Population Dynamics Policy Adviser, ESARO

Level: P-5
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 26 October 2017 - 5:00pm (New York time)
Duty station: Johannesburg
Job ID: 12444

 Position Summary:

The Population Dynamics Policy Adviser post is located in the East and Southern Africa regional office (ESARO) of UNFPA, and is under the overall supervision of the Regional Director and reports directly to the deputy Regional Director. S/he is the principal adviser at the regional level for evidence based advocacy and policy dialogue/advice in the area of population dynamics and its developmental implications. S/he works in an integrated manner with the technical, operations, policy and programme staff in the ESARO and also assumes the function of Team/Practice Leader of the Evidence, Knowledge and Innovation Unit.

Requirements and Qualifications:

Education:     Advanced Degree (preferably Ph. D.) in demography and/or economics, or other field directly related to the substantive area identified in the title of the post.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the substantive area of population and development and population policy, of which seven years at the international level;
  • Demonstrated expertise in the substantive area of work; and programme experience;
  • Strong track record of technical leadership, and proven ability to produce demonstrable results;
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, especially for transfer of knowledge;
  • Demonstrated ability to network within the academic and development community including developing strong regional partnerships and mobilizing regional resources;
  • Familiarity with management and monitoring tools is desirable;
  • Familiarity with ICT/ERP is an asset;
  • Multi country field experience is strongly desirable.

Languages:  Fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese is an asset.    

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South Africa
Population : 55 mil
Fertility rate
2.3
Maternal Mortality Ratio
138
Contraceptives prevalence rate
66
Population aged 10-24
28%
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 59%
Girls 69%