(National Specialist - THAR000342)
Host entity: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)- Bangkok Regional Hub
Duty station: Bangkok, Thailand
Start date: Immediate
Assignment Duration: 3 months (with possibility of extension)
Application deadline: 03 April 2020
Organizational Context & Project Description
As the COVID-19 has progressed, Governments are implementing measures to prevent further virus spread, including school closures and travel restrictions. The crisis is expected to have major socio-economic and macro-economic impact, especially across industries experiencing supply chain disruption like the apparel manufacturing, or the hospitality and transport sector as travel bans and consumer anxieties impact on tourism and business travel. Workers remain vulnerable as trade and services have been hit significantly, with manufacturing and hospitality sector losses mounting –private sector Associations and Chambers have already requesting Government support. As the private sector is impacted, workers will be vulnerable to unplanned layoffs, with a potential devastating impact on household income across already vulnerable groups. The implications and economic impacts require government policies and other measures to remedy the social fallout.
The source of income for many communities and vulnerable groupings is now under serious threat; and significant adverse economic impact is expected on businesses and workers around the world, especially workers with limited job security, as the crisis lengthens. The health-related impact of this crisis on labour and income opportunity loss, as well as the additional costs of healthcare (i.e. curative and preventive), pose serious challenges for vulnerable households that bear such costs. Although health care services are generally capable and well prepared (preventively and curatively), there are still risks of lack of access to information and health care services, particularly in poorer and more vulnerable settings, contexts and regions. There is also the potential for global supply stock-outs of medicines and health care PPE if global supply chains of medicines and equipment is disrupted.
An early focus on likely socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on the poor and vulnerable is, therefore, important to consider. The UN seeks to better understand the potential impact on health and livelihoods of poor and vulnerable households as well as the response measures needed to support those most vulnerable groups. On this background, the Bangkok Regional Hub (BRH), Socio-economic Recovery & Livelihoods Programme, will be supporting Country Offices in the region in assessing health and socio-economic livelihoods impacts, especially segments of the population whose livelihoods are under threat. The data analyst will be supporting livelihood data collection and analysis, plus developing a dashboard with updated data visualizations to inform program development and communicate findings.
Description of tasks:
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the RBAP/Regional Advisor for the Socio-economic Recovery & Livelihoods Programme, the UNV Data Analyst will:
As an active UNDP team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to UNDP and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including:
Required degree level: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics and other related fields.
Language skills: English (Mandatory), Level – Fluent
Conditions of Service:
The contract lasts for the period indicated above with possibility of extensions subject to availability of funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment.
Travel to duty station (if applicable) and a Settling-ln-Grant will be provided in the event the duty station is not within commuting distance from the place of recruitment. The applicable Volunteer Living Allowance is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. Life, health and permanent disability insurance are included (health insurance for up to 3 dependents), as well as final repatriation (if applicable) and resettlement allowance for satisfactory service.
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How to apply:
Visit: https://www.unv.org/calls/THAR000342-6675 for more detail of this assignment and to apply
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