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Agency
UNDP
Title
ICT Specialist
Job ID
11397
National Volunteer Scheme – UNDP-UNV INNOVATION HUB
Vacancy End Date
(Midnight New York, USA)
17/08/2017
Time Left
8d 15h 40m
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Education & Work Experience
I-Master’s Level Degree – 3 year(s) experience
Required:
Desired:
English
 
Grade
GP
Vacancy Type
National Regular UN Volunteer
Posting Type
External
Bureau
Asia & the Pacific
Contract Duration
5 months
ICT Specialist, UNDP-UNV Innovation Hub
(Only Bangladeshi nationals are eligible to apply)

 

Background
In 2017, UNDP Bangladesh is focused on building collaborative partnerships with private sector organizations. These partnerships are housed within the UNDP-UNV Innovation Hub; a hub which unifies UNDP projects with private sector partners.
Through the Innovation Hub, Private Sector and UNDP invest/mobilize both finances and know-how.  They jointly benefit from eight services of technical assistance: 1. Collaborative space and network events; 2. Why UNDP-UNV (marketing & branding); 3. Partnership tracker; 4. Horizon Scanning and Project Design; 5. Corporate Volunteerism; 6. Alternative Financing; 7. Piloting; 8. Data (Private Sector Impact on SDGs).
One of the services, Data (Private Sector Impact on SDGs), is being developed in partnership with Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (hereinafter “DCCI”).
This national UNV Volunteer assignment will be responsible for generating a centralized database to monitor and evaluate Bangladesh’s private sector companies impact on the SDGs attainment. Overall, this dataset will serve as a case study to enable the Government of Bangladesh to more accurately assess Private Sector progress against the national development goals as well as to enhance private sector decision-making.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the UNDP-UNV Innovation Hub Project Manager and the UNV Data Specialist, the National UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
  • Support the efforts of the UNDP-UNV Innovation Hub in quantifying the Private Sector impact towards Bangladesh’s implementation of the SDGs;
  • Oversee primary data collection and secondary mapping to consolidate and quantify Pri-vate Sector impact on SDGs;
  • Work with the M&E Support Officers to make sure that all data solutions are consistent;
  • Create a database and develop algorithms to merge primary and secondary data with re-gards to Private Sector and SDGs;
  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data sets from various Private Sector partners using SQL and ‘big data’ technologies;
  • Optimize database structure if required;
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual pro-cesses, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.;
  • Produce interactive data visualizations and user interaction environments;
  • Implement security, recovery tools and techniques as required;
  • Provides technical assistance to Private Sector Data Hub team members;
Results/Expected Outputs
  • Build a database to ensure accurate data collection and monitoring;
  • Collect data for data flow understanding;
  • Map private sector activities with regards to SDGs;
  • Build advanced IT elements to ensure sustainability of the database;
  • The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counter-parts, including Implementing Partners (IPs);
  • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment;
  • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development dur-ing the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.
Competencies
Core Competencies:
  • Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents;
  • Building support and political acumen;
  • Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation;
  • Building and promoting effective teams;
  • Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication;
  • Creating an emotionally intelligent organization;
  • Leveraging conflict in the interests of UNDP & setting standards;
  • Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member;
  • Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking.
Functional Competencies:
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
  • Familiar with Optimize database structure;
  • Understands more advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines;
  • Serves as proactive team members in the area of ICT expertise and shares knowledge with staff;
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to develop him/herself professionally;
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments.
Client Orientation
  • Anticipates clients (UN and private sectors) needs;
  • Works towards creating an enabling environment for a smooth relationship between the clients and service provider;
  • Keeps the client informed of problems or delays in the provision of services;
  • Solicits feedback on service provision and quality;
  • Provide technical assistant to private sector Data Hub team members when necessary.
Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management
  • Provides inputs to the development of organizational standards for accountability and results-based management;
  • Develops and applies tools and techniques in assessing the application of programme and/or administer the policies and procedures.
Required Skills and Experience
Education:
  • Master’s  Degree in Computer science, Engineering, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Computer finance, Economics or other related technical discipline.
Experience:
  • 3 years of relevant experience working on technical issues; Preferably related to computer and data management;
  • Experience in Database design, administration, and maintenance;
  • Knowledge on Web and graphic design;
  • Experience in Knowledge management, archiving and documentation.
Language:
  • Fluent in English writing and speaking

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