World Food Programme (WFP)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Terms of Reference
TERMS OF REFERENCE
(Individual Contractor Agreement)
Title: Statistics and Data Analysis Assistant
Project: UNHCR’s A2SIT Project
Duty station: Country Office Guatemala, Guatemala City
Section/Unit: Protection/Information Management
ICA Level: LICA-4
Corresponding level: GS-4
Duration: from 02 May 2023 to 31 December 2023
Supervisor: Associate Information Management Officer, Pedro Martínez Llabata
1. General Background
UNHCR’s operation in Guatemala is fundamentally driven to deliver protection and solutions to a variety of persons of UNHCR’s concern such as asylum-seekers, refugees, Guatemalans at risk and other populations in transit through Guatemala. The Statistics and Data Analysis Assistant assists in the production, collection, analysis, visualization, and dissemination of information on UNHCR population of concern, including but not limited to Protection and Programme/Field information, based on standards and systems developed at Country Office level.
Since 2022, UNHCR Guatemala has been working in the development of the A2SIT project (Admin 2 Severity Index Tool), an innovative initiative funded by UNHCR’s Innovation Service. The project aims to develop a systematic and reproducible methodology to build a composite indicator that helps the operation to understand the needs, threats, and vulnerabilities that people UNHCR serve face in the country, as well as their coping capacities. In the context of this project, the incumbent will support the implementation of the following activities:
1. Support the collection of qualitative and quantitative data in the field: The
Statistics and Data Analysis Assistant will assist in organizing
participatory exercises with community stakeholders, local authorities,
community leaders, humanitarian and NGO personnel, and people UNHCR
serves in different country regions. The incumbent will support the
organization, cleaning, analysis, and integration of the gathered
information into the project’s data model.
2. Assist with the research and processing of economic, social, and other
information: The Statistics and Data Analysis Assistant will support the
project’s team with statistical, econometric, and analytical research on
information from different sources. They will use statistical software and
R language for data analysis and explain findings to technical
professionals, senior management, and end users.
3. Collaborate in the A2SIT project documentation: The Statistics and Data
Analysis Assistant will help to ensure that the process, workflow,
conceptual framework, and tools used in the project are systematically
documented in the GitHub repository, allowing reproducibility in different
4. Support the management, analysis, modeling, and visualization of spatial
data using GIS: The Statistics and Data Analysis Assistant will assist in
developing geospatial products to represent the main results of the A2SIT
The position is supervised by the Associate Information Management Officer, who provides the incumbent with general guidance and workplans. Contacts are mainly with UNHCR colleagues in the same duty station to exchange information and to discuss workplans, as well as with colleagues in the Field Offices / Units in Petén, Izabal, Esquipulas, Guatemala, Tecún Umán, and Huehuetenango. Frequent travel to Field Offices / Units will be required. External contacts may be with UNHCR partners and – more limitedly – with local and national authorities for gathering and exchange of information, under prior consultation with the supervisor.
All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
2. Purpose and Scope of Assignment
• Assist in compiling and aggregating information elements required to
produce standardized information products and implement
collection plans for baseline and context-specific data and assist producing
• Assist in the collection of relevant information data from UNHCR Protection
and other partners, in coordination with the relevant Units in
• Assist UNHCR Protection team in developing and implementing data
collection plans and instruments (i.e. needs assessment, response
monitoring) for baseline and context-specific information needs.
• Support and leverage geographic data for map production and use in
geographic information systems (GIS).
• Help organize and participate in missions, workshops, seminars, working
groups and expert meetings.
• For all data collection or statistical analysis activities, help to develop
plans and monitor implementation to ensure statistics and analysis are of
the highest standards.
• Support the application of statistical scenarios and models to support
comparative country analysis, including political and sociodemographic
• Assist in developing and maintaining database management systems.
• Liaise with UNHCR partners and Sector partners.
• Perform other related duties as required.
3. Monitoring and Progress Controls
The incumbent is expected to timely deliver:
– Reports on results of participatory activities in communities.
– Relevant information products with periodically updated data.
– R Scripts for data analysis.
– GIS products
– Technical documentation (process, metadata, methodology, conceptual
– Narrative reports of the different collection tools under his/her
responsibility, which must carry out in coordination with various units
within the operation.
– Technical assistance to other UNHCR units and partners on information
4. Qualifications and Experience
For G4 – 1 year relevant experience with High School Diploma; or Bachelor or equivalent or higher
Language Requirements: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English
Desirable certificates and/or Licenses
Social Sciences; Statistics; Demography; Geography/GIS; Epidemiology; Economics; Data Management; Operational Data Management Learning Program; or related field.
b. Work Experience
1 year of relevant experience with High School Diploma or Bachelor or equivalent or higher desirable. Understanding of different data collection methodologies.
Experience with data analysis in developmental or humanitarian contexts. Experience in data collection and analysis in field situations preferably in the context of UNHCR. Knowledge of GIS and geospatial systems and techniques.
DM-Data collection methodologies
DM-Qualitative data analysis
DM-Quantitative data analysis
c. Key Competencies
Teamwork & Collaboration
Commitment to Continuous Learning
Client & Result Orientation
Standard Job Description
This position doesn’t require a functional clearance
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