The UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021 embraces the complexity of development and commits the organization to helping countries find faster, more durable solutions to achieve Agenda 2030.In line with this, the organization has begun incubating?a number of?strategic initiatives aimed at ensuring UNDP is ‘fit for purpose’ to deliver a new generation of solutions in line with the challenges the world faces.
One such key strategic initiative is the Accelerator Lab Network. The initiative is a recognition that increasingly interrelated development challenges require going beyond business as usual and single point, linear and silver bullet responses in development. Instead, they call for interdisciplinary approaches and non-linear solutions that crowd in the collective efforts of a wide variety of partners and tap into local insights and contextual, sticky knowledge of citizens. The initiative is also a recognition and an investment in the emerging momentum among a growing number of UNDP Country Offices for marrying disruptive, cutting edge methodologies with contextual, country-based insights and expertise to accelerate learning, progress and impact toward the SDGs.
With this in mind, theUNDP intends to build the largest and fastest learning global network of Accelerator Labs (initially setting up 60 labs in 82 countries) embedded within UNDP’s global architecture and country platforms that embody the new organizational offering to transform the collective approach to development.
The network will surface and reinforce locally sourced solutions at scale while mobilizing a wide and dynamic partnership of actors contributing knowledge, resources and experience.? The initiative is meant to transform our collective approach by introducing new protocols, backed by evidence and practice, which accelerate the testing and dissemination of solutions within and across countries. This will enable the global community to collectively learn from local knowledge and ingenuity at a speed and at a scale that our societies and planet require. This will be achieved by:
- Building on locally-sourced solutions, finding things that work and expanding on them;
- Rapid testing and iteration to implement what works and go beyond the obvious solutions;
- Combining the best understanding, ideas and expertise to generate collective knowledge;
- Accelerating progress by bringing expertise, creativity and collective intelligence to bear.
Duties and Responsibilities
- The knowledge analysist will be responsible choosing, setting and/or creating the appropriate software for the internal knowledge management system with the collaboration and feedback of both the knowledge architect and the knowledge engineer;
- Provide the technical support needed for the Entry Points for Transitional Period survey. That by choosing the appropriate software for data collection as well as training a technical team leader and being available for technical support for data collectors when they are in the field;
- Under supervision of the Head of Exploration, the knowledge analysis will support the head of exploration when software development, data analysis, and knowledge analysis is needed;
- Under supervision of the Head of Exploration, the knowledge analysts will support the data analysis for the Sudan Horizon Scanner. They will also perform as the knowledge management specialist for the platform and the team.
- Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
- Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
- Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
- Ability to work with a multi-cultural and diverse team.
- Demonstrated experience in project design;
- Demonstrated experience in technical issues related to lighting products market assessment;
- Ability to analyze large amounts of complex and diversified data related to lighting products markets in least developed countries;
- Demonstrated strong coordination and facilitation skills;
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to initiate discussions about climate change adaptation and reliance issues specifically in the impacts of the air conditionings on environment.
Required Skills and Experience
- Master Degree.
- Minimum 2 years of expertise in statistical or quantitative data analysis;
- Minimum a master’s degree in computer sciences, IT and knowledge management or related fields;
- Minimum of 5 years of work experience (2 years in Knowledge Management and 3 years in software development).
- Arabic and English.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. 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.
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