Assistant Statistician

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Consultancy
  • Posted:
    1 week ago
  • Category:
    Economics
  • Deadline:
    November 25, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

Posting Title: Assistant Statistician
Department/Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Duty Station: BOGOTA
Posting Period: 19 November 2022 – 25 November 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Human Settlements Programme-195777-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Result of Service

The consultancy consists of the following outputs being these non-limitative:
• Monthly activity reports
This deliverable must be presented in PDF and Word format, up to 5 pages.

Work Location

Bogotá (Home-based), Colombia

Expected duration

4-month contract

Duties and Responsibilities

a.) Information and validation:

• The consultant will be responsible for keeping the HUB Coordinator informed and having to obtain validation of his/her activities in the full project cycle.

b.) Development:

– Follow and develop the guidelines of the Andean Countries HUB Coordinator and CPI team and obtain validation of their activities in the complete project cycle, according to the guidelines of the Andean Countries HUB coordination.
– Compile the information, from the statistical field, that will serve as input for the construction of the methodology for the application of the CPI in Cities/Metropolitan Areas/Metropolitan Districts of the region with a focus on human rights, social, economic and cultural rights and the right to the city, according to the guidelines of the HUB An-dean Countries coordination.
– Support the collection of meta-data and micro-data at the scale requested by the CPI team coordinator, according to the guidelines of the HUB Andean Countries coordination.
– Provide technical inputs, from the statistical field, for the measurement and/or updating of indicators defined for the city/metropolitan area/metropolitan district scale of the cities in the region, according to the guidelines of the Andean Countries HUB coordination.
– Support in the measurement and/or update of CPI indicators defined for city scale in Cities/Metropolitan Areas/Metropolitan District of the region, according to the guidelines of the HUB Andean Countries coordination.
– Carry out the construction of graphs, tables, figures, etc. that represent the results of each one of the indicators applied at the scale in Cities/Metropolitan Areas/Metropolitan District of the region, according to the guidelines of the coordination of the HUB Ande-an Countries.
– Provide technical inputs from the statistical field for the construction of the characterization at city scale based on the information provided by the CPI of the Cit-ies/Metropolitan Areas/Metropolitan Districts of the region.
– Follow up on technical guidelines determined by the Andean Countries HUB Coordinator and the CPI team.
– Present the results of the consultancy to the CPI team for review and approval.
– Comply with the schedule of activities according to the guidelines of the HUB Andean Countries Coordinator.

c.) Approval:

• The consultant will be responsible for supporting compliance with project approval processes, as well as monitoring the development and implementation of programs and projects.
• Support the Hub Coordinator in the development of inputs for conceptual notes, project documents, implementation plans and budgets, and in general all the documentation necessary for internal approval of projects, following the provisions of the various manuals of procedures, internal regulations, and regular channels established by the Agency.

d.) Implementation:

• Support the identification of project opportunities found in the UN-Habitat Cooperation Framework in the territory.
• When it is necessary to provide accompaniment to the UN-Habitat Coordinator and/or team in the establishment of communication with counterparties.
• Provide inputs for the development of technical and economic proposals related to the formulation of new projects, as well as the implementation of existing ones, specifically with the drafting of conceptual notes, project documents, implementation plans, budgets, terms of reference, memorandums of understanding, agreements and other cooperation mechanisms defined by the UN-Habitat Coordinator.
• Participate, upon request, in interagency groups of the United Nations System, project meetings, official missions and/or events related to the projects in which you participate.
• Provide inputs for the systematization and exchange of successful practices and experi-ences with other HUBs in the region, with headquarters branches, counterparties and with whom to designate the UN-Habitat Andean Countries HUB Coordinator.
• Support other activities requested and by mutual agreement with the Project Coordinator and the UN-Habitat HUB Coordinator for Andean countries, within the framework of this consultancy and without prejudice to the achievement of their responsibilities.

e.) Knowledge Management:

• The consultant must know the processes, procedures, and standards of the organization, to ensure an adequate quality of the activities described above according to the standards of the organization.
• Propose formats and procedures that allow the efficient implementation of the Agency’s projects.
• The consultant must know the file system of the projects and ensure their proper maintenance, accessibility for all officials and the proper updating.
• Design methodologies for the systematization of good practices and knowledge, related to the implementation of the projects and cooperation activities of the UN-Habitat Colombia Office.
• Support the formulation of substantive documents linked to the thematic lines of action of UN-Habitat Colombia.
• Prepare reports and other documents related to meetings, missions and activities developed by the NATIONAL UN-Habitat Office.
• The consultant will carry out research activities to facilitate the exchange of information, knowledge and best practices on the sustainable urban development issues set out in the Agency’s mandate.
• Collect information on the urban status in the Andean Countries that serves as an input both for the identification of new project opportunities and for the implementation of the subscribed projects.
• Support monitoring of UN-Habitat’s implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDP) Target 11 dealing with sustainable cities and communities.
• Identify strategic allies for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda in Andean countries.
• Manage knowledge networks for the dissemination of the methodologies and documents generated by the agency and for the construction with strategic allies of new knowledge on topics related to sustainable urban development.

f.) Others:

• Other activities requested and by mutual agreement with the HUB Coordinator of The Andean Countries of UN-Habitat, within the framework of this consultancy and without prejudice to the achievement of its responsibilities.
• The consultant will participate in work and follow-up meetings, both with other consultants, as well as with the Coordinator and team of the Andean Countries HUB of UN-Habitat and with the staff of the projects.
• The consultant shall be responsible for ensuring that all activities comply with the principles of United Nations integrity.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: A degree Statistics, economics, engineering and/or related with knowledge in database management and processing and secondary information gathering. or related with an additional three (3) years of experience relevant to the position would be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.
Minimum three (3) years of professional experience in urban plans, programs and projects in data-base management and processing.. Previous experience in the calculation of urban indicators and in the United Nations System and/or experience related to migration projects will increase the score.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.