Posting Title: Data Analysis Assistant (Temporary Job Opening), G7 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: DATA ANALYSIS ASSISTANT
Department/Office: Office of Human Resources Management
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 11 April 2023 – 16 April 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Data Analytics and Management-DM OHRM-206394-J-New York (O)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Organisational Setting and ReportingThis temporary position is located in the Critical Incident Response Section (CIRS) in the Disciplinary Accountability Service (DAS), Administrative Law Division (ALD), Office of Human Resources (OHR), Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC). The incumbent reports to the P-5 Senior Legal Officer. The Division is in charge of the implementation of the United Nations (UN) standards of conduct for all categories of personnel across the UN Secretariat. ALD provides strategic and legal advice on internal justice matters and represents the Secretary-General before the United Nations Dispute Tribunal. ALD handles disciplinary matters relating to Secretariat staff members, oversees and coordinates efforts and actions to prevent and respond to unsatisfactory conduct, and works to empower and support UN Secretariat managers in the exercise of their responsibilities to address conduct and discipline matters.
Under the supervision of the P-5 Senior Legal Officer, the Data Analysis Assistant is responsible for the following duties:
- Independently provides full range of data analysis assistance at all phases of a data analysis initiative, typically, a large and highly complex component of the departmental data analysis initiatives, seeking guidance only in exceptional circumstances.
- Serves as a focal point for coordination, monitoring and expedition of data analysis activity, involving extensive liaison with diverse parts of the organization to request data and to communicate data needs to other parts of the organization. Follows-up on requests made by other team members and coordinates activities.
- Maintains HR and legal related automated systems such as the Case Management Tracking System (CMTS) and applications including automated databases such as MS Access and Excel containing HR and legal related statistics and prepares periodic reports using Power BI for data, charts and tables.
- Drafts correspondence and communications related to all aspects of data analysis, including information on available data sets, data catalogs and data analysis, revisions and other related issues, as well as preparing unit contributions for a variety of periodic reports.
- Prepares products related to data analysis activities; drafts inputs for a wide range of documents/reports, briefings/debriefings, correspondence, etc. in order to meet the responsibilities of the Service related to data analysis towards senior management, member states and other high-level committees.
- Provides guidance and training to new/junior staff.
- Supervises other general service staff in the function.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Professionalism: Uses advanced analytical skills and experience to assist in organizing, managing, and disseminating of information. Demonstrates the ability to coordinate efforts of others and reviews their contributions. Assists with analysis, modeling and interpretation of data in support of decision-making. Writes queries, prepares draft reports and them and finds innovative ways to present findings in data products. Takes pride in the work for the organization and understands the impact that can be brought into the organization by allowing data-driven and evidence-based decisions. Demonstrates ability to review assignments given, plan work for themselves and more junior staff and manage conflicting priorities. 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.
- Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
- 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.
EducationHigh school diploma or equivalent. Must have passed the United Nations Global General Service Test (GGST) and the relevant substantive knowledge test for Data Analysis Assistant at Headquarters or an equivalent locally administered test at Offices Away from Headquarters.
Work ExperienceA minimum of 10 years of experience in data science, data analytics, applied mathematics, information management, data analytics, or related area is required. Experience in information technology is required. Experience in human resources management is desirable. Experience in research and preparation of United Nations or other international organization legal documents is desirable.
LanguagesEnglish and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
AssessmentEvaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
Special NoticeThis position is temporarily available until 31 December 2023. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment. While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15. Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation. Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service. This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. Applicants for positions in the General Service and related categories must be authorized to work for the United Nations in the duty station where the position is located. Eligible applicants selected from outside the duty station are responsible for any expenses in connection with their relocation to the duty station. Staff members subject to local recruitment are not eligible for allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment. 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. 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. Applicants who have not passed the relevant substantive knowledge test for Data Analysis Assistant at Headquarters or an equivalent locally administered test at Offices Away from Headquarters at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application. At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
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