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  • Posted: Feb 26, 2022
    Deadline: Dec 4, 2022
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  • The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the world's 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 environment.


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    Statistician

    Responsibilities

    • Organizes, designs, plans and carries out the collection, evaluation, analysis, compilation and dissemination of statistical data by selecting methods of data collection, selecting and implementing methods for checking collected data, and selecting and implementing appropriate methods for data processing for incorporation into databases.
    • Participates in the development, implementation and management of statistical database(s).
    • Locate and define new data analysis process improvement opportunities
    • Identify appropriate data sources for analytics projects
    • 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
    • Provides training and technical support on data collection programmes, country practices and other related information.
    • Participates in the development or revision of standards on statistical concepts, definitions and classifications by performing methodological research.
    • Prepares draft technical documents for international, intergovernmental and expert group meetings and assists in drafting relevant reports.
    • Organizes and participates in seminars, working groups and expert meetings as a technical resource person.
    • Guides trains and supervises general service staff.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Competencies

    • PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of statistical principles and practices. Ability to conduct independent research and analysis. Ability to identify issues, formulate options and make conclusions and recommendations. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
    • 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.
    • PLANNING & ORGANIZING : Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

    Education

    • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in statistics, mathematics, economics, sociology or related field. 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 years of progressively responsible experience in the collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of statistical data or related area is required.
    • Experience in managing projects or programs for the United Nations or comparable international organizations is desirable.
    • Experience in drafting analytical papers or reports is desirable.

    Languages

    • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on careers.un.org to apply

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