Human Resources Officer (Data Science), New York

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: United States

City: New York, USA

Office: UNICEF New York

Grade: P-1

Closing date: Friday, 23 April 2021

Human Resources Officer (Data Science), (P-1), Analytics & Operations, DHR - NYHQ, #116104, [Temp Apointment, 364 days]

Job no: 539433

Position type: Temporary Appointment

Location: United States Division/Equivalent: Operations

School/Unit: Division of Human Resources


Categories: P-1

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, hope and care

Under the direct supervision of the HR Planning Specialist (Planning, Monitoring, Reporting, and Analytics), the Human Resources Officer (Data Science) provides technical support to the supervisor and colleagues in the HR Analytics team, with a specific focus on statistical and machine learning models to reveal hidden stories behind data and to provide more meaningful insights. Through research, analysis and interpretation of policy carried out under very close supervision, the incumbent is expected to strengthen the supervisor’s capacity in effectively and efficiently executing all human resource services and tasks, with a specific focus on planning, monitoring, reporting and analytics. In addition, he/she will be the focal point for the management of global organizational surveys and recruitment data.

How can you make a difference?

Data Science

Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of data sources and data gathering techniques.

Perform in-depth HR data analysis by designing data modeling processes, as well as creating algorithms and predictive models to extract the information needed by our organization to solve complex problems.

Accelerate data calculation process through the application of algorithms to solve problems and build programs to automate repetitive work to save time when responding to data requirements, including ad-hoc requests.

Communicate technical results on the analysis of HR data effectively to non-technical audiences to influence business decisions.

Explore partnerships with predictive analytics and machine learning solutions providers and data science institutions

Focal Point for Global Staff Survey (GSS)

Support offices on the use of the Global Staff Survey (GSS) Action Planning Tool, including organizing webinars and developing short materials for strengthening the capacity of offices on the GSS Tool.

Develop status reports for use by different stakeholders, including the Global Management Team, on the progress of implementation of actions from the previous GSS.

Liaise with the GSS external vendor on the survey platform, including any system enhancements and planning for upcoming surveys, as may be required.

Focal Point for Recruitment data

Provide support to data analytics and reporting for the Division of Human Resources at NYHQ and support in maintaining the integrity of recruitment data.

Perform cleaning up of the recruitment data to be shared with HR Data Focal Points and update the Recruitment Dashboard on a monthly basis.

Create interactive dashboards and actionable data visualizations that help find insights among multiple data sets from different sources, identify patterns and trends and identify potential risks.

Identify data issues in the Talent Management System (TMS), including gap analysis of missing recruitment data, as well as continuous tracking and liaising with RO/COs.

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

A University Degree in Data Science, Data Analytics, Statistics, Demography, Economics, Computer Science, or related field is required.

At least one year of professional experience in HR Data Analytics in an international organization and/or large corporation is required.

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)

Works Collaboratively with others (1)

Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)

Innovates and Embraces Change (1)

Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)

Drive to achieve impactful results (1)

Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

The candidate is expected to start by 1 August 2021.

Advertised: Apr 08 2021 Eastern Daylight Time Application close: Apr 22 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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