Governance Statistics Specialist
Duties and Responsibilities
- Preparation of data request forms and reporting protocols for NSOs and other relevant entities;
- Establish and maintain national focal point lists for all indicators and for all countries;
- Send data request forms to all countries and follow up on country submissions;
- Ensure compliance with internationally-established data flow and reporting processes for global SDG indicators.
- Establish a system for ongoing data compilation and quality assurance including providing technical support, as requested by national focal points.
- Ensure the harmonization and quality of collected data for accuracy, consistency and comparability including also by verifying data with data providers.
- Support the development and implementation of data collection instruments for survey-based measures (16.6.2 & 16.7.2), including a joint UNDP/UNODC/OHCHR SDG 16 add-on module for existing surveys.
- Lead in the organization and delivery of regional training activities, technical assistance, consultations and collaboration with in-house and external partners, including governance/justice/gender and statistical experts/practitioners and other stakeholders from national and international governmental and non-governmental organizations.
- In selected countries and in partnership with GPN thematic advisors/specialists and country indicator focal points, provide technical support to programs strengthening the institutional arrangements and data processes for monitoring the indicators. This involves working in close collaboration with the national focal points to develop practical strategies for improving quality and completeness of the data in terms of coverage and disaggregation.
- Develop guidance material and technical guidelines for national production of the data across the indicators and aligned with agreed statistical standards.
- Devise and run webinars on how to compile the data for the indicators.
- Develop and oversee execution/implementation of an advocacy/awareness strategy to increase production and periodicity of data including through webinars and presentations during events where NSOs are convened.
- Support resource mobilisation for this area of work.
- Compile, publish and update online relevant data for the indicators at the global level.
- Oversee the transmission of data to the UN Statistics Division (UN DESA) for the UN SDG database.
- Provide storylines for the annual global SDG progress report.
- Develop compelling data visualisations to “tell the story” of the data.
- Contribute technically to inter-agency discussions related to the SDG 16 indicators.
- Build partnerships with regional organisations including the regional economic commissions to increase data production and reporting.
- Ability to make new and useful ideas work
- Ability to persuade others to follow
- Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
- Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
- Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement
- Ability to develop and execute architectures, policies, practices and procedures in order to manage the information lifecycle needs of UNDP.
- Ability to set goals and indicators and to interpret and synthesize results into usable information to inform policy, strategy, and/or action.
- Ability to evaluate, transform and model data to derive relevant findings- undertake & provide analysis of data to assess Org performance and or global trends.
- Knowledge of methodologies, assessment tools, systems and apply practical experience in planning, monitoring, evaluating and reporting and ability to apply to practical situations.
- Knowledge of data and statistics analysis for 2030 Agenda for development and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.
- Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge.
- Knowledge of Rule of law, Justice and Security concepts and principles and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.
- Knowledge of Women’s Legal Rights and Access to Justice (RoL) issues and concepts and ability to apply in strategic and/or practical situations.
- Knowledge of inclusive political processes standards and principles and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.
- Ability to engage with other agencies, donors, and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships.
- Ability to engage and foster strategic partnerships with other parties, Inter-Agency Coordination and forge productive working relationships.
- Knowledge of intergovernmental bodies (General Assembly, ECOSOC, UNDESA, etc.), including respective mandates and ways of working.
Required Skills and Experience
- Master's degree in statistics, data science, social policy, public policy, politics, economics, development studies or a related area.
- A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience at national and international levels working on governance, gender and justice statistics, and/or in analysis of related data, both at the national and/ or international level;
- Experience in developing, disseminating and using statistical indicators;
- Experience in researching, collecting, verifying, analysing, synthezising quantitative and qualitative information pertaining to sustainable development;
- Knowledge of international statistics systems and experience of working with international datasets;
- Experience with national statistics systems including with national statistics offices;
- Experience in collaborating with statistical organizations, United Nations agencies and/or relevant international organizations;
- Knowledge of governance measurement and governance statistics in the context of SDG 16 measurement and global reporting is highly desirable;
- Knowledge and understanding of UN/UNDP’s work and/or other multilateral/bilateral actors’ works and roles related to governance measurement is highly desirable;
- Experience of developing, implementing and monitoring workplans,ensuring progress against agreed deliverables.
- Proficiency in English.
- Working knowledge of other UN language desirable
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