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Population & Sustainable Development Policy Specialist


Job Opening ID: 40864

Position: Population & Sustainable Development Policy Specialist

Agency: UNFPA Nepal Country Office

No. of position: One position

Type of contract: Fixed Term Appointment 

Post level: NO-C

Duty station: Kathmandu

Application deadline: Friday, 4 February 2022, 5pm Nepal Time

Duration: One year (renewable)*



1. Education:

Advanced University Degree in Population Studies, Demography, Economic Development,

Political Science, Public Policy, International Relations and/or other related discipline.


2. Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the field of population dynamics or a related discipline.
  • Experience in policy advocacy and upstream engagements with good understanding of development planning, policy-making, financing and governance processes.
  • Experience in programme management including designing and managing complex multi-disciplinary projects, and liaising with a diverse range of partners.
  • Strong track record of technical leadership, and proven ability to produce analysis with policy outcomes.
  • Knowledgeable of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the ICPD Programme of Action, with a good understanding of human rights, gender equality and social inclusion dimensions for integration in policy and programming efforts.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office software.
  • Experience with statistical software (SPSS, Stata, R etc.) and geospatial software (ArcGIS, QGIS etc.) is an asset.
  • Experience in large scale national surveys and census taking is an asset.
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to make compelling oral presentations and produce high quality analytical documents and proposals.
  • Demonstrated ability to network within the development community.

How to apply: UNFPA has established an electronic application management system. This allows applicants to create a candidate profile, which can be updated regularly and submitted for more than one vacancy.


A full job description of the position can be accessed at and only applications using this link will be accepted.


Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at Please print out the Guide for your reference during the registration and application process.

Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.


UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all, including persons with disabilities.