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Specialist in Demography and Register Census
|Location :||Kuwait, KUWAIT|
|Application Deadline :||02-Jul-16 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|Type of Contract :||Other|
|Post Level :||Other|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UNDP and the State of Kuwait, represented by the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council of Planning and Development (GSSCPD), strive to enhance institutional capacities at various government agencies by providing them with necessary technical support to strengthen their capacities and skills to perform their expected duties.
Under the framework of the Institutional Capacity Development for Implementation of the Kuwait National Development Plan (ICDI/KNDP) project, UNDP and GSSCPD attempt to support the Central Statistics Bureau (CSB) to create an enabling environment for KNDP results. The aim is to enhance institutional and human capacities of the CSB for evidence-based plans and policies on sustainable development.
Within this context, CSB is seeking to recruit a Specialist in Demography and Register Census to assist in developing best practices in conducting register-based census and participate in capacity building efforts and development of the statistical work conducted in the census directorate at the CSB.
The assignment will also contribute to the following ICDI/KNDP project outputs:
Output 1.2: Enhanced institutional and human capacities of the CSB for evidence-based plans and policies on sustainable development;
Purpose and Objective:
The main purpose of the assignment is to provide advice on how to support the CSB to assist in developing best practices in conducting register-based census in Kuwait.
The specific objectives are:
Duties and Responsibilities
The main responsibilities and tasks of the specialist are as follows:
Training and Knowledge transfer:
A key approach in this assignment is to develop national capacities through facilitating learning from other countries experiences, training and knowledge and skills transfer to the staff of the Consultant’s Department and other methods that the specialist would determine to ensure his/her skills and experience is transferred to the department. The specialist would thus be required to submit a capacity development/expertise and knowledge transfer plan based on an understanding of the needs of the Department.
The specialist is expected to include a gender approach in all the work requirements and ensure gender sensitivity of all the deliverables which would be based on a gender analysis to ensure that the needs and specific considerations related to men and women is taken into account.
Roles and Coordination Requirements
The Specialist will work under the direct management of the Assistant Undersecretary for Statistical Affairs Sector at the Central Statistics Bureau (CSB).The latter will be responsible to provide the existing information about 2020 register census project and will be responsible for approving the specialist’s deliverables.
The Specialist will also report to the Project Manager of the ICDI/KNDP project based with the Technical Cooperation and Development Support Department at the GSSCPD by submitting regular reports on progress and impact of the assignment.
Conceptual Innovation in the provision of technical expertise
Promoting organizational change and development
Promoting organizational Learning and knowledge sharing
Required Skills and Experience