Job Opening

Posting Title: SENIOR STATISTICS ASSISTANT, G7
Job Code Title: SENIOR STATISTICS ASSISTANT
Department/Office: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 26 June 2019 - 25 July 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Statistics-UNITED NAT-117659-R-Geneva (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This post is located in the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Statistical Information Technologies Unit, Development Statistics and Information Branch (DSIB), Division on Globalization and Development Strategies (DGDS).

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority and under the supervision of the Chief of the Unit, the Senior Statistics Assistant:

• Prepares statistical publications (including charts, graphs, statistics tables, maps, infographics) for dissemination, reporting and presentation of various data in print and web formats.
• Maintains/updates internal and external web pages. Responds to queries/requests, disseminates statistical information and animates social networks.
• Collects, evaluates, processes, and analyzes statistical data from a variety of sources. Processes, classifies and ensures internal consistency of data; reconciles discrepancies in data series. Builds special data sets for specific research needs or for reports.
• Maintains relevant computerized databases and web data servers. Applies, tests, maintains and executes programs for specific statistical applications on the basis of specifications provided.
• Responds to internal/external requests on questions related to specific programme(s). Assists in liaising with United Nations system organizations to obtain necessary statistical and other relevant information.
• Supervises and guides other general service staff in the function, as needed.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Competencies

Professionalism : Ability to process statistical data and manage statistical databases. Ability to design, layout and produce statistical publications and web sites. Knowledge of HTML syntax and Cascading Style Sheet (CSS). 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.

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.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required. Course work/specialized training in statistics is desirable.

Work Experience

At least 10 years of experience in the field of economic statistics, the processing of statistical data and the management of statistical databases is required. At least 5 years of experience in web and print publication design and layout using the Adobe suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver) is required. At least 5 years of experience with the Beyond 20/20 suite (Data Connection Wizard, Visual Builder, Web Data Server) is desirable. Experience in statistical data visualization and infographics production is desirable. Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Access, Excel) and Microsoft SharePoint is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

Passing the United Nations Administrative Assessment Support Test (ASAT) at Headquarters, ECA, ESCWA, UNOG, UNOV, ICTR, ICTY or the Global General Services Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Service category in the United Nations Secretariat.

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.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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