Job Description

The position:

The Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Data Analyst conducts data analysis and other research activities in the areas of maternal health, family planning and health economics to meet the information needs of UNFPA and support the achievement of UNFPA’s three transformative results in the Asia-Pacific region. You will collect, organize, review and analyze multiple types of data that can inform the identification of priority issues of relevance for UNFPA’s mandate and help make the case for effective action, including investments by the public sector and other partnerships, to improve SRHR outcomes in the Asia-Pacific region.

You will report directly to the Technical Advisor, SRHR

How you can make a difference

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose

In a very diverse region that is home to more than 50% of the world’s population, you will support the production of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) data to promote progress on critical issues in countries across the region. You will turn data into information and information into insight to inform policy decisions that can improve the lives of millions of women and girls across the Asia-Pacific region.

You will facilitate the work of consultants, advisors, and experts and establish and maintain collaborative relationships with counterparts in government, multi-lateral and bilateral donor agencies and civil society to address emerging issues.  You must effectively influence counterparts from diverse backgrounds to jointly contribute to achieving UNFPA’s mandate.

Requirements:

Qualifications and Experience

Education

Advanced university degree in public health, medicine, demography, gender, economics, health education, international relations, international development, social sciences or other related discipline. 

Knowledge and Experience

A minimum of 2 years of professional experience at the international level in implementing and analyzing public health programs and projects;

Excellent organizational skills and experience in managing projects within strict deadlines;

Skills on data and analytics for communication: familiarity with visualization software (e.g. Tableau) and publications design packages

Prior experience of working in research, policy analysis, multilateral cooperation and promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment is strongly desired;

Good knowledge/understanding of the UN system preferable; experience working in a multilateral organization is an asset.

Languages

Fluency in English is required; knowledge of other official UN language is desirable.


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