vacance de poste

Intitulé publication: SENIOR RESEARCH ASSISTANT, SOCIAL AFFAIRS, G7
Intitulé code d’emploi: SENIOR RESEARCH ASSISTANT, SOCIAL AFFAIRS
Département / Bureau: Commission économique pour l'Amérique latine et les Caraïbes
Lieu d'affectation: MEXICO CITY
Période de candidature: 22 novembre 2018 - 21 décembre 2018
No de l’appel á candidature: 18-Social Affairs-ECLAC-107491-R-Mexico City (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Cadre organisationnel

This position is located in the Social Development Unit of the Subregional Headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Mexico City and reports to the Chief of the Social Development Unit.

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the five Regional Commissions of the United Nations. It was founded in 1948 with the purpose of contributing to the region’s economic and social development. Its mission includes the design, monitoring and evaluation of public policies and the provision of advisory services, expertise and training to Governments, as well as support for regional and international cooperation and coordination activities. Please visit our website at www.eclac.org for further information.

Established in 1951, the Subregional Headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Mexico serves 10 countries: Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama. It is a centre of excellence in technical assistance and research, advising governments in the region at the highest level on the design, formulation, follow-up and evaluation of public policies, and training public officials (Visit http://www.cepal.org/en/headquarters-and-offices/eclac-mexico).

Responsabilités

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of the Social Development Unit, the Research Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

•Independently identifies and monitors substantive aspects of the work of the Unit in various regions/countries.
•Selects and evaluates a variety of documents, summarizes pertinent material, collects and analyses data and prepares background materials for assessment papers, studies, briefs and reports.
•Systematically follows through and retrieves, highlights and compiles information from a wide variety of information sources; prepares input for the electronic database and the internet and co-operates with research institutes and organizations in the collection of data.
•Prepares charts, graphs and other outputs for reporting and presentation of various data.
•Assists in formulating project proposals and co-ordinates day-to-day monitoring and implementation of these projects.
•Produces analytical, quantitative and qualitative elements required for the elaboration of documents and reports contained in the regular work programme and extraordinary work assigned to the Unit.
•Builds special data sets for specific research needs or for reports.
• Designs and updates databases and complete programme regarding procedures, sources and final presentations. Carries out preparatory work for and assists in coordinating regional meetings of experts on aging and the rights of the elderly within the framework of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.
•Establishes internal databases; sets up, files, stores and manages data and information relevant to the scope of programme/project activities.
•Participates in technical meetings, conferences, and seminars. Serves as Secretary to committees, ad hoc task forces, etc.; takes notes, draft summary reports, minutes, notes for the files or assessment reports for presentation to the head of the Branch/Unit; monitors follow-up actions, etc.
• Provides technical assistance to governments on aging and elderly population
•Liaises with relevant parties both outside (delegates, NGOs) and inside the Organization.
•Drafts and edits complicated, complex and often technical texts.
•Evaluates paper, studies, briefs and reports focused on aging and elderly population programmes and makes recommendations for their improvement.
•Prepares newsletters on programme/project-related activities; drafts inputs for a wide range of documents/reports, briefings/debriefings, correspondence, etc.
•Prepares technical reports concerning ageing and elderly population, including the development of new demographic methodologies and their results, which will be used as outcome for the technical assistance.
•Contribution to other activities of the Unit, including the processing of census databases.Processes and compiles relevant information for the development of the estimations and population projections, in coordination with the national institutions of statistics of the countries of the region.
•Processes information gathered (background, data, statistics, etc.) using various computer programmes and periodically updates the information to allow its distribution and easy access by multiple and potential users.
•Tracks resolutions and other legislative decisions that affect programme/project content and oversees the preparation of the relevant databases, to ensure the incorporation of programmatic and other changes enacted by legislations.
•May undertake mission/field work in support of above activities.
•May provide guidance and support to more junior staff and review work assignments, provide training and inputs to performance evaluation.
•Performs other duties as assigned.

Compétences

•Professionalism – Knowledge and understanding of the functions and organization of the work unit and of the United Nations system and organizational structure and respective roles of related units. Knowledge of internal policies, processes, procedures and protocol generally and in particular those related to the area of responsibility. Ability to identify, extract interpret, analyse and format a wide range of data. Ability to research and gather information from a wide variety of standard and non-standard sources. Demonstrates ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. 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.
•Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
•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.

Formation

High school diploma or equivalent is required. University degree in sociology, economics, anthropology, demography, statistics, actuarial studies, law, international cooperation or other social science/humanities related field or area is desirable

NOTE: For positions in the General Service category, candidates are required to clearly indicate in their PHPs relevant information confirming completion of High School.

Expérience professionnelle

At least ten years of experience in collecting and researching data across various areas of social and economic development or related area is required. . Experience working with aging and elderly populations programmes is desirable.

Connaissances linguistiques

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, advanced knowledge of Spanish and intermediate knowledge of English is required.

NOTE: "Advanced level" equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (speak, read, write and understand) and "Intermediate level" equals a rating of "confident" in two of the four areas.

Méthode d'évaluation

L’évaluation des candidats qualifiés pourrait inclure un exercice d’évaluation, pouvant être suivi d’un entretien d’appréciation des compétences.

Notice spéciale

Ce poste est soumis à recrutement local en application de la disposition 4.4 du Règlement du personnel de l’Organisation des Nations Unies. Tous les agents des services généraux et catégories apparentées sont recrutés dans le pays où se situe le bureau de leur affectation ou dans les localités proches, quelle que soit leur nationalité et compte non tenu du temps qu’ils ont passé dans ledit pays avant leur recrutement. Le fonctionnaire nommé à un poste soumis à recrutement local n’a pas droit aux indemnités et prestations réservées aux fonctionnaires recrutés sur le plan international.

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Aux termes du paragraphe 3 de l’Article 101 de la Charte des Nations Unies, la considération dominante dans le recrutement du personnel doit être la nécessité d’assurer à l’Organisation les services de personnes possédant les plus hautes qualités de travail, de compétence et d’intégrité. Aucun candidat ne sera pris en considération par l'ONU s’il s'est rendu coupable de violation du droit international des droits de l'homme ou du droit international humanitaire, d'exploitation sexuelle, d'atteinte sexuelle ou d'infraction autre qu'une infraction mineure au code de la route, ou s'il existe des motifs raisonnables de croire que le candidat a été impliqué dans la commission de l'un de ces actes. L’expression « exploitation sexuelle » désigne le fait de profiter ou de tenter de profiter d’un état de vulnérabilité, d’un rapport de force inégal ou de rapports de confiance à des fins sexuelles, y compris mais non exclusivement en vue d’en tirer un avantage pécuniaire, social ou politique. L'expression « atteinte sexuelle » désigne toute intrusion physique à caractère sexuel commise par la force, sous la contrainte ou à la faveur d’un rapport inégal, ou la menace d’une telle intrusion.

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