Data Specialist at UNEP

Website United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The UNEP has published a job vacancy announcement on 24 January 2023 for qualified Kenya’s to fill in the vacant post of Data Specialist to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

RecruiterUnited Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
PositionData Specialist
LocationNairobi, Kenya
Total Vacant PostN/A
QualificationUniversity degree
Experience RequiredA minimum of seven (7) years
Application Deadline05 March 2023

UNEP Job Vacancy 2023

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Translate organizational needs into analytics and reporting requirements to support decisions, strategies and workflows with data and information, including from UNEP’s World Environment Situation Room and other relevant data platforms.
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret environmental trends or patterns, using machine learning techniques, statistical methods to identify relevant features and variables in structured and unstructured sources of information and data
  • Oversee and allocate resources to the building of analysis, reporting and quality control capabilities
  • Ensure technically sound execution of data analytics projects and facilitate data sharing with UNEP¿s World Environment Situation Room.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across divisions and within the Digital Accelerator Lab to identify data analytics needs and support data-driven projects.
  • Translate immediate requirements into prototype solutions and oversee their subsequent full implementation
  • Keep track of trends and developments in data analytics best practices, tools, etc.
  • Deliver analysis to UN Country Teams and Common Country Assessments (CCAs) on environmental trends and opportunities to harness digital technologies for environmental sustainability.


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, data science, analytics, statistics, information management, public administration, management or a related field is required. Additional university level training in environmental science is desirable. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. ‘
  • Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable.


  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in applied analytics, business intelligence, information management, statistics, project management, stakeholder management or related area is required.
  • Experience in using data to advance decisions, strategies and execution with regard to environmental sustainability is required.
  • Experience with self-service analytics and data visualization applications (MS PowerBI, Qlik, Tableau or similar), or business intelligence tools (SAP Business Objects, etc.) is required
  • Experience in tools managing version control such as Git is desirable.
  • Experience with database or programming languages (SQL, Python, R) is desirable.
  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems and related software packages (ARC GIS, QGIS) is desirable.
  • A minimum of two (2) years or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Fluency in French is desirable. Knowledge of other UN languages is desirable.

Other Details

  • Contract Type: Full Time
  • Selection Process: Interview
  • Salary: negotiable
  • Application Process: Online

How to Apply UNEP Data Specialist Jobs 2023

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The Closing Date: 05 March 2023

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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