Consultancy opportunity on higher education statistics and data analysis at UNESCO IESALC in 2020
The UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (IESALC), the only United Nations specialized institute in higher education policies, is currently conducting analytical work in the following themes:
– Free higher education
– Financial support for higher education students
– Self-regulation of higher education systems and the role of the State
– The futures of higher education
– Non-university higher education
– Artificial intelligence, learning analytics, and blockchain in higher education
We are currently offering a consultancy opportunity for a statistician/data analyst willing to contribute to IESALC work. The tasks include:
– Data gathering and analysis of percentages of PhD holders among higher education instructors in Latina America and the Caribbean, reporting trends by country and field;
– Data gathering and analysis of the state of technical and professional higher education (ISCED 5), and drafting of a questionnaire to national statistical agencies on this theme;
– Reporting on transitions from higher education to work using national household surveys and national reports;
– Reporting on access to higher education by socioeconomic background using national household surveys and national reports;
– Projecting trends on the evolution of higher education in the region, drawing on existing data; and
– Reporting on the costs of higher education using national household surveys and national reports.
The desired profile is that of:
– A professional, national of a UNESCO Member State, with a graduate or postgraduate degree in statistics or econometrics, with
– At least one year of professional experience in statistical and/or econometric analysis, preferably on social or education issues;
– Excellent knowledge of English and, desirably, at least another official UNESCO language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish); and
– Strong motivation to contribute to UNESCO IESALC mission, as well as to learn how data analysis can be put at the service of more inclusive and equitable quality higher education systems and institutions.
– Strong skills in data collection dispersed on multiple sources.
The consultancy will start immediately, with an initial duration of four months with possible extension. The selected consultant will work at UNESCO IESALC premises in Caracas, Venezuela. The compensation will be commensurate to the consultant’s profile and past achievements. In addition, a return air ticket will be provided.
To apply, submit your CV or resume, a sample of your work, and your monthly rates before March 1st using the UNESCO IESALC consultancy application form.
For additional enquiries, write to firstname.lastname@example.org
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