UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development. UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources. Working with us UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines. Diversity With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates. Work life harmonization UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

UNOPS - The United Nations Office for Project Services

NY, US

ICT Senior Officer [Data Analytics Specialist]

Under the supervision of the Senior Portfolio Manager the ICT Senior Officer will play a technical role in developing quantitative and qualitative templates for data-driven reporting on Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) for senior leadership and Member States on progress in strengthening peacekeeping and on its impact. This will contribute to the creation of a single A4P reporting system to enable improved comprehensive performance assessment of peacekeeping and inform planning and decision-making.

The ICT Senior Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Develop regular quantitative and qualitative reports for senior leadership on progress of strengthening peacekeeping effectiveness
  • Develop regular quantitative and qualitative reports for Member States and the general public on the impact of peacekeeping
  • Develop data models, including performance measures, to enable performance assessment of peacekeeping and analysis;
  • Design visualizations aligned with needs of management and colleagues across the Peace and Security Pillar;
  • Build interactive dashboards and reports, using corporate analytics applications;
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis and present results in a clear manner;
  • Develop documentation and training materials;
  • Coordinate with Reporting Specialist on data and analytics related problems;
  • Performs other duties as may be reasonably required and in line with the incumbent’s scope of services above.
Monitoring and Progress Controls

The work shall be submitted in digital formats as follows:

  • Quantitative and qualitative reports for senior leadership on progress of strengthening peacekeeping effectiveness
  • Quantitative and qualitative reports for Member States and the general public on the impact of peacekeeping
  • Scalable data model on performance measures, to enable performance assessment of peacekeeping and analysis
  • Scalable data model for the DPPA-DPO Data Strategy Use Case: the Peace and Security Data Hub
Education/Experience/Language requirements

*FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
*CANDIDATES WITH NO UNITED NATIONS OR UNOPS EXPERIENCE ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY


Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) preferably in Information Management, Information Systems, Integrated Marketing, Marketing Analytics, Computer Science, Engineering, Political Science, or related field.
  • A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

Required experience:

  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in development, implementation and maintenance of business intelligence/analytics or related areas of data-driven interface design is required;
  • Experience with data visualization tools such as MS Power BI, Tableau or any similar toolsets required;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications is required.

Desired experience: (The following experience is optional. Candidates who do not have it are welcome to apply):

  • Experience with Microsoft Cloud tools such as Office 365 and Power Platform is desired;
  • Experience developing complex data models and working with SQL Server Databases is desired;
  • Previous experience in UN peacekeeping and peacebuilding data analysis, the UN system and/or in other intergovernmental organizations desirable for UN Operations is desired
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Azure Cloud environments is desired;
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative political analysis of conflict and post-conflict country settings is desired;
  • Knowledge of map and geo-spatial analysis desired;
  • A passion for empirical investigation and for answering hard questions with data in a clear and precise way desired;
  • Experience working and liaising closely with clients, using a user-centric design process desired.

Languages

  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an asset.