Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.
The position is in the Data and Analytics Section of the Knowledge & Innovation Branch of UN-Habitat in the External Relations, Strategy, Knowledge, and Innovation Division of UN-Habitat (ERSKI). ERSKI is responsible for strategic planning, programmatic direction, and operationalization of UN-Habitat's focal point role for the New Urban Agenda, and Agenda for Sustainable Development in the UN system and for coordination of Emergency Programmes.
The Knowledge and Innovation Branch is responsible for the development of policies and procedures on results-based management and coordinates the preparation of the strategic plan, programme and budget plans and monitors and reports on global agendas and policy implementation; it leads and facilitates an enabling environment for use and deployment of innovation and data. The Data and Analytics Section is responsible to lead and coordinate the data pillar for the development and monitoring of a United Nations system-wide strategy on urbanization; leading mainstreaming of data and monitoring support to countries and cities to develop the Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs), Voluntary Local Reviews (VLR) in line with the NUA and Agenda for Sustainable Development; coordinate UN-Habitat's participation and representation in UN Statistical Commission, Interagency Expert Group on SDGs Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), UN geospatial network-UNGGIM, Regional SDGs review forums and other global and regional Inter-agency Expert standing committees on statistics and data related issues.
Under the direct supervision by Chief of the Data and Analytics Unit, the incumbent will perform the following duties and responsibilities:
â¢Collects, evaluates, processes, and analyzes statistical data from a variety of sources.
â¢Processes, classifies and ensures internal consistency of data; reconciles discrepancies in data series.
â¢Builds special data sets for specific research needs or for reports.
â¢Prepares charts, graphs and other outputs for reporting and presentation of various data.
â¢Applies, tests and executes programmers for specific statistical applications on the basis of specifications provided.
â¢Maintains relevant computerized databases.
â¢Responds to internal/external requests on questions related to specific programme(s).
â¢Assists in liaising with United Nations system organizations to obtain necessary statistical and other relevant information.
â¢Prepares data sets upon request, responds to queries/requests and maintains/updates web pages and collects, evaluates, processes and analyzes statistical data from household surveys and other sources.
â¢Supervises and guides other general service staff in the function.
â¢Assists with the collection and analysis of data as well as preparation of data presentations and reports for information sharing, responding to queries, knowledge management, planning and decision making.
â¢Assists with visualizations and updating information material such as web pages or brochures.
â¢Performs other duties as may be assigned.
â¢PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to provide independent evaluations and analyze statistical data. Ability to prepare reports. Knowledge of methodologies for database management and analysis. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. Please refer to the attached guidelines.
â¢COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
â¢TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
Completion of High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Job - Specific Qualification
A technical or vocational certificate in data management and/or analysis is desirable.
A minimum of ten years of experience in statistics, economics, finance, accounting or related area is required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to eight for candidates who possess a first-level university degree or higher.
A minimum of two years of professional experience in statistical analysis, data analysis, data processing is required.
Experience working with word processing, spreadsheets, and relevant software packages is desirable.
A minimum of two yearsâ experience in writing or developing reports for senior management reviews is desirable.
A minimum of two yearsâ experience in database management using a statistical or other software is desirable.
A minimum of one year 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 position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an desirable.
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.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
This is a project post. Appointment against this post is for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension.
This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. Applicants for positions in the General Service and related categories must be authorized to work for the United Nations in the duty station where the position is located.
Eligible applicants selected from outside the duty station are responsible for any expenses in connection with their relocation to the duty station. Staff members subject to local recruitment are not eligible for allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
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The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
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