Cargo: Information Assistant

Companhia: United Nations

Descrição da Vaga: Under the supervision of the National Officer in charge of Brazil, the Information Assistant shall duly and timely perform his/her obligations, as part of the “Social Territories Project in Large Favelas Complexes”, under this Terms of Reference. The Information Assistant will work in close collaboration with the operational and technical teams of UN-Habitat in Rio de Janeiro.
The Information Assistant shall be paid with a monthly allowance, upon presentation and approval by the National Officer for Brazil of monthly activities’ report.
Work Location
Rio de Janeiro
Expected duration
Three (3) months upon the signature of the contract, with the possibility of renewal.
Duties and Responsibilities
The main mandate of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is to promote sustainable development of human settlements and policies conducive to adequate housing for all. Within this framework, UN-Habitat supports central and state governments, as well as local authorities and other partners for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda (NUA).
UN-Habitat helps the urban poor by transforming cities into safer, more inclusive, compact, integrated, resilient and connected places with better opportunities where everyone can live with dignity. It works with organizations at every level, including all spheres of government, civil society and the private sector to help build, manage, plan and finance sustainable urban development.
The Regional Office for Latin American and the Caribbean – ROLAC – is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Agency puts emphasis in developing and managing activities in the host country. Indeed, for the past years, UN-Habitat has expanded its portfolio in Brazil by working with the three tiers of government in order to support the formulation and implementation of more effective, sustainable, participative and socially fairer urban economic, social and environmental policies.
In order to expand the programme and seek support to work with the challenges of reducing urban poverty and integrating all segments of the population into the fabric of the city, UN-Habitat is a partner of Instituto Pereira Passos (IPP) of the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro (PCRJ) in the implementation of the Social Territories Programme. To respect, protect and achieve rights and build a fairer and more equitable city, the Social Territories Programme aims to identify the most vulnerable urban population of the city of Rio de Janeiro, better understand their living conditions and promote a specialized support to integrate them into public registries, the network of basic services and the municipal urban fabric.
The Social Territories Programme is being implemented, since 2019, in the following large favela complexes (Alemão, Chapadão, Cidade de Deus, Lins, Maré, Pedreira, Penha, Jacarezinho, Rocinha and Vila Kennedy) and is currently being expanded in larger scale throughout the city.
In order to continue with the due implementation of the Social Territories Programme, UN-Habitat office in Rio de Janeiro is looking for an Information Assistant.
Report to UN-Habitat Manager
The Information Assistant reports to the National Officer for Brazil, who will evaluate him/her.
The Information Assistant shall support the implementation of the project with the following responsibilities:
a) Participate and support the organization of capacity building activities for government teams involved in the implementation of the “Social Territories Project in Large Favelas Complexes”.
b) Assist in the elaboration and calculation of variables, indicators and other urban and environmental data and information.
c) Extract, process and analyse data from public databases and statistics – such as those produced by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics and other organizations – and present them in various formats (tables, graphs, charts).
d) Provide appropriate technical support to implement activities related to collection, production, analysis and management of data, information and urban indicators and support any other studies and research.
e) Analyse the results with territorial vision to support public policies planning.
f) Accompany the studies and research related to the large favelas complexes and the rest of the territorial scope of the project, especially the analyses process.
g) Revise the results of the Multidimensional Poverty Index in the large favelas complexes and the rest of the territorial scope of the project.
h) Attend to meetings and conferences promoted by UN-Habitat, as requested.
i) Document expert group meetings, forums, consultations, training events and other activities related to the planning, development and implementation of the programme, if requested.
j) Maintain an orderly and accessible information file related to the information and data produced.
k) Be responsible for the delivery according to deadlines for each task.
l) Support the technical teams with data analysis, evaluation and monitoring;
m) Exert quality control on all data collected in the field.
n) The consultant will be responsible, within its competencies, to ensure that the technical activities are aligned with the quality expectations of the Agency and the counterparts.
o) Support the preparation of reports to partners, internal reports, etc. at various stages of the projects.
p) Perform other duties which may be requested by the supervisors.
q) Elaboration and delivery of a Monthly Activity Report in a timely manner.
The Consultant will be responsible for completing all courses and training activities that are indicated to him/her by his/her supervisor. The security course BSAFE is required to be accredited during the first month of employment.
The Consultant will be responsible for his/her own security, so the person should get familiarized with United Nations security mechanisms and comply with them according to the Framework of Accountability for the United Nations Security Management System.
Outputs/Work Assignment
The Information Assistant shall support the implementation of the Social Territories Programme, in partnership with the Instituto Pereira Passos (IPP), under the Programme Coordination, with the responsibilities below.
Qualifications/special skills
Academic qualifications:
● A first-level university degree in Public Policy, Sociology, Political Science, Geography, Economics, Urban Studies, Statistics or related fields is required, or additional 3 (three) years of relevant experience to the post, beyond the requirement.
● Minimum two (2) years of relevant experience in the below-mentioned fields of work.
● Progressively responsible experience in research and/or project management on data analyses.
● Professional and academic experience on themes related to data analysis and information, databases, local economic and regional development is required.
● Experience with activities involved in the implementation of public policies in favelas.
● Previous experience working in the United Nations is an asset.
● Good computer skills in Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook and Web search engines are required;
● Good command of geographical information systems (GIS) software such as QGIS or ArcGIS is required;
● Good command of programming languages such as Python, R or SQL is desirable;
● Good handling of software, online platforms and other tools for data visualization is desirable;
● Specific courses on statistic software or similar are an asset.
Knowledge management
● The person will propose formats and procedures that allow the efficient implementation of the activities related to the project development.
● The person must know the file of the Office, work with it and ensure its proper maintenance, accessibility for all staff and due updating.
● The person will prepare databases related to the project running.
● The person will make sure that all relevant technical information will be adequately shared with the correspondent staff.
● The person will ensure that all produced material will be fit-for-purpose and delivered, in an organized way, for posterior consultation and use of the Agency.
● Professionalism: Experience in working with inter-institutional areas, assisting in project management, monitoring and evaluation; approaches and strategies with regard to good urban governance and local development.
● Planning and organisation: Professional approach to work, strong sense of responsibility, operate with minimal supervision; proven organisational skills and ability to manage a workload efficiently and within set deadlines.
● Communication: Ability to write clearly and effectively; listen to others, interpret messages correctly and respond appropriately; show openness in information sharing and keep everyone informed; solid abstract reasoning skills together with a proven capacity to write documents for diverse audiences.
● Teamwork: Ability to work with teams, demonstrate leadership, conflict management and consensus facilitation skills; ability to work in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment, and to respect diversity; sensitivity to the main-streaming of vulnerability; willingness and ability to work in difficult environments.
● Fluency in Portuguese is required.
● Knowledge of any other working language of the United Nations is considered an added advantage.
Additional Information
(SB-3/1): BRL 4.891,53
Travel details
Not applicable.
Appointment against this post is on a local basis and only nationals from Brazil or external candidates who hold a permanent visa in Brazil may apply.
It is required for all the curricular information to be inserted in the system, which may take a few hours. Only complete applications in English will be considered.
Only complete applications in English will be considered.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. Due to the volume of applications received, receipt of applications cannot be acknowledged individually. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted
Applications should be submitted through INSPIRA and must include all documents required at the system, please be ready to include the following information at the “Candidate Profile” (PHP) at Inspira:
1. Cover memo (maximum 1 page)
2. Educational Background (incl. dates)
3. Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months)
4. Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments
5. Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)*

  • Please note that Internships, self-employment and part-time count as 50%. In addition to it, note experience not relevant to the position will not be considered.

All applications should be submitted to: Inspira
Deadline for applications: 5 February 2024
UN-HABITAT does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact: recruitment@unon.org
No Fee

Localização: Rio de Janeiro – RJ

Data do Trabalho: Fri, 02 Feb 2024 05:52:39 GMT

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