Chief Technical Adviser, Population and Housing Census, Kinshasa, DRC, P-5

Level: P-5
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 11 November 2019 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Job ID: 26750

Job Summary

The Position:
The Chief Technical Adviser (CTA), Population and Housing Census (PHC) position is located in the Bureau of the Census, National Statistical Institute (NSI), based in Kinshasa. The CTA will work under the overall guidance of the General Director of the National Statistical Institute (NSI) and the direct supervision of the UNFPA Representative. He or she will liaise with other national stakeholders and partners, including donors and the United Nations agencies.
The CTA will report directly to the UNFPA Representative.
How you can make a difference:
UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. 

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Qualifications and Experience


Advanced University degree in Demography, Statistics or related field – PhD preferable or equivalent professional experience;
Knowledge and Experience: 

  • Ten (10) years relevant experience in the field of population and housing censuses, preferably in a developing country;
  • Experience in providing on-the-job training to local staff in data analysis, report writing and use of Internet resources;
  • Experience in stakeholder analysis to ensure that user needs are crystalized and taken into account, also knowledgeable on dealing with broad audiences;
  • 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;
  • Knowledge and experience with census data processing software (CSPro, REDATAM), demographic data analysis (Mortpak, PAS), statistical packages (SPSS, Stata) and projection programs (People, Spectrum, RUP);
  • Communication skills especially for transfer of knowledge.


Strong and Fluent in French (reading, writing and speaking). Working Knowledge of English (writing and reading).

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Population : 86.7 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24