Description of assignment title: Conduct qualitative/quantitative data analysis on Future of Ukraine
Assignment country: Ukraine
Expected start date: Invalid Date
Sustainable Development Goal: 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
For how many hours per week will the volunteer be required?
11 – 20
Host entity: UNDP Ukraine
Duration: 12 weeks
Number of assignments: 2
Mission and objectives
UN Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners. In Ukraine, four development focus areas define the structure of UNDP’s assistance activities. These include democratic governance; prosperity, poverty reduction and MDGs; local development and human security; and energy and environment. In each of these thematic areas, UNDP tries to ensure balance between policy and advocacy work, capacity building activities and pilot projects.UNDP established its presence in Ukraine in 1993.
On 3 May 2022 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine established an Inter-factional Union (IFU) “Strategic Foresight of Ukraine” comprising 25 MPs to support the process of Strategic Foresight on Recovery and Development Policies for Ukraine. The main goal of this Union is to “unite and coordinate the efforts of Ukrainian MPs on development of scenarios for Ukraine’s postwar future, identifying key trends, risks, and security factors”. The Strategic Foresight will serve as an input to the strategic review of policies; it will help uncover opportunities and threats that traditional processes might miss. Members of the IFU will work to ensure that the results are streamlined into the deliberations by key governmental stakeholders and in particular, the National Council for the Recovery of Ukraine. In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine, the UK Parliaments’ “All-Party Parliamentary Group for Future Generations”, Estonian Parliamentary Foresight Center and the EU agencies, we will conduct a series of strategic steps to enhance the resilience of planned policies in multiple probable futures. To support this work, UNDP Ukraine partnered with IFU and developed a Chatbot – as a tool to collect views of general public and support validation of findings. This Chabot already has 270+ users and number of completed questionaries is more than 400 (more than 3000 data points (text, numeric, single choice, multiple choice). We expect this number to grow significantly and need support in developing a work process on descriptive data analysis, as well as text analysis which would require minimum manual labor for the involved analysts.
We are looking for 2 of Online Volunteers who under the guidance of the Head of Exploration (UNDP Ukraine Accelerator Lab) support our project team with conducting a qualitative/quantitative data analysis. The Online Volunteer will be responsible for: – Discuss and consolidate indicators and datasets for the analysis exercise – Develop research question and define method and tool for the analysis – Conduct analysis of data and identify relevant trends, patterns, and key findings – Develop a dashboard in Google Datastudio, according to agreed reporting plan, including visualization and narrative interpretations of findings as required The Online Volunteer will be provided with datasets to conduct the analysis and is required to update on the progress during regular calls.
Candidates should have advanced computer skills and proficiency in analytical software (e.g., SPSS, SATA etc.). In particular, we are looking for a volunteer with experience in building Google Datastudio dashboards. Strong analytical and writing skills as well as ability to provide and present data in a concise manner is required. A degree in data analytics, mathematics, statistics, or other related fields is considered an asset. Experience with automated text analysis would be an asset
Ukrainian, Level: Mother tongue, Required
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