Data Analytics Consultant (Level A) at United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi


Duties and Responsibilities

  • The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action. UNEP’s Ecosystems Division works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and capacity development for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
  • There is a need for UNEP to monitor and evaluate its relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, and sustainability in the implementation of projects at a portfolio level to improve its performance. Further, it is necessary to quantify and communicate on-the-ground impacts of its work and spatial visualization on biodiversity and land degradation.
  • The GEF Biodiversity and Land Degradation Unit proposes to recruit a Data Analytics Consultant. The objective of the consultancy is to improve the data management system of projects under the Unit’s portfolio through enrichment, documentation, and reporting on the impacts of the portfolio. This will also include the synthesis of the results of the portfolio into visual and spatial/mapping outputs for enhanced visualization to support analytical and communication purposes. Specifically, the consultant will perform the following tasks under the GEF Biodiversity and Land Degradation global portfolio:
  • Contribute to the verification and enrichment of GEF Biodiversity and Land Degradation Unit project data in IPMR to improve the accuracy of monitoring and reporting.
  • Develop a repository to organize project documents including all phases of the project management cycle (development, implementation, reporting, evaluation, and closure).
  • Compile all GIS .shp files and other relevant digital spatial data formats of the ongoing projects’ targeted areas in collaboration with the related Task Managers and Program Assistants.
  • Contribute to the improvement of other knowledge management and reporting initiatives within the GEF Biodiversity and Land Degradation Unit including through targeted advisory, platform testing, and feedback.
  • Participate in relevant knowledge management meetings within the GEF Biodiversity and Land Degradation Unit.
  • Reporting lines: The consultant will work in collaboration with the Results and Knowledge Management Specialist under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Assistant and the overall guidance of the Programme Officer in charge of Knowledge Management, of the GEF Biodiversity and Land Degradation Unit based Panama City.

The consultancy will be home based.

Qualifications/special skills
Education Qualification:

  • An Advanced University Degree in one of the following disciplines Environmental Science, Data Science/Analytics, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Mathematics, and Economics is required. A first university degree with a combination of two years of professional and academic qualifications may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.

Work Experience:

  • At least 4 years of experience at the national level or 2 years at the international level is required.
  • Experience in data management and analysis or information management with a strong background in project monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of environmental programs is required.
  • At least two years of professional GIS experience in conducting spatial analysis and map production is highly desirable.
  • Good knowledge of Python, Data Visualization, and GIS applications (ArcGIS/QGIS) and other spatial information systems is an asset.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Working knowledge of other UN languages is an asset.

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