Individual contractor: Data and Applied Research Analyst

  • Switzerland
  • 19/05/2022
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Statistics DevOps

Job Description

Support with research, data analysis, management, visualization, development of reports (as per the tasks listed above)

Monthly progress reports, with details on supported/implemented activities, results, challenges, proposed actions

By 25th of each month

Design, develop, deploy and provided assistance for (3) Power BI or similar dashboards on collected data


1st dashboard to be developed, tested, and deployed within 1 month of start (by end of July 2022)

Drafting data collection tools

Sets of data collection tools; research methodology; data analysis approaches

On demand, to be reflected in monthly reports

Design training for the use of data collection tools/data collection management system.

Training methodology, agenda

September 2022

Provide guidance to national staff on the most appropriate data analysis approach for existing data collection tools

Reports on country support

On demand, to be reflected in monthly reports

Develop technical review notes on data collection protocols

Technical review notes

Quarterly, to be reflected in monthly reports

Conduct literature review and develop notes on research approaches, tools – what works and what does not

Reports on literature review

Bi-monthly, to be reflected in monthly reports

Providing technical inputs into data management at regional level

Technical inputs / notes

On demand, to be reflected in monthly reports

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

  • A Master’s degree in Statistics, Applied Math, Data Science, Public Affairs, Social Sciences, Economics, or any other related field. A first level university degree in combination with two (2) years additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree if relevant.
  • Five (5) years responsible work experience in social sciences research and data analysis, monitoring, program evaluation, or similar analytic field, preferentially including experience in/with middle and upper middle-income countries.

  • Experience in the design, testing, and implementation of research methodologies, data collection tools, measuring behavioral results, supporting/conducting experiments – SBC, BI.

  • Experience in conducting literature review, preparing technical guidance, implementation notes, or how-to manuals for non-technical users.

  • Experience analyzing data from social monitoring systems, monitoring and evaluation work, or other survey work in developing countries.
  • Experience performing data extraction, cleaning, analysis, data visualization and insights presentation.
  • Experience with statistics methods and using statistical computer languages (R/Python/Stata or similar).


  • Experience in applied research applications, and/or in the design and implementation of evidence generation systems in public affairs.
  • Experience in using Kobo for data collection tools is desired.
  • Experience designing data management systems and standard operating procedures for non-technical users in an international organization context.
  • Experience working with unstructured datasets and communicate findings to non-technical audiences.
  • Field experience in development or humanitarian operations is an asset.


  • Oral and written proficiency in English is required. Knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian language is considered an asset.

How to apply: Qualified candidates are invited to apply online: duly complete the online profile, upload the required documents and indicate their fees. Candidates without fees will not be considered.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. The candidate may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).

Advertised: 18 May 2022 W. Europe Daylight Time
Deadline: 31 May 2022 W. Europe Daylight Time