DATA Analyst, Pretoria
UN Office Africa
Pretoria, South Africa
4d ago
source : Uncareer.net

The United Nations 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 nearly 170 countries and territories, working with governments and people 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 that can bring about results.

Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNDP is assisting countries to prepare, respond and recover from the effects of the pandemic.

South Africa recorded its first case of COVID-19 on 5 March 2020. The COVID-19 epidemic has had several diverse implications and impacts on South African society including in the social, economic, health, environmental, and technological realms.

In response to the increasing numbers of infections, the Government put in place a wide range of measures in order to deal with this pandemic.

These decisions were aimed at facilitating a coordinated all-of government approach to contain the virus and flatten the COVID-19 curve in the country.

The government adopted a Risk-Adjusted Strategy which seeks to maintain a delicate and difficult balance between saving lives and livelihoods and infringement on other constitutional rights and fundamental freedoms.

The strategy has now been eased to level 2.

Although South Africa has institutional and human capacity to respond to health crises, a pandemic of such magnitude requires extended coordination capacity as well as planning and monitoring systems and tools and strategic partnerships to enable the country to prepare, respond and recover.

Accordingly, UNDP, the Department for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) to ensure a coherent governance system as well as an integrated multi-sectoral and multi-sphere service delivery for COVID-19 response.

Based on this, COGTA has asked UNDP for support to strengthen its capacity for development of data collection, analysis storage and reporting tools and systems, through the recruitment of a Data Analyst.

The purpose of this position is to develop data collection, storage, monitoring and reporting systems at national and sub-national levels for the COVID-19 response and other data needs of NDMC for purposes of optimising the functioning of a Disaster Operation Centre.

Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Director General, (Head of National Disaster Management Centre) and direct supervision by Specialist Knowledge Management & Reporting, the Data Analyst will create, ingest, store, organize and maintain master data sets, develop reporting templates and reporting systems, install and apply data analysis tools and strengthen logistical capacity to monitor the COVID-19 response and other data needs of NDMC at national and provincial, district and local levels.

Summary of Key Functions / Performance Areas

1. Provide technical and strategic advisory services for data analytics and business intelligence with focus on COVID 19 impact and response

Identify disaster risk management data analysis opportunities to optimize the functioning of the Disaster Operation Centres

  • Define innovative data analytics projects and support the NDMC to conceptualise such projects, develop business cases, and finally implement the projects;
  • Coordinate data collection with key national institutions and other partners providing COVID 19 response and recovery to enable monitoring

    Identify disaster risk management data analysis opportunities to optimize the functioning of the Disaster Operation Centres

  • Define innovative data analytics projects and support the NDMC to conceptualise such projects, develop business cases, and finally implement the projects;
  • Coordinate data collection with key national institutions and other partners providing COVID 19 response and recovery to enable monitoring

    2. Managing a master data system for improvement of Disaster Operating Centre functions

    Create, update delete master data.

    Commission and decommissioning of data sets.

    Create, update delete master data.

    Commission and decommissioning of data sets.

    3. Design and development of data warehouse for improvement of the DOC functions

    Provide quality assurance of imported data

    Provide technical expertise on data storage structures, data mining and data cleansing

    Provide quality assurance of imported data

    Provide technical expertise on data storage structures, data mining and data cleansing

    4. Design reporting templates and manage the reporting environment

    Design and develop reporting user requirements.

    Develop and deliver dashboard and reporting solutions, using MS Power BI or similar solution

    Generate reports from single or multiple systems / sources

    Train end users on new reports and dashboards

    Design and develop reporting user requirements.

    Develop and deliver dashboard and reporting solutions, using MS Power BI or similar solution

    Generate reports from single or multiple systems / sources

    Train end users on new reports and dashboards

    5. Manage data warehouse projects from initiation, planning, execution and monitoring and control

    Deliver project within prescribed quality, time and cost

    Capacity development

    provide training and hands on support to data analysts in disaster operating centres

    Deliver project within prescribed quality, time and cost

    Capacity development

    provide training and hands on support to data analysts in disaster operating centres

    Leadership

    Ability to persuade others to follow

    Ability to persuade others to follow

    Communication & relationship management

    Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

    Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

    Innovation

    Ability to make new and useful ideas work

    Ability to make new and useful ideas work

    People management

    Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

    Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

    Delivery

    Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

    Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

    TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES

    In-depth knowledge :

    Business Intelligence

    Data warehousing

    Data structures / Databases

    Programming languages

    Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

    MS Excel

    Systems Development Life Cycle

    Business Intelligence

    Data warehousing

    Data structures / Databases

    Programming languages

    Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

    MS Excel

    Systems Development Life Cycle

    Education :

    A National Diploma or bachelor’s degree in Information and Communication Technologies, specialising in data warehousing / business intelligence / data analytics.

    MS SharePoint (at least 2016 Enterprise) Configuration 5 Year(s)

    MS SQL Server (at least 2016 Enterprise) 5 Year(s)

    Nintex 2016

    Code using C#, C++, ASP.NET, and .NET Frameworks. 5 year(s)

    JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, XML, jQuery

    MS SharePoint (at least 2016 Enterprise) Configuration 5 Year(s)

    MS SQL Server (at least 2016 Enterprise) 5 Year(s)

    Nintex 2016

    Code using C#, C++, ASP.NET, and .NET Frameworks. 5 year(s)

    JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, XML, jQuery

    Additional requirements :

  • Drivers Licence;
  • Operational knowledge of Disaster Operation Centres

    Experience in data analysis for Disaster Risk Management

    Language Requirements :

    Fluency in English (written and oral) required.

    Knowledge of another South African language will be an asset

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