-economic administrative statistics data, sociological survey/focus group data, analytical narratives-based data;
  • Provide day-to-day media monitoring and quantitative analysis of media trends;
  • Explore and apply new data visualization techniques to increase insight and visibility to data trends and patterns;
  • Develop graphs, reports, maps, and presentations of data and analytical results for distribution inside UN;
  • Support the team’s knowledge management efforts and hosting the South Caucasus-relevant information on UNDP Crisis Prevention Dashboard;Provide technical support in organizing trainings, events, conferences and any other project related activities/initiatives;
  • Performs other tasks as required by the project team.


Competencies

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrate commitment to UNDP mission, vision and values;
  • Display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Functional Competencies:

  • Quantitative research experience and detailed report preparation;
  • Experience in data analysis and data integration;
  • Excellent computer knowledge (Microsoft Office applications);
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Knowledge of statistical packages (Stata, SPSS) or GIS software will be an asset;
  • Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely;
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines;
  • An interest in the work of the UN, and of UNDP in particular, and to the ideals of the UN Charter;
  • Demonstrated interest in the field of development;
  • Excellent interactive and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multicultural environment.
     


Required Skills and Experience

Applicants to the UNDP internship program must at the time of application meet the following requirements:
Education:

  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a bachelor’s degree program in Statistics, Economics, Business, Social Science or equivalent work experience.
  • Enrolment in master’s level program is preferred.

Language Requirements:

  • A sound command of written and spoken proficiency in English and Georgian. Please note that knowledge of Georgian language is required for Georgian citizens only.

Conditions:

  • UNDP internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
  • All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
  • The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship;
  • The intern will be evaluated at the end of the contract and due recognition of work will be issued in writing.

In case an applicant is successfully selected, s/he will be requested to provide electronic versions of the following documents:

  • Copy of the applicant’s most recent resume or curriculum vitae;
  • Letter from his/her university confirming current enrolment and graduation date;
  • Letter of recommendation from a professor;
  • Copy of his/her school transcript;
  • Copy of passport;
  • Completed UNDP internship application form (to be provided upon selection);
  • Signed UNDP Internship Agreement (to be provided upon selection);
  • Medical Certificate of Good Health (to be provided upon selection);
  • Proof of medical insurance (to be provided upon selection).


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.


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