Data Analyst

Data Analyst

The WTO Secretariat employs over 600 staff from around 80 WTO member countries. Staff roles include dispute settlement lawyers, legal officers, trade policy analysts and specialists, research economists and statisticians, who help to ensure that trade negotiations progress smoothly and that the rules of international trade are correctly implemented. Other roles include press officers, translators and interpreters, professionals in finance, IT, HR, etc. who support the mission of the WTO. VN Category (INT / EXT / EOI): External Application Deadline: 10-11-2022 Grade: Grade 6 Contract Type: Fixed-term Annual Salary: CHF78768 The recruitment policy of the WTO is to seek to attract and retain staff members offering the highest standards of competence, efficiency and integrity. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the WTO gives full regard to merit and diversity. This is an External Vacancy Notice open to external candidates and WTO staff. It is posted on the WTO internal as well as external career site. Eligible WTO staff on short-term, fixed-term or regular contracts and interns must apply through the Workday internal career site. The Secretariat of the WTO is seeking to fill two positions of Data Analyst in the Market Access Intelligence Section (MAIS) and the International Trade Statistics Section (ITSS) of the Economic Research and Statistics Division. MAIS and ITSS support WTO Members and the Secretariat with trade and trade policy data and analysis related to economic and trade policy issues. They are the principal suppliers of WTO merchandise and services trade statistics and trade policy data through WTO online databases and related tools, statistical publications, and analytical reports. Furthermore, MAIS and ITSS provide Members with technical assistance on notifications submissions and methodological concepts. General Functions Reporting to and under the close supervision of a senior statistician respectively in each Section, the incumbent will undertake the following tasks: 1. In MAIS, contribute to the update and maintenance of the WTO tariff databases – the Integrated Data Base (IDB) and the Consolidated Tariff Schedules (CTS). In ITSS, contribute to the update, expansion, and integration of the Trade in Services by Mode of Supply (TiSMoS) and the Balanced Trade in Services (BaTiS) analytical datasets. 2. Collecting, processing, and disseminating tariffs and other market access or trade-related information/statistics to support the WTO system needs. 3. Perform data analysis and interpret the results for reports and other research projects. 4. Support the development and maintenance of data management systems and applications to automate existing manual processes, optimize data and redesign infrastructure for greater scalability for the IDB and CTS or the TiSMoS and BaTiS datasets. 5. Participate in technical assistance activities for WTO Members and other stakeholders. 6. Provide other statistical support as required. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education: Advanced university degree in statistics, computer science, data science, mathematics, or other related disciplines. Knowledge and Skills: Technical knowledge and skills: Strong programming skills and proficiency in R, Python or SAS; skills for managing SQL databases; experience or proficiency in other data science-related software packages or tools is an asset. Excellent knowledge of statistical concepts and applied statistical skills; ability to interpret and present statistical outputs in a simple and convincing manner. Excellent data processing, analysing and visualization skills; understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms; experience in developing analytic dashboards and digital visualization with Tableau, Power BI or similar tools. Experience in big data technology and cloud computing platforms is a plus. A sound knowledge of international merchandise trade and services trade statistics, and WTO market access related concepts is a plus. Behavioural knowledge and skills: The following interpersonal capabilities are required: planning and organization skills, including the ability to manage workload and meet deadlines; interpersonal skills to interact and build harmonious relationships with colleagues, both inside and outside the organization; communicate and understand clear factual information; present technical facts to knowledgeable specialized and non-technical audiences; and team-player while working independently. Work Experience: At least two years of experience as a data analyst, or statistician, in governmental or non-governmental institutions or the private sector. Languages: Excellent speaking, reading and writing skills in English. Knowledge of another WTO working language (French or Spanish) can be an advantage. Additional Information: Only applications from nationals of WTO Members will be accepted. The recruitment process will be undertaken as per Administrative Memorandum No. 976 (OFFICE(16)/15) on Staff Promotions and external recruitment through Vacancy Notices. For non-entry level positions, the position may be offered at a lower grade if the selected candidate does not fully meet all the required qualifications. The WTO may use various communication technologies such as video or teleconference for the assessment and evaluation of candidates. The recruitment process may also involve the use of various forms of testing, assessment centres, interviews and reference checks. Applicants may be required to sit a written examination. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview. Please note that the WTO employment offer is conditional on new employees confirming that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, except where a medical condition does not allow such vaccination (as certified by the WTO medical service). If you do not have access to vaccination in your place of origin, you may be vaccinated in Geneva during the onboarding process. The successful candidate will be asked to provide relevant evidence relating to this condition. Candidates not selected whose performance in the selection process nevertheless shows them to be suitable for a similar position may be kept on a roster for up to 24 months, and may subsequently be called upon as and when the need arises for additional resources. All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the closing date – Geneva (Switzerland) time – stated in the vacancy announcement. PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. The WTO is a non-smoking environment.

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