Market Research Data Analyst
Mission and objectives
UNICEF DNK organization mission TBD
Through the Markets and Supplier Financing Centre (MSFC), UNICEF Supply Division seeks to positively influence the market dynamics to ensure commodities are fit for purpose, available, affordable, and produced by a competitive supply base, as well as to encourage product innovation of essential commodities to meet the changing needs of children in the SDG era. While MSFC will coordinate the efforts of influencing markets across UNICEF Supply Division’s different procurement centres and units, with each procurement centre playing a critical role in identifying and defining the procurement approaches required, MSFC will assist and facilitate this body of work with strategy design/review, market research, analysis, supplier financing, communication, leveraging partnerships, and promoting market information transparency. As part of its broader commitments to information transparency and recognizing that the free flow of information and correcting information asymmetry is critical to underpin an efficient COVID-19 vaccine market, UNICEF published in November 2020 the COVID-19 Market Dashboard, the go-to public resource for the latest information on the world’s COVID-19 vaccine market and the COVAX Facility’s vaccine deliveries, which have received +700,000 unique page views since its launch. Taking the experience from the development of UNICEF’s COVID-19 Market Dashboard, MSFC continues its efforts to supply internal and external stakeholders with market intelligence with the overall objective of fostering market information transparency – in particular for health-related products, such as vaccines/immunization markets. UNICEF is the largest procurer of vaccines worldwide – in 2022 alone, UNICEF procured $3.736 billion USD on vaccines/biologicals, and $149 million USD on pharmaceuticals. In this line, MSFC is looking for a consultant to support efforts in gathering market information and translating it into information tools, as well as into market intelligence products, in order to support UNICEF Supply Division’s efforts to ensure equitable access essential products for children and adolescent worldwide.
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Market Research Management or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Market Research Data Analyst will: Purpose for the job Under the supervision of the Market Research Manager, the incumbent will be expected to support UNICEF’s Market Influencing efforts by providing market intelligence for better decision-making. More specifically, the incumbent will be responsible to perform market research, translate findings into insightful knowledge products, integrate them into existing monitoring tools and further develop the implemented visibility tools for decision making, communication and to demonstrate results. Main Duties/Responsibilities: • Production of Market Intelligence products, such as the Market Insights Newsletter o Lead issuance of UNICEF’s Market Insights Newsletter, a public source of market intelligence delivered to a targeted audience of over 2.2K subscribers. This includes: Conduct in-depth market research on selected topics, from internal and external sources of information Translate research into insights/findings and develop a structured and insightful report to be issued through the Newsletter Coordinate with different internal/external stakeholders to get inputs for publication Develop insightful and innovative data visualizations to be included in the Newsletter o Coordinate communication and knowledge dissemination efforts for the Market Insights Newsletter Coordinate with MSFC Communications Manager and with Communications Centre for dissemination each publication of the Newsletter, both through internal and external communications tools When needed – develop and provide ad-hoc presentations of the product • Market Research and Data Analysis o Conduct other specific/targeted market research and data analysis, as requested o Translate research into findings, products and outreach material that are suitable for different audiences o Visualize data, prepare presentations, infographics and statistics of findings resulting from performed analysis, and comparative analysis of results vis-a-vis previous reporting periods (monthly, quarterly reports) o Develop internal dashboards that support management decision-making processes o Support in the exploration of markets with a potential need of a market influencing intervention, for future engagement • Support in data collection, curation, and data quality checks for UNICEF’s market dashboards o Data Collection and Curation Translate data collected through media monitoring (gathered using a third-party media monitoring software) into databases that provides relevant market information, and which will feed information into the market dashboards Conduct monthly data benchmarks of internal data vs. data provided in other market information sources, to ensure a comprehensive and accurate picture of a given market is provided Undertake necessary data management and analysis tasks including data extraction, cleaning, collation, and analysis Support in engagement with data service providers, such as attending project meetings and following up on action items Identify specific datapoints related to relevant markets through desk research and develop reports with key findings and updates o Data Quality Assurance Implement sustainable data quality assurance processes Monitor the data and data submissions for quality and consistency, and flag significant changes or irregularities Support with data cleaning and address data quality issues. Provide recommendations on how to prevent such issues going forward Identify potential gaps in the data requiring supplementation and draw up recommendations Conduct other specific/targeted data reviews, as requested Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of 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 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 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. Results/expected outputs: • As an active UNICEF team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to UNICEF and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including: • 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 during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.
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