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Population Data Fellow, Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (Tunisia) 27 September 2020 Int. Specialist UNFPA Tunisia
Tunis (TUN)
01 October 2020
6 months with possibility of extension
27 September 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of office and in coordination with staff from the Population and Development Branch at UNFPA-HQ, the International UN Volunteer will:

  • Learn contemporary technical methods of assessing data quality and completeness of civil registration data, adjusting civil registration data to account for coverage and content error, and producing vital statistics from civil registration data and other resources;
  • Support Country Office in providing technical support to key partners (National Institute of Statistics, Ministry of Interior- civil registration Office, Public Health Institute) and in enhancing their vital statistics production and usage capabilities
  • Build on the analysis already made to support CO define priority areas of focus during the assignment period
  • Contribute to the development of capacity building materials, tools and worked examples, to support staff of national counterparts such as statistical officers and civic registration.
  • Contribute to the facilitation of capacity building workshops, webinars and data laboratories for officials from National Statistics Offices and civil registration authorities;
  • Conduct statistical and demographic analysis, using standard statistical software packages (e.g. R, Stata or SPSS) to support data processing, assessment and analysis of civil registration data
  • Contribute to routine and ad-hoc discussions and meetings within UNFPA on civil registration, vital statistics and legal identity;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • university undergraduate degree or equivalent in the quantitative social sciences, such as demography, public health epidemiology, statistics, sociology, economics or related discipline (such as computer science)
24 Months
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in applied statistics, public health, epidemiology, and demography
  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Skills to use relevant statistical packages (particular in R, or related statistical tools/packages such as Stata or SPSS) and willingness to learn (or existing familiarity with) GitHub or version control systems;
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).
  • Fluency in spoken and written French and Arabic, and working knowledge of English is an advantage.

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

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NOTE: Women, indigenous people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI candidates and other marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: 27 September 2020