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The UNDP is hiring an Information and Database Associate for External Applicants. APPLY

The UNDP is hiring an Information and Database Associate for External Applicants

About UNDP

The United Nations Development Programme is a United Nations agency tasked with helping countries eliminate poverty and achieve sustainable economic growth and human development. The UNDP emphasizes on developing local capacity towards long-term self-sufficiency and prosperity

Deadline 06/12/2024

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work 

The Information and Database Associate will be responsible for managing and maintaining databases, information systems, and data repositories to support the efficient operation and monitoring of MoPIC’s activities. This position is critical for ensuring the accuracy, accessibility, and security of information to facilitate evidence-based decision-making and reporting.

  1. The Information and Database Associate will be responsible for data gathering, data warehousing, data flaws and developing a database management system.
  2. Information and Database Associate will design, develop, test, implement and maintain the database system.

     Data Gathering:

  • Identify and analyze data requirements from various sources within the organization.
  • Develop strategies for efficient and accurate data collection.

      Data Warehousing:

  • Design and implement data warehouse solutions for storing and managing large volumes of data.
  • Ensure data integrity and security within the data warehouse.

       Database Management:

  • Design, develop, test, implement and manage robust databases, spreadsheets and other data tools.
  • Optimize database performance and ensure scalability.
  • Determine the primary data and information elements that are required internally and externally to support the project.
  • Understand, document, and ensure the quality of high-value data for accuracy, consistency and comparability.
  • Consolidate operational information on a regular schedule to support analysis and design and implement sustainable information management and dissemination systems for data collections.
  • Develop and implement proper backup, restore, data validation, and security procedures to ensure data integrity and availability.
  • Propose and implement upgrades to the database webpage, data entry and data storing systems.
  • Revise the guidelines of using database ensuring clarity and explicitly in terms of using the database and provide visual guidelines.
  • Contribute new ideas for improving the design and the data engine, quality and timeliness of current issues. Develop ways of communicating messages and transforming it into web-based products.
  • Contribute to the database maintenance and improvement. 

Data Analysis:

  • Act as a focal point/central instrument for the collection, analysis and dissemination of information relevant to the project activities.
  • Organize, design and carry out the evaluation and analysis of datasets related to the project,
  • Develop data standards and advise on the application of these.
  • Participate in the development, implementation and management of new indicators.
  • Understand, document and ensure the quality of high-value data for accuracy, consistency and comparability.

Documentation:

  • Maintain comprehensive documentation for the database system, including data models, schemas, and procedures.
  • Document troubleshooting steps and resolutions for common issues.

Training/Technical Support:

  • Develop training materials and conduct training sessions for end-users, if required.
  • Keep users informed about best practices and efficient use of the database system.

     Web Management:

  • Provide support on ongoing maintenance, design and development of content on all web platforms.
  • Provide overall quality control for the web platforms and ensure content is current, comprehensive, and follows relevant metadata standards.

     Performs other related duties, as may be assigned by the project manager or direct supervisor.

Institutional Arrangement

The Information and Database Associate will work under the guidance of the Governance and Peace Pillar Team Leader and in collaboration with the Project’s Team at UNDP and the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation.

Required Skills and Experience:

Min. Education requirementsA completion of a secondary education is required, A university degree in Information Sciences, Computer Sciences, Engineering, or other related fields will be given due consideration but is not a requirement.
Min. years of relevant work experience A minimum of seven years (with secondary school degree) or four years (with bachelor’s degree) of relevant experience in database development, data warehousing, and management or any other related fields is required. 
Required  skills Proven experience in designing and implementing database management systems.Understands systems development issues and manages data stored in the data warehouse.Experience with database optimization and performance tuning.
Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies sectionProficiency in database technologies such as SQL, Oracle, MySQL, etc.Knowledge of data warehousing concepts and practices.Operational Control: Manages software, hardware, and operational aspects of the warehouse.Strong programming skills, especially in languages relevant to database development (e.g., SQL, Python, etc.).Strong project management skills to handle database-related projects effectively.Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.)

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