Project Manager, Population & Development, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Level: P-3
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 24 January 2020 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Almaty, Kazakhstan
Job ID: 27964

The Position:

The Project Manager provides technical support to meet the data needs of UNFPA in the areas of population dynamics and projections, population estimates relevant to UNFPA programming. With funding from Russia, you will implement  a project titled “Strengthening population data collection, analysis and utilization for evidence-based policy making in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)” under the direct supervision of the International Programme Coordinator based in Almaty and the overall direction of the Advisor, Population and Development, Regional office based in Istanbul. You will play a leadership role in the management, coordination, implementation and monitoring of the project.

While the position is managerial, the Project Manager is expected to have solid technical knowledge in a majority of the technical elements that are outlined in this job description. Many of the functions described below will be implemented with technical implementing partners.

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.


Advanced university degree (Post-graduate university degree or equivalent) in the quantitative social sciences, such as statistics, demography, sociology, economics or related discipline is required*

*The graduate or post graduate degree should be directly related to the substantive area identified in the post.

Knowledge and Experience:

5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in data collection, analysis, visualization, dissemination, database management and research within an academic or development institution

Mastery of methods and techniques for data quality assessment, processing and analysis using a variety of health and population sources (DHS, MICS and population census)

Strong knowledge of statistical methodologies, including strong competencies in the use of statistical packages such as R, STATA or SPSS.

Strong interpersonal communication skills

Excellent report writing and compelling oral presentations

Knowledge of programme management, development and budgeting procedures

Familiarity with the UN system is desirable


Fluency in English and Russian is required; knowledge of another CIS countries an advantage.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Population : 18.8 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 93%
Girls 93%