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  • Posted: Mar 23, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Our mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.
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    Chief Technical Adviser, Population and Housing Census

    In line with UN/UNFPA policies and guidelines, and internationally established standards and recommendations for census undertaking, the CTA will perform various tasks and provide vital technical inputs to all activities pertaining to census operations throughout all stages of the process. In addition, s/he will provide support in implementing and documenting activities aimed at increasing stakeholder participations throughout the census process.

    Qualifications and Experience


    • Advanced University Degree, preferably PhD, in Demography, Statistics, Populations Studies, Social Sciences or other related discipline.

    Knowledge and Experience:

    • A minimum of 10 years of relevant, progressive experience in the field of population and housing censuses, particularly:
    • Knowledge and experience in population and housing census preparation and implementation phases in developing countries especially in Africa;
    • Knowledge of programming for using new technologies (new UNDG guidelines), especially with digital census operations, would be an asset;
    • Knowledge and experience with census data processing software (CSPro, REDATAM), demographic data analysis (Mortpak, Fertpak, PAS), statistical packages (SPSS, Stata) and projection programmes (e.g. Demdiv, People, Spectrum, RUP);
    • Experience in the dissemination of census data and socio-demographic analyses to broad audiences as well as in motivating the utilization of data and results in development planning and policy issues;
    • Experience in providing on-the-job training to local staff on data quality, analysis and report writing;
    • Experience working with the United Nations System and demographic household surveys and censuses will be an asset;
    • Communication skills especially for transfer of knowledge.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to UNFPA on to apply
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