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Junior Data Analyst, UNICEF ECARO (home-based), 4 months Consultancy

Geneva (Switzerland)

Migration is a new area of work for UNICEF in Europe and Central Asia (ECARO), and UNICEF is committed to protect and uphold the rights of all children affected by migration- children on the move, children seeking asylum, children left behind by migrating parents or otherwise affected by migration.

Background

Data is essential for developing evidence-based policies and programmes, as well as for monitoring countries’ progress toward national goals and global commitments, including under the Sustainable Development Goals and towards the roll-out of the Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees.

Migration is a new area of work for UNICEF in Europe and Central Asia, and UNICEF is committed to protect and uphold the rights of all children affected by migration- children on the move, children seeking asylum, children left behind by migrating parents or otherwise affected by migration.

According to unofficial estimates, over 3 million children in Eastern Europe and Central Asia have at least one or both parents abroad for work. Migration can benefit and present an opportunity for children and their families. Remittances are well known to play an important role in reducing poverty. Yet, migration can also take a significant toll on children’s emotional and psychosocial wellbeing. Children left behind may face challenges related to care, learning outcomes, social stigma and access social services and schemes.

In order to strengthen UNICEF’s knowledge on the above issue, inform the development of a regional strategy on migration, and make better use of the available data from the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), administrative statistics, studies and research on the situation of children left behind, UNICEF ECAR would like to strengthen internal capacities to generate knowledge and analysis for advancing the child migration agenda in Europe and Central Asia.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the UNICEF Regional Advisor (Migration), P5, the Data Analysis Consultant will be responsible for mapping data sources and generating analysis on children left behind by migrating parents or otherwise affected by migration in Europe’s Eastern Neighborhood and the Balkans.

Main Tasks

  1. Map publicly available national, regional and sub-regional databases, as well as studies/ research, produced by national authorities, academia, UNICEF or partners over the past five years on the topic of children left behind in Europe’s Eastern Neighbourhood and the Balkans.
  2. Systematize and support data analysis on children left behind by migrating parents in close consultation with the Knowledge Management Specialist-Migration.  
  3. Support statistical and analytical work on other child migration-related issues as needed.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Education

At least a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Demography, Statistics, Migration or other related technical field with significant measurement or analysis component is required.

Skills and Experience

  • 1-2 years relevant professional experience in data analysis and/or research
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of the UN system and UNICEF’s mandate is desired
  • Fluency in English spoken and written and ability to synthesize information.
  • Knowledge of another language spoken in the region (e.g. Russian, Ukrainian, Armenian, Serbo-Croatian, etc.) is an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective relationships with national partners

 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

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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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: P-1, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Human Rights
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-02

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