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Statistician, P3

United Nations
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in statistics, mathematics, economics, sociology, GIS or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of statistical data or related area.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Statistician will be responsible for the following duties:
•Support the collection, processing, evaluation and dissemination of various forms of data from Member states, UN-Habitat branches and regional or field offices, civil society, NGOs and partner databases including those from other UN agencies, UN Statistical Division, UN population Division, etc.
•Organizes, designs, plans and carries out the collection, evaluation, analysis, compilation and dissemination of statistical data by selecting methods of data collection, selecting and implementing methods for checking collected data, and selecting and implementing appropriate methods for data processing for incorporation into databases.
•Participates in the development, implementation and management of statistical database(s). Compile a database comprising of SDG 11 and other Human Settlement Indicators at the city level using different data sources such as national censuses; Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS); Multiple Indicators Cluster Surveys (MICS); Urban Inequities Surveys (UIS); various national household surveys; and other administrative sources.
•Contribute to the data analysis and updates of the Urban Indicators Database including follow up with National Statistical systems on urban SDGs and City Prosperity Index (CPI) related data and reporting mechanisms.
•Provides training and technical support on data collection programmes, country practices and other related information.
•Contribute to piloting data gathering using tools developed by DAU as part of monitoring and reporting of the NUA
•Participates in the development or revision of standards on statistical concepts, definitions and classifications by performing methodological research.
•Prepares draft technical documents for international, intergovernmental and expert group meetings and assists in drafting relevant reports.
•Undertake any other activities in support to the development of urban SDGs metadata and indicator methodological works and organization of Expert Group Meetings.
•Participates in the review and compilation of background materials, e.g., previous survey material and results.
•Assists in the evaluation and examination of data sets for accuracy, clarity and validity.
•Compiles basic statistical series for comparison against estimates.
•Organizes and participates in seminars, working groups and expert meetings as a technical resource person.
•Guides trains and supervises general service staff.
•Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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