Senior Business and Data Analyst

  • World Intellectual Property Organization
  • Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 03/11/2023
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Data Management Data Governance

Job Description

HR Data and Technology Unit, Human Resources Operations Service, Human Resources Management Department, Sector of the Director General
Grade - P4
Contract Duration - 6 months
Duty Station : CH-Geneva
Publication Date : 02-Nov-2023 Application Deadline : 16-Nov-2023, 4:59:00 PM

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING APPLICATION DEADLINE: please note that the deadline for applications is indicated in local time as per the time zone of the applicant’s location.

1. Organizational Context

a. Organizational Setting
The position is located in the HR Data and Technology Unit of the Human Resources Operations Service, Human Resources Management Department. The HR Data and Technology Unit leads the digital transformation efforts of HRMD in the area of people analytics, drives the simplification, modernization and digitalization of HR-related business processes and facilitates the coordination, implementation and maintenance of HR-related IT-solutions.
b. Purpose Statement
The Senior Business and Data Analyst is expected to develop effective reporting tools for HR data and analytics on talent management, to redesign and digitalize HR-related business processes and to coordinate the development of HR-related IT solutions, all in close cooperation with the business owners and WIPO's IT system delivery teams.
c. Reporting Lines
The Senior Business and Data Analyst reports to the Manager, HR Data and Technology Unit.
d. Working Relations
The incumbent works closely with colleagues from the Talent Management Service and HR Operations as well as other stakeholders across the Organization, especially with WIPO's IT system delivery teams.

2. Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will perform the following principal duties:
a. Develop a strategic vision and roadmap for people analytics to provide HRMD and business leaders with greater access and visibility to human capital data and analytics.
b. Identify needs in relation to data collections, analyze talent management data, develop models, identify trends and apply story-telling approaches, that contribute to the organizations capacity to make informed decisions on HR-related matters.
c. Design, prototype, test and implement effective reporting tools in close cooperation with WIPO's IT system delivery teams, that provide HRMD, WIPO business leaders and external stakeholders with the necessary insights on human capital data and analytics.
d. Lead the analysis and documentation of current HR-related business processes and user journeys, propose improvements and optimizations for streamlining those and identify indicators to measure benefits.
e. Propose and implement suitable tools and techniques including further automation of employee and manager self-service processes to enhance employee experience.
f. Identify and analyze evolving business needs, gather and document user requirements for HR-related IT tools and prioritize its implementation.
g. Work in close cooperation with WIPO's IT system delivery teams on drafting detailed specifications, prototyping, user testing and implementation of changes to HR-related IT solutions to ensure that tools are built and enhanced according to business needs.
h. Perform other duties as required.

3. Requirements

Education (Essential)
Advanced University degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Management, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics or related field. A first-level university degree plus two years of relevant experience in addition to the experience requested below may be acceptable in lieu of an advanced university degree.
Experience (Essential)
At least seven years of relevant professional work experience, of which at least three years in working with data, in the business intelligence, analytics and data science field.
Experience with visualization tools such as Tableau or Power BI.
Experience in using tools to document Use Case Diagrams, Data and Process Flow Diagrams etc.
Experience in managing projects.
Experience (Desirable)
Experience with HR data, systems and processes, in particular in supporting an HR function in its digital transformation.
Experience in analyzing data, developing models, identifying trends and applying story-telling approaches in the field of talent management, such as workforce planning, diversity, performance management and employee experience.
Experience with agile project methodologies.
Language (Essential)
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
Language (Desirable)
Knowledge of other UN official languages, particularly French.
Job Related Competencies (Essential)
Good understanding of computer systems design, testing and deployment within a large organization.
Critical thinking to balance complex situations and think with a combination of set-in-stone processes and outside-the-box thinking.
Strong interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills. Ability to maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive information in an appropriate manner.
Job Related Competencies (Desirable)
Knowledge of data science languages such as R, Python, SPARK, MATLAB etc.

4. Organizational Competencies

1. Communicating effectively.
2. Showing team spirit.
3. Demonstrating integrity.
4. Valuing diversity.
5. Producing results.
6. Showing service orientation.
7. Seeing the big picture.
8. Seeking change and innovation.
9. Developing yourself and others.

5. Information

Annual salary:

Total annual salary consists of a net annual salary (net of taxes and before medical insurance and pension fund deductions) in US dollars and a post adjustment. Please note that this estimate is for information only. The post adjustment multiplier (cost of living allowance) is variable and subject to change (increase or decrease) without notice. The figures quoted below are based on the October 2023 rate of 83.3%.


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Currency USD

Salaries and allowances are paid in Swiss francs at the official rate of exchange of the United Nations.

Please refer to WIPO’s Staff Regulation and Rules for detailed information concerning salaries, benefits and allowances.
Additional Information
Temporary appointments are renewable, subject to continuing needs, availability of budget and satisfactory performance with a maximum cumulative length of two years.
The Organization reserves the right to make an appointment at a grade lower than that advertised.
By completing an application, candidates understand that any willful misrepresentation made on this web site, or on any other documents submitted to WIPO during the application, may result in disqualification from the recruitment process, or termination of employment with WIPO at a later date, if that employment resulted from such willful misrepresentations.
In the event that your candidature is shortlisted, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of an identification and of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WIPO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually.
Additional testing/interviewing may be used as a form of screening. Initial appointment is subject to satisfactory professional references.
Additional background checks may be required.