ESCWA job opening
Beirut - LEBANON
|Posting Title:||STATISTICIAN, P3|
|Job Code Title:||STATISTICIAN|
|Department/Office:||Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia|
|Posting Period:||08 October 2018 – 21 November 2018|
|Job Opening Number:||18-Statistics-ESCWA-104476-R-Beirut (G)|
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Demographic and Social Statistics Section, Statistics Division (SD), of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). The Statistician will work under the direct supervision of the Chief of Demographic and Social Statistics Section and the general guidance of the Director of SD.
Within delegated authority, the Statistician will be responsible for the following duties:
1- Organizes, designs, plans and carries out the collection, evaluation, analysis, compilation and dissemination of demographic and social statistical data by selecting methods of data collection, selecting and implementing methods for checking collected data, and selecting and implementing appropriate methods for data processing for incorporation into databases;
2- Participates in the development, implementation and management of database(s) on demographic and social statistics;
3- Provides training and technical support on data collection programmes, country practices and other related information within the area of expertise in demographic and social statistics;
4- Participates in the development or revision of standards on statistical concepts, definitions and classifications by performing methodological research;
5- Prepares draft technical documents on issues of demographic and social statistics for international, intergovernmental and expert group meetings and assists in drafting relevant reports;
6- Organizes and participates in seminars, working groups and expert meetings as a technical resource person;
7- Guides trains and supervises general service staff;
8- Performs other duties as assigned.
PROFESSIONALISM – Knowledge of statistical principles and practices; ability to conduct independent research and analysis; ability to identify issues, formulate options and make conclusions and recommendations; shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
TEAMWORK – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS – Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in statistics, mathematics, economics, sociology or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. An advanced university degree in statistics and/or demography is desirable.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of statistical data or related area. Experience in processing and analysing statistical microdata and data pertaining to demographic and social characteristics is desirable. Experience in research is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. Arabic is also a working language of ESCWA. For this post, fluency in verbal and written English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.
The shortlisted candidates will undergo a written assessment and a competency-based interview. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff is expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 31 August 2018, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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