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Category Host entity Country
Statistical Support Officer 08 December 2020 Int. Youth ESCAP Thailand
Bangkok (THA)
6 months with possibility of extension
08 December 2020

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Chief of the Population and Social Section or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Statistical Support Officer will:

  • Assist with the implementation of the Get Every One in the Picture programme activities, in particular as it related to technical assistance to countries and preparations for the Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific
  • Support the project staff with review of analysis of CRVS processes in selected member countries
  • Assist national CRVS stakeholders to improve their production of vital statistics
  • Coordinate events, including webinars, meetings, and other project activities;
  • Facilitate professional, clear and timely communication with partners and stakeholders, as required to ensure seamless implementation of activities and events planning tasks and activities.
  • Assist in the creation of knowledge products that detail lessons learnt and best practices in civil registration and vital statistics in the region.
  • Participate in meetings of the Regional Steering Group on CRVS and the regional CRVS Partnership and assist with writing meeting minutes;
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant area, e.g. Statistics, Demography or Sociology or a related area; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

12 Months
  • At least 12 months of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in statistics or demography, or other relevant areas; experience with civil registration and vital statistics is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Experience with using R or other statistical software is required;
  • Good oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Professionalism

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Application deadline: 8-12-2020