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SENIOR STATISTICS ASSISTANT
- Passing the Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) at Headquarters, ECA, ESCWA, UNOG, UNOV, ICTR, or ICTY or the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Service category in the United Nations Secretariat.
- Recruitment for this position is done on a local basis.
- Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
This position is located in the Investment Trends and Issues Branch, Investment and Enterprise Division of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The incumbent reports to the Chief of the Trends and Data Section.Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:
•Collects, evaluates, processes, and analyzes statistical data from a variety of sources.
•Processes, classifies and ensures internal consistency of data; reconciles discrepancies in data series.
•Builds and analyses special data sets for specific research needs or for reports on foreign direct investment (FDI) and transnational corporation (TNC) activities.
•Prepares charts, graphs and other outputs for reporting and presentation of various data.
•Maintains relevant computerized databases on FDI, TNCs and on related economic data, and inputs such data into the respective database for capacity-building in investment for development purposes.
•Responds to internal/external requests on questions related to FDI statistics and the operations of TNCs.
•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.
•Gives guidance to other statistical assistants of the Branch in the compilation and processing of data on FDI and the activities of TNCs.
•Performs other duties as assigned.
•Professionalism: Ability to provide independent evaluations and analyze statistical data on international investment. Ability to prepare reports. 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.
•Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
•Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
High school diploma or equivalent.Work Experience
A minimum of ten years of experience in statistics, of which preferably five within the United Nations. Experience with database management and statistical packages is desirable. At least three years of experience dealing with international investment statistics is desirable.Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.Other Skills and Requirements
Proven knowledge of FDI statistics-related methodology is desirable.United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, 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 or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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