Fixed Term - P4

Technical Advisor in Population and Development - P4

17 July 2018

Maputo, Mozambique

Technical Advisor in Population and Development   


Organizational Context:


The Technical Advisor will be based in Maputo, Mozambique. Under the overall guidance of the Representative and direct supervision of the Deputy Representative and in close and effective collaboration and coordination with P&D team.


Job Purpose:


He/she will provide strategic support in achieving the Population and Development outputs of the Country Programme Plan. Although not directly responsible for the management of the P&D team, the Technical Advisor will liaise directly with the Country Office team of professionals providing technical expertise/guidance, quality assurance, policy application, effective and sound resources and programme monitoring and evaluation, and ensuring results-based management across both operations and substantive activities.

Work Relations:

He/she will work under the overall guidance of the Representative and direct supervision of the Deputy Representative and close cooperation with the Assistant Representative. The post will require effective communication and discussions with Government sectors and other UN agencies and maintaining close collaboration with P&D team and Programme team in CO.


Participation and inputs to regular programme meetings and any other forums will be required as requested by the Representative, Deputy Representative and/or Assistant Representative.

Job Requirements:


Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent degree, or higher) in demography, geography, statistics or economics with an emphasis on demography, or related field, as well as a first-level university degree in any of same fields. Programming experience is necessary to perform this task, as is solid background in statistics or mathematics.


Knowledge and experience

  • Seven years of progressively responsible experience in population analysis and research or related area is required. Experience in preparing substantive reports on population policies at the international level is desirable.
  • Considerable experience in large scale demographic surveys in developing countries preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa.  
  • Strong results-based programme management experience, with particular focus on strategic planning and capacity building.
  •  Previous experience working with the UN and understanding of Human Rights dimensions of Population and Development, an asset
  •  Experience in national and/or sectoral policy dialogue, especially in the context of UN Reform and Joint Programming, and the new aid environment, would be a distinct advantage.
  •  Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT systems.


Computer skills: Computer skills (Microsoft Office applications). Statistics packages and GIS are desired assets.

Language skills: Fluency in English; good knowledge of Portuguese and/or Spanish.