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Consolidate data to strengthen democratic processes in Palestine. (Re-posted)


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Palestine
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Democratic Governance
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: Closed


Mission and objectives

The UNDP Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (PAPP) derives its mandate from United Nations General Assembly Resolution 33/147 of 20 December 1978. Called upon by United Nations Member States in that year, UNDP was requested “to improve the economic and social conditions of the Palestinian people by identifying their social and economic needs and by establishing concrete projects to that end”. With the adoption of the GA Resolution, UNDP seized a historic opportunity to mobilize the international community in support of the economic and social development of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Firmly rooted in the principle of the Right to Development, UNDP/PAPP was launched. The continued and deepening occupation of the territory, and its severe socio-economic consequences, serve as a stark reminder of the critical role that UNDP/PAPP continues to play today, over three decades after its establishment. UNDP/PAPP’s comparative advantage rests on its development approach of empowering the Palestinian people and their institutions to achieve a resilient Palestinian nation – based on national ownership and capacity development towards sustainability. With a long-standing presence in the occupied Palestinian territory, UNDP/PAPP has acquired a deep understanding of the local context. A trusted partner and convener, UNDP/PAPP enjoys a close partnership with Palestinian institutions, civil society, communities, academia, the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and international development partners. Unlike many other development agencies, UNDP/PAPP works throughout the occupied Palestinian territory including, and as requested by the PA and the international community, in East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, and what is today Area C of the West Bank.


We are analyzing participation data focusing on research questions related to the political development of local political processes including the participation of women and youth. Our objective is to surface original insights about sub-national democratization, which can inform stakeholders, as well as evidence future interventions in democratic governance programming. It will complement analysis by other stakeholders such as national institutions, civil society, and international observers.

Task description

We are looking for an excellent data wrangler and analyst to gather, collect, and transform raw data for decision making, assessment, and analysis. The scope includes GIS points and shapes (political geography) as well as electoral data (votes, candidates, etc) and population/development data. It may require some manual tagging of data (such as the gender of winning candidates). The final deliverable will be a consolidated, cleaned, data set with participation data, and associated parameters such as population. Specifically, the assignment will include the following: 1. Finalise plan for data integration 2. Gather existing data sources 3. Transform and integrating data sources into databases for analysis 4. Quality assurance of data including identifying and resolving outliers 5. Assist in analysis, deck making and report writing.

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