Job Opening

Posting Title: DATA ANALYSIS ASSISTANT (Temporary Job Opening), G7 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: DATA ANALYSIS ASSISTANT
Department/Office: Department for General Assembly and Conference Management
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 01 March 2021 - 14 March 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Data Analytics and Management-DGACM-150930-J-New York (X)
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 Business Analysis Section (BAS) of the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM) contributing to the integration vision for the Secretariat conference management solutions. The incumbent will report to the Data Analyst in BAS with an additional reporting line to the Conference Event Management Umoja Extension 2 (CEM-UE2) Project Manager. The focus of this position is to support the Data Analyst in generating and communicating data-driven business analyses and insights in support of integration of various conference-management enterprise solutions developed by DGACM with each other and with the Secretariat enterprise platforms, Umoja and Inspira.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, The Data Analysis Assistants will be responsible for the following duties:

• Support locating data analysis process improvement opportunities in the context of Conference Event Management

• Assist in identifying appropriate data sources and assemble data sets across conference management projects and with enterprise systems

• Collaborate with related DGACM projects and technical teams, Umoja and Inspira business and technical teams, and project stakeholders to document data flows, data quality, etc., and help identify and describe integration and/or connection points between DGACM systems and with enterprise solutions

• Assist in identifying business requirements for the integration of DGACM systems and core Umoja and Inspira applications by drafting and reviewing relevant documentation and earlier project material

• Guided by the Data Analyst, liaise with relevant parties to document workflows, technical and business requirements, or collect already available documentation and make it available to stakeholders

• Work closely with technical teams to identify change requests and feasibility of user requirements

• Contribute to the creation of process flow diagrams for technical and functional data flows

• Provide input on the development and design of a DGACM data architecture for integration of systems. Draft documentation and formal design documents

• Maintain specific information products in their area and assists the Data Analyst in providing information products to others

• Maintain data management tools in the area of conference management

• Respond to requests for data extract, transform and load and prepares design document and decision support for the creation of data pipelines and maintains data catalogue in their area

• Guide and train other general service staff in the function as needed

• Performs other duties as assigned

Competencies

Professionalism: Uses advanced analytical skills and experience to assist in organizing, managing, and disseminating of information. Demonstrates the ability to coordinate efforts of others and reviews their contributions. Assists with analysis, modeling and interpretation of data in support of decision-making. Writes queries, prepares draft reports and them and finds innovative ways to present findings in data products. Takes pride in the work for the organization and understands the impact that can be brought into the organization by allowing data-driven and evidence-based decisions. Demonstrates ability to review assignments given, plan work for themselves and more junior staff and manage conflicting priorities. 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.

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.

Advanced skills in using O365 tools

Work Experience

A minimum of ten years of work experience in data science, data analytics, applied mathematics, information management, data analytics, or related area.
Experience in business analysis of complex processes is desired.
Knowledge of SAP data models is highly desirable.
Experience in the area of conference management is an advantage.

Languages

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

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may 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 Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application. Having passed the Administrative Support Assessment Test in English at the United Nations Headquarters, Economic Commission for Africa, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, United Nations Office at Geneva, United Nations Office at Vienna, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia may be accepted in lieu of the GGST.

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.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

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.

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No Fee

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