Closing date: Monday, 11 September 2023


Description of assignment title: Manual Data Extraction from Financing Strategy Documents

Assignment country: Türkiye

Expected start date: Invalid Date

Sustainable Development Goal: 8. Decent work and economic growth

For how many hours per week will the volunteer be required?


Host entity: UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development

Type: Online

Duration: 8 weeks

Number of assignments: 6


Mission and objectives

Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) supports the private sector and foundations to become transformative partners in development through research, advocacy for inclusive business, facilitation of public-private dialogue and brokering partnerships. IICPSD, established in 2011 in partnership with the Government of Turkey, is one of UNDP’s six Global Policy Centres. It leads UNDP’s global work on private sector and foundations and supports UNDP’s offices all over the world. The Center focuses on four thematic areas: 1. Inclusive Business; 2. Private Sector Engagement in Skills Development; 3. Impact investing; 4. Resilience and Crisis Response. The Center also hosts four global initiatives: Business Call to Action, SDG Philanthropy Platform, Global Islamic Finance and Impact Investing Platform and Connecting Business Initiative.


SDG AI Lab developing a dashboard to track countries’ activities and trends over their financing strategies to assist the Integrated National Financing Framework (INFF).

Task description

The online volunteers will support the ongoing project dashboard development project in particularly data extraction pipeline. The volunteers will work on the data extraction from various documents gathered from countries. The main responsibilities of the volunteers: 1. Manually extract text data from Word/PDF documents 2. Review extracted text data Financing Strategy Documents is a set of PDF/word files. There 23 documents to extract data. The data extraction process will be applied to only the identified sections of the documents. To extract data from a document would take approximately 3 hours and the review process would take approximately 1 hour. The data in the documents will be extracted to the formatted excel files. SDG AI Lab will support the volunteer as needed, with regular check-ins and maintaining collaboration through MS Teams, Discord and GitHub group repository. The volunteer will work under the coordination of the Technical Specialist of the IICPSD.


Required experience

Bachelor’s in Finance, Economy or Computer Science/Engineering related field. Contribution to a team work project with well communication, collaboration and time management skills.


English, Level: Fluent, Desirable

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.


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