Economic Commission for Africa Statistician Jobs in Ethiopia

Economic Commission for Africa Statistician Jobs in Ethiopia


Org. Setting and Reporting

  • ECA’s mission is to deliver ideas and actions for an empowered and transformed Africa; informed by the 2030 SDGs and Agenda 2063.

  • The mission is guided by ECA’s five new strategic directions which are: advancing ECA’s position as a premier knowledge institution that builds on its unique position and privilege to bring global solutions to the continent’s problems and take local solution to the continent; developing macroeconomic and structural policy options to accelerate economic diversification and job creation; designing and implementing innovative financing models for infrastructure, and for human, physical and social assets for a transforming Africa; contributing solutions to regional and transboundary challenges, with a focus on peace security and social inclusion as an important development nexus; advocating Africa’s position at the global level and developing regional responses as a contribution to global governance issues.

  • This position is located in the African Centre for Statistics of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. The Statistician reports to the Chief, Statistical Development Data Innovation and Outreach Section.

    Responsibilities

    Within delegated authority, the Statisticians will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Organizes, designs, plans and carries out the collection, evaluation, analysis, compilation and dissemination of statistical data by selecting methods of data collection, selecting and implementing methods for checking collected data, and selecting and implementing appropriate methods for data processing for incorporation into databases.

    • Participates in the development, implementation and management of statistical database(s).

    • Provides training and technical support on data collection programmes, country practices and other related information.

    • Participates in the development or revision of standards on statistical concepts, definitions and classifications by performing methodological research.

    • Prepares draft technical documents for international, intergovernmental and expert group meetings and assists in drafting relevant reports.
    • Organizes and participates in seminars, working groups and expert meetings as a technical resource person.

    • Guides trains and supervises general service staff.

    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Competencies

    Professionalism Knowledge of statistical principles and practices. Ability to conduct independent research and analysis. Ability to identify issues, formulate options and make conclusions and recommendations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines
    and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

    Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

    Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

    Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in statistics, mathematics, economics, sociology or related field. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of statistical data or related area is required.
    Experience in using applications such as SAS, R or STATA is desirable.

    Languages

  • Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Economic Commission for Africa Statistician Jobs in Ethiopia


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