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Bio-Statistics Expert


Location : Kuwait, KUWAIT
Application Deadline :09-Apr-11
Additional CategoryMillennium Development Goals
Type of Contract :Other
Post Level :Other
Languages Required :Arabic   English  
Duration of Initial Contract :One Year


The State of Kuwait in coordination with UNDP strives to enhance institutional efficiency in the Supreme Council for Planning and Development especially in improving performance and coping with analytical approaches needed to fulfill tasks. In this context, the SCPD intends to recruit a senior expert in bio-statistics or relevant disciplines to assist the staff at the office of the Secretary General in that respect.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance in all aspects of planning activities from bio-statistical perspective.
  • Conduct studies on bio-statistics as requested by the beneficiary.
  • Conduct position papers on population and labor indicators with analysis and recommendations to be used by planners.
  • Provide executable recommendations about the best use of prediction and projection methods of bio-data and best fit systems to be applied.
  • Demonstrated experience in bio- statistical analysis for planning purposes.
  • Ability to propose creative ideas and approaches in the field.
  • Must commit to 40 hours per week of work on or off site.
  • Skills in training staff in bio-statistics and its application in planning.
  • Experience in the adaptation to and the application of computer based tools in bio-statistics for planning according to beneficiary's' needs.


  • Focuses on impact and result for the beneficiary and responds positively to feedback.
  • Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills in Arabic and English.
  • Builds strong relationships internally and externally.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  • Ability to work in teams.?

Required Skills and Experience

  • Ph.D  in bio-statistics/statistics and/or population statistics.
  •  Ten year of experience in the field. Experience in similar projects is a plus. 
  • Fluency in Arabic and English.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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