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MIKE Data Analyst Consultant (1 Post)


  • Organization: UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Grade: Consultancy - International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: Closed

Result of Service

As an active CITES Secretariat team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to the CITES Secretariat and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including:
• MIKE site elephant mortality data for 2022 entered into MIKE online database, and verified as needed;
• Analysis of 2022 MIKE site elephant mortality data, including production of continental trend analysis for Africa and Asia, and sub-regional analysis for Africa, completed;
• Draft report including completed analysis of 2022 MIKE site data, presented to the MIKE-ETIS Technical Advisory Group and MIKE CCU for feedback;
• Final report prepared on analysis of 2022 MIKE site data, incorporating feedback received from the MIKE-ETIS Technical Advisory Group, the MIKE CCU and Secretariat staff.

Work Location


Expected duration

3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement between states. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival ( The CITES Secretariat is administered by UN Environment and is located at the Geneva duty station.

This assignment is part of the CITES Secretariat’s work under the Outreach and Projects Unit, to be carried out in support of the Central Coordination Unit of the Monitoring Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) programme, and will involve tasks related to analysis of MIKE site data on the illegal killing of elephants.

Under the overall supervision of Chief, Outreach and Projects Unit, the MIKE Data Analyst consultant will:

1. Ensure that all MIKE site elephant mortality data received by the MIKE Central Coordination Unit (MIKE CCU) for 2022 is entered into the MIKE online database, and verified as needed through follow up with MIKE CCU staff and site and national focal points;

2. Undertake analysis of all MIKE site elephant mortality data received by the MIKE CCU for 2022, and produce trend analyses for Africa (including analyses of the four sub-regions of west, central, eastern and southern Africa) and Asia, of the proportion of illegally killed elephants;

3. Prepare a draft report of the results of the trend analyses (continental and sub-regional) and present to the MIKE-ETIS Technical Advisory Group and MIKE CCU to obtain feedback;

4. Revise the draft report, taking into account feedback from the MIKE-ETIS Technical Advisory Group, the MIKE CCU and Secretariat staff, to prepare a final report for submission to the MIKE CCU; and

5. Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications/special skills

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in statistics, environmental statistics, environmental science, or related fields is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
• At least five years of relevant work experience in data analytics, including the use of data analysis systems and software is required.
• Experience with international organizations is an advantage
• Experience in preparation of presentations and reports is desirable
• Knowledge of R statistical software is required.
• Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; knowledge of database management; and office technology equipment;
• Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
• Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
• Have affinity with or interest in conservation and sustainable use of wildlife, and the UN System


Required knowledge of languages:
Fluency in spoken and written English is required;
Working knowledge of French is an advantage.

Additional Information

Professionalism: demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to CITES Secretariat; technical capabilities or knowledge relevant or transferrable to CITES Secretariat procedures and rules; discretion, political sensitivity, diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement; ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of different actors, especially in senior positions; where appropriate, high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; resourcefulness and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented;

Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, nationality and age; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UN operations; ability to achieve common goals and provide guidance or training to colleagues;

Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;

Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;

No Fee


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