Programme Officer at UNICEF, New York, United States

Deadline: 28 February 2019

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Officer in New York, United States.

The Programme Officer provides overall support to the planning and coordination function in the office and to the delivery of cross-cutting priorities and deliverables.

UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Programme Officer will perform following functions-

  • Provide overall support to the planning and coordination function in the office, including the coordination of cross-unit tasks and deliverables for the achievement of priority Section deliverables and results.
  • Support the establishment and maintenance of section-wide databases, as well as coordinate and facilitate section-wide data functions and systems, including maintaining databases where data are derived from other agencies/organizations, which are relevant to UNICEF, as well specific issue-based research and project activities.
  • Support the management and operation of the Data Analysis and Innovation Unit by following up on actions of the senior staff meetings, monitoring the implementation of the Unit’s annual work plan, coordinating cross-Unit’s collaborative activities, as well as maintaining communication to ensure cross-sectoral collaboration.
  • Support the management of the Production Hub, including planning and monitoring the tasks of the members of the Hub and assisting the priority-setting of the tasks as needed.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s Degree) in a data related field, international development, public policy or other relevant technical area is required.
  • Additional years of professional experience may be considered in lieu of advanced degree.
  • Training in statistical analysis or business analysis, information analysis or systems analysis is considered an asset.
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience at the national or international levels in statistical data processing, data analysis, and the development and maintenance of statistical databases required.
  • Experience with data sources, data assessment, and data analysis of interest to UNICEF, particularly related to data on children and women are considered an asset.
  • Background/familiarity with project management, as well as strong communication and data visualization skills are considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written) is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is considered an asset.
  • Nationality of Myanmar

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.