STATISTICS ASSISTANT
STATISTICS ASSISTANT

Job description

Organization:Other International Organizations
Category:Statistics & Demography
Grade:
Duration:
Deadline: 08 February 2017

Background

- Appointment for positions in the General Service category is done on a local basis. Applicants shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of the office, irrespective of nationality and length of time the candidate may have been in the country. Applicants will be responsible for any expenses incurred in taking the relevant examinations at the duty station, and of any costs related to traveling and relocating to the duty station in the event of an employment offer.

- A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade.

- A staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments.

- Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.

- The expression "Internal candidates", shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15. Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position.

- The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

- For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English 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.

Org. Setting and Reporting
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the five regional Commissions of the United Nations. It was founded in 1948 with the purpose of contributing to the region's economic and social development. Its mission includes the design, monitoring and evaluation of public policies and the provision of advisory services, expertise and training to Governments, as well as support for regional and international cooperation and coordination activities. Please visit our website at www.eclac.org for further information.

This position is located it the Statistics and Social Development Unit at the ECLAC Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean, located in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and which covers 26 member countries and territories of the Caribbean.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Chief and direct supervision of the Coordinator, Statistics and Social Development Unit, the Statistical Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

•Assists in data collection, compilation and dissemination.

•Assembles and examines original statistical material to ensure accuracy, clarity and validity; makes appropriate adjustments.

•Updates statistical series in established formats. Applies new data and derived statistics, enters data on survey reports, and provides information for publication.

•Prepares charts, graphs and other outputs for reporting and presentation of various data.

•Assists in the maintenance of relevant databases.

•Responds to internal/external requests on questions related to the statistics programme.

•Assists in liaising with United Nations system organizations to obtain necessary statistical and other relevant information.

•Prepares data sets upon request, responds to queries/requests and maintains/updates web pages.

•Generates simple graphs, tables and statistical maps to facilitate further review and analysis of data by users or for reports and official publications

•Performs other duties as assigned.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required. Supplementary technical studies or university courses in statistics, mathematics or economics is required.

Work Experiance

Seven years experience in statistics, demography, economics or related area is required. Experience in the use of statistical software such as SPSS, SAS or STATA is required. Work experience in research or academic environment is desirable.

Competency:

•Professionalism: Ability to identify, extract, analyze, interpret and disseminate statistical data are required. Ability to identify and resolve data discrepancies is required. Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, including data collection and storage is required. Proven research capability in order to draft reports, studies, general papers and meeting documents is required.

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.

Language

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, advanced knowledge of oral and written English is required. Basic knowledge of Spanish is desirable. Knowledge of French is desirable.


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