Data and Analytics Specialist
Mission and objectives
UNICEF in Turkey works to protect the rights of children and adolescents in Turkey since 1951. UNICEF's programme in Turkey focuses on the needs of the most vulnerable children in the areas of education, child protection, health care, social policy, adolescents and youth, in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
UNICEF works in some of the world's most challenging places to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up. UNICEF's work on data for children is based on a simple premise: We believe that better collection, analysis and use of data drives better results for children. When the right data are in the right hands at the right time, decisions can be better informed, more equitable, and more likely to protect children's rights to translate that potential into results, UNICEF must approach its data work more systematically – learning from our experience, building on our strengths, filling our capacity gaps and expanding our partnerships. The UNV will be part of the Programme Planning and Data section of UNICEF's Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, focusing primarily on providing support to the section and country offices in terms of analysis of data and development of data-based insights and reports The incumbent will also support the ECARO with the rollout of the Child Rights Monitoring (CRM) framework, better understanding and documentation of different data sources and planning of specific data initiatives to improve data availability and disaggregation. It will involve a closer understanding of the social sector indicators, their sources and data needs of the country and COs related to child rights and proposing and supporting more specific and tailored solutions.
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision and guidance of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, the UN Volunteer, Data and Analytics Specialist will: Collaborate with stakeholders to support the rollout and effective implementation of the Eurpe and Central Asia (ECA) Child Rights Monitoring (CRM) framework. o Identify and assess indicators from the diverse data sources in line with their relevance, quality, and accessibility. o Ensure regular documentation of CRM indicator framework in line with their relevance, quality, and accessibility o Consolidate feedback received from stakeholders and reflect those in all relevant documents Develop and execute plans for specific data initiatives to enhance the availability and disaggregation of data pertinent to child rights. o Propose innovative strategies and solutions to address data collection, analysis, and reporting challenges within the child rights domain. o Support in data landscape and action plan document projects o Perform exploratory data analysis to identify trends, patterns, and outliers that can provide valuable insights and lead or contribute to respective write-ups or reports. o Develop and implement data models, algorithms, and statistical analyses to solve complex business problems. o Stay up-to-date with industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in data analysis. o Lead the content management of Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) CRM SharePoint and TransMonEE website. Interpret and communicate findings from data analysis to non-technical stakeholders clearly and compellingly. Identify opportunities for data-driven process optimization and provide actionable recommendations. Regularly monitor and evaluate the progress of data initiatives, identifying areas for improvement and implementing necessary adjustments. Contribute to capacity-building efforts to strengthen the organization's data literacy and analytical skills. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities during their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities: Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and taking an 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 self-reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities. Contribute 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.