Advise on how data can be used more effectively to assess programming direction and impact.
Mission and objectives
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Asia and the Pacific works in a dynamic and complex environment with the aim to support countries in the region in achieving their own development goals. As prescribed in the UNDP Strategic Plan, we focus our work in the following areas: Democratic Governance Poverty Reduction Crisis Prevention and Recovery Environment and Sustainable Development In addition to these organizational focus areas, reflecting the regional developmental priorities, UNDP in Asia and the Pacific places significant emphasis on gender, climate change, and social protection and inclusive growth, in all aspects of the work we do. Our work in these three areas is considered to reinforce and complement the four organizational focus areas. The Effective Governance and Peacebuilding Team in UNDP Regional Hub in Bangkok (BRH) seeks volunteers to support the team’s work on Civil Society, Youth, Women and peacebuilding, and Innovation in 2015.
The objective of the UNDP B+HR Asia project is to end business-related human rights abuses and ensure no one is left behind in the pursuit of prosperity. In the 7 countries we program in, we engage governments on policy-making to promote greater transparency and accountability. We encourage businesses to change their behaviour and advance environmental and human rights concerns. We empower civil society actors to realize social justice goals and ensure the voices of the most vulnerable are heard. In everything, we enrich the enabling environment for a business and human rights agenda to take hold, leading to greater gains in sustainable development in Asia. We need an Online Volunteer to demonstrate how data can be better leveraged to show project impact across the three areas of programmatic focus as well as the Business and Human Rights ecosystem. We are collecting data on “users” of knowledge products, tools and events, and the Systems Analyst will support in assessing the full breadth of the possibilities for analysis.
UNDP seeks the assistance of an Online Volunteer to help assess its data repositories and analyse complementary data sets to answer the groups of questions below. 1. Which search terms are giving us the most exposure on search engines? How are these terms correlated with other searches or products? How do engagement levels with our products compare with the products of similar organizations? 2. Using various data sets, including open-source data, what evidence is out there to suggest that we are making an impact? Importantly, the Online Volunteer will work as part of a team to advise on how data can be used to assess programming direction and impact. The Online Volunteer will be asked to develop a model to track performance of the project within the Business and Human Rights ecosystem, and based on this develop a short paper (3-5 pages) on use of information technologies and systems analysis in development impact assessment.