Duties and Qualifications
Purpose and Scope of Assignment
The data analyst will report to the UNHCR Protection Officer in coordination with the UNHCR IM Officer and the Web Developer on a time-and-material basis, and will be expected to:
- Examine, process, and analyze PRMN displacement, return and protection data
- Identify data discrepancies including triangulation of information to other data sources
- Create and communicate quantitative and qualitative findings by analyzing data from multiple sources
- Contribute to scenario building and predictive analysis using the PRMN historical data
- Ensure Data Protection processes and procedures are implemented
- Help to establish a process (methodology, approach, tools, etc.) for prospective analysis.
- Conduct desk research and interview key informants to improve information analysis
- Share results of analysis (documents, presentations, briefings, etc.) internally and externally to humanitarian and donor agencies.
- Serve as an analytics coach by helping staff to understand how to use data to inform their work
- Maintain / further develop existing dashboards and build new ones including qualitative and thematic reports.
- Work with the technical team to automate data flows and reduce reliance on manual data work
- Perform other related duties as required
The incumbent will liaise with UNHCR and NRC Protection team and the technical team and ensure proper communication on analysis plans and future information products.
Monitoring and Progress Controls
The data analyst is expected to deliver the following:
- Improve PRMN visibility to humanitarian agencies through sharing of timely information products to support coordinated emergency response
- Enhance protection analysis to support prioritized and targeted response
- Improve data sharing to support joint assessment activities with other stakeholders
Qualifications and Experience
The data analyst should have the following qualifications:
- Strong knowledge in Microsoft Excel, Power BI, data analysis and statistical skills
- Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to create reports and presentations for multiple audiences
- Ability to manage highly sensitive/confidential information discretely and securely
- Strong written communication skills with experience synthesizing in-depth research into clear and well-written reports
- Excellence in spoken and written English
Education (Level and area of required and/or preferred education)
- University degree in at least one of the following fields of expertise: data science, computer science, applied mathematics/statistics, finance/economics, psychology, Social Science or Information Management.
- At least 3 years¿ experience in data analytics
- Experience in a humanitarian or international organization is an asset.
- Experience in the UN/UNHCR is an asset
- Knowledge on UNHCR Protection principles and UN guiding principles on IDPs is an asset
- Basic R or Python or both helpful but not required
- Problem-solving skills
- Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
- The ability to analyse, model and interpret data
- Critical Thinking
Please also note that English is essential for this Job Opening.
See below for this position’s Operational Context
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) representation in Somalia is seeking the services of a Senior Data Analyst to assist in the improvement of the Protection and Return Monitoring Network (PRMN) System. A UNHCR-led in partnership with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) trend analysis project uniquely designed to monitor, document and reports on protection challenges and displacements, including returns of populations in Somalia.
In 2006, UNHCR and NRC implemented two separate monitoring tools: (i) the Population Movement Tracking (PMT) and (ii) the Protection Monitoring Network (PMN). However, to maximize effectiveness, the two projects (PMN and PMT) were merged in 2016 as the PRMN.
The PRMN project is an online data management system managed by NRC for UNHCR, with functional oversight by UNHCR. NRC engages national NGO partners across Somalia to monitor protection incidents and population movements including spontaneous returns, undertake emergency protection responses and provide reports and analysis to UNHCR for further dissemination and use by the humanitarian community.
Based on the user experiences and recommendations from the PRMN evaluation report and the IDP working group roadmap, the PRMN platform need improvement on data analysis process to improve the turnaround time from data collection to reporting. The overall objective is to increase the visibility of PRMN through additional information analysis on displacement, return and protection incidents for effective coordination and timely humanitarian response in Somalia.
Duration of Appointment:
Duration of Assignment: From 1 October 2021 to 31 December 2021.
Closing date for submissions for applications is 01 September 2021