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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:
    • Security policy
    • Social Affairs
    • Statistics
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Migration
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Urban Development, planning and design
    • Infrastructure and Urban-Rural development
  • Closing Date: 2018-04-21

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Statistics and Monitoring Specialist - Migration & Urbanization (P-4), Data & Analytics Section, DRP, New York HQ, # 99844

New York City (United States of America)

You will be leading and improvement in the quality, availability and use of data on migration, displacement and urbanization throughout UNICEF. The work focuses on the areas with regard to migration and displacement highlighted by the priorities of Cause Framework. The work also focuses on the areas with regard to urban settings and equity highlighted by the Strategic Plan.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

Children are at the heart of one of the biggest movements of people in history. Align with the global initiatives in protecting migrants and refugees, UNICEF is responding to the rapidly increasing risks for children on the move by making this a priority issue for the Cause Framework, an overarching strategy that promotes priorities for children through integrating UNICEF’s advocacy, communication, campaigns, policies, programmes and fundraising efforts. For decades, UNICEF has played a crucial role in the collection, analysis, dissemination and use of data about children. UNICEF’s own data bases and data analyses inform policy dialogue, advocacy and campaigning at country, regional and global levels.

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For every child, a Future...

You will be leading and improvement in the quality, availability and use of data on migration, displacement and urbanization throughout UNICEF. The work focuses on the areas with regard to migration and displacement highlighted by the priorities of Cause Framework. The work also focuses on the areas with regard to urban settings and equity highlighted by the Strategic Plan.

How can you make a difference?

Data collection, analysis, use and quality assurance

  • Support UNICEF global, regional and country level data collection and analysis mainly at the outcome/impact levels of relevant indicators related to migrant and refugee children as well as urban issues across various sectors, and provide technical guidance as needed.
  • Carry out analysis and interpretation of data relevant to the assessment of the situation of migrant and refugee children as well as disadvantaged children in urban areas, including contributions to the UNICEF flagship publications, and other reports, as well as the preparation of peer reviewed journal articles.
  • Provide technical advice on data quality, including responding to ad hoc requests to senior management, Programme Division, Regional Offices, Country Offices, partner organizations and others.

Methodological development

  • Provide technical inputs to the methodological development of indicators for measurement and monitoring of interventions related to migrant and refugee children as well as urban issues.
  • Contribute to the on-going improvement in data availability and quality. In collaboration with main partners, modify existing measurement tools and develop new tools where appropriate. Test tools in field situations, develop guidelines for their use and provide support for implementation at country level. 

Capacity development and country support

  • Contribute to the capacity development of countries to monitor migration, displacement and urban indicators. The incumbent will develop training materials (and presentations), facilitate/coordinate regional workshops, giving presentations at these workshops and providing technical support as applicable.
  • Contribute to developing the capacity within the organization for evidence-based policy, planning, programming and advocacy by developing/presenting materials on migration, displacement and urban data.

Strategic partnerships and representation

  • Build and establish partnerships with other UN agencies including UNHCR, IOM, UN Habitat or organizations/institutions working in relevant areas.
  • Lead or participate in interagency monitoring groups and partnerships with regards to migration, displacement and urban data and statistics.
  • Contribute to regular sharing of data and related products with partners at the global, regional, and country levels.

To qualify as a champion for every child, the candidate must have… 

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Demography, Statistics, Social Sciences or other relevant field(s) is required.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience at the national and international levels in data analysis, data collection, measurement, methodological development, applied sciences, data interpretation or other relevant field(s) is required.
  • Prior experience in the analysis of large scale household survey data, data obtained from population censuses, from administrative records and other sources is highly desired.
  • Prior experience in working on technical reports and/or peer reviewed journal articles, particularly in the area of migration, displacement and urbanization is highly desired.
  • Prior experience in the design and implementation of monitoring frameworks of migration, displacement and urban programmes at country and/or subnational level is an asset.
  • Fluency in English (written & verbal) is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Language (French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is considered 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. To view our competency framework, please click here.

 Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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