University of Nebraska Medical Center

UNICEF P2 Statistics Officer position (Child Protection and Development)

Job Number: 522307 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Headquarters Locations: United States
Work Type : Fixed Term Appointment

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, results

D&A is located within the Division of Data, Research and Policy (DRP) at UNICEF’s New York headquarters. D&A is the hub of UNICEF’s technical guidance, quality assurance and technical data architecture for programme work on data across the organization. D&A provides leadership, strategic and normative guidance and technical support to UNICEF’s work on generating evidence on the situation of children by supporting the collection, analysis, understanding and use of robust data and statistics, programme data, data science, big data analytics and data literacy.

How can you make a difference?

The Statistics Officer, Child Protection and Development will work within the Data Analysis Unit to support the statistical, monitoring and reporting work in the areas of Child Protection, ECD, and Child Disability.

The primary function of the Statistics Officer is to maintain global databases of indicators, analyze and compile data, support the development of new tools for data collection/analysis/dissemination, and more broadly, support the monitoring of, and reporting on, the situation of children and women. The work focuses on Child Protection and Development measurement and monitoring.

This will involve:

  1. Data compilation, analysis and quality assurance
  • Support UNICEF’s focal point for Child Protection and Development to compile data, including from surveys, censuses, and administrative data
  • Validate data from various sources, to ensure they are of high quality and meet the key standards before inclusion into UNICEF global databases, publications, press releases, briefing notes, and presentations
  • Assist in statistical analysis of data and support the production of UNICEF publications and other reports, fact sheets, brochures, and related materials
  • Provide technical support on reporting, including responding to ad hoc requests from senior management, Regional Offices (RO), Country Offices (COS), and partner organizations
  1. Methodological development and interagency partnerships/working groups
  • Contribute to the on-going improvement of data quality at collection stage, including through household surveys and routine reporting systems
  • Support development, modification, and testing of measurement tools
  • Provide organizational support to meetings
  1. Further analysis
  • Contribute to further analysis of data, including development and identification of appropriate analytical methods
  • Conduct literature reviews and summaries for use in different publications
  1. Data dissemination and advocacy
  • Provide input into making Child Protection and Development data, analyses, and products accessible and available through different media
  • Support updating of relevant UNICEF’s related website pages for Child Protection and Development related indicators

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have a…

  • A university degree (Master’s or higher) in demography, public health, social sciences, epidemiology or statistics
  • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant professional experience at the national or international levels in statistical data processing, data analysis, and development/maintenance of statistical databases
  • Proven experience compiling, analyzing and presenting data, with a focus on Child Protection and Development related areas
  • Proven experience in data analysis and writing to disseminate key data and findings to technical and non-technical audiences, particularly related to Child Protection and Development
  • Proven experience in working with SPSS. Knowledge of STATA or R is an asset.
  • Proven experience in working with data from household surveys, in particular DHS and MICS
  • Proven experience in conducting extensive literature reviews and summarizing findings
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset


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