National Post: Data for Development Programme Analyst

Level: NOB
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 24 January 2018 - 5:00pm (Asmara time)
Duty station: Asmara, Eritrea
Job ID: 13813



Job Setting:

The Data for Development Programme Specialist (DDPS) post is located in the Eritrea Country Offices (CO) and reports to the Representative. The PDDS supports all aspects of CO programme development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.


Job Purpose:

The Data for Development Programme Specialist (DDPS) ensures the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of population data and development. S/he oversees project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks. S/he works with some programme staff in providing technical advice and support to the Eritrean National Statistics Office (NSO) and collaborates with the CO’s operations and administrative support staff. S/he contributes to the achievement of programme results by ensuring appropriate policies and procedures are applied by programme team, and appropriate monitoring and oversight mechanisms and systems are established and implemented. The DDPS will have a key role in improving the quality and results orientation of UNFPA-supported policy and programme interventions and in developing institutional and national capacity in population data development and utilization. He/she will work closely with the component leads and the entire country office team and national counterparts to ensure all aspects of data for development are well internalized and applied. The DDPS will also participate actively in M&E mechanisms established as part of the Strategic Partnership Framework (SPCF) 2017 – 2021 and joint programming processes.



Advanced degree in Population Sciences, Demography, Public Health or related field in Economics or Statistics. Professional experience and training in aspects of data management will be an added advantage.


Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least 3 years with increasing professional experience and responsibilities, at national level, in the area if population and sustainable development, including programme management as well as development projects.
  • Strong results-based programme management experience with particular focus on strategic planning and capacity building
  • Experience in surveys and census taking an asset.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills for the dissemination of information and advocacy activities.
  • Strong communication, presentation and coordination skills.
  • Strong English language skills, emphasis on writing skills.
  • Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT systems.



Fluency in oral and written English.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Population : 5.1 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 31%
Girls 26%