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Statistics Specialist

Posted: 10/10/2017 (Employment)

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.

To support member states in implementing the 2030 Agenda, UN Women’s Flagship Programme Initiative, “Making Every Woman and Girl Count (MEWGC)” aims to affect a radical shift in the availability, accessibility and use of data and statistics on key aspects of gender equality and women’s empowerment. The regional component of the MEWGC Programme envisions a multi-year and multi-country programme of work with particular focus on implementing and supporting the regional and country activities in the region. This includes enhancing the linkages between normative and technical work on gender statistics at the regional and national levels in the three inter-related key areas of work:

  • Building a supportive policy and institutional environment for the localization and effective monitoring of the SDGs;
  • Increasing the quality, comparability and regularity of gender statistics to address national data gaps and meet reporting commitments under the SDGs; and
  • Ensuring that gender statistics are accessible to users in governments, civil society, academia and the private sector, to strengthen adequate demand for their production.

Under the guidance and the direction of the  Deputy Regional Director as a primary supervisor and the Chief Statistician, Global Programme Manager of MEWGC in HQ as a secondary supervisor, the Statistics Specialist is responsible for managing and overseeing the implementation of Making Every Woman and Girl Count at the regional level, providing knowledge management and capacity development services, managing advocacy, partnership building and networking initiatives and contributing to monitoring and reporting.

This vacancy is for 2 positions: one in the UN Women Asia and Pacific Regional Office in Bangkok, Thailand and one in the UN Women Europe and Central Asia Regional Office in Istanbul, Turkey. Applicants should indicate their duty station reference, if any, in their on-line application.

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Deadline: 10/23/2017

Location: UN Women