Posting Title: DATA ANALYST, P3
Job Code Title: DATA ANALYST
Department/Office: Office of Internal Oversight Services
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 13 April 2023 – 27 May 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Data Analytics and Management-OIOS-205505-R-New York (X)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Organisational Setting and ReportingThis position is located in the Operational Standards and Support Section (OSSS) at the Investigations Division (ID) of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) in New York, and reports to the Chief of OSSS in New York. The incumbent may be required to travel to remote locations, at times for extended periods, to conduct research and provide support to investigation teams as required. OIOS is the internal oversight body of the United Nations and assists the Secretary-General in fulfilling his oversight responsibilities in respect of the resources and staff of the Organization through the provision of audit, investigation, and inspection and evaluation services. ID/OIOS investigates reports of possible violations of rules, regulations, mismanagement, misconduct, waste of resources and abuse of authority.
Within delegated authority, under the supervision of the Chief of OSSS and their Team Leader, the Data Analyst will perform the following duties:
- Review quality of data input into the case management system, identify information gaps and make recommendations for improvement; build long-term sustainable solutions for quality assurance of data; data cleanse as required;
- Undertake analysis of extensive data sets; deliver adhoc requests for qualitative and quantitative statistics in accordance with ID’s data standards; deliver proactive analysis based on identification of trends;
- Deliver monthly, quarterly and annual analytical reports on behalf of the Division to a range of stakeholders according to a regular reporting calendar; deliver ad hoc reports as required;
- Assist with the production of specific briefings or presentations;
- Maintain knowledge of current data reporting tools and methodologies to strengthen ID’s delivery of analytical reporting;
- Maintain and develop OSSS’ SharePoint site to facilitate communication and sharing of information with the wider Division;
- Work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve Organizational goals in accordance with ID/OIOS standard operating procedures and in compliance with Organizational regulations and rules;
- Collects and analyzes data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting; and
- Perform other duties as required.
CompetenciesPROFESSIONALISM: Excellent analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, manage, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy. The ability to analyze, model and interpret data in support of decision-making, and convey information succinctly to management. Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings. Ability to quality-check work completed by other team members. Takes pride in the work for the organization and understands the impact that can be brought into the organization by allowing data-driven and evidence-based decisions. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. 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. TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve Organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. 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. CREATIVITY: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
EducationAn advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in statistics or a relevant discipline with a strong emphasis on statistical analysis is required. A first-level university degree in statistics or a field related to statistical analysis in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted, in lieu of the advanced university degree. Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable.
Work ExperienceA minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a statistical, analytical, or similar role is required. Experience in delivering qualitative and quantitative reporting in a statistical, analytical, or similar role is required. Experience in cleansing, manipulating and managing the quality of large data sets is required. Several years of experience working with desktop applications and enterprise business intelligence solutions, such as MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Power BI, are required. Experience working in an investigative setting or with data relating to criminal conduct or misconduct is desirable. Experience working with website-based collaboration systems, such as MS Sharepoint site, is desirable. Two (2) years or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.
LanguagesEnglish and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official language of the United Nations is desirable.
AssessmentEvaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
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