Job Description

Position Summary:

The Technical Adviser (VAW Data) post is located in the UNFPA Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (APRO), Bangkok, under the overall direction of the Director, APRO. 

S/he is the principal technical expert at the regional level for measuring violence against women, focusing on technical advice and support to national VAW studies, and capacity building on measurement of VAW, in the framework of the UNFPA-DFAT project to strengthen regional and national capacities to measure violence against women in Asia-Pacific.

The Technical Adviser works in an integrated manner with the technical and programme staff in APRO, and as part of the team which provides technical and programme support to COs. 

Requirements and Qualifications:


Advanced university degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Public Health, Sociology, Demography, Gender, or other related field.

Knowledge and Experience:

• At least 10 years of relevant professional experience in leading and implementing quantitative social/health/economic surveys (questionnaire design, training, piloting, sampling strategies, data processing and analysis), as well as demonstrated expertise in qualitative research on violence against women;
• Demonstrated experience with the WHO Multi-country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence research methodology, and with the domestic violence module and materials of the Demographic Health Survey, as well as knowledge of other available methodologies such as UNECE;
• Knowledge of global standard monitoring and indicators for VAW including SDGs.
• Extensive knowledge and experience in using statistical software for data analysis;
• Proven ability to build national survey team capacities, including guiding national research teams in the preparation of study reports;
• Extensive experience in advising academic and government institutions on similar surveys on violence against women and girls;
• Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with UN system partners, national government partners, National Statistical Offices, NGOs, and the academic and development community;
• Prior work experience in the Asia-Pacific region on similar surveys is an advantage;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
• Demonstrated expertise in policy dialogue and high-level advocacy is desirable;
• Familiarity with UN systems and procedures, management and monitoring tools is desirable;


Fluency is English is required; knowledge of another UN languages are considered an asset.