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Kuwait: Long-Term Expert on Register-Based Census in Kuwait

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Gopa Worldwide Consultants
Country: Kuwait
Closing date: 15 Dec 2017

GOPA Statistics is looking for long-term expert for a project of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) of the State of Kuwait, with a minimum placement of 1 year, to support the CSB in a 2020 register based Census project.

The responsibilities and duties are:

Develop best practices in register-based census in Kuwait, including

  • Assess the needs and requirements for conducting the 2020 register-based census in the State of Kuwait.

  • Evaluate the existing registers/administrative records in Kuwait that could be used in conducting the register-based census.

  • Review and recommend the minimal list of variables needed in the register-based census.

  • Prepare a work plan and timetable for conducting the 2020 register-based census.

  • Coordinate with the relevant parties and data providers in the CSB and the government ministries and agencies of Kuwait, in relation to data harmonization.

  • Work closely with other departments involved in the register-based census.

  • Conduct any demographic work required by the CSB in support of the register-based census project.

Capacity building and development of the statistical work conducted in the census directorate in the Central Statistical Bureau, including

  • Recommend best practices in register-based census.

  • Evaluate the statistical work conducted in the census directorate and offering training sessions and on-job training to enhance it.

  • Prepare document and instill concepts and new methodologies according to best practices for designing and conducting register-based census.

  • Train national cadres on conducting register-based census.

  • Train national cadres on producing demographic and social statistics.


  • Lead teams effectively and show conflict resolution skills.

  • Consistently approaches work with a constructive attitude.

  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills

  • Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors.

  • Remains calm and in control even under pressure

  • Demonstrates openness and ability to deal with change.


  • Education: Master degree, Ph.D. preferable in Statistics or related field.

  • Experience: at least 15 years’ experience in the field of official statistics, including experience in a statistical office.

  • Have relevant experience in the preparation and implementation of register censuses

  • Language requirements: Arabic and English

Start of the project: April 2018

How to apply:

Please send an e-mail to Ms. Ruckelshauß: