Regional Coordinator for Digital Transformation

United Nations Environment Programme

Beirut, Lebanon

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: IT and ICT

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.  This post is located in UNEP's West Asia Office at the Beirut duty station. Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Regional Director of the West Asia Office and in coordination with other relevant substantive offices, the incumbent will carry out the following duties:


  • 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 appropriate data sources for analytics projects and facilitate data sharing with UNEP's World Environment Situation Room.  -Collaborate with data engineers and data scientists to improve data flows, data quality, etc. 
  • Develop and implement databases, data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality.  Identify, analyze, and interpret environmental trends or patterns, using basic machine learning techniques, statistical methods to identify relevant features and variables in structured and unstructured sources of information and data.
  • Develop and implement various analysis, reporting and quality control capabilities. Deliver analysis to UN Country Teams and Common Country Assessments (CCAs) on environmental trends and opportunities to harness digital technologies for environmental sustainability. 
  • Liaise with digital stakeholders in the region to understand environmental needs and receive feedback on UNEP data platforms and related digital products and services.
  • Deliver trainings on data, digital technologies and related innovations linked to environmental sustainability.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • 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.  A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of five (5) 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 inform 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.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English and Arabic is required.    NOTE: "fluency equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and "Knowledge of" equals a rating of "confident" in two of the four areas.