Data Scientist (National Consultant)


Localidad : Home-based, Filipinas
Fecha límite de postulación :28-Sep-22 (Medianoche Nueva York, Estados Unidos)
Tipo de contrato :Individual Contract
Nivel de puesto :National Consultant
Idiomas requeridos :
Inglés  
Fecha de comienzo del contrato :
(Fecha en que se espera que comience el candidato seleccionado)
04-Oct-2022
Duración del contrato inicial :84 working days spread over 6 months
Duración esperada del puesto :84 working days spread over 6 months

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Antecedentes

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.

 


Deberes y responsabilidades

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:

 

  1. Develop and enhance Pintig Lab’s data platform
    1. Lead the development of a data platform which would include supporting backend and frontend development of programs for dashboards, automation, and data visualization,
    2. Lead and conduct dashboard design and prototyping,
    3. Design data modelling processes and create algorithms and predictive models,
    4. Conduct data analysis and develop visualizations in the areas of socioeconomic recovery and development, climate change, peace, DRR, local governance, and others relevant fields,
    5. When related to the data platform, contribute to the development and design of databases and systems for data collection and data management to optimize statistical efficiency and quality,
    6. When related to the data platform, assess systems for data collection, management, reporting, and analysis including assessments of process flow of data, and
    7. Develop appropriate indicators as needed.

 

  1. Train others to use the platform and other platforms of the Lab
    1. Design and implement capacity building activities, including mentorship on the Lab’s data platforms and tools for national and local government, CO Programme Teams, and civil society. Capacity building would include but not limited to data collection, management, analysis, visualizations, reporting, and maintenance.

 

  1. Provide advice for stakeholders in the development of their own data platforms and data governance systems
    1. Provide technical support and advice in the development of data portals for partners in the CO, government, and civil society,
    2. Provide consultation and technical advice for Pintig Lab partners and coalition members on data development, management, sustainability, and analytical techniques and methods,
    3. Support the Pintig Lab Chief Technical Advisor in the development of one (1) policy note or use case socioeconomic recovery, circular economy, and/or climate finance.
    4. Accomplish quality assurance reports for deliverables of vendors that are related to data analytics,
    5. Provide technical inputs to Terms of References and participate as technical expert in bid evaluation panels, and
    6. Contribute to knowledge sharing engagements locally and internationally.

 

  1. Work closely with the Circular Economy Expert and the Pintig Lab team on establishing a baseline study on waste and marine litter. The goal is to improve the data ecosystem to provide evidence for a circular economy strategy. The activities would involve the following:
    1. Consolidate official data sources from LGUs and waste management assessments along with non-traditional data sources from private sector, crowd-sourced data, and satellite imagery.
    2. Overlay datasets and visualize onto a GIS map to illustrate main sources of plastic waste production and litter in 4 target cities (to be identified by CAPT).
    3. Data to be made available to national and local stakeholders and used to establish a baseline for portfolio of solutions to promote circular economy.

 

  1. In the tasks above, the Data Scientist is expected to collaborate with the Chief Technical Advisor, Data Analysts, Data Managers, interns, consultants, experts, CO Programme Teams, and partners from the Pintig Lab network.

 

  1. The Data Scientist will also work on other data platform related tasks that will be assigned by the Project Manager and Impact Advisory Team (IAT) Leader.

 

Expected Outputs and Deliverables

The consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs:

 

Deliverables/ Outputs 

Estimated Duration to Complete 

Review and Approvals Required 

 

Circular Economy (CE) Indicator Map

 23 days 

Impact Advisory Team Leader

 

 / Pintig Lab Project Manager 

 

Bid Evaluation Report, CE Baseline Study Firm

Quality Assurance Report: Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Firm Research Plan

 

10 days

 

Quality Assurance Reports:

  1. CE Baseline Study Inception Plan
  2. First Draft Data Inventory and Governance Mapping Report
  3. SBCC Campaign Design Recommendations Report
  4. SBCC Firm Impact Assessment and Monitoring Plan
  5. SBCC Firm Baseline Data Report

 

Concept Notes:

  1. Concept Note for the Policy Note 1 using data from the CE baseline study and interim data platform results, to include data analytics and work plan
  2. Concept Note for the Policy Note 2 using data from the CE baseline study and interim data platform results, to include data analytics and work plan

 

 

28 days

 

Quality Assurance Reports: 

  1. Final Draft Data Inventory and Governance Mapping Report
  2. Pilot Baseline Data and Dashboard
  3. SBCC Firm Baseline Data Report
  4. SBCC Final Impact Assessment Report

 

Policy Notes:

  1. Circular Economy Policy Note 1
  2. Circular Economy Policy Note 2

 

23 days

TOTAL

84 days

 

Governance and Accountability

  1. The Consultant shall directly report to the UNDP Pintig Lab Project Manager and shall be under the technical guidance of the Impact and Advisory Team Leader. The UNDP Pintig Lab Project Manager, with whom all outputs shall be submitted and through whom all communications shall be coursed or copied, shall regularly communicate with the Consultant and monitor the progress of her/his outputs.

 

  1. The Consultant shall report progress, provide updates, or raise issues to the UNDP on a weekly basis. The Consultant is expected to be accessible to UNDP personnel through mobile and digital collaboration tools on an agreed schedule and when required.

 

  1. Upon the direction of the UNDP focals, the Consultant is expected to coordinate with officials, personnel, and consultants of UNDP, government agencies, CSOs, private sector partners, and other stakeholders of the project.

 

  1. All systems, reports, and video material shall be the sole property of UNDP.

 

  1. The Consultant is expected to provide his/her own laptop for the work requirement. S/he will be provided with desk space and access to office facilities and equipment when deemed necessary by the Project Manager. S/he will also be support by UNDP staff for administrative and logistic requirements, as necessary.

 

  1. The Consultant shall consider at least 10 working days lead time for UNDP to review outputs, give comments, certify approval/acceptance of outputs, etc.

 

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

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

  1. The Consultant should send the financial proposal based on a lump-sum amount for the delivery of the outputs identified below. The total amount quoted shall be “all inclusive” all costs (professional fees x number of person-days, communications, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Consultant should be factored into the final amount submitted in the proposal.
  2. Medical/health insurance must be purchased by the individual at his/her own expense, and upon award of contract, the consultant must be ready to submit proof of insurance valid during contract duration.
  3. The contract price will be fixed output-based price. Any deviations from the output and timelines will be agreed upon between the Consultant and the Pintig Lab Project Manager.
  4. Payments will be done upon satisfactory completion of the delivery by target due dates. Outputs will be accepted and certified by the Pintig Lab Project Manager, prior to release of payments. UNDP will review and approve outputs within 10 days of confirmed receipt.

Deliverables / Outputs

Due Date

Indicative Percentage of Lump-Sum Price

 

Circular Economy Indicator Map

 

20 September2022

20%

Bid Evaluation Report, CE Baseline Study Firm

Quality Assurance Report: SBCC Firm Research Plan

 

31 October 2022

25%

Quality Assurance Reports:

  1. CE Baseline Study Inception Plan
  2. First Draft Data Inventory and Governance Mapping Report
  3. SBCC Campaign Design Recommendations Report
  4. SBCC Firm Impact Assessment and Monitoring Plan
  5. SBCC Firm Baseline Data Report

 

Concept Notes:

  1. Concept Note for the Policy Note 1 using data from the CE baseline study and interim data platform results, to include data analytics and work plan
  2. Concept Note for the Policy Note 2 using data from the CE baseline study and interim data platform results, to include data analytics and work plan

 

16 December 2022

30%

 

Quality Assurance Reports:

  1. Final Draft Data Inventory and Governance Mapping Report
  2. Pilot Baseline Data and Dashboard
  3. SBCC Firm Baseline Data Report
  4. SBCC Final Impact Assessment Report

 

Policy Notes:

  1. Circular Economy Policy Note 1
  2. Circular Economy Policy Note 2

 

 

15 March 2023

25%

 

 

100%

 


Competencias

Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN mission, vision, values, and ethical standards
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Promotes UNDP's agenda in meetings

 

Other Competencies

  • Ability to work in close collaboration with a group of national and international experts, to meet strict deadlines and plan the work according to priorities;
  • Demonstrates capacity to plan, organize, and execute effectively;
  • The initiative, good analytical skills, mature judgment, and ability to work under tight schedule while respecting deadlines achievement, ethics, and honesty;
  • Ability to establish effective working relations in a diverse environment
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Builds strong relationships with internal and external clients;
  • Demonstrated ability to function in a team environment and to deal with a complex multi-stakeholder environment
  • Good ability to use information and communication technologies as tools and resources;

Excellent written communication and presentation/public speaking skills focus on results, ability to interact productively in a teamwork environment.

 


Habilidades y experiencia requeridas

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.

Qualification

Maximum Points Obtainable

(70 pts.)

Education

At least with a Bachelor’s degree in statistics, economics, business administration, or any data science and data analytics related field with a preference for those with advanced degrees or certificates in data science or data analytics related field

 

(7 points for bachelor’s degree, 9 points for MA, additional 1 point for certificates in data science or data analytics)

10

Experience

At least five (5) years relevant work experience as a data scientist in the fields of statistics, economics, health, COVID-19 recovery, local governance, climate, DRR, peace, and socioeconomic recovery and development. With preference for those with previous experience on COVID-19 response projects and FASSSTER.

 

(At least 28 points for 5 years of experience, additional 2 points for each additional year of experience, additional 5 points for experience in COVID-19 response projects and FASSSTER)

40

At least two (2) completed software, application, and/or web development projects on socioeconomic diagnostics and projections or related fields as stated in the CV. A link of sample work can be indicated in the CV.

 

(14 points for 2 completed work, additional 2 points for each additional work for a maximum of 20 points)

20

Language

Fluency in spoken and written English and Tagalog as indicated in the CV

Pass/fail

TOTAL

70

 

Recommended Presentation of Offer

  1. Duly accomplished Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability for the IC that indicates the all-inclusive lumpsum contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided; If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP;
  2. Financial Proposal (Annex 2 of Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability)- use UNDP Template
  3. Personal CV or P11 Personal History Form, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;  

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:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1vB63DIM-ogrwNGNyj22jBaQnYP6k7p4f?usp=sharing

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.

 



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