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Data Programmer

Please note that this consultancy is an international consultancy. Holders of the Iraqi nationality are not eligible to apply for this consultancy.

Organisational Location: 

Upon the request from the Government of Iraq, UNFPA Iraq Country Office will support the Central Statistical Organization (CSO) and the Kurdistan Region Statistics Office (KRSO) to implement the second Iraq Women Integrated Social and Health Survey (I-WISH) 2018/2019.  Specialized technical support over data managing and data entry is required.

Job Purpose:

The incumbent will guide the CSO and KRSO teams to update the system for data entry from/to tablets and analyze the results for data entry. The consultant will support CSO and KRSO in establishing a programme for the 2020 census in consultation with the Government on and based on specific requirements.

Job requirements:

Education: University degree in Computer Sciences or any related technical field. Microsoft certifications in Access or SQL Server is desirable.

Work experience:

  • Minimum of 4 years of work experience in database design or database administration, data management and data analysis;
  • Ability to use Microsoft Access databases i.e. enter data, update records and fields, modify database structure, generate customized reports;
  • Experience in training project personnel in the use of database management software applications;
  • Experience with CSPRO;

Languages: Fluency in English and Arabic

Expected results:

  • Accurate analysis of data entry;
  • Review of the existing CSPRO system
  • Data entry from/to tablets
  • Maintenance of the Access database
  • Weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports generated from the database

Required competencies: 

Core Competencies:

  • Commitment to the organization and its mandate
  • Valuing diversity
  • Performance management
  • Communication information and ideas
  • Analytical and Strategic Thinking
  • Knowledge sharing continuous learning

Functional Competencies:

  • Data analysis
  • Data collection
  • Data management
  • Equipment operation
  • Technological Awareness
  • Expert knowledge of own discipline

Contract details:

  • The consultant will be based in Baghdad, Iraq with the possibility of travel to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq when needed;
  • The consultant will work under the guidance of UNFPA Iraq Country Office and report to the Population Dynamics Specialist in Baghdad;
  • UNFPA will arrange the travels to/from the duty station upon the beginning/end of the contract;
  • The financial remuneration and accommodation will be determined upon the selection of the most suitable candidate;
  • The contract will expire on 31 December 2019, with a possibility of extension upon the request for the Government of Iraq.

How to apply:

Interested Applicants of Iraqi nationality only should complete their Personal History (P.11) form which can be downloaded from

Kindly forward your completed P11 to the email address  indicating the Vacancy Number and the Post Title in the e-mail's subject by 19 May 2019 (inclusive).

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