Consultant: Preparation of Syrian State of Population

Contract Type: Consultancy
Closing date: 16 January 2021 - 5:00pm(Damascus time)
Duty station: Damascus, Syria

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


Objective of the consultancy mission is to provide technical support to the national consultant team engaged in the preparation and producing a quality analytical 2020 State of Syrian Population Report.


Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

The International consultant will provide the following tasks:

  1. Provide technical assistance to the team of national experts to conduct the work of the Status of Syria Population report including the report outline, methodology, and timeframe.
  2. Provide tangible technical inputs about the suggested structure and main outline of the report as resulted out of the consultative workshop with the various national stakeholders towards reaching a consensus on the report framework.
  3. Assist in providing key themes for each chapter of the report.
  4. Assist in data analysis, when requested.
  5. Provided technical comments and guidance during the process of the preparation of the report.
  6. Oversee the work of the national experts and his team in regular basis.
  7. Contribute to the review of the first draft and second draft of the SSPR.
  8. Submit report on consultancy mission.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s degree/PhD in statistics, demography, sociology, social sciences, or other relevant area required;
  • Expertise in demography, economics and relevant social science Experience in research, quantitative analysis, policy analysis
  • Minimum 10 years’ relevant work experience in research design.
  • Excellent writing analytical skills
  • Good facilitation skills
  • Knowledgeable of the Syria context;
  • Languages: English and Arabic

Note to applicant:

UNFPA is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.  All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates can submit  their CVs/Resume and Cover Letter to the email:, with  "Consultant: Preparation of Syrian State of Population" in the subject by 16 January 2021.




We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Syrian Arab Republic
Population : 17.5 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 49%
Girls 48%

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