TA – Statistics and Monitoring Officer, HIV/AIDS

Position Title:

Statistics and Monitoring Officer, HIV/AIDS, P-2 (Temporary Appointment –TA)

Statistics and Monitoring Section/Division of Policy and Strategy, New York, Headquarters


Purpose of the Post:

The primary function of this post is to improve relevance, quality, availability and use of data and contextual information on children and women throughout UNICEF.  The work focuses on the areas highlighted by the MTSP and for this post, gives particular emphasis to the areas of HIV/AIDS, though other areas will also be covered. The main functions are to support data analyses and database management of HIV related indicators of primary concern to UNICEF, including with quality assurance of data; to assist in the analysis of core HIV intervention coverage results in the MICS and DHS and from programme data for reporting to relevant HIV partner organizations; communicating and disseminating findings through different types of media (e.g. website and reports); and to support other interagency related activities.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:


1.     Maintenance of Global HIV/AIDS Databases

  • ·         Update and maintain global databases on HIV/AIDS related indicators, including for estimates
  • ·         Support collation of survey, programme and estimate data at country, regional and global levels, including reviewing data from the annual country reports on indicators for the goals (CRING), and providing feedback to countries.
  • ·         Validate the data from various sources, to ensure they are of high quality and meet the key standards before inclusion into the databases.


End Result(s):

Updated UNICEF global databases that are used for analysis in key reports including flagship and sector specific publications and peer reviewed journal articles.


2.     Data collation and analysis

  • ·         Assist in statistical analysis of HIV/AIDS related data and support the production of key reports on HIV/AIDS in collaboration with the Programme Division and other partners.
  • ·         Produce HIV/AIDS Fact sheets on the Four Ps


End Result(s):

Analytical reports on HIV/AIDS related data; UNICEF related websites updated and fact sheets on the Four Ps produced


3.     Data quality assurance and inter-sectoral linkages

  • ·         Provide technical advice on reporting on the situation of women and children as required, including responding to ad hoc requests to senior management, ROs, COS, partner organization and others.
  • ·         Validate all of the HIV-related data in UNICEF publications, press releases, briefing notes, and presentations.


End Result(s):

Harmonization of data across UNICEF and partner organizations and accurate data being provided in a timely manner


4.     HIV/AIDS inter-agency and methodological work

  • ·         Participate in the global HIV/AIDS related data reconciliation and  harmonization exercises
  • ·         Contribute to the on-going improvement of data quality at data collection stage, including through household surveys and routine reporting systems
  • ·         Support development, modification and testing of measurement tools, where appropriate


End Result(s):

Through interagency work, improved data quality and methods of estimating, collecting, analysing and using HIV/AIDS data


5.     Data dissemination and advocacy

  • ·         Support innovative ways to best serve UNICEF’s in-house data and information needs at country, regional and global levels.
  • ·         Provide an efficient and effective ways to prepare, communicate and disseminate products and provide input into making data, analyses and products accessible and available through different media.
  • ·         Update relevant UNICEF related website pages for HIV/AIDS related indicators


End Result(s):

Updated data available in key global reports, articles, and other data-related reports and on www.childinfo.org


Qualifications required:

  • Advanced university degree in one of the social sciences preferably, in statistics or an area with advanced statistics, data manipulation and analysis skills.
  • At least two years of work experience with specialized training or experience in survey implementation (quantitative and qualitative), data management and statistical research and analysis of data from various sources, and familiarity with sectors of concern to UNICEF, such as HIV/AIDS, education, health or child protection.
  • Fluency in English
  • Proficiency with another UN language is an asset



  • ·         Diversity and Inclusion

Treats all people with dignity and respect; shows respect and sensitivity towards cultural and religious differences; challenges prejudice, biases and intolerance in the workplace; encourages diversity wherever possible


  • ·         Integrity       

Maintains high ethical standards; takes clear ethical stands, keeps promises; immediately addresses untrustworthy or dishonest behavior; resists political pressure in decision-making; does not abuse power or authority


  • ·         Commitment           

Demonstrates commitment to the organization and UNICEF’s mission; demonstrates the values of UNICEF in daily activities and behaviors; seeks out new challenges, assignments and responsibilities; promotes UNICEF’s cause


  • ·         Communication      

Speaks fluently; expresses opinions, information and key points of an argument clearly; makes presentations and undertakes public speaking with skill and confidence; responds quickly to the needs of an audience and to their reactions and feedback; projects credibility; structures information to meet the needs and understanding of the intended audience; presents information in a well-structured and logical way

  • ·         Working with people        

Shows respect for the views and contributions of other team members; shows empathy; listens, supports and cares for others; consults others and shares information and expertise with them; builds team spirit and reconciles conflict; adapts to the team and fits in well  


  • ·         Drive for Results    

Sets high standards for quality and quantity; monitors and maintains quality and productivity; works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves project goals; focuses on the needs and satisfaction of internal/external clients; accepts and tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm   


  • ·         Analyzing     

Analyzes numerical data and all other sources of information, to break them into component parts, patterns and relationships; probes for further information or greater understanding of a problem; makes rational judgments from the available information and analysis; demonstrates an understanding of how one issue may be a part of a much larger system


  • ·         Applying Technical Expertise    

Applies specialist and detailed technical expertise; develops job knowledge and expertise (theoretical and practical) through continual professional development; demonstrates an understanding of different organizational departments and functions


  • ·         Planning and Organizing 

Sets clearly defined objectives; plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing circumstances; identifies and organizes resources needed to accomplish tasks; manages time effectively; monitors performance against deadlines and milestones.


  • ·         Learning and Researching          

Rapidly learns new tasks and commits information to memory quickly; demonstrates an immediate understanding of newly presented information; gathers comprehensive information to support decision making; encourages an organizational learning approach (i.e. learns from successes and failures and seeks staff and customer feedback).


  • ·         Following Instructions Procedures   

Doesn’t unnecessarily challenge authority; follows procedures and policies; keeps to schedules; complies with legal obligations and safety requirements of the role


  • ·         Coping with Pressure and Setbacks     

Maintains a positive outlook at work; works productively in a pressurized environment; keeps emotions under control during difficult situations; handles criticism well and learns from it; balances the demands of a work life and a personal life



7 months


Working Arrangements

This is a NYHQ-based post with minimal global travel (1-2 months per year) for work with UNICEF field offices and other organizations.


How to Apply

If you match the profile above, have experience working in a similar capacity, and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, kindly send the following  to gro.fecinu@stnatlusnocdp with subject line  “TA – Statistics and Monitoring Officer, HIV/AIDS” by 02 April 2012:


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