Project Officer (Education Standards & Methodologies)

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**OVERVIEW** ------------ Post Number : 1CAUIS0070PA Grade : P-3 Parent Sector : UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) Duty Station: Montreal Job Family: Education Type of contract : Project Appointment Duration of contract : 1 year Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 29-MAR-2022 (EXTENDED) UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism ***Duration of contract: initially 1 year, with possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance*** **BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST** -------------------------------------------------------- **Background** The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) is the statistical office of UNESCO and is the UN depository for global statistics in the fields of education, science, technology and innovation, culture and communication. The UIS is the official source of internationally comparable data used to monitor progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal on education. The UIS is the official source of SDG 4 Global and Thematic Frameworks, SDG target 9.5 and SDG 11.4.1. and hosts and co-chairs the Technical Cooperation Group on the indicators for SDG 4. The UIS was established to improve UNESCO's statistical programme and to develop and deliver timely, accurate and policy-relevant statistics needed in today’s increasingly complex and rapidly changing social, political and economic environments. The UIS collects, collates and curates education, science and culture data and provides free access to data for UNESCO countries and regional groupings from 1970 to the most recent year available. Within the mandate of strengthening SDG reporting, the UIS has supported regions and countries in developing benchmarks for selected SDG 4 indicators and region-specific education indicators; and, under the leadership of the African Union, is responsible for reporting against the CESA framework. The UIS is developing a Global Education Observatory (GEO), with the vision of providing Member States and the international community with a gateway to education-related data that fulfils the need of national, regional and global stakeholders for easy access to information for decision making, which responds flexibly to short, medium and long-term priorities. As part of its strategy for collaboration, brokerage and the generation of public goods the UIS has worked with UNICEF, World Bank, OECD and the GEMR on the Joint Survey of national education responses to COVID 19 and is developing resources to support the monitoring of commitments for Mission: Recovering Education 2021. **Purpose** Under the overall authority of the Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), and the direct supervision of the Head of the Education Section, and in the context of the Institute teams, the incumbent shall take a lead in the implementation of the UIS work programme, in particular, to the main line activities of the UIS: Ensuring the maintenance and developments of ISCED classification systems and their related governance mechanisms and the maintenance and publication of information for SDG4 indicators (glossary, metadata etc.). He/She will lead the unit in providing an analysis and conceptualisation of methodological developments arising from UIS Education Surveys, and the development of guidance and communication materials for the system of indicators under the mandate of the Education Section. **COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)** ------------------------------------ Communication (C) Accountability (C) Innovation (C) Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C) Planning and organizing (C) Results focus (C) Teamwork (C) Professionalism (C) **-** ----- For detailed information, please consult the [UNESCO Competency Framework](https://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/competency_framework_e.pdf). **REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS** --------------------------- ***Education*** - Advanced university degree in statistics or in a closely related numeric discipline (such as demography, economics or applied mathematics) or in the fields of social sciences with a substantial applied statistics component or equivalent professional qualification. ***Work experience*** - A minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience in the development and use of statistical norms, standards and methodologies, of which at least 2 years preferably at international level either within a UN or similar agency or in a Government Ministry or agency. ***Skills and competencies*** - Good understanding of all activities associated with the collection cycle, including broad statistical frameworks, classifications, standards and concepts which enhance the coherency and comparability of the data; - Knowledge of various collection methods and instruments including their cost and resource implications, as well as the different data sources outlining their advantages, and the impacts the different methods will have on the data collected; - Expertise in sampling principles (i.e., populations, sampling frames, sample size, different forms of sample designs and sampling error, weighting, estimation, imputation methods) and the impact these have on statistics produced and implications for collection and processing options; - Proficiency in assessing sources of errors that affect the quality of statistics, including non-sampling errors such as interviewer and respondent error, and mitigation strategies which can be employed to minimize error; - Proven ability to develop statistical norms and standards and to provide complex technical advice and guidance on their use; - Sound judgement and decision-making taking account of prevailing evidence and risks; - Strong analytical and communication skills; - Good organizational and time management skills; - Ability to collect, synthesize and analyse information from various sources; - Ability to maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural environment and work effectively in a team and under tight deadlines. ***Languages*** - Excellent knowledge of English. **DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS** ---------------------------- ***Work Experience*** - Experience working with developing countries. - Experience working with government counterparts and organized education stakeholders. - Experience initiating/managing education programmes using digital solutions. ***Languages*** - A good knowledge of French or knowledge of another official UNESCO language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish). **BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS** ----------------------------- UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc. For full information on benefits and entitlements, please consult our [Guide to Staff Benefits.](https://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/unesco-staff-compensation-booklet_en.pdf) **SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS** ------------------------------------- Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the [ UNESCO careers website.](https://careers.unesco.org/careersection/2/joblist.ftl) No modifications can be made to the application submitted. The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates. Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided. **Footer** ---------- *UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.* *UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.*

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