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Econometrician

The Government of KP has adopted a multi-year Accelerated Implementation Program (AIP), 2019-2022, to address the key developmental gaps in the Merged Areas (MA), erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The government has limited bureaucratic capacity and is ill-equipped to developmental challenges faced by the MAs. UNDP is implementing its Merged Areas Governance Project (MAGP) as key partner in the process of Merged Areas development by providing technical assistance to the government.

The recent pandemic of Corvid-19 has created a new set of challenges for all institutions including governments. The kinds of problems created have not been faced by anyone in recent history going back for at least a hundred years. The concern is that apart from the (hopefully) short term effects on health of population resulting from the high transmission rate of the virus, there will be more long-term effects on the economy. The economic effects will affect much larger segments of the population particularly the vast majority that is engaged in informal sectors. In order to counter the effects of this crisis, the Government of KP has formed a Task Force. The Lead Economic Adviser of MAGP is a member of the task force. The purpose of the task force is to analyze the current economic situation and suggest remedies and mitigation strategies. For this purpose, the services of two different senior economic analysts are required.

The Econometrician will report to the Lead Economic Advisor (LEA) MAGP and carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist KP Economic Task Force in data management and run econometric models provided by LEA
  • Run analysis of the effects of mitigation measures on econometric activities across sectors.

Performance will be assessed on the tasks assigned by the Lead Economic Advisor.

Duration:30 days

Requirements

Corporate Competencies:

  • Cognizant of UN values
  • Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents
  • Staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation
  • Promoting effective teams
  • Excellent communication skills. Ability to express clearly and concisely in both written and oral forms
  • Ability to be flexible and react to changing circumstances, e.g. security situation

Education

  • PhD degree in relevant field (Economics or Econometrics)

Experience:

  • Experience of academic and quantitative research

Language Requirements:

  • Familiarity with KP

Benefits

  • Compensation at senior consultancy levels based on market rates and salary history.
  • Excellent opportunities to develop your technical skills in a policy environment alongside national and intl experts
  • Opportunities to co-author to published policy and academic research
  • Competitive market salary
    • Transportation on field visits
    • Daily sustenance allowance while on official travel
  • Intl work environment
  • Women-friendly workplace

We are looking for a dedicated UEX expert to help us optimate our data systems and strengthen our COVID-19 response.

The UEX expert will

Analyze user satisfaction with web applications and dashboards while developing and implementing platform solutions to improve user experience and strengthen data integrity;

  • Inform the design of wireframes, user task flows, and specifications for user-friendly experiences by assessing user and stakeholder needs in a variety of ways;
  • Create end-to-end user experiences for existing and new systems, and collaborate with product managers to define the functional specifications
  • Utilize your product design, interaction design, and visual design skills to design new features
  • A/B testing of options to optimise performance
  • communicate design ideas and prototypes to developers in a clear and professional manner;
  • translate user feedback and ideas into simple concepts that create a user-friendly experience and help the development team through complex design hurdles.
  • You will work directly with GoKP counterparts throughout the consultancy and will spend a few days every week in Peshawar

Requirements

We are looking for talent, and dedication to work for a national cause, not for years of experience. Nonetheless your experience should speak to the terms of reference.

  • You should have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Graphic Design, Visual Design, UI/UX Design, or Interaction Design. Additional years of experience exceeding the minimum requirement as well as a proven track record of work may stand in for a degree.
  • 3 years of direct experience with iteratively analyzing user feedback and activity to create or enhance UI/UX;
  • skilled in taking a project from exploration and concept, through to final high-fidelity design
  • ability to work and collaborate within a cross-disciplined, open-minded, and creative team
  • creative, detail-oriented, and passionate about delivering a user-centric experience
  • superb communication skills, whether verbal, written, or visual
  • the ability to visually express hierarchies, grouping of features and tasks, and workflows;
  • the ability to design for user accessibility needs including language differences and vision requirements;
  • the ability to sketch, wireframe, and produce sitemaps and clickable prototypes;
  • an enthusiasm to collaborate, innovate, and solve problems;
  • a proven ability to prioritize work in a team and independently, and handle multiple complex tasks simultaneously;
  • You must be able to start immediately and willing to travel to Peshawar

Benefits

  • One Month Consultancy Assignment with work from home assignments and occasional visits to Peshawar/ FATA. An attractive remuneration for the right candidate.
  • Payment will be against monthly delivery report(s) which contain record of activities/tasks finalized at time of reporting.
  • Compensation based on market rates and salary history.
  • Excellent opportunities to develop your technical skills in a policy environment alongside national and intl experts