Project Management Support – Analyst (Data Analytics) – INTERNAL POSITION, Yangon, Myanmar At United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)


Closing date: Sunday, 21 May 2023

Background Information – Myanmar

UNOPS Myanmar is one of UNOPS’ leading offices in Asia, acting as the fund manager for some of the largest development programmes in the country, namely the Access to Health Fund and the Livelihoods and Food Security Fund (LIFT). UNOPS is the Principal Recipient for the Global Fund in Myanmar and for the Global Fund’s regional artemisinin-resistance initiative towards the elimination of Malaria, which works to accelerate progress toward malaria elimination in the Greater Mekong sub-region. UNOPS provides procurement, infrastructure, and project management services to a wide range of organizations in the country, including international development partners, other UN agencies, NGOs, and INGOs. UNOPS plays a critical role in ensuring that the quality of services provided to its partners meets stringent requirements of speed, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.

Background Information – Job-specific

Project Information

The Livelihoods and Food Security (LIFT) Fund is a multi-donor fund established in 2009 to address food insecurity and income poverty in Myanmar. LIFT 2019-2023 is funded by eight donors – the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia, Switzerland, the United States, Canada, Norway, and New Zealand. The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is the Fund Manager for LIFT, administrating the funds and providing monitoring and oversight services.

The overall goal of the LIFT Fund is to achieve a sustained reduction in the number of people living in hunger and poverty in Myanmar. LIFT strengthens the resilience and livelihoods of poor and vulnerable populations through interventions to raise income, decrease vulnerability, improve nutrition, and support food security.

LIFT works with a broad range of implementing partners, including non-governmental organizations, United Nations agencies, the private sector, civil society, and academic and research institutions. The Fund is active in the four main agro-ecological zones of Myanmar. For more details visit www.lift-fund.org.

Job-Specific Information

Under the direct supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Senior Manager, the Project Management Support – Analyst (Data Analytics) will be responsible for data analysis and reporting as well as providing training to implementation partners (IPs) on data entry. They will also provide technical support to other LIFT personnel, primarily the Monitoring and Evaluation team, on specific data required about the different indicators.

Functional Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions

  •  Data and reporting
  •  User support
  •  Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)

1.Data and Reporting

  •  Support design and construct a database and visualization system
  •  Develop data entry format and reporting designs by reviewing the report from partners.
  •  Ensure accurate and consistent input of data received from partners.
  •  Maintain strict confidentiality for data.
  •  Handling the Big Query data warehouse for data visualization in Google Data Studio.

2. User Support

  •  Develop the report design using Google Data Studio as a program requirement.
  •  Develop the report design using Google Sheets as a program requirement.
  •  Provide staff training on how to use the Google Data Studio.

3. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)

  •  Checking the achievements (by respective thematic indicators) of received clean data sets of M&E data reports (inception, quarterly, SAR, and AR) from individual thematic Senior M&E officers.
  •  Verify with respective thematic Senior M&E officers (if necessary).
  •  Combine all received data by thematic indicators for policy, system, and household level.
  •  Distribute the combined data set to the central M&E team and individual thematic Senior M&E officer.
  •  Prepare achievement data tables for SAR and AR.
  •  Prepare achievement data sets as requested by LIFT FMO and Donors.
  •  Collect the project villages information of each project from individual thematic Senior M&E officers, maintain and update this information for households survey and other activities.
  •  Provide the training to IPs’M&E staff on M&E data report.
  •  Develop the user-friendly but comprehensive report design of LIFT FMO’s project information (including up-to-date achievement) using Google Data Studio.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

a. Education

  •  A first level university degree (e.g Bachelor) in data science, data analytics, statistics or other relevant field is required.
  •  An advanced university degree (e.g. Masters) in data science, data analytics, statistics or other relevant field, is desirable but not required, and may substitute for 2 years of work experience.

b. Work Experience

  •  A minimum of 2 years of experience in research, data analytics, programming or related area is required.
  •  Experience in the use of Microsoft Excel, including design of database structures and development of appropriate interfaces (e.g. Microsoft Excel) for data entry, ensuring data quality and security, update records and fields, modification of database structure, and generation of customized reports is desired.
  •  Experience in analyzing data and producing reports is necessary.
  •  Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Big Query, Google Data Studio, and power query is required.
  •  Experience in training project personnel in the use of database management and different software applications is desired.Experience in writing and maintaining database design documentation and operating manuals is an asset.
  •  Experience in analyzing data and producing reports ise an asset.

c. Language

  •  Fluency in English and Myanmar languages is required.

Competencies

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level: LICA – 8 Contract duration:Open-Ended (subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance. For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link: https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

Additional Information

  •  Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes.
  •  Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  •  Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.
  •  UNOPS embraces diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity. Our workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. UNOPS seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce.
  •  Qualified women and candidates from groups which are underrepresented in the UNOPS workforce are encouraged to apply. These include in particular candidates from racialized and/or indigenous groups, members of minority gender identities and sexual orientations, and people with disabilities.
  •  We would like to ensure all candidates perform at their best during the assessment process. If you are shortlisted and require additional assistance to complete any assessment, including reasonable accommodation, please inform our human resources team when you receive an invitation.

Terms and Conditions

  •  For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post.
  •  For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (they take around 4 hours to complete) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS. For more information on a retainer contract here.
  •  All UNOPS personnel are responsible for performing their duties in accordance with the UN Charter and UNOPS Policies and Instructions, as well as other relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, all personnel must demonstrate an understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a manner consistent with UN core values and the UN Common Agenda.
  •  It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential personnel. Recruitment in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

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