Chief Technical Adviser, Census, UNFPA, Mbabane, Swaziland

Vacancy No: VA/FPA/031/2007

Closing Date: 20 March

Chief Technical Adviser, Census

Category: Ics-11 (L-4)

Duty Station: Mbabane, Swaziland

Post Type: Non-Rotational

Duration: 12 Months

Organizational Unit: Africa Division

Qualifications And Experience Required

  • Advanced degree in demography – PhD preferable or equivalent professional experience

  • 7 to 10 years professional experience in the field of social and demographic data collection, processing and analysis, preferably in a Sub-Saharan African country

  • Experience participating in the planning and the implementation of at least one Population and Housing Census in a Sub-Saharan African country

  • At least one experience as a Chief Technical Adviser for a Population and Housing Census

  • Proficiency in current office software applications and excellent proficiency in at least one current data-processing and analysis software

  • Fluency in oral and written English

    Standards Of Work:

    The Chief Technical Adviser will conform to the standards of work, payments and procedures of the Swaziland Government, of the United Nations, in particular UNDP and UNFPA, as well as of the development partners involved in the Census.

    He/She will regularly provide feedback on the progress in the implementation of the census to all stakeholders.

    UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender quality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life.

    We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply.

    We offer an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the position.

    The package includes a competitive net salary starting at US$79,518.52 plus health insurance and other benefits.

    How To Apply

    Candidates must complete a United Nations Personal History form (P.11).

    Click here to download P-11 form. You may send your application via e-mail to:

    Please indicate post title and vacancy number.

    Deadline for application: 20 March

    We will only be able to respond to those applicants in whom UNFPA has a further interest.

    Women and nationals from developing countries are encouraged to apply.

    Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process

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