Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is available for a period of six (6) months and is located in the Division of Production, Produtivity and Management at ECLAC, Santiago.
The Research Assistant reports to the Chief Of the Unit of Innovation and New Technologies.
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the five regional Commissions of the United Nations.
It was founded in 1948 with the purpose of contributing to the region's economic and social development. Its mission includes the design, monitoring and evaluation of public policies and the provision of advisory services, expertise and training to Governments, as well as support for regional and international cooperation and coordination activities.
Please visit our website at www.cepal.org for further information. Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Chief Of the Unit of Innovation and New Technologies, the research clerk will be responsible for the following duties :
Generates a variety of standard statistical and other reports, using various databases.
and prepares input for the electronic database and the website.
makes appropriate data clearance and adjustments.
to ensure compliance with relevant legal, financial and other requirements. Competencies
Knowledge of internal policies, processes and procedures. Demonstrates use of initiative and ability to make appropriate linkages in work requirements.
remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently. Education
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
NOTE : For positions in the General Service category, candidates are required to clearly indicate in their PHPs relevant information confirming completion of High School.
Job - Specific Qualification
A certification or advanced training in SQL, R or Python is required.
Relevant third level studies in Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or evidence of exceptional ability in related fields is required. Work Experience
At least five years of experience in collecting and researching data across various areas of social and economic development or related area.
A least five years of experience on supporting social and economic research, are required.
A least five years of experience on supporting social and economic research, are required.
Experience in Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Economics or evidence of exceptional ability in related fields is required.
Experience in graphs, visualizations and statistics and analysis of these in the context of the development of the digital economy in different countries is desirable.
Experience in updating data in web platforms required.
Experience with Java, Tableau, Qlik, Jupyter, Hive, Spark, MongoDB modern statistical software such as Stata, R, SAS, SPSS, EViews, etc.
is desirable. Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in Spanish and English is required.
NOTE : ’Fluency’’ equals a rating of ’fluent’’ in all four areas (speak, read, write, and understand). Assessment
Applicants will be assessed based on the information provided in their APs. Short-listed applicants might be contacted by the Hiring Manager for further assessment. Special Notice
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