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Statistical and Data Analyst

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

The UN Environment Division of Ecosystem works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and advisory services for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

This position is located within the Source to Sea Pollution Unit in the Marine and Freshwater Branch under Ecosystems Division. The work of the incumbent includes to:

• Prepare, review and statistically analyse project budgets and revisions (periodic, completion and closure).

• Prepare analytical documents (narrative and supporting tables) with respect UNEP Programme of Work.

• Ensure data are accurate and up-to-date and that they are properly reflected in the Annual Financial Statements. This includes regular analysis of cash and receivable balances and review of donor reports.

• Monitor data and compare with approved budgets, prepare adjustments as necessary.

• Prepare budget performance submissions and finalization of budget performance reports, analyze variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.

• Verify accuracy of input data, ensuring consistency of data.

• Prepare periodic reconciliation of project accounts reports

• Review incoming expenditure reports and record expenditure

• Notify payees and Implementing partners on status of payments and investigate complaints of non-receipt

• Track receipt of expected income; Review expenditure reports from executing agencies/implementing partners; Prepare fund documents for budget allocations; Initiate set up of third party banking details for executing agencies; Prepare request for refund for unspent balances; Prepare purchase Orders (POs) and cash advances; and Assist with the monitoring of expenditures to ensure they remain within authorized levelsQualifications/special skills

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Academic Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Statistics, Data Science, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination of two (2) years of experience in the related field may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


• 3 years of relevant experience statistics, data analytics or financial management is required;

• Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) with excellent understanding of data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality is desirable.

• Ability to analyze problems and present clear options for solution is an asset.

• Knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages is desirable;

• Experience in Trust Fund Management and correct understanding of reporting required by UNEP donors will be an asset;

• Knowledge of UMOJA ERP is desirable.


English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required.

Programme Management Consultant – Level C

Duties and Responsibilities:

Revise and update chapter 1 of the PPMM (“Delivery Model and Programme Approach”) to reflect UNEP’s updated Delivery Model.

Update all other chapters of the PPMM to ensure roles and responsibilities, in particular in relation to concept development, project design and project approvals reflect roles and responsibilities of divisions and regional offices described in UNEP’s updated Delivery Model.

Update all chapters of the PPMM to reflect UNEP’s use of IPMR, for example in monitoring and reporting if changes are required.Qualifications/special skills

Skills: Multilateral and development institutions.
Risk management and mitigation, including safeguards and gender mainstreaming.
UN general frameworks and SOPs, including UN Reform.
Verifiable analytical skills.
Academic Qualifications: Advanced university degree (Masters or above) in Environmental Science, Project Management, Social Science, Business or Public Administration or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience: A minimum of seven (7) years of professional working experience in programme and project design and project management at the international level, including knowledge of the UN system is required.

Experience on:

Theory of Change and logical framework design and quality assurance is required.
Previous work and understanding of UNEP’s project cycle process is required.
Experience in drafting guidance and training material at institutional level.
Prior experience working on programme manual is desirable.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in oral and written English is required.


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