Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Job Requisition Type: Evergreen (Formerly known as talent pools, in order to have a balanced number of ready-to-hire candidates who can be deployed at short notice to a vacancy that best matches their skills. Evergreens are primarily used to fill Temporary Appointments.)
Call for applications – Statistics and Data Analysis Officer, P4: Location: Various location
Why should you join us?: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, takes the lead in protecting people forced to flee wars and persecution around the world, providing life-saving aid including shelter, food and water to ensure their basic safety, rights and dignity. With 18,879 women and men working in 137 countries, we work tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of more than 103 million forcibly displaced people worldwide.: Our dedicated and professional staff work around the clock in roles including legal protection, community services, public affairs, health and more. Despite the challenges they can face, our staff are proud to work for UNHCR and determined to make a positive impact.
How can you make a difference?: The Senior Statistics and Data Analysis Officer ensures that technical support is provided for the design, data collection, processing, analysis and dissemination stages of the statistical process. S/he also ensures that the necessary quality assurance and technical support is provided for statistical and data analysis activities to Headquarters, the Regional Bureau, and operations; and that these processes are in accordance with technical and ethical statistical standards.
Relevant activities include coordination of or support to: the production of official statistics; statistical support for assessment, targeting, and monitoring activities; indicator development and reporting; application and evaluation of statistical and analytical methodologies and tools; statistical analysis and dissemination; sampling and survey design; statistical estimation and triangulation; data anonymisation; and promotion and monitoring of ethical standards for statistics in UNHCR and partner activities.
Key responsibilities and duties::
- Oversee the compilation, consolidation, validation and dissemination of official statistics on forcibly displaced and stateless populations at country, region or global level in line with the organization’s Statistical Quality Assurance Framework.
- Lead in the design and implementation of relevant statistical analytical products and reports and oversee their content, drafting and production.
- Liaise closely with national statistical offices and the international statistical system with a view of implementing relevant statistical frameworks such as the International Recommendations on Refugee Statistics and the International Recommendations on IDP Statistics.
- Lead the development or revision of methodological approaches and standards for statistical surveys conducted by UNHCR or partner organizations and ensure the inclusion of forcibly displaced and stateless populations in surveys conducted by national statistical offices.
Who are we looking for?: Candidates with 9 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 8 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 7 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree.
Requirements: 5 years in data or statistical field, 5 years in international context, 3 years in humanitarian or development situation. Experience with national and/or international statistical systems. Experience with data analysis in developmental or humanitarian contexts. Strong understanding of the principles and concepts of international protection and UNHCR. Experience in data collection and analysis in field situations. Ability to translate planning-specifications into technical briefs for data collection and analysis, and vice versa. Demonstrated 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.
Advantage: Field experience, preferably in the context of UNHCR. Knowledge of international protection, human rights and international humanitarian law. Demonstrated knowledge of UNHCR and interagency policies, standards, programmes and operations. Knowledge of GIS and geospatial systems and techniques. Demonstrated understanding of civil registration and other national population registration systems. Experience working with or in national statistical offices or statistical departments of international organizations.
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COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: UNHCR’s workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. We seek to sustain and strengthen this diversity and to ensure equal opportunities, as well as an inclusive working environment, for our entire workforce. Joining us means living, sharing and promoting these core values of inclusion, diversity and gender equality.
Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on the grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.