Research Assistant

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UNESCWA - Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

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Application deadline 3 months ago: Wednesday 27 Dec 2023 at 04:59 UTC

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Contract

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Result of Service

The IC will be expected to deliver the following results: 1) Research activities, preparation of various written outputs such as the SDR 5, and analysis of datasets related to the Social Justice project; 2) Organization of meetings, seminars and training workshops on social justice and other issues addressed by the team; 3) Additional ad hoc deliverables as required.

Work Location

UN-House ESCWA

Expected duration

3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Background:

The Gender Justice, Population and Inclusive Development cluster, Cluster 2, at ESCWA, is seeking a dedicated and skilled research assistant to join its dynamic team. This role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking projects within the Social Justice Team, particularly focused on the impactful Social Development Report No. 5. The incumbent will play a critical role in examining and ensuring the accuracy and clarity of statistical materials, contributing significantly to the team's published outputs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide substantive research support on subjects related to the work of the Social Justice Team; in particular the Social Development Report No. 5. This includes reviewing existing literature; conducting desk research; collecting quantitative and qualitative data from secondary sources, summarizing and presenting data in different formats.
  • Compile, tabulate and and analyze different types of survey results and data sets on various socioeconomic issues taken from a variety of sources.
  • Examine statistical material to ensure accuracy, clarity and validity and make appropriate adjustments.
  • Generate a variety of statistical reports and prepare presentations, tables, lists, charts, data sets, and/or diagrams for reporting and presentation purposes.
  • Support the deployment of online surveys and other tools and the collection, validation and tabulation of related data to facilitate analysis.
  • Assist in the preparation and review of written outputs published by the social justice team e.g. background papers, technical papers, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications.
  • Participate in and co-facilitate capacity building workshops.
  • Draft inputs to presentations, speeches, policy briefs and research papers.
  • Assist in the organization of expert group meetings, conferences or workshops related to the work of the team.
  • Prepare minutes of meetings.
  • Draft final reports of workshops and meetings as requested.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Qualifications/special skills

A Master’s degree or equivalent in a social science related field such as sociology, economics, development studies, political sciences, or public administration, or any other related field is required.

All candidates must submit a copy of the required educational degree. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. A minimum of three years of progressively relevant experience in socio-economic research and in dataset and survey analysis is required.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat; and Arabic is a working language of ESCWA.

For this position, fluency in Arabic and English are required.

Note: “Fluency” equals a rating of ‘fluent’ in all four areas (speak, read, write, and understand) and “Knowledge of” equals a rating of ‘confident’ in two of the four areas.

Additional Information

Recruitment for this position is on a local basis. The incumbent is required to have the legal right to live and work in the specified working location.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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