This Program supports the National Planning Commission and under its aegis the Central Bureau of Statistics to strengthen their capacity to promote pro-poor and evidence-based planning and monitoring and evaluation based on a) improved generation of data and b) analysis of evidence of development issues and trends in Nepal. 

Devoirs et responsabilités

Under the overall guidance of the Director General of Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Statistics Development Officer  (SDO) works under the direct supervision of the National Program Director (NPD) of the Strengthening National Planning and Monitoring Capacity Program (SNPMC). The SDO will have the following responsibilities:

  • Assist Project Officer to prepare detailed programme work-plan, schedule and budget for “statistical capacity” component of the project, especially on ways to operationalize “Open Data”;
  • Provide technical support to CBS in designing and reviewing statistical activities in view of emerging data needs to inform national policy;
  • Coordinate with relevant stakeholders (both data producers and users) to plan and implement the statistical component of the program;
  • Provide technical support to CBS in preparing the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS);
  • Provide technical support to CBS in conducting Annual Household Survey – conducting field work, data processing, data analysis, report writing and dissemination and advocacy;
  • Provide technical support to CBS in doing further analysis of surveys;
  • Prepare concept notes and terms of references to implement project activities in consultation with the CBS and the National Program Director;
  • Promote gender and social inclusion across all statistical activities of project;
  • Provide inputs to reports prepared by the consultants, and ensure their quality and timeliness;
  • Carry out any other duties assigned by the supervisor.


  • Promotes sharing of knowledge and experience, and actively works towards continued personal learning and development.
  • Good practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues.
  • Ability to go beyond established procedures and models, propose new approaches which expand the range of projects;
  • Builds  strong relationships  with all partner, focuses on impact and results and responds positively to critical feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Remains  calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  • Proven networking, team building, organizational and communication skills.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.

Qualifications et expériences requises


  • Completion of Master’s degree in social science, preferably in statistics or any other relavant fields.


  • 3 years of experience in statistical development, survey design, and capacity building of national statistical offices;
  • Good knowledge and understanding of survey design, execution, and report writing and dissemination;
  • Good understanding of Nepal’s national level planning and monitoring system;
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills in drafting concept notes and policy papers;
  • Working experience within UNDP and understanding of UNDP policies and procedures will be an advantage;
  • Understanding and knowledge of computer applications such as MS Word, Excel, STATA, SPSS and database management.


  • Fluency in both spoken and written Nepali and English languages.