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  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Yerevan
  • Grade: International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Volunteerism
    • Scientist and Researcher
  • Closing Date: 2018-11-23

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UNV Data Analysis Officer

Yerevan (Armenia)

UN VOOLLUNTEEER DESSCRIPTIONN OF ASSSGNNMEENTT ARMRR0000511UNVVDaaaAnnayss Offcerrc The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.In most cultures volunteerism is deeply embedded in long-established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the communities. In this context, UN Volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local communities.In all assignments, UN Volunteers promote volunteerism through their action and conduct. Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively and positively enrich their understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge between themselves and the people in their host community. This will make the time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive.

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Couunty ofAsssgnmmentt Armenia

Hoost nsttute United Nations Development Programme

VolunteerrCategoryy International Specialist

NummberrofVoounneeer 1

Duration 12 months

Expected Starting Date Immediate

Duty Statono Yerevan [ARM]

Assignmeent Pace Family Duty Station

Assignmeent Pace Reemark

To be eligible to apply tUNDDP-UNVV TalentProgrammmee or Young Professionalswith Disabiites,, candidates should:

Be no more than 35 years of age;

Be a person living with a physical or sensorial (hearing or visual) disability. Work experience will be an advantage but not a requirement.

Livng Conndtions

The UN Office in Armenia is located in a four-store building. The first floor is fully accessible for persons with disabilities, including accessible office and bathroom. The accessibility of other floors of the 23 Nov 2018 Page 1 of 8 rd building depend on the installation of an elevator, which is quarter of 2018.

The external environment in Yerevan is becoming more and more accessible. There are selected

accessible public transport means and a quite significant number of selected public areas, accessible

already.

The UN system is committed to creating an inclusive workplace, and commits to taking appropriate

measures to enable persons with disabilities to access employment opportunities and benefit equally

from employment related opportunities by providing reasonable accommodation. In this context,

“reasonable accommodation” means necessary and appropriate modification and adjustments not

imposing a disproportionate or undue burden, where needed in a particular case, to ensure to persons

with disabilities the enjoyment or exercise on an equal basis with others of all human rights and

fundamental freedom.

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AssignmeentTitele UNV Data Analysis Officer

OrgaanzatonnalContext & Poject Descrpttono

UNDP Armenia prioritizes inclusiveness and openness and welcomes the prospect of young professionals

with disabilities joining the team, especially as by mid 2018 the UN premises in Armenia will be fully

accessible. The CO has both a proven track record in the area of advancing the rights of persons with

disabilities, and a continuing interest in supporting the volunteerism movement (having hosted a number of

national UNVs). Finally, it’s one of the most innovative COs in the region, with a dynamic programme and a

strive for excellence.

Orgaanzatonnalcontext

UNDP Armenia has a record of working towards the advancement of the rights of persons with disabilities

in Armenia. Upon ratification of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2006 UNDP

Armenia continued its dedicated work in this area in close collaboration also with the Ministry of Labor and

Social Affairs of Armenia to support the Government to meet its international obligations enshrined in the

Convention.

Since October 2014, UNICEF and UNDP Armenia have been implementing “Improving access to services

and participation of persons with disabilities in line with the conceptual framework of UNCRPD and ICF –

Armenia” Project with participation of UNIDO, UNFPA and WHO. The Project also helped the Government

revise the draft Law on the Rights and Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, incorporating the

recommendations of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

In line with Human Rights Mandate, UNDP Armenia also enhanced broad participation of Disability

Persons’ Organizations and persons with disabilities in the decision-making processes and policy

23 Nov 2018 Page 2 of 8formulation, and is promoting participation and employment of persons with disabilities in all sectors. As such, in 2016 UNDP Armenia announced call for paid internship for young persons with disabilities,

which was a successful and exemplary experience of working with persons with disabilities.

In 2016, within the scope of UNDP Youth Career Trail initiative, UNDP hosted a paid intern with a mobility

problem. She was involved both in programmatic and administrative work of the project and made a

substantial contribution to the project.

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Oppenn data has been in the core of open government initiatives run by the social innovation lab set up by

UNDP Armenia in 2015 - Kolba Lab. In 2016, the Lab has initiated the first Open Data Hackathon, bringing

government-owned open data sets in justice, emergency and healthcare for the scrutiny of hackers and

designers. As a result, a number of data startups have emerged, including Datalex Smart search and data

visualization projects.

Following a number of Open data public talks, in 2017, Kolba Lab carried a comprehensive mapping of

open data resources in Armenia. The research highlighted existing resources, points to challenges and

suggested recommendations to policy makers.

In 2017, Kolba Lab has initiated a new data crowdsourcing cycle, through collaboration with Yerevan

Municipality. 16 data sets were offered to a team of 70 data scientists, hackers and designers at the first

Yerevan Smart City Hackathon, to design solutions towards the challenges put forward by Yerevan

Municipality. The supported projects include solutions on condominium management, quality of life

calculator, waste management, etc. As a result of the hackathon, Yerevan municipality is setting up a

Smart City Fund, which is regularly supporting citizen solutions and data start ups.

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SDGG Innoovatton Laab – a high profile intiative of the UN and the Prime Minsister’s office aimed to promote

innovation as a means to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs. The Lab’s service lines include

behavioural experimentation for policy redesign, impact investment and data innovation. As part of the

data innovation track, the Lab aims to apply big data mining, predictive analytics and machine learning

tools and utilize various sources of data (for instance, business, administrative, social media and so on) to

solve various policy challenges that hinder the development of the Republic of Armenia. The ultimate goal

is to accelerate the SDG implementation in the Republic of Armenia and contribute to the Agenda 2030.

23 Nov 2018 Page 3 of 8The UNV Data Analyst Officer would be placed at the center of the innovation team of the CO and will have full exposure to a range of innovative initiatives of UNDP, other UN agencies and the government.

The UNV Data Analyst Officer will report to the Head of the SDG Innovation Lab.

Note:* In recent years UNDP has been leading the process of making the UN House accessible, providing

solutions, such as the construction of an accessible bathroom and upcoming installation of an elevator.

The office has also renovated ramps to ease the access to the building.

Susstanaable Deeveloppmeent 10. Reduced Inequalities

Gooalss Taskkdeescrrption

The incumbent will work with the broader programme and projects of UNDP Armenia, particularly in data

management and analysis service lines of the SDG Lab, Kolba Lab and ImpactAim Venture Accelerator,

collaborating with respective teams to deliver the expected results.

The UNNVV Data Annalyst Offfcer will undertake the following tasks:

Conduct investigations in respective programme directions leveraging large and complex data sets

using advanced statistical methodologies and tools;

Research and identify the best cases of the application of data mining, predictive analytics and

machine learning tools for policymaking worldwide;

Research the data ecosystem of the Republic of Armenia and suggest an action plan for advancing

the data analytics service line;

Write machine learning algorithms to perform text mining of various sources and documents

(desirable but not mandatory).

Furthermore, participants in the Talent Programme are required to:

Strengthen their knowledge on the SDGs and the United Nations Development System

Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant

UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark

International Volunteer Day);

Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNDP and UNV

publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;

Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local

individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically

possible.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:- Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the

concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV

activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day)- Be acquainted with and build on

traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country- Provide annual and end of assignment

reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities using UNV’s Volunteer Reporting Application-

23 Nov 2018 Page 4 of 8Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.- Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers-

Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals

and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

ResultsExpecced Ouupuuss

Problem identification through big data analysis for SDGs implementation

Data analysis and policy recomendations in respective directions

Identification of sectors where big data analysis and machine learning are applicable

Training and capacity building on related topics (big data, data analytics)

• 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

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Requured Degree Levell Bachelor degree or equivalent

Education- AdditonalCoommeents

Hold a Bachelor or Master level, degree or be enrolled in a university degree at Bachelor or Master

level in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or a related field;

Requured experence 12 months

ExperienceReemark

One year of statistical modeling and/or machine learning experience is desirable;

Experience with large data sets, data mining, clustering, forecasting, deep learning and distributed

algorithms is desirable;

Coding and scripting skills; Proficiency in R, Python, Matlab or other related software package are

desirable;

Interest in the UN and adaptability to a multicultural environment;

Strong commitment to working for sustainable development and human rights.

LanguageeSkiisllls

English (Mandatory) , Level - Fluent

AND - Russian (Optional) , Level - Working Knowledge

And One of these - Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish (Optional) , Level - Working Knowledge

Area ofExpertses

23 Nov 2018 Page 5 of 8 Statistics Mandatory

IT architecture and IT project management Optional

Area ofExpertseRequurement

One year of statistical modeling and/or machine learning experience is desirable;

Experience with large data sets, data mining, clustering, forecasting, deep learning and distributed

algorithms is desirable;

Coding and scripting skills; Proficiency in R, Python, Matlab or other related software package are

desirable;

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Conditon ofServcec Click here to view Conditions of Service

Conditons ofServce or nernatonalSpeecalst::

The contract lasts for the period indicated above with possibility of extensions subject to availability of

funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal

of the assignment.

A UN Volunteer receives a Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) which is composed of the Monthly Living

Allowance (MLA) and a Family Allowance (FA) for those with dependents (maximum three).

The Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) is paid at the end of each month to cover housing, utilities,

transportation, communications and other basic needs. The VLA can be computed by applying the Post-

Adjustment Multiplier (PAM) to the VLA base rate of US$ 1,602. The VLA base rate is a global rate across

the world, while the PAM is duty station/country-specific and fluctuates on a monthly basis according to

the cost of living. This method ensures that international UN Volunteers have comparable purchasing

power at all duty stations irrespective of varying costs of living. The PAM is established by the

International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) and is published at the beginning of every month on the

ICSC website http://icsc.un.org.

For UN Volunteer entitlements, kindly refer to the link https://vmam.unv.org/calculator/entitlements

In non-family duty stations that belong to hardship categories D or E, as classified by the ICSC,

23 Nov 2018 Page 6 of 8international UN Volunteers receive a Well-Being Differential (WBD) on a monthly basis.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are provided a settling-in-grant (SIG) at the start of the assignment (if the

volunteer did not reside in the duty station for at least 6 months prior to taking up the assignment) and in

the event of a permanent reassignment to another duty station.

UNV provides life, health, permanent disability insurances as well as assignment travel, annual leave, full

integration in the UN security framework (including residential security reimbursements).

UN Volunteers are paid Daily Subsistence Allowance at the UN rate for official travels, flight tickets for

periodic home visit and for the final repatriation travel (if applicable). Resettlement allowance is paid for

satisfactory service at the end of the assignment.

UNV will provide, together with the offer of assignment, a copy of the Conditions of Service, including

Code of conduct, to the successful candidate.

Suppervision,, nducctonn and duuty offcare offUNN Voolunteerrs

UN Volunteers should be provided equal duty of care as extended to all host entity personnel. Host entity

support to the UN Volunteer includes, but is not limited to:

- Introductory briefings about the organisation and office-related context including security, emergency

procedures, good cultural practice and orientation to the local environment;

- Support with arrival administration including setting-up of bank accounts, residence permit applications

and completion of other official processes as required by the host government or host entity;

- Structured guidance, mentoring and coaching by a supervisor including a clear workplan and

performance appraisal;

- Access to office space, equipment, IT support and any other systems and tools required to complete the

objectives of the assignment including a host entity email address;

- Access to shared host entity corporate knowledge, training and learning;

- Inclusion of the volunteer in emergency procedures such as evacuations;

- Leave management;

23 Nov 2018 Page 7 of 8- DSA for official travel, when applicable;

- All changes in the Description of Assignment occurring between recruitment and arrival or during the

assignment need to be formalized with the United Nations Volunteer Programme.

Apppllcatonn Codde ARMR000051-3558

Apppllcatonn proceddure

* Nottyet registeredd n the UNNV TTalent Poool??

First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.

Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My

Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select

the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registerred inthee UNVV TalenntPoool??

First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.

Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink

to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Apppllcatonn deaddlne:: 2nd December 2018

Disclaimeer

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from qualified

professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.

23 Nov 2018 Page 8 of 8

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