Data Analyst Job Vacancy at United Nation’s UNFPA: Delhi, India

Data Analyst UN Job

The United Nation’s Population Fund in Delhi, India is seeking applications from eligible and motivated candidates for the Job post of ‘Data Analyst’ which would entitle with all International AMP benefits. Interested candidates can check their eligibility and apply to this job post.

Job Post: Data Analyst

Location: New Delhi, India

Organization: UNFPA, Delhi

Last date to Apply: 31st December 2020

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Job Summary

The Data Analyst assists in the generation and analysis of socio-economic and demographic data at national and state levels, to support UNFPA’s advocacy for evidence-based policies and programmes for accelerated achievement of the ICPD Programme of Action and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The post is located in the Policy, Advocacy and Partnerships Unit in the Country Office.

Main duties and responsibilities:

You would be responsible for:

A. Analysis of data

  • Using state-of-the -art tools, review multiple relevant data sources and synthesize evidence from data and research to support policy dialogues; drafts briefing notes; contributes to development of communications and advocacy materials;
  • Share and support other programme units with data and analysis for their advocacy and programming.
  • Generate innovative ideas and solutions to improve the collection and analysis of data.
  • Support the strengthening of government capacities on the study of population dynamics.
  • Contribute to guidance on improving data collection systems, including surveys and censuses, and their use in development planning.

B. Programme management

  • Participate in the formulation of the country programme and component projects on population dynamics, by compiling and analysing information relevant to the UNFPA’s role in the country, drafting work plans; and preparing tables and statistical data.
  • Develop new and strengthen existing partnerships with government and non-government data agencies, academia, civil society and development partners, including multilateral and bilateral donor agencies in the field of data, statistics and research.
  • Working across teams with the M & E team and implementing partners to enhance partner programme data collection and analysis for effective reporting and informing individual work plans, baselines and targets corresponding to the Country Programme
  • Integrate the M & E team in monitoring programme activities including establishing ways to systematically assess achievement and recommending corrective action as required; conducting field visits; participating in review meetings and preparing regular inputs to status and progress reports; translating information into data and management of the data to inform the country office in strategic programme decisions and directions
  • Participate actively in interagency activities in the context of UNSDF, ensuring that population dynamics data and analysis are central to programme planning and reporting; and ensuring alignment, simplification and harmonization of joint planning and reporting.

  • Represent the country office in the data for development working groups in the context of the UNSDF and other joint processes.
  • Provide hands-on support to programme managers, State offices other staff in terms of effective gathering of data and conducting analysis for effective programming.

C. Knowledge management

  • Assist in implementing knowledge management strategies to capture lessons learned and best practices to continuously improve programming.
  • Help create and document knowledge about current and emerging issues and trends in the area of population dynamics, sexual and reproductive health, adolescents and youth and gender equality.
  • Contribute to knowledge resources for capacity building in the area of data generation, anlaysis and utilization.

Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership.

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Essential qualifications


Advanced university degree in statistics, research methods, demography or related discipline.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Up to two years of professional experience in data generation and analysis.
  • Knowledge of statistical methodologies, including strong competencies in the use of statistical packages such as R, STATA, SPSS or other.
  • Practical experience in data collection and analysis.
  • Familiar with research methodologies.
  • Demonstrated some experience engaging with and providing technical assistance to national, state and local government units and other non-government counterparts.
  • Experience using office software packages and web-based management systems.
  • Expertise in collection and analysis of timely, accurate, complete and age-, sex- and geographically-disaggregated data and evidence is an advantage.
  • Experience in large scale national surveys and census taking is an asset.


Fluency in English (oral and written) is required; working knowledge of one of the Indian official languages is desirable, and other UN official languages is an asset.

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