Statistics and Data Analysis Associate - Tenders Global

Statistics and Data Analysis Associate

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

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All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
Duties:
  • Contribute to data, information management and registration strategies with statistical and data analysis elements with a vision on the use of statistics and analytical data products, particularly in planning, programming and advocacy, at the country, regional and HQ levels as appropriate.
  • Implement UNHCR’s policies and procedures on planning and reporting on UNHCR’s operational activities (results-based management and planning figures).
  • Support quality assurance and provide technical advice on statistical analyses and indicators; take part in relevant planning processes as appropriate and where support is needed.
  • Contribute to the development or revision of statistical concepts, definition, standards and classifications used in UNHCR for research and decision-making.
  • Contribute to the development or improvement of statistical methods and quantitative models for analyses and projections on forced displacement and statelessness.
  • Support implementation of coherence and compliance with organisational standards, methodologies, and support for data analysis activities such as surveys, secondary data reviews, targeting and vulnerability assessments, indicator definition, population estimation, statistical analysis, predictive analytics, big data, international recommendations, data visualisation, official statistics and other statistical and data analysis activities. 
  • For all data collection or statistical analysis activities, contribute to developing plans and monitor implementation to ensure statistics and analysis are of highest standards.
  • Ensure statistical and analytical products produced by UNHCR or with partners meet required standards and are compliant with relevant policies to uphold integrity, veracity, reliability and credibility.
  • Compile, consolidate, validate and disseminate official statistics on populations of concern to UNHCR at country, region or global level, including annual statistics. 
  •  Support the development or revision of methodological approaches and standards for statistical surveys conducted by UNHCR or partner organizations in support of monitoring, assessment, targeting, evaluation, operational plans and results reporting. 
  • Support the design and implementation of relevant statistical analytical products and oversee their production, including quality assurance.
  • Undertake data analysis activities, including on persons of concern derived from UNHCR¿s data systems such as, registration and identity management, results-based management, back office or other sectoral data systems. 
  • In coordination with sectoral and other data staff, apply statistical scenarios and models based on historical, recent and seasonal information to support comparative country, regional and global analysis, including political and sociodemographic trends.
  • Advise on the appropriate methods and tools to be used in statistical and data analysis activities to be undertaken in regional or country, or by other Headquarters units.
  • In coordination with sectoral and other data staff, provide administrative support to the review and development of indicators to be used to report on UNHCR¿s populations of concern. 
  • Contribute to technical and sectoral reports and to recommendations for follow-up actions with regard to the strengthening of statistics and data analysis. 
  • Provide input to statistical and analytical reports for UNHCR and/or with partners, manuals and websites within the Area of Responsibility (AoR).
  • With information management staff, support consistency in the analytical approach at global, regional and/or country level, including for the purpose of cross-border analysis and response. 
  • Contribute to partnerships and activities relevant to statistics and data analysis within the AoR. 
  • If required, participate on behalf of UNHCR in meetings or conferences. 
  • Provide administrative support to capacity strengthening activities for UNHCR and other stakeholders, including national statistical partners on statistics.
  • Organize and participate in missions, workshops, seminars, working groups and expert meetings as a technical resource person, providing technical documents and drafting relevant reports.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Education & Professional Work Experience
  • Years of Experience / Degree Level
  • For G6 – 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher
Certificates and/or Licenses: 
  • Social Sciences;  Statistics;  Demography;   Geography/GIS;
  • Epidemiology;  Economics; Data Management; Operational Data Management Learning Program;  or related field.
Relevant Job Experience:
Essential:
  • 2 years in data or statistical field. Experience with national and/or international statistical systems. Ability to translate planning-specifications into technical briefs for data collection and analysis, and vice versa. Understanding of different data collection methodologies. Familiarity with planning, programming, strategic planning, project development, budgeting and resource mobilization. Experience working with partners, including host and donor Governments, humanitarian and development partners.
  • Desirable:
  • Experience with data analysis in developmental or humanitarian contexts. Understanding of the principles and concepts of international protection and UNHCR. Experience in data collection and analysis in field situations preferably in the context of UNHCR.
  • Knowledge of international protection, human rights and international humanitarian law. Knowledge of UNHCR and interagency policies, standards, programmes and operations. Knowledge of GIS and geospatial systems and techniques. Understanding of civil registration and other national population registration systems. Experience working with or in national statistical offices.
Functional Skills: 
  • DM-Data collection methodologies
  • DM-Data Management
  • DM-Open Source Software & Data
  • DM-Population census and econometrics
  • DM-Protection Data Management Systems
  • DM-Qualitative data analysis
  • DM-Quantitative data analysis
  • IM-Statistics Analysis
Language Requirements: 
  • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Fluency in English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

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