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Republic of Somaliland
Ministry of National Planning and Development


Vacancy announcements

Positions: 7 positions (5 junior statistics, (1) ICT and (1) administrator.

Location: Hargeisa, Somaliland.

Issue date: 09/02/2017

Closing date: 18/02/2017

Reporting to: Director of CSD

Proportional Period: 3 months of proportion period.

 Background and Overview

The Central Statistics Department under the Ministry Of National Planning and Development in collaboration with SCB Office has embarked on a comprehensive reform program of the National Statistics System of Somaliland.

The program is implemented under the Somaliland Statistical Strategic Plan and Statistics Act and aims at developing the National Statistical System (NSS) through a range of initiatives within, institutional reform, human resource and capacity development, development of Statistical Infrastructure, data development and dissemination as well as physical infrastructure and equipment.

In order to achieve this objective, the SCB Office has agreed to support CSD through a Capacity building arrangement. For this purpose Central Statistics Department is hiring two years 6 Junior Statisticians and one Administrative Person with financial assistance to Swedish Statistics Office.

Overall Objective of the Assignment

The overall objective pursued through the implementation of the proposed project is to strength statistical capacity with the purpose of facilitating decision makers’ awareness, understanding and trust in statistical data.  

The project will more specifically support the strategic orientations regarding the following priority areas with the following component objectives 

o   General Management

 The statistical system is strengthened  

o   Economic statistics 

Quality of targeted economic statistics improved   

o   Social statistics:

Production of quality and availability of designated social statistics improved 

o   Statistical methodology

Capacity of national staff within statistical methodology improved

Time Frame

The scope of the program or project is two years to make sure whether the position holders have the intended capacity that is viable to the positions.

Job summary

Provide high quality, timely and independent statistical information and promote its use for policy formulation, decision making, research, and general public awareness.

Junior Staff statisticians

Areas of training for the new intake employees in statistics aspects

a)      International standards for Official Statistics and the UN Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics.

b)      Sources and methods in one or more domains of Economic and Social Statistics

c)      methodologies for sex disaggregated data, gender indicators and gender statistics

d)     Sampling and Survey methods

e)      Data collection methods

f)       Tabulation plan

g)      Data analysis and interpretation

h)      Reporting and presenting statistical data

 

JOB DESCRIPTION OF ON-JOB TRAINEES STAFF

Job Title: Junior Statistician (3)

Area: Economic Statistics

Report to: Director of statistics

The Junior officers of economic statistics section  are responsible for providing support in the production of Consumer Price Index (CPI) and National Account units, which include collecting, processing, analyzing, and compiling comparative statistical data for publication.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

·         A bachelor degree in Statistics, economics or a relevant discipline

·         Experience dealing with numerical data and working with statistical software

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES

·         Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities, with keen attention to detail.

·         Ability to effectively prioritize and execute multiple tasks in a high-pressure environment.

·         Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

·         Good computer skills

·         Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

·         Familiar with statistical software, possess good data entry and word processing skills, and be able to create charts and graphs.

·         Fluency in English

 

Job Title: Junior Statistician (2)

Area: Social Statistics

Reports to: Director of Statistics

The junior officers for Social statistics section is responsible for providing support in the various social statistics functions in gender statistics, education statistics, health statistics, etc.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

·         A bachelor degree in social science, gender or a relevant discipline

·         Experience dealing with numerical data and working with statistical software

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES

·         Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities, with keen attention to detail.

·         Ability to effectively prioritize and execute multiple tasks in a high-pressure environment.

·         Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

·         Good computer skills

·         Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

·         Familiar with statistical software, possess good data entry and word processing skills, and be able to create charts and graphs.

·         Fluency in English

Job Title: Junior IT Statistician (1)

Area: IT

Reports to: Director of statistics

The Junior IT officer is responsible for providing support in the various functions of IT section which include, processing, editing analyzing, making data entry templates using different statistics software like STATA, SPSS, CSPRO, ACCESS and EXCEL as well and uploading statistical data into websites .

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

1.      A first degree in IT or a relevant discipline

2.      Experience dealing with numerical data and working with statistical software

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES

·         Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities, with keen attention to detail.

·         Ability to effectively prioritize and execute multiple tasks in a high-pressure environment.

·         Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

·         Good computer skills

·         Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

·         Excellent computer skills and Statistical software packages

·         Fluency in English

Job Title: Administrative Officer (1)

Directorate/Department: Statistics

Assignment Location: Central Statistics Department

Reports to: director of statistics      

Under the general supervision of Head of director of statistics        

After been on job trained the new employee would have the following duties and responsibilities

Main Activities:

1.      Coordinates and performs a range of staff and/or operational support activities for the unit; serves as a liaison with other departments and operating units in the resolution of day-to-day administrative and operational problems.

·         Schedules meetings, events, appointments of the department

·         Posts, monitors, and reconciles internal department monthly ledgers, budgets, and financial reporting system reports.

·         prepare drafts of budget planning documents; serve as department book holder

·         To prepare the full attendance of employee and record daily hours.

·         Maintain updated  files and file numbers

·         compile reports from the staff and submit to the Management

·         Verify pay amounts, hours of work, deductions, etc.

·         Verify coding and obtain signatures

 

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

1.      A first degree in business administration or a relevant discipline

2.      Experience dealing with numerical data and working with statistical software

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES

·         Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

·         Ability to gather data, compiles information, and prepares reports.

·         Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.

·         Ability to maintain calendars and schedule appointments.

·         Ability to make administrative decisions and judgments.

·         Ability to create, composes, and edits written materials.

·         Knowledge of general accounting principles.

·         Ability to record and transcribe meeting minutes.

·         Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

·         Good computer skills

·         Fluency in English

 Application procedure 

Applicants should send a cover letter (no more than 1 pages of A4) and CV / Resume by email as separate attachments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  not later than 18 February 2017. 

Please save both documents in the form “First Name Last Name CV”, “First Name Last Name LETTER”. The cover email subject line should reference “junior statistician”

Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide recent writing samples and the names of 3 references. Interviews will be held in Hargeisa Ministry of National Planning And Development during February 2017.   

 

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