Job Opening

Posting Title: Statistician, P3
Job Code Title: STATISTICIAN
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: VIENNA
Posting Period: 03 April 2020 - 17 May 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Statistics-UNODC-133772-R-Vienna (G)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Data Development and Dissemination Section (DDDS), Research and Trend Analysis Branch (RAB), Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs (DPA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in Vienna. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Chief, DDDS.

For more information on UNODC, please visit our website: www.unodc.org.

Responsibilities

Within assigned authority, the Statistician will be responsible for the following specific duties:

•Organize, coordinate and ensure quality of collection, validation, compilation and dissemination of statistical data on drug-related topics by analysing available data sources, selecting and implementing methods for checking collected data, and selecting and implementing appropriate methods for data processing for incorporation into databases.
•Coordinate and monitor the entire data collection process, ensure communication with national data providers and develop data collection tools in line with quality standards and technological developments.
•Develop, implement and ensure methodologies for the production of comprehensive and consistent global and regional estimates on drug-related topics and variables.
•Contribute to the development, implementation and management of statistical databases on drug-related topics, and the dissemination of these data.
•Prepare high-quality analytical briefs on selected topics related to drugs for dissemination purposes, official reports and flagship publications.
•Develop and implement capacity building activities, provide training and technical support on data collection programmes, country practices and other related information.
•Actively participate in the development or revision of standards on statistical concepts, definitions and classifications in the field of drugs by performing methodological research and leading consultation processes with national and international experts.
•Prepare draft technical documents for international, intergovernmental and expert group meetings and assist in drafting relevant reports.
•Organize and participate in seminars, working groups and expert meetings as a technical resource person.
•Guide and train general service staff.
•Perform other work related duties, as assigned.

Competencies

•Professionalism: Has knowledge of statistical principles and methods. Has sound knowledge of and demonstrated ability to collect, analyze and disseminate statistical information. Has knowledge of statistical techniques to analyze data and on tools to collect/validate statistical data. Is able to produce methodological guidelines and international statistical standards. Is able to provide effective guidance on concepts and approaches relevant to drug statistics. Is able to ensure adequate preparation of high-quality reports and proven ability to draft analytical reports. Is able to conduct independent research and analysis. Is able 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.

•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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in statistics, mathematics, economics, sociology, epidemiology or related field, is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields 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 professional work experience in the collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of statistical data is required.
Substantive experience in collecting and analysing statistical data on drug-related topics is desirable.
Work experience in the management of international statistical databases and the production of statistical data at international level are desirable.
Experience in developing methodological statistical standards is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English, with good drafting skills is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

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.

The United Nations is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance.Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Vienna is an H and a family duty station.

For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 30 November 2019, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

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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No Fee

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