UN VOLUNTEERS, Junior Data Analyst


International Organizations

Location (s):

  • Bolivia
La Paz


The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.In most cultures volunteerism is deeply embedded in long-established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the communities. In this context, UN Volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local communities.In all assignments, UN Volunteers promote volunteerism through their action and conduct. Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively and positively enrich their understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge between themselves and the people in their host community. This will make the time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive.


Assignment Title: Junior Data Analyst

Duration: 6 months

Organizational Context & Project Description

This UNV assignment is part of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bolivia. The Programme essentially works in three thematic areas: Poverty Reduction, Democratic Governance, and Environment and Energy. In each one, UNDP brings technical assistance and financial resources to different government levels to design and implement public policies that highly improve people’s living conditions.

More specifically, related to the Democratic Governance area which includes a territorial development strategy, UNDP Bolivia contributes to the political and institutional changes arising from the implementation of the State’s Political Constitution within an effective dialogue-opening framework, always guaranteeing civil, political and cultural rights. There are three main issues in this area:

  1. The promotion of multi-level governance, by promoting articulation spaces between stakeholders and institutions.

  2. Local Economic Development, by identifying and enhancing territorial endogenous potentials as well as supporting local public policies development.

  3. The promotion to localize the SDGs in the subnational level.

Under the direct supervision of Territorial Development Programme Coordinator, the International University Volunteer will:

  • Assist in the implementation of a monitoring tool and strategy for the follow-up of the Bolivian Social and Economic Development Plan (PDES by its Spanish acronym) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda in subnational entities;
  • Design the architecture and provide capacity development and technical assistance in the implementation of administrative database systems records for selected municipality stakeholders of the project, in order to facilitate the periodic updating and monitoring of the PDES and SDGs indicators matrixes;
  • Provide capacity development and technical assistance in the development of a software that allows public sector employees to easily interact with the administrative database system records;
  • Evaluate the administrative database systems records collection of the selected municipality stakeholders.
  • Propose and provide technical assistance in the implementation of upgrades that render the administrative database systems records in a more efficient time and cost way;
  • Any other tasks directly related to the assignment as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day)
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country
  • Provide annual and end of assignment reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities using UNV’s Volunteer Reporting Application
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers- Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Results/Expected Outputs

A report of an administrative database system analysis of the selected municipality stakeholders; A monitoring tool proposal for the follow-up of the PDES and the SDGs.
Bimonthly report of the technical and capacity development assistance on a feasible interaction software for public sector employees;

Other relevant documents describing the tasks developed.

  • The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counter-parts, including Implementing Partners (IPs);
  • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment
  • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development dur-ing the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Eligibility: This assignment is funded by KOICA, therefore only Korean nationals are eligible to apply. Eligible candidates must be below 29 years of age throughout the assignment.


  • Required Degree Level: Secondary education
  • Currently studying towards a degree in Economics, Business Administration, Accounting, Financial Engineering, Information Systems Management or Data Base Systems and related branches;
  • Required experience 0 months

Demonstrated interest and/or experience in:

  • Implementing and managing information systems, data bases systems and digital services in the public sector, international organizations and non-profit organizations; or
  • Implementing and managing information systems, data bases systems and digital services in the private sector; or
  • Research on data bases systems, information systems, digital services and related fields;
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions; Computer skills (Microsoft Office, social media, and others).
  • Credited experience or certification in: R, Matlab, SAS or Stata.

Language Skills

  • English (Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • AND - Spanish (Optional), Level - Working Knowledge

Area of Expertise

  • Other development programme/project experience Mandatory

Area of Expertise Requirement

  • Need Driving Licence No Competencies & Values

Adaptability and Flexibility 

  • Commitment and Motivation Commitment to Continuous Learning Communication
  • Ethics and Values Integrity
  • Planning and Organizing Professionalism
  • Respect for Diversity Working in Teams


Deadline: August 04, 2019

Program Starts: January 20, 2020

Program Ends: July 20, 2020

Cost/funding for participants:

A UN Volunteer receives a Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) per month and is paid at the end of each month to cover housing, utilities, transportation, communications and other basic needs. The VLA can be computed by applying the Post-Adjustment Multiplier (PAM) to the VLA base rate of (choose from the drop down menu the appropriate rate here): US$979 The VLA base rate is a global rate, while the PAM is country-specific and fluctuates on a monthly basis according to the cost of living. This method ensures that international UN Volunteers have comparable purchasing power at all duty stations irrespective of varying costs of living. The PAM is established by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) and is published at the beginning of every month on the ICSC website http://icsc.un.org.

In non-family duty stations that belong to hardship categories D or E, as classified by the ICSC, international UN Volunteers receive a Well-Being Differential (WBD) on a monthly basis. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are provided a settling-in-grant (SIG) at the start of the assignment (if the UN Volunteer did not reside in the duty station for at least 6 months prior to taking up the assignment) and also in the event of a permanent reassignment to another duty station.

UNV provides life, health, permanent disability insurances as well as assignment travel, annual leave, full integration in the UN security framework (including residential security reimbursements). UN Volunteers are paid Daily Subsistence Allowance at the UN rate for official travels, flight tickets for the final repatriation travel (if applicable). UNV will provide, together with the offer of assignment, a copy of the Conditions of Service, including Code of conduct, to the successful candidate.

UN Volunteers should be provided equal duty of care as extended to all host entity personnel. Host entity support to the UN Volunteer includes, but is not limited to:

  • Introductory briefings about the organisation and office-related context including security, emergency procedures, good cultural practice and orientation to the local environment;
  • Support with arrival administration including setting-up of bank accounts, residence permit applications and completion of other official processes as required by the host government or host entity;
  • Structured guidance, mentoring and coaching by a supervisor including a clear workplan and performance appraisal;
  • Access to office space, equipment, IT support and any other systems and tools required to complete the objectives of the assignment including a host entity email address;
  • Access to shared host entity corporate knowledge, training and learning;
  • Inclusion of the volunteer in emergency procedures such as evacuations;
  • Leave management;
  • DSA for official travel, when applicable.
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