Deadline: 30 October 2022
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Statistics & Monitoring Specialist in United States.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Statistics & Monitoring Specialist will perform the following functions:
- Lead the roll out and supporting the use of the administrative maturity model by country and regional offices to strengthen cross-sectoral administrative data engagement for children.
- Provide technical support to regional and country offices, including training, capacity building and development of supporting materials as appropriate, review and input to regional projects, and translation of key concepts to specific applications.
- Lead the adaption of the model/ creation of additional guidance materials to support inclusion of refugee children in national systems and improved capacity to use administrative data in fragile and humanitarian settings.
- Lead the work with UNHCR under the UNICEF & UNHCR Blueprint (and upcoming MOU) to adapt ADaMM (and/or related supporting material) to reflect the specific needs of refugee and IDP children to improve inclusion and data availability.
- Build strategic partnerships and leverage UNICEFs comparative advantage as a leading partner in sectoral administrative data system development to position UNICEF as a leading voice on routine data sources, their quality and responsible use for children.
- Provide expert technical advice and represent UNICEF in fora including the UN Legal Identity Agenda, the UNSD/GPSDD led Administrative Data Collaborative, and collaboration with industry groups such as the Biometrics Institute.
- Strengthen administrative data partnerships and contribute to fundraising for the data function and for strengthening (administrative) data systems in particular
- Identify potential partnerships contributing to (administrative) data systems strengthening in regions and countries.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
- Minimum 8 year’s relevant professional experience in official statistics.
- Strong experience working with administrative data systems (in health, education, civil registration, social welfare etc.), including broad system evaluation, functional identity and data linkage.
- Experience in assessment and strengthening of CRVS, legal identity and/or identification systems and technology – including the use of identifiers in administrative data systems.
- Strategic planning skills, work planning and contract management, including previous experience supervising staff and/or contractors.
- Fluency in English is required.
- Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNICEF.