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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2018-01-23

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Programme Specialist (Data and Analytics), P-4, Field Results Group, NYHQ, #104991

New York City (United States of America)

As the Programme Specialist (Data and Analytics), you will provide analytical and technical leadership in identifying and documenting UNICEF data correlations, patterns from various data points and narratives on global results for children and institutional learning. You will work with stakeholders at all levels to conceptualize and deliver data-informed solutions, formulate key business questions, identify and use appropriate analytical tools, strengthen data quality assurance mechanisms and processes; and produce analytical reports.

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

For every child, results.

The Performance Monitoring and Accountability Section within the Field Results Group at UNICEF Headquarters develops performance standards, tools and systems for monitoring performance, tracking results and providing feedback.

The team leads work in development and institutionalized use of Performance Management systems such as inSight (dashboards, scorecards and management reports), and its results reporting module - Results Assessment Module (RAM); coordinates efforts to ensure compliance with established data completeness standards and reporting schedules; and facilitates the development of a management efficiency and programme effectiveness scorecards to inform the targeting of UNICEF’s global support to country offices for the achievement of results.

The team monitors a variety of key performance indicators for quality and completeness, works with Regional Offices on improvement initiatives, and supports offices on monitoring and results reporting. This team also leads UNICEF’s transparency initiatives and ongoing efforts to make the Organization more responsive, collaborative and better able to respond to increased requirements for transparency at all levels on what, where and how UNICEF does business.

How can you make a difference?

As the Programme Specialist (Data and Analytics), you will provide analytical and technical leadership in identifying and documenting UNICEF data correlations, patterns from various data points and narratives on global results for children and institutional learning. You will work with stakeholders at all levels to conceptualize and deliver data-informed solutions, formulate key business questions, identify and use appropriate analytical tools, strengthen data quality assurance mechanisms and processes; and produce analytical reports. This will involve developing innovative analytical models; working with technical and business teams to apply these to information produced through UNICEF and partners’ data systems in addition to other information contained in UNICEF’s data warehouses; creating data reports and visualizations that convert the data into usable ‘business stories’, narratives on results and inform organizational monitoring and reporting requirements – including advocacy, learning and value addition.

You will use predictive models and algorithms to explore UNICEF’s data and create value, aimed at removing programme-related bottlenecks, learnings from field patterns of barriers impeding equitable social services for children. You will contribute analysis and visualization of results reporting to advance children’s rights, sharpen approaches to programme results and improve the targeting and monitoring of outcomes and outputs. 

This will involve:

  1. Performing analyses of structured and unstructured data to solve multiple and/or complex business problems.
  2. Prepareing strategic analytical materials on performance (position papers, briefs, etc.)
  3. Unlocking the value of data through innovation, capacity building and support
  4. Setting standards, develop corporate guidance and build capacity for use and application of inSight data
  5. Building strategic partnerships and alliances

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…

  • An Advanced University Degree (Master's or higher) in applied statistics, information technology, data science, analytics and technologies (e.g. R and Python), social sciences or other relevant disciplines, is required.

  • A minimum of 8 years of professional development experience that combines technical expertise and situational leadership in data analytics, predictive modeling, data visualization and systems design, preferably at the national and international level is required.

  • Experience in research techniques, machine learning and working knowledge of data dashboards and IT programming languages such as SAS and SQL is of additional value.

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French or Spanish) is an asset.

For every child, you demonstrate…

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty (5 years in New York Headquarters).

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

 

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