Senior Statistical Assistant

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This is a G-6 contract. This kind of contract is known as General Service and related categories. It is normally only for nationals. It usually requires 6 years of experience, depending on education.


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**OVERVIEW** ------------ Post Number : 1CAUIS0079PA Grade : G-6 Parent Sector : UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) Duty Station: Montreal Classification of duty station: \[\[filter12\]\] Standard Duration of Assignement: \[\[filter13\]\] 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) : 02-SEP-2022 (EXTENDED) UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism **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. With custodianship of SDG 4 Global and Thematic Frameworks, the UIS 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 the timely, accurate and policy-relevant statistics needed in today’s increasingly complex and rapidly changing social, political and economic environments. Within this mandate, the UIS has initiated and 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. 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. The Learning Data Compact launched recently with the World Bank and UNICEF will build on the work done by the UIS to establish a Global Proficiency Framework for Reading and Mathematics, and on methodologies and toolkits to measure learning outcomes to make measurements internationally comparable. The UIS is comprised of functions that cover Foresight and Innovation, Data Collection and Production; Support to Member States; Communication and partnerships, with presence in Montreal and a Field Network. It works closely with UNESCO Sectors. With a new Medium-Term Strategy for 2022 – 2029 it is in the process of a strategic transformation to maintain its leadership in strengthening the global evidence base and promoting the use of data in decision making for the areas of its mandate. Long Description ---------------- **Purpose** Under the overall authority of the Head of the Foresight and Innovation Team of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, the incumbent performs the following key duties: - Research and analysis on Learning Assessments; - Data processing; - Assisting with the organization of meetings and workshops and taking part in them, as required; - Performing any additional activities that may be required to ensure the success of the work of the team as assigned or as requested by the immediate supervisor. Long Description ---------------- **Main tasks and responsibilities** - Compiles, processes and manipulates data sets derived from a variety of sources. - 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. - Maintains relevant computerized databases. - Responds to internal/external requests on questions related to specific programme(s). - Assists in liaising with other organisations to obtain necessary statistical and other relevant information. - Prepares data sets upon request, responds to queries/requests and maintains/updates web pages. - Support the implementation of the Technical Cooperation Group activities. - Ensure the finalization of various outputs of the team, including: \- drafting, editing, translating reports, papers, presentations and other publications; \- following up with consultants and designers; - Assist with the organization of meetings and workshops and take part in them, as required. - Performs other duties as assigned. **COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)** ------------------------------------ Accountability (C) Communication (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]( **REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS** --------------------------- ***Education*** - Completion of secondary, technical or vocational education is required. ***Work Experience*** - At least eight years of professional experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques and report drafting. - At least one year of work experience in Learning Assessments and good knowledge of their characteristics. - Good knowledge of MS Excel, MS Access and SAS is required. - Experience with analytics and data visualization applications (MS PowerBI, Qlik, Tableau or similar). - Experience with database or programming languages (STATA, R, Python). ***Skills and competencies*** - An aptitude for numbers and the ability to present statistics in tabular and graphic form are required. - Strong analytical skills and the ability to manage and analyse large data sets with a statistical package. - Good organizational skills are essential for timely implementation of work plans, as well as an excellent team spirit and the ability to maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural environment. ***Languages*** - Excellent written and oral communications in English. **DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS** ---------------------------- ***Education*** - University degree or advanced university degree in data science, analytics, statistics or a related field is desirable. ***Work Experience*** - Experience of working in education statistics. - Professional experience in a government or international organization. - Experience of working in a development context. ***Skills and competencies*** - Demonstrated writing abilities including contribution to or (co-) authorship of technical papers and analytical reports, preferably in the field of learning assessments or a related area. ***Languages*** - A very good working knowledge of French would be an asset **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 more information in benefits and entitlements, please consult [ICSC website.]( **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.]( 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 ([last update here]( 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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