Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultant (Drug use epidemiology)
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: VIENNA
Posting Period: 10 July 2017 - 30 July 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-82164-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

- Well drafted substantive report based on the analysed data and other information sources on extent of drug use in Nigeria

Work Location

Vienna

Expected duration

01 September - 31 December 2017 (80 working days)

Duties and Responsibilities

Based in the UNODC HQ in Vienna and integrated within the DPA/RAB/DRS, under the overall supervision of the Drugs Research Section and reporting to the Epidemiologist within the Section, the consultant being based in Vienna, will undertake analysis of the data from the household survey, the problem drug use assessment and key informants interviews, and based on the this analysis draft a report on the extent of drug use in Nigeria

Specific tasks to be performed by the consultant:

The consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:
As part of the assignment the consultant will analyse the data from a) household survey; b) interviews with problem drug users; c) key informant interviews; with the aim that it provides as minimum information on the extent and patterns of drug use in country and by states within Nigeria, and the social and demographic characteristics of the drug users (education, gender, age, employment, etc.).

Therefore, it will be expected that the consultant will
- conduct descriptive statistics of the key variables of interest
- look at correlation between the different variables of interest, e.g., drug use by region, gender, age, etc.
- Prepares final tables, charts and graphs of the analysed data
- Estimate the prevalence of drug use by type of substance, gender and states as well as for the country
- Prepare drafts of report on extent of drug use in Nigeria
- Perform other tasks as required.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Advanced university degree in public health, epidemiology or sociology or related field
Experience: • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the design and related data analysis of quantitative surveys with a track record of scientific publications on the subject or contribution to published national reports on drug use situation;
• Desired experience in producing analytical publications according to UN standards;
• Required relevant work experience with developing countries;
• Good record of analytical work preferably in drug use epidemiology in quantitative methods, including in indirect methods for estimating prevalence of drug use,
• Experience in managing large datasets through statistical software;
• Excellent planning and organizational skills;
• Demonstrated analytical, research, writing and communication skills.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United UN Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English with proven drafting and communication skills is required

Additional Information

The consultant is expected to be based within the UNODC offices in Vienna for the duration of the contract.

No Fee

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