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The Data and Analytics Section is responsible to lead and coordinate the data pillar for the development and monitoring of a United Nations system-wide strategy on urbanization; leading mainstreaming of data and monitoring support to countries and cities to produce data for SDGs and NUA monitoring, development the Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs), Voluntary Local Reviews (VLR) in line with the NUA and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; coordinate UN-Habitat's participation and representation in UN Statistical Commission, Interagency Expert Group on SDGs Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), UN geospatial network-UNGGIM, Regional SDGs review forums and other global and regional Inter-agency Expert standing committees on statistics and data related issues;

The position is located in the Knowledge & Innovation Branch at the Nairobi duty station. Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Data and Analytics Section, the incumbent will perform the following functions:


Organizes, designs, plans and carries out the collection, evaluation, analysis, compilation and dissemination of statistical data by selecting methods of data collection, selecting and implementing methods for checking collected data, and selecting and implementing appropriate methods for data processing for incorporation into databases.
Participates in the development, implementation and management of statistical database(s).
Locate and define new data analysis process improvement opportunities
Identify appropriate data sources for analytics projects
Collaborate with data engineers and data scientists to improve data flows, data quality, etc.
Develop and implement databases, data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality
Provides training and technical support on data collection programmes, country practices and other related information.
Participates in the development or revision of standards on statistical concepts, definitions and classifications by performing methodological research.
Prepares draft technical documents for international, intergovernmental and expert group meetings and assists in drafting relevant reports.
Organizes and participates in seminars, working groups and expert meetings as a technical resource person.
Guides trains and supervises general service staff.
Performs other duties as assigned.


PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of statistical principles and practices. Ability to conduct independent research and analysis. Ability to identify issues, formulate options and make conclusions and recommendations. 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.

COMMUNICATION: 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.

PLANNING & ORGANIZING : Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.


Advanced university degree (Masters degree or equivalent) in statistics, mathematics, economics, sociology or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of statistical data or related area is required.

Experience in managing projects or programs for the United Nations or comparable international organizations is desirable.

Experience in drafting analytical papers or reports is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

NOTE "Fluency equals a rating of "fluent in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and " Knowledge of equals a rating of' confident" in two of the four areas.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Posting Title:STATISTICIAN, P3
Department/Office:United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Duty Station:NAIROBI
Posting Period:23 February 2022 - 12 April 2022
Job Opening Number:22-Statistics-UN-HABITAT-174052-R-Nairobi (R)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
Company Description
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all

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