IDRC Call for Experts: Civil Registration & Vital Statistics Systems Experts

Deadline: 30 June 2017

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is inviting experts in “Civil Registration, Information Technology, Public Health, Statistics, Law and Social and Behaviour Change for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Systems Strengthening”.

Funded by Global Affairs Canada and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and housed at IDRC, the Centre of Excellence for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems is a global resource hub that actively supports national efforts to develop, strengthen, and scale up Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) systems.

Professionals who have extensive operational or policymaking experience in civil registration systems, identification, electoral, and single registry programs, stemming from their experience in senior government positions or academia, and/or skills in one of the following specialized areas are invited to register in the directory of experts:

  • civil registration
  • statistics (including vital statistics data analysis)
  • law
  • management of large operations
  • digitization (including IT systems design, and system integration and interoperability)
  • communication, social mobilization and behaviour change (including socio-cultural and anthropological research)
  • public health

Eligibility Criteria

  • Advanced university degree in their areas of expertise (law, social sciences, IT, public health, statistics, management, communication, etc.) or other relevant area. Professional experience of 5 years might be substituted for an advanced degree.
  • Work Experience:
    • Mid-level professional: At least 3 to 5 years of professional work experience at national, regional and/or international levels in one or more of the above fields.
    • Senior level professional: At least 7-10 years of professional work experience at national, regional and/or international levels in any of the above mentioned fields.
    • For both mid-level and senior professionals, experience in developing countries will constitute a substantial asset.
  • Experience and/or familiarity with UN agencies, in particular UNICEF, WHO, UNFPA, UNDP and Economic and Social Commissions is desired and will constitute an asset.
  • Fluency in English and/or French is required for any deployment/contract. Fluency in other languages, in particular UN languages or the language of the duty station, will constitute an asset.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit IDRC.

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