Post Number : 1CAUIS0063PA
Grade : P-5
Parent Sector : UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)
Duty Station: Paris
Job Family: Education
Type of contract : Project Appointment
Duration of contract : 1 year
Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 27-AUG-2021
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
Duration of contract: initially 1 year, with possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance
The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) is the statistical office of UNESCO and is the UN depository for global statistics in the fields of education, science, technology and innovation, culture and communication. The UIS is the official source of internationally comparable data used to monitor progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal on education. With custodianship of SDG 4 Global and Thematic Frameworks, the UIS hosts and co-chairs the Technical Cooperation Group on the indicators for SDG 4.
The UIS was established to improve UNESCO’s statistical programme and to develop and deliver the timely, accurate and policy-relevant statistics needed in today’s increasingly complex and rapidly changing social, political and economic environments. Within this mandate, the UIS has initiated and supported regions and countries in developing benchmarks for selected SDG 4 indicators and region-specific education indicators; and, under the leadership of the African Union, is responsible for reporting against the CESA framework. As part of its strategy for collaboration, brokerage and the generation of public goods the UIS has coordinated with UNICEF, World Bank, OECD and the GEMR on the Joint Survey of national education responses to COVID 19 and is developing resources to support the monitoring of commitments for Mission: Recovering Education 2021. The Learning Data Compact launched recently with the World Bank and UNICEF will build on the work done by the UIS to establish a Global Proficiency Framework for Reading and Mathematics, and on methodologies and toolkits to measure learning outcomes to make measurements internationally comparable.
The UIS is developing a Global Education Observatory (GEO), with the vision of providing Member States and the international community with a gateway to education-related data that fulfils the need of national, regional and global stakeholders for easy access to information for decision making, which responds flexibly to short, medium and long-term priorities.
To achieve this vision, the proposed Observatory has the following objectives:
The GEO will compile and integrate information from existing data collection mechanism including the UIS annual data release and rapid response data collection mechanisms, providing policy makers with real time data, particularly for emergencies such as COVID-19. It will implement strategic partnerships; crowdsource existing data as needed; and leverage innovative data collection such as big data techniques.
The Senior Project Officer will provide statistical expertise, technical support and contribute to the development and management of data systems and the dissemination of key education indicators. This position will oversee the development, management and maintenance of all datasets being disseminated through the GEO Data Hub platform and will provide significant expertise around modelling of statistical datasets which adhere to global standards. The Senior Project Officer will manage the programme’s budget, staff, and strategy, and is responsible for resource mobilization, reporting to supporting partners, and building the partnership required for the GEO Data Hub to realise its potential. In particular, the incumbent’s main activities will include the following:
2. Directly responsible for the technical content of the Global Education Observatory
Develop and implement a programme of work to meet the objectives of the GEO:
3. UIS initiatives to disseminate education data
4. Support ongoing core UIS work
UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.
For full information on benefits and entitlements, please consult our Guide to Staff Benefits.
Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.
The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.
UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.
UNESCO applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment.
UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.
UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.
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