United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Data Analysis and Research Specialist

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Job Description

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment. Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Kuwait Public Policy Center,
  • Design and analyse quantitative and qualitative research tools related to psychology and social sciences;

  • Contribute to research projects requiring expertise in Data Management and data Analysis;

  • Develop visualization and other bespoke services to provide value-added dissemination;

  • Design of surveys, questionnaires, and behavioural experiments and interventions;

  • Design randomized control trials and A/B testing to test different interventions;

  • Collect and process data from multiple sources;

  • Perform Data Analysis and statistical analysis for the results;

  • Support the project in conducting research and preparing policy briefs;

  • Conduct desktop research, and using journal articles, newspaper sources, questionnaires, surveys, and interviews to gather data;

  • Support in writing research papers, reports, reviews, and summaries.

Bachelor degree or equivalent Bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Computer Science, statistics, mathematics, economics or related discipline with a strong quantitative and computational background. Master’s degree strongly preferred. 48 Months
  • Bachelor’s degree in data science, computer science, statistics, mathematics, economics or related discipline with a strong quantitative and computational background. Master’s degree strongly preferred.

  • Minimum four years of relevant professional experience, or two years’ experience with a Master’s Degree.

  • Demonstrated experience in data production, data management, metadata, quality control, data cleaning and validation, and publishing, particularly for time series data.

  • Domain expertise in one or more subject areas of development data, such as behavioral science, socio-economic statistics and other related field would be considered a plus.

  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely articulate complex ideas both in writing and verbally. Demonstrated experience in giving presentations to a range of different audiences.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to comfortably work across diverse teams and cultural backgrounds to understand a range of perspectives and communicate effectively.

  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;

  • Sound Security awareness;

  • Have affinity with or interest in community support at the field level, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

Database design, Administration and maintenance No Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams
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