Consultancy - Political Environmental Scanning

  • Level: Consultant
  • Contract Type: Consultancy
  • Closing date: 04 Nov 2021 05:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: Remote, New York

Duration: 4 months

Location: Remote based supporting UNFPA HQ in New York

Position and Scope of Work

Under the direct supervision of the Multilateral Affairs Adviser and Political and Environmental Scanning Coordinator (IIPDB), the consultant will carry out the following:

  • Support the review of existing key issues to monitor and work on indicator selection for key ICPD areas. 
  • Organize monthly technical team meetings/webinars with relevant internal and external colleagues to provide updates as necessary; provide updates and written summaries for each meeting. 
  • Develop work flows to ensure that all aspects of the database development are on track. 
  • Support ITSO as the liaison between the internal technical team and the IT vendor developing the database. 
  • Manage data; express excel formulas; carry out testing, wireframes, and mock-ups with the support of ITSO. 
  • Test database outputs. 
  • Support and coordinate the development of guidance notes related to the database. 
  • Recommend and support the design and rollout of the P&ES Database Pilot. 
  • Advise on a monitoring and evaluation modality for the database. 
  • Carry out any additional task directly related to the role as appropriate. 



Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent), preferably in public administration, political science, international affairs, public health, or other social sciences. 


  • Minimum five years of professional experience in development, political analyisis, and/or public health. 
  • Excellent knowledge of excel, data collection, and website wireframing. 
  • Experience in indicator development (results based management). 
  • Experience in development of knowledge management repositories. 
  • Excellent report writing, communication, coordination, and computer skills. 
  • Proven experience with information technology will be an asset. 
  • Awareness of, and sensitivity to, working with people of various cultural and social backgrounds. 
  • An understanding of an ability to abide by the values of the United Nations and the UNFPA mandate. 
  • Fluency in English required; knowledge of other official UN language is an asset. 

How to Apply:

Interested consultants should submit their CV and a brief cover letter outlining relevant experience to: with copy to

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