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Consultant- Coordination and Research Assistance, Population and Development Branch, Technical Division

New York City (United States of America)

The consultant will provide technical coordination and support for a multi-national project on:

  • Strengthening population data systems in humanitarian settings;  
  • Generating new insights into the drivers and consequences of adolescent/youth migration to/through major city transit hubs in the Middle East, North and East Africa; and
  • Demographic data quality assessments and descriptive statistical analyses of population/demographic data from refugee and humanitarian settings.

The consultant will provide coordination and research assistance to Population and Development Branch’s (PDB) mixed migration and humanitarian data projects. Responsibilities will include:

  • Program coordination with UNFPA country offices, regional offices, and institutional partners;
  • Conducting and supporting background research;
  • Maintaining bibliographic databases and constructing literature reviews;
  • Supporting the quality assessment of field-based data collection work, and quality assurance of field operations;
  • Contributing to periodic mixed-methods analyses;
  • Provide ongoing communication and routine note-taking during meetings, focus group discussions, and workshops;

Interim deadlines

  • Literature review synthesis: mid-July 2017
  • Weekly data quality assessment mini ports: July – August, 2017
  • Mixed methods analysis report: September 30, 2017
  • Draft summary report of mixed migration data: November 15, 2017 
  • Final deadline: 31 December 2017

Possible travel to support consultative workshops and/or field work in the Middle East, North and East Africa

Qualifications and Experience1

  • 1-2 years experience in international health/development field research
  • Bachelors degree (required); Masters degree (preferred)
  • Strong communication skills and expertise in project coordination
  • Proven organizational capacity in complex, multi-national work environments
  • Literature review construction and bibliographic database management
  • Excellent writing skills, and synthesizing research/policy reports
  • Prior exposure to social science methods – both qualitative and quantitative
  • Prior exposure to management of human research ethics an asset
  • Prior exposure to migration and SRH issues in low/middle income countries an asset
  • Competency with productivity software:
  •  Microsoft Office, including MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint.
  •  Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets

Language Skills: English (essential), French (preferred) & Arabic (preferred)

Applicants are requested to send a CV with "Coordination and Research Assistance" in the subject line to: Romesh Silva,, with copy to Madeline Sacco,, by 14 July 2017

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Consultant
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2017-07-14

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