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Call for Interest: Data Analysis/Processing Consultant, Data & Analytics Section, DAPM (Home Based)

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Contract type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: United States
Categories: Statistics and Monitoring, Consultancy

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, results

The Data & Analytics Section within the Division of Data, Analytics, Planning and Monitoring (DAPM) of UNICEF Headquarters leads the collection, validation, analysis, use and communication of the most statistically accurate internationally comparable data to drive transformational change for women and children around the world. We are seeking qualified consultants to support in our work of data analysis/processing in a variety of projects, including the impact of Covid-19 on children.

Such work includes compiling and updating a global database of cross-nationally comparable indicators on children and women, including many indicators of the UN Sustainable Development Goals; developing measurement methodologies, including new data collection and monitoring tools and questionnaires; conducting data processing and analyses; critical review of literature; evidence synthesis and disseminating data on children in a variety of ways including through flagship publications, thematic data-driven publications, our website, and brochures.

How can you make a difference?

The consultant aims to provide data processing, data analysis and research support in the following thematic areas:
• Child poverty and gender equality
• Child nutrition
• Child mortality and demographic analysis
• Child protection and development
• Education
• Health and HIV
• Water, sanitation and hygiene

The Data & Analytics Section, DAPM is building this call for interest roster for qualified candidates to express their interest to work with UNICEF. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Selected consultants are expected to be home-based, and can be working from anywhere in the world.

Scope of Work & Expected Results:

The consultants will be expected to provide support as needed for the following data processing and analysis to generate analytical products for use in advocacy etc. Key tasks include:

• Support the design and implementation of the processing and analysis of data from surveys and censuses as well as administrative sources in the various areas about children and women (demography and mortality, disability, child protection, early child development, education, gender, health and HIV/AIDS, nutrition, poverty and inequalities, and WASH).
• Support the integration of different data-driven resources, such as summary tables, charts and relevant visuals to describe the situation of children.
• Conduct critical literature reviews and/or systematic reviews in specific thematic areas as listed above
• Support with review of global report products, including fact-checking and content updates as required.
• Support with drafting communication and dissemination materials related to the global report and other dissemination/communication materials on children.
• Support the assessment, compilation and quality assurance of cross-nationally comparable data for indicators on the situation of children
• Support producing and maintaining databases in thematic areas.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in statistics, or in one of the social sciences with strong qualitative and quantitative training.
    *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • Minimum 3-5 years proven professional work in research, social sciences, data analysis, public health, statistics, epidemiology, or demography at the national or international is required.
  • Strong data analysis skills, including proven experience in multivariate analysis of microdata from household surveys and interpretation of findings and results is required.
  • Statistical data processing proficiency in STATA, SPSS or R is required.
  • Strong technical and analytical writing skills is required, preferably in English.
  • Previous experience with conducting literature reviews and/or systematic reviews is required.
  • Previous experience with explaining, writing, and graphically representing research results is required.
  • Previous work experience in any of the thematic areas as listed above is an asset.
  • Development/maintenance of statistical databases is an asset.
  • Previous experience working with, or in, developing countries, is desirable.
  • Ability to work independently in a timely manner.
  • Ability to speak and write fluently in English is required. Working knowledge of another UN language will be an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are...

  • Analysing 
  • Applying technical expertise 
  • Planning and organising 
  • Copying with pressure and setbacks

View our competency framework at

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles 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.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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