Data Management Specialist

Partner UN-WATER
Job categories IT
Vacancy code VA/2019/B5117/17690
Level ICS-10
Department/office ECR, GVA, WASH
Duty station Home based
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration Retainer contract (up to 100 working days in 12 months)
Application period 04-Apr-2019 to 24-Apr-2019


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UN-Water is the United Nations (UN) inter-agency coordination mechanism for all freshwater related issues. It was formally established in 2003 building on a long history of collaboration in the UN family. It currently counts 32 UN agencies and organizations as Members and 41 international Partners. UN-Water complements and adds value to existing UN initiatives by facilitating synergies and joint efforts among the implementing agencies. In doing so, UN-Water seeks to: (a) improve the coherence in UN system actions at all levels, and in particular at the country level; (b) contribute to the global policy debate on water-related issues through active participation in global policy fora and events and the production of assessments and policy briefs; (c) contribute to increased knowledge on water-related issues through relevant monitoring and reporting mechanisms and by serving as an entry point for water-related indicators, data and information; and (d) identify emerging issues related to global water challenges and provide a platform for UN system strategic discussions on how to prepare for and cope with them more effectively. For further information: www.unwater.org.

In the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, countries have committed to engage in systematic follow-up and review of progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which calls for robust and credible monitoring and reporting systems. To track progress towards SDG 6 on water and sanitation, there are several existing data portals that focus on the different components of the water cycle, but no one that include data on all of them. To enable a comprehensive assessment and analysis of the state of water resources and possible development paths, it is essential to collate all available information from across stakeholders, in support of an integrated management approach that helps reduce institutional fragmentation. For this reason, the SDG 6 Data Portal was developed (from here on also referred to as the “portal”). The portal brings together data on all the SDG 6 global indicators, as well as other key social, economic and environmental data, and offers a range of analytical and visualization tools. It presents the latest snapshot status of water and sanitation issues, by indicator, by country and by region, while also allowing the users to explore data on their own through interactive maps, charts and tables. By doing so, the portal complements existing indicator-specific data portal, which remains the main choice for more detailed datasets and functionality.

A key component of the implementation of global monitoring and reporting on SDG 6 is the establishment of a country focal point system, bringing together overall and indicator-specific focal points within a country. In order to manage this system, a Focal Point Database is being developed (from here on also referred to as the “database”), which will be used by the Integrated Monitoring Initiative including all the UN custodian agencies as well as country focal points themselves.



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