Chief Technical Specialist, Population and Development

  • Level: P-4
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Closing date: 10 Jan 2018 05:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: Antananarivo, Madagascar

Job Summary:

The post of the Technical Specialist, Population and Development is located in the UNFPA Country Office.


Job Purpose:

Under the guidance of the Representative and direct supervision of the Deputy Representative, the Technical Specialist, Population and Development will support the UNFPA Representative in overall accountability for the management and work in Population and Development within the Country Office. He/She will liaise directly with the Country Office team of professionals for quality assurance, policy application, effective and sound resources and programme monitoring and evaluation, ensuring results-based management across both operations and substantive activities. He/She will ensure the successful implementation of post Census operations. He/she will also liaise with the Vice Ministry of Economic and Industry and other line ministries to guide and ensure the successful integration of population issues into national development plans. 



⦁ Advanced university degree in Population Sciences, Demography or a related field in Economics or Statistics. 


Knowledge and Experience:

⦁ 7 years of relevant experience at national and/or international levels in the area of population and sustainable development, including programme/project management in a developing country.

⦁ Strong results-based programme management experience, with particular focus on strategic planning and capacity building.

⦁ Understanding of Human Rights dimensions of Population and Development, an asset

⦁ Experience in national and/or sectoral policy dialogue, especially in the context of UN Reform and Joint Programming, and the new aid environment, would be a distinct advantage.

⦁ Experience in census taking and national population policy development in developing countries would be an asset.

⦁ Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT systems.



⦁ Fluency in written and spoken French and English.

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