Consultant: Population Situation Analysis

Contract Type: Consultancy
Closing date: 12 November 2019 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: New York, United States of America

Consultant will lead the finalization and modularization of the UNFPA publication. Population and Situational Analysis: A Conceptual and Methodological Guide

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.


Job Purpose:


Under the overall guidance of the Chief, Population and Development Branch and the technical guidance of the Technical Specialist, Population Census and Geospatial Data, the Consultant will finalize the revision and modularization of the UNFPA Population and Situational Analysis: A Conceptual and Methodological Guide.  The PSA is a signature publication for UNFPA and provides guidance for an integrated appraisal of population and reproductive health dynamics and their impacts on poverty, inequality and development. The guide was published during the time of the MDGs and now needs to updated to reflect the 2030 agenda and UN reform, and to provide guidance for UNFPA Country Offices for contributing to the UN Common Country Assessments (CCA).


This work will require the finalization of the extensive work undertaken by PDB and Regional PD Advisors in revising the PSA guide from the framework of MDGs to SDGs and writing additional sections/analytical chapters identified by UNFPA HQ and RO to reflect current development priorities. The consultant will liaise with advisers and analysts at HQ, Regional Offices and Country Offices as needed, to secure relevant use-cases/ examples to include in the guide.




Two trips to HQ are planned: one to take place the week of Dec 9-13, when Regional PD Advisors will be meeting at HQ. Second visit as required.

Consultant can work offsite.


Required Knowledge and Experience:


At least 10 years experience in population development work.



  • Advanced University degree in Demography or Population Studies - PhD or equivalent professional experience;
  • Ten (lO) years relevant experience in the field of population analysis, population censuses and population policies, preferably in a developing country;
  • Experience using census and survey data for development planning and policies;
  • Experience working in developing countries;
  • Excellent English writing and editing skills
  • Fluency in English, working knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French or Spanish, is desirable.

How to apply:


Candidates should submit an application letter that states their motivation to apply to this consultancy, as well as a curriculum vitae/resume.  All documents must be sent via E-mail: by 12 November 2019, with "Consultant:  Population Situation Analysis" as the subject. 

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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