Posting Title:Statistics Assistant, G5
Job Code Title:STATISTICS ASSISTANT
Department/Office:United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station:VIENNA
Posting Period:06 April 2020 – 05 May 2020
Job Opening Number:20-Statistics-UNODC-134486-R-Vienna (O)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

The post is located in the Precursors Control Section (PRE), Secretariat of the International Narcotics Control Board (SINCB), Division of Treaty Affairs (DTA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in Vienna, Austria. The Secretariat of INCB is an administrative entity of UNODC reporting directly to the Board on substantive matters. The incumbent will report to the Senior Programme Coordinator of the INCB Global Rapid Interdiction of Dangerous Substances (GRIDS) Programme, the Project Manager (Project ION – International Operations on New Psychoactive Substances) and work under the overall supervision of the Chief of the Section.

For more information on UNODC, please visit the website www.unodc.org

Responsibilities

Within assigned authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following specific duties:

•Assist in information collection, compilation and dissemination via the Project ION Incident Communication System (IONICS) secure communication platform.
•Assemble original statistical material; adjust reported information from different sources and communicate data into IONICS.
•Draft routine correspondence to respond to IONICS users and focal points enquiries in respect to relevant administrative matters.
•Perform other administrative duties and coordinate extensively with service units (e.g. regarding travel; physical space planning; office technology needs including IT and organizing and coordinating seminars, conferences and translations).
•Provide guidance/basic training to staff, users and focal points on the appropriate use of IONICS.
•Participate in the review and compilation of background materials, e.g., IONICS guidance materials, technical guides, system presentation materials.
•Generate simple graphs, tables and statistical maps to facilitate further review and analysis of data by users or for reports and official publications.
•Assist in the evaluation and examination of data sets for accuracy, clarity and validity.
•Update statistical series in established formats. Apply new data and derived statistics, enter data on survey reports, and provide information for publication.
•Assist in the development and maintenance of IONICS and other relevant computerized platforms.
•Assist in liaising with United Nations system organizations, UNOV/ITS, IONICS users, and INCB focal points to obtain necessary statistical and other relevant information.
•Monitor and maintain IONICS users and related focal points contact information and resolve user access issues.
•Prepare data sets upon request; respond to queries/requests and maintain/update IONICS-related web pages.
•Perform other work related duties as assigned.

Competencies

•Professionalism: Is able to organize, interpret and analyze a wide variety of data as well as identify and resolve data discrepancies. Understands the functions and organization of the work unit and of the organizational structure and respective roles of related units. Is able to undertake basic research and gather information from standard sources. Demonstrates ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. 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. Has knowledge of internal policies, processes and procedures generally those related to programme/project administration. Is able to apply knowledge of various United Nations administrative rules and regulations in work situations. Is able to identify and resolve a range of issues/problems and to work well with figures. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
•Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
•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.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised fluency in English with very good drafting skills is required. Knowledge of other UN official languages is an advantage.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. Non-local candidates will be considered only when no suitable candidate from the duty station is identified and will be subject to local recruitment. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

Other Skills and Requirements

Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application.

The GGST is a proctored entry-level examination at the duty station. Any travel expenses incurred in order to take the examination are the responsibility of the candidate and will not be reimbursed by the Organization.

Having passed the Administrative Support Assessment Test [in English] at the United Nations headquarters, Economic Commission for Africa, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, United Nations Office at Geneva, United Nations Office at Vienna, International criminal tribunal for Rwanda or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia may be accepted in lieu of the GGST.

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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.


No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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