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Technical Analyst (Office-Based)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
IPSA-9 Consultancy Internationallly Recruited
Job Expired 27 Jun 2024
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

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UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Office/Unit/Project Description 

The mission of the Human Development Report Office (HDRO)/UNDP is to advance human development. HDRO strives toward this objective by championing innovative ideas, constructively critiquing policies and approaches that hinder human development, and advocating for practical policy changes. This mission is realized through the dedicated work in research, statistics, digital platforms, innovative data and technology, and advocacy efforts.

The Human Climate Horizons Data Platform is a strategic initiative designed to advance metrics and understanding of impacts of climate change on people and human development, charting our possible paths forward, and informing actions and strategies to accelerate climate mitigation, adaptation and just transition. A collaborative effort between UNDP and the Climate Impact Lab, the platform is a window into possible futures, covering projected impacts of climate change for all countries and territories, and with time horizons over the entire 21st century. 

Scope of Work 

Under the supervision of the Head of HDRO Digital, Data and Knowledge Management, and with overall oversight from the HDRO Director, the Technical Analyst will contribute to technical analysis and the development of content and narratives for the Human Climate Horizons Data Platform and other HDRO initiatives. The Analyst will also participate in enhancing the platform, advancing its impact and utility, identifying engagements and partnerships, and contribute in organizing events, workshops, and webinars.


1.           Technical Analysis and content:

  • Develop content and narratives for different outputs, including launch materials, blogs, web stories, publications, presentations, and infographics.
  • Contribute to technical analysis and research of climate change data, trends, and impacts on human development.
  • Support the development of insights and recommendations using the HCH data and data from other sources.
  • Collaborate with experts and stakeholders to identify emerging issues and opportunities in the intersection of climate change and human development.
  • Synthesize complex technical information into actionable insights for different groups including policymakers, practitioners, and other stakeholders.

2.           Platform Development:

  • Contribute to the development and enhancement of the Human Climate Horizons Platform, ensuring it remains at the technological forefront in terms of digital and data communication.
  • Collaborate with data scientists and developers to integrate new features, tools, and data sources into the platform.
  • Contribute to user experience and interface improvements.

3.           Advance Partnerships, Engagement and Application:

  • Identify engagement and partnership opportunities with a diverse range of stakeholders, including government agencies, research institutions, NGOs, private sector, and others.
  • Organize and facilitate workshops, webinars, and other events to promote knowledge sharing and collaboration within different communities.
  • Identify relevant events to promote the application of platform data.
  • Create compelling presentations to showcase the platform's capabilities and impact.
  • Develop training programs to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders in utilizing the Human Climate Horizons Platform.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to internal and external users of the platform.

The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.

Institutional Arrangement

The Analyst will be part of the digital, data and KM unit.  Under the supervision of the head of the unit.



Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements 
Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible 
Act with Determination:  LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination 

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies 

Thematic Area Name Definition
Digital & Innovation Data analysis Ability to extract, analyse and visualize data (including Real-Time Data) to form meaningful insights and aid effective decision making
Knowledge Generation Knowledge Generation Ability  to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for content, or responsive to a stated need
Digital & Innovation Data storytelling and communications

Skilled in building a narrative around a set of data and 

its accompanying visualizations to help convey the meaning of that data in a powerful and compelling fashion.

Communications Creative direction and copywriting Ability to creatively communicate concepts in an engaging and simple way
Communications Relationship management Ability to engage with a wide range of public and private partners, build, sustain and/or strengthen working relations, trust and mutual understanding
Communications Marketing Ability to communicate the value of a product or service
Business Direction & Strategy System Thinking Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system

Minimum Qualifications of the Successful PSA

Min. Education requirements   

  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in a relevant field such as environmental science, climate change, data science, journalism, or a related discipline is required; or a first-level university degree (Bachelor´s degree) in the areas mentioned above in combination with additional 2 years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of Master´s degree.

Min. years of relevant work experience              

  • Minimum 2 years (with Master´s degree) or 4 years (with Bachelor´s degree) of experience in technical analysis and research, with a focus on climate change and human development.

Required skills  

  • Strong communication, writing, analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to translate complex technical information, research and data into effective and engaging narratives.

Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section 

  • Experience with climate change-related issues, climate data, and visualizations is desirable.
  • Experience in fostering partnerships and engaging with a diverse range of stakeholders, including research, academia, governments, and the private sector, is desirable.
  • Experience in contributing to digital data platforms and websites through research, content creation, and user experience enhancements is desirable.

Required Language(s)   

  • Fluency in English is required. 
  • Working knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.


Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. 

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.


UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.  

UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status. 

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