Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems launches call for experts

January 04, 2019
The Centre of Excellence for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Systems has launched a second call to expand its directory of experts, which connects governments, development practitioners, and others with CRVS expertise.


World Bank / Mohammad Al-Arief

Systematic reporting and registration of vital and civil events — including birth, death (and causes of death), marriage, and divorce — is critical for improving reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health, and for protecting human rights, especially those of vulnerable groups such as women and children. Well-functioning CRVS systems that capture such events can therefore play a catalytic role in equitable and sustainable human development.

The Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems, hosted at IDRC, supports global efforts to strengthen comprehensive and reliable CRVS systems in low and middle-income countries by facilitating access to information and expertise.

In support of this mandate, the Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems manages a directory of more than 100 experts who are readily available to support CRVS system strengthening activities at country, regional, and global levels. The Centre of Excellence, CRVS stakeholders, and other global partners may draw upon the experts in this directory to request specific technical expertise, or offer research, capacity building, and consultancy opportunities.

Call for expression of interest

In this call for expression of interest, the Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems invites professionals with extensive operational or policymaking experience in one of the following specialized areas to apply to be included in the directory of experts:

  • Law
  • Digitization
  • Communication, social mobilization, and behaviour change
  • Civil registration (female applicants only)
  • Statistics (female applicants only)
  • Management of large operations (female applicants only)

Interested technical experts are invited to learn more and apply by February 15, 2019, 23:59 EST.