Collect data from UN entities about environmental footprint (UNEP)

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)



Description of assignment title: Collect data from UN entities about environmental footprint

Assignment country: Kenya

Expected start date: Invalid Date

Sustainable Development Goal: 13. Climate action

For how many hours per week will the volunteer be required?: 6 – 10

Host entity: UNEP

Type: Online

Duration: 12 weeks

Number of assignments: 1


Mission and objectives
Since its inception in 1972, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has been the global authority that sets the 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.

UNEP’s mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, UNEP works through its divisions as well as regional, liaison and out-posted offices and a growing network of collaborating centres of excellence.

In 2007, the United Nations (UN) system embarked on a journey to integrate environmental sustainability in its facilities and operations. Since then, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) annually collects and analyses the information provided by UN system entities on their environmental impacts and publishes this data in the “Greening the Blue Report: the UN system’s environmental footprint and efforts to reduce it”.

Task description

  1. Collect data from UN entities about environmental footprint of UN data centres
  2. Manage and analyze big amounts of data to visualize the impacts of UN data centres using Python for example)
  3. Produce a report from the analysis
  4. Communicate about the results


Required experience
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information
Systems, Information Management, Data Science, journalism, and/or related field.

Experience: 0 – 3 years

English, Level: Fluent, Required

Other information

Inclusivity statement
United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.