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Sierra Leone


Civil Registration

Project Title:

Technical assistance in support of the governance sector in Sierra Leone in the area of civil registration


Team Leader




30 months


Improvement of the Civil Registration system, in synergy with EU support to education, elections and public sector reform fields

Job description:
  • Support to the National Civil Registration Authority to help maintain continuous, decentralised and universal registration of vital events (such as birth, marriage, death). Assure Real-time data access to an interoperable civil registration database to allow a broad range of relevant state institutions to carry out their mandates, improve information based decision making and service delivery.
  • Assist Ministry of Internal Affairs in making regulations on data collection by Authority and Statistics Sierra Leone, aggregation and sharing of vital statistics with relevant institutions
  • Increase citizen access to civil register service centres and document extracts
  • Establish high quality connectivity between priority agency databases and the central civil registry database
  • support targeted supplementary field registration where needed
  • Assist in establishing an online/SMS facility for individuals and user agencies/private sector to check the accuracy of entries
  • Expand awareness campaigns on birth and death registration
  • Provide training to relevant non-state actors, including health workers and traditional and religious authorities.
  • Provide training to relevant state actors
  • Scale up rolling birth registration by 1222 Peripheral Health Units
  • Roll out death registration, possibly through the 117-hotline system, design a dashboard notification function to directly import 117 notifications into the database
  • In cooperation with relevant Ministries, provide training to schools to notify National Civil Registration Authority of unregistered enrolees/applicants
  • Hold joint trainings with local registration centres and school administration personnel to ensure reciprocity of notification and registration with school enrolment and attendance.
Candidate's profile:
  • Master degree in Public Administration or any other relevant discipline
  • Minimum of 10 years professional experience in civil registration in developing countries, with focus on death and birth registration
  • Experience in data protection
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in utilization of mobile devices for civil registration
  • Prior experience in Sierra Leone or West African region would be an advantage
  • Experience with EDF procedures
  • Fluency in English Language


  Only shortlisted candidates will be notified about the evaluation outcome.
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