Data Analyst

United Nations Development Programme, Bissau, Guinea

Skill Required:, IT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th August, 2021

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

The Consultant, hired as Data Analyst, under the direct supervision of the head of the Strategic and Economic Unit and will perform the following functions:

Summary of key functions:

  • Data Management and Analysis
  • Data Visualization, Reporting and Application
  • Technical Support
  • Identify key data gaps Economic Recovery and Resilience tracking in Guinea-Bissau, with particular emphasis in region with highest multidimensional poverty index (Gabu, Oio Bafata, and Bolama) and islands region (Bolama), and with a particular emphasis on primary data
  • Develop a process for and understand primary data gathering (e.g. designing and conducting periodic perception surveys)
  • Identify and integrate additional primary and secondary data into analysis for programming and policy as required by the unit, adressing the evolving needs
  • Develop a platform for online information management and ensure content is current, comprehensive, and follows relevant metadata standards;
  • Understand, document, and ensure the quality of high-value data for accuracy, consistency and comparability, and advise on the applications of these
  • Support the design, development and management of databases, spreadsheets and other data tools
  • Contribute with new ideas for improving the data engine, quality, and timeliness of current issues
  • Suport the setting up of Evidence labs, capacity transfer plan and Evidence based research with relevant UNDP Partners
  • Build a network consisting of local and international organizations that apply data science to policymaking and programming
  • Support fundraising efforts by producing insightful visulation of data/infographics
  • Apply advanced statistical and predictive modeling techniques to build, maintain, and improve on multiple real-time decision systems, organize large datasets to get actionable insights
  • Provide other support and assistance as required


  • A methodology with a workplan
  • Scope and prepare an engagement plan for local and international organizations that apply data science to policymaking and programming
  • A finalized Crisis Risk Dashboard for Guinea Bissau
  • A finalized Data Science Roadmap for the Strategic and Economic Unit

Terms of Payment:

  • Monthly upon completion and satisfactory performance of the assignment, as agreed with the supervisor at the beginning of each month.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong track record in data science and related fields
  • Working knowledge of data analytics, cloud computing, business intelligence and visualizations, Agile and DevOps methodologies
  • Working knowledge of programming language including Python, R, and front-end frameworks
  • Ability to build strong and sustainable relationships and capability to interact at all levels within the organization.
  • Ability to deliver in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to support the development of digital initiatives to support business objectives
  • Strong conceptual thinking to develop new strategies & innovative projects
  • Self-motivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy
  • Fully committed and motivated to achieve the aims of UNDP and the SDGs

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s Degree in fields related to Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Data Science, Statistics or equivalent field.


  • At least 3 years of professional experience in data management, applied science, statistics, information systems, or another analytical field
  • Experience in data analytics and programming in languages such as R or Python
  • Experience in supporting Digital Product development.
  • Have experience working with UN agencies and governmental entities, especially on the development of statical capacity, methodologies, and frameworks.
  • Experience working in countries with weak governance institutions and scarce data.
  • Experience working in SIDS, LDCs and/or African countries are preferred.


  • Excellent verbal and writing communication skills (fluency) in English and Portuguese/ or French


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