UN Women: Data Analyst

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Application Deadline :30-Sep-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :FTA International
Post Level :P-2
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :1 year

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls. the empowerment of women. and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

UN Women’s global gender data programme, “Making Every Woman and Girl Count” (Women Count), delivered significant results in scaling up work on gender statistics availability, accessibility, and use during Phase I of its implementation. For Phase II, with gender data being elevated as one strategic outcome of UN Women’s 2022-2025 Strategic Plan, Women Count will continue to support Member States and lead efforts on mainstreaming gender perspectives in three key interventions:

  • Enabling environment for the production and use of gender statistics: Put in place supportive policy, legal and financial environment to ensure gender-responsive national adaptation and effective monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Increasing the production of gender statistics: Increase availability of quality, comparable and regular gender statistics to address national data gaps and meet policy and reporting commitments under the SDGs, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), and Beijing Declaration
  • Increasing data accessibility and use: Ensure that gender statistics are accessible to all users (including governments, civil society, academia and private sector) and can be analyzed, communicated, and used to inform research, advocacy, policies and programmes, and promote accountability

As part of UN Women’s role as the lead monitoring agency for a number of gender-related targets and indicators, one key outcome of the Women Count programme is the development of the Women Count data hub, which was launched in September 2019. The hub consolidates the gender-related indicators of the SDGs, as well as gender data across UN Women’s key thematic areas, and maintains an updated list of country fact sheets. The data hub also generates customized dashboards to highlight different initiatives and publishes gender data stories that are informed by visualizations that present data in innovative and accessible formats. Under the supervision of the Outreach, Visibility and Online Content Specialist (Research and Data Section),  the Data Analyst will help maintain the database, update the data where needed and generate customized data visualizations to accompany gender data stories.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Maintain the data on the Women Count data hub:

  • Maintain the data dashboards of the Women Count data hub.
  • Ensure the database is updated as per schedule, imports data to Excel and upload to the portal.
  • Develop data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality.
  • Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources and maintain the data.
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets.
  • Work with management to prioritize business and information needs of the data hub.
  • Locate and define new process improvement opportunities.
  • Provide technical support in data collection, compilation and quality control.
  • Report technical/system issues to IST of UN Women and technical support providers, and monitor the status of these issues.
  • Regularly review, analyze and evaluate business and user needs and experience to improve the design, development and implementation of the database.
  • Provide administrative and coordination support to the outreach specialist in managing and assigning approval roles in IT systems of UN Women related to the portal, including playing super admin role in the database management system.
  • Collect and analyze feedback from users to assess the quality, relevance and usefulness of the portal and the data in particular.
  • Capture bugs and any technical issues in the issue tracker and follow up with the developers.

2. Provide database liaison support:

  • Serve as the data focal point with UNSD and relevant data custodian agencies as needed, to communicate regarding data updates and other developments.
  • Work closely with IST colleagues and developers to coordinate the database and data requirements.
  • Communicate regularly with IST colleagues to provide updates on database maintenance, support, and other relevant issues.
  • Provide technical support to UN Women’s country offices in all Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX)-related work.
  • Represent UN Women in inter-agency statistical forums as needed.
  • Contribute to technical discussions related to SDMX and similar capacity building projects.

3. Develop custom data visualizations and dashboards:

  • Produce customized data visualizations to support gender data stories.
  • Create custom dashboards and interactive data features.
  • Develop and manage the data dashboards for UN Women’s rapid gender assessments on COVID-19.

4. Support data hub web development and content:

  • Build custom web pages on the Data Hub as needed.
  • Update web content as required, using the Drupal CMS.
  • Support the team on other tasks as required.


Key Performance Indicators

  • Data dashboards are up to date and accurate.
  • Country fact sheets are maintained, and the data is current.
  • Effective communication with custodian agency counterparts and other vendors and partners.
  • Quality data visualizations are produced based on up-to-date design and technology.
  • Custom pages are built using modular templates and modifications are made as needed.
  • Custom dashboards are built and maintained to support specific data initiatives.


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:     https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf 


  • Strong knowledge of databases, and experience supporting projects involving databases.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team supporting databases, working with data and conducting data analysis, and in a cooperative and productive fashion both with internal and external colleagues.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of ICT and database development and practices.
  • Strong statistical analytical skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong communication skills, especially with respect to data.
  • Good understanding of and commitment to gender equality and women's empowerment and its policy implications.
  • Good interpersonal and networking skills, and ability to work in multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environments. ability to build and promote partnerships across the organization and beyond.
  • Ability to work under pressure on multiple projects whilst maintaining quality and timeliness.
  • Knowledge of the mandate and work of UN Women.
  • Familiarity with relational databases and data warehouse.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in statistics, economics, information systems, computer science, ICT, or other social science fields;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree


  • A minimum of 2 years of experience as a data analyst or business data analyst;
  • Experience with SQL and BI tools (Tableau, Qlik, or similar tools);
  • Experience in statistical analysis and familiarity with SDMX.
  • Experience in Drupal content management system is a Plus;

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another UN official working language is an asset.


All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form.doc. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.


In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

Diversity and inclusion:

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

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