Job Opening

Posting Title: Associate National Programme Officer (Research and Trend Analysis), NOB (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: Associate Data Analyst
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: TASHKENT
Posting Period: 04 May 2023 - 17 May 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Data Analytics and Management-UNODC-208266-J-Tashkent (N)
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 Regional Office for Central Asia (ROCA), Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Statistician (Afghanistan Information Centre) and under the general guidance of the UNODC Representative for Central Asia and work in coordination with the Research and Analysis Branch of UNODC Headquarters.

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Within assigned authority the Associate National Programme Officer (Research and Trend Analysis) will be responsible for (i) supporting the Information Centre on Afghanistan in maintaining a high standard in the quantity and quality of information, data and analysis related to drug, crime, terrorism and corruption in the Central Asian region, (ii) assist in strengthening the capacity of the Regional Office for Central Asia for handing research, analysis and data generation, (iii) assist in coordinating and liaising between Information Centre on Afghanistan and other stakeholders. The incumbent will perform the following specific duties:

• Contribute to facilitating the research and analysis, as well as, generation of analysis, data related to drug, crime, corruption and terrorism:
- Provide support in the analysis and research of the situation on drug, crime, terrorism and corruption in the region and preparation of substantive analytical documents.
- Assist in the identification of areas for data and analysis gap, within the thematic/sectoral areas, and contribute to addressing these gaps. Assist in providing financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects related to research and analysis, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions.

• Provide assistance and support in coordinating Implementation of programmes related to research and analysis:
- Assist in designing and formulating initiatives related to research and analysis within the area of responsibility. Contribute to implementation and execution of research activities.
- Contribute to the financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects related to research and analysis, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions.
- Contribute to reports related to research and analysis and regularly prepare inputs to output and outcome level results of UNODC Programme for Central Asia. Preparation of donor reports as required.

• Contribute to on-time submission of global questionnaires on drug and crime:
- Provide support to counterparts in providing inputs to the Crop monitoring, Annual Report Questionnaire (ARQ) on drugs, Individual Drug Seizure Reports (IDS), Questionnaire on New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (UN-CTS), Illicit Arms Flows Questionnaire (UN-IAFQ) and Questionnaire for the Global Report on Trafficking in Persons (GLOTIP).Anti-corruption surveys among others.
- Follow up with UNODC Research and Analysis Branch on timely submission of the data by Member States and facilitate the further actions.

• Contribute to knowledge building and management among staff and counterparts:
- Conduct periodic knowledge building and management among staff and counterparts on research and analysis related issues.
- Prepare substantive briefs on research and analysis and identification of opportunities for initiation of new projects on research and analysis.
- Support the development of policies that will address the problems and needs related to data and analysis in collaboration with relevant partners.
- Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

• Contribute to the collection and analysis of data and identification of trends or patterns and provide draft insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods for data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.

• Document requirements and background information used for data analysis.

• Perform other work-related duties as required.


Professionalism: Has knowledge of research, analysis and data generation activities. Has practical knowledge of results-based management, donor reporting and programme/project development. Has knowledge of international standards and practices in qualitative and quantitative research methods. Is able to effectively interact with governments and cooperating institutions. Is able to identify issues, analyse and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Has ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. 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

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

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 and accepts joint responsibility for team accomplishments.


An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in statistics, business administration, public administration, economics, political sciences, social sciences or related field. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

: A minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience at the national or international level in research and trend analysis, hands-on experience in designing, implementing and monitoring of programmes/projects related to research and analysis is required.

Experience with data collection, analysis and reporting tools and methods is desirable.

Strong analytical and drafting skills is desirable

Experience of work with the international organizations, high-level government officials representing central governmental bodies and local administrations is desirable.

Work experience in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment is desirable.

Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.


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


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

Special Notice

Candidates for the National Professional Officer category shall be of the nationality of the country where this position is located.
This temporary position is available until 31 December 2023. Filling of this temporary vacancy and actual duration is subject to availability of the post and funding. If the selected candidate is an internal staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection may be administered as a temporary assignment.
While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
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The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance.¿ Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Candidates for the National Professional Officer category shall be of the nationality of the country where this position is located.

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.

Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.

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.

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