Research and Statistics Coordination Analyst vacancy in New York

Research and Statistics Coordination Analyst vacancy in New York.

Research and statistician job opportunity in the heart of the city.

UNDP, the United Nations Development Programme, is seeking a talented individual to join their team as a Research and Statistics Coordination Analyst in New York.

Research and Statistics Coordination Analyst vacancy in New York.

This role offers a unique chance to contribute to data-driven decision-making and research initiatives that drive sustainable development.

Project Description

The Human Development Report Office (HDRO) is a small multi-disciplinary unit located in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in New York.

The mission of the HDRO is to advance human development through the expansion of opportunities, choice, and freedom.

The Office works towards this goal by conducting original analysis and research, commissioning top quality background research, and advocating practical policy changes.

It works with others to achieve change through writing and research, data analysis and presentation, support to national and regional analysis as well as outreach and advocacy work.

One of its best-known outputs is the global Human Development Report (HDR), first launched in 1990.

These independent Reports are intended to challenge policies and approaches that constrain human development, promote innovative concepts, and advocate practical policy changes. \

In each Report a different development theme is examined in depth using available data and new analyses relevant to the chosen topic resulting in both an assessment of status as well as a series of policy recommendations for the future.

In addition, a set of human development indices are updated and published in the Report.

The HDRO team works on research, analysis, data and statistics though commissioned background papers, think pieces, conducts consultations with internal (UNDP units) and external partners, and engages in outreach and advocacy work.

Under the guidance of the HDRO Research & Strategic Partnerships Advisor and the Chief Statistician.

The Analyst works on accomplishing the relevant work plans to produce the Global HDRs and other knowledge products produced by HDRO.

Duties and Responsibilities

With a focus on supporting HDRO’s substantive work, the Analyst will offer organizational coordination to the HDRO research and statistics teams.

Ensuring efficient workflow in coordination with other HDRO teams (production, communications, operations) and interacting with wide range of external partners.

The Analyst will undertake the following activities: 

Organizational support to HDRO research

This includes, but is not limited to

  •  Provide overall organizational support to the HDRO research team, tracking workstreams and keeping records of key dates and deadlines across different workstreams

  •  Maintain up-to-date mailing list for National Statistical Offices (NSOs) and filing systems for correspondence and other documents handled or addressed to the team.

  •  Preparation of appropriately formatted external correspondence, letters, invitations, documentation including basic lay-out and photocopying, manage HDRO mailing groups and redirects correspondence and inquiries addressed to the team

Support and coordinate background research projects

This includes, but is not limited to

  •  Work with research and statistics team to implement effective processes for the procurement and management of background papers and background research, research and statistics consultancies, and internships

  •  Prepare negotiations, Purchase Orders (PO) in ERP, Create supplier profiles in ERP.

  •  Liaise with external partners and team members, follow up on contracts for consultants and vendors and ensure timely payments.

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Education

  •  Advanced University Degree (Master´s degree or equivalent) in Business Administration, Public Administration, Communications, or related field is required

  •  First-level University Degree (Bachelor´s degree) in combination with additional 2 years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of Master´s degree.

  •  Project Management Certifications and Certifications in Administration and Procurement are desirable.

Years of relevant Work experience

  •  Up to 2 years (with Master´s degree) or minimum 2 years (with Bachelor´s degree) of relevant working experience in organizational coordination, project management, internal communications, or equivalent.

  •  Experience working in research project coordination is desirable

  •  Experience organizing and implementing public and private events, workshops, conferences, trainings, seminars and/or high-level meetings is desirable

  •  Experience working in an international organization is desirable

Required skills and competencies

  •  Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail

  •  Great written and verbal communication skills, with experience in working with internal communication processes

  •  Good understanding of event management and meeting organization

  •  Well-versed in the use of computers, office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.), data packages, and web-based management systems such as ERP.

  •  Collaboration and working in teams, exchanging information and ideas with others to reach common goals and making a substantial contribution to the team’s work.

  •  Motivated to work in a knowledge-intensive and research-based team

  •  Effective team player, that demonstrates commitment to UNDP values and displays sensitivity and adaptability.

  •  Good communication and inter-personal skills.

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