Population and Development Advisor

  • Level: P-5
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Closing date: 15 Sep 2015 09:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: Suva, Fiji

Position Summary:

The Population and Development Adviser post is located in the Pacific Sub-Regional Office (PSRO) in Suva, Fiji and is under the overall supervision of the Sub-Regional Director and reports directly to the Sub-Regional Director.  S/he is the principal adviser at the sub-regional level for integrated technical and programme advice in population development. The Technical Adviser works in an integrated manner with the Technical staff in the Regional Office and the Sub-Regional Office under the coordination of the PSRO Deputy Sub-Regional Director.


  • Advanced university degree (preferably Ph.D.) in demography, statistics, population studies,economics,or other field directly related to the substantive area identified in the title of the post.
Qualifications and Experience
  • 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the substantive area, of which seven years at the international level;
  • Population Research, Census DHS and civil registration experience is essential
  • Experience of linkages between population, migration, climate change, poverty and Big data , an asset
  • Experience in population related policy development, an asset
  • Understanding of Direct Budget Support, an asset
  • Experience of PRSPs and MTEF analysis, an asset
  • Understanding of Human Rights dimensions of Population and Development, an asset
  • Demonstrated expertise in the substantive area of work; and programme experience;
  • Strong track record of technical leadership, and proven ability to produce demonstrable results;
  • Demonstrated ability to network within the academic and development community;
  • Familiarity with management and monitoring tools is desirable;
  • Familiarity with ICT/ERP is an asset;
  • Field experience is strongly desirable
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other languages spoken in the region is an asset.

To view the complete job description and apply to this position, please click "Apply Now" below.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

We use cookies and other identifiers to help improve your online experience. By using our website you agree to this. To learn more, including how to change your settings, see our cookie policy