Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN, United States

2014 Competitive Examination for Statistics Assistants - Applications Now

The competitive examination for Statistics Assistants is open to UN Secretariat staff members in the General Service and related categories as well as external candidates, who meet the education, work experience and language requirements as specified in the job opening posted on the UN Careers website.

The Statistics Assistant posts are primarily located in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) in New York. Statistics Assistants are responsible for collecting and processing various types of economic, social, demographic, financial and environmental data and metadata, at the national, regional and global level, and preparing them for presentation and dissemination in flagship and other publications, databases and reports, and on the internet.

Please see the following webpages for some examples of the work to which Statistics Assistants contribute:

Appointments against these posts will be on a local basis and appointees are not entitled to international benefits. No travel expenses to attend the examination, interview, obtain visas or relocation outlays will be reimbursed.

In order to qualify for the examination, applicants must meet the following requirements:

1. High school diploma or equivalent;

2. A minimum of seven years of experience in statistics, finance, accounting, economics or another related area;

3. Fluency in oral and written English.

The examination consists of three parts which will be given in English:

1. Written test: Covers simple mathematics, logical reasoning and basic knowledge of tables, graphs and charts;

2. Practical test: Assesses candidates’ knowledge of Microsoft Excel 2010;

3. Oral interview: Those candidates who are successful in the first two parts will be invited to an oral interview.

The written examination will be held in New York in October 2014; the precise date and location will be determined according to the number of invited candidates, who will be advised directly. UN Secretariat staff members may apply to the relevant job opening through by logging in using the staff member’s index number as user ID. The job opening for the examinations announced shows the following Posting Title and Job ID: Posting Title: 2014 Competitive Examination for Statistics Assistants, G6 Job ID: 34549

External applicants may apply through the UN Careers Website ( by following the link below: Competitive Examination for Statistics Assistants, G6

To stay informed about new developments, updates and possible changes related to the examinations please visit the “What’s new?” page on the Language Competitive Examination webpage on the UN Careers website.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, 04 September 2014.