Posting Title: ASSOCIATE STATISTICIAN, P2
Job Code Title: ASSOCIATE STATISTICIAN
Department/Office: International Civil Service Commission
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 13 March 2023 – 11 May 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Statistics-ICSC-202405-R-New York (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) in New York. The Associate Statistician will report directly to a Senior Statistician in the Cost-of-Living Division (COLD).
Within delegated authority, the Associate Statistician will be responsible for the following duties:
a) Assists in calculating, organizing, planning and managing the collection, evaluation, analysis, compilation and dissemination of statistical data for the UN common system duty stations;
b) Updates Post Adjustment indices taking into account inflation rates, exchange rate changes and other relevant parameters;
c) Screens, verifies and runs consistency tests of statistical information used for cost-of-living measurements;
d) Assists in developing, implementing and managing statistical databases;
e) Assists in training and providing technical support for data collection programmes, country practices and supervises cost-of-living data collection in the field;
f) Assists in the development or revision of standards on statistical concepts, definitions and classifications by performing methodological research;
g) Drafts technical documents for the meetings of the Advisory Committee on Post Adjustment Questions (ACPAQ) and other bodies carrying out work related to the mandate of the Commission;
h) Assists in the organization of seminars, working groups and expert groups meetings;
i) Guides, trains and supervises General Service staff in the performance of their functions;
j) Performs other duties as assigned.
Ability to identify, extract, analyse and disseminate statistical data. 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.
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
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.
First level university degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics or related field is required.
A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in statistics, economics or related field is required.
Experience in the compilation of index numbers or cost-of-living measurement is desirable.
Experience in statistical or economic analysis of large datasets is required.
Experience in the collection, compilation and analysis of statistical data is required.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the advertised post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French or Spanish is desirable. Knowledge of another official UN language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals’ programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.
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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.
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