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Data Analyst (retainer)

Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
  • Grade: IICA-1, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-20

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Background Information - Job-specific

The Sanitation and Hygiene Fund (SHF) is a multi-donor fund established in 2021 with the overall aim to effectively address the sanitation, hygiene and menstrual health gap; and raise, catalyse and invest resources to accelerate delivery of sustainable sanitation and hygiene services for people with the highest burden and lowest ability to respond.

The SHF is looking for mission-oriented, collaborative, open minded and flexible candidates who are passionate about global development.

Functional Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of Monitoring & Evaluation, the Data Analyst will support M&E tool development, data analysis and visualization in support of the SHF strategy 2021-2025, the SHF investment case and the SHF results dashboard. The Data Analyst will support the development of key performance indicators and targets, and contribute to the development of reporting forms and guidance documents related to the SHF results and M&E frameworks. The Data Analyst will also participate in developing a performance-based disbursement policy and an online financial and results reporting tool for the SHF.
Under the guidance of the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation, conduct research and provide technical input with the development and implementation of systems (indicators, tools, methods, guidelines, etc.) to monitor and evaluate organizational and programme performance around core thematic areas including:

  • Review, collate and analyse data relevant to sanitation and hygiene, including interpreting trends, creating data visuals (graphs, maps, infographics, etc.) and contributing to reports and other knowledge products.
  • Help Design data management and reporting tools that support monitoring, evaluation, analysis and reporting against key performance indicators and the organizational work plan.
  • Provide technical support to internal and external events related to monitoring and evaluation (webinars, meetings, workshops, training) and provide monitoring and data analytical guidance and training to colleagues and partners, if required.
  • Conduct regular data reviews, data quality controls and assurance tests on data to ensure data integrity, consistency and accuracy.
  • Provide technical assistance with resource mobilization, with tool development, impact modeling, and economic and other analyses related to the SHF investment case as required. 
  • Provide technical assistance with website development, including the development of a results dashboard and online knowledge platform contributing to the dissemination of quality evidence and enhancing the reach and impact of SHF strategic information.
  • Perform other duties related to research, monitoring and evaluation as required.

Impact of Provided Services 

The work of the data analyst will contribute to specific deliverables including: (a) tool development, data analysis and data visualization in support of the SHF strategy 2021-2025, the SHF investment case and the SHF results dashboard, (b) the development of SHF key performance indicators and targets, and background and guidance documents related to the SHF results and M&E frameworks, and (c) the outline of a performance-based disbursement policy and an online financial and results reporting tool for the SHF.


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. 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.


    • A Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Public Health or other relevant field is required. 

    • A Bachelor degree with two additional years of experience in the above fields may be considered in lieu of the requirement of a Master.


  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience working in data analysis and visualization is required.

  • Mastery of Google Suite and Microsoft Office is essential, including advanced functions of Sheets and Excel.

  • Familiarity with a range of data analysis software, data visualization software and database management software is desirable (please specify any software packages that you are familiar with and your level of proficiency).

  • Prior experience in M&E planning, information management, results-based monitoring and/or reporting is required. 

  • Experience in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) development sector is an asset. 

  • Prior experience in resource mobilization will be considered an asset.


  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. 

  • French language skills are desired.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level: International Individual Contractor Agreement Level 1 
Contract duration: maximum up to 100 working days.  

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link: 

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

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