• Required No. of Employee's : 1
  • Salary : 0.00
  • Duration of Employment : Full Time
  • Prefered Sex : Male/Female
  • Sector of Vacancy : ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

Qualification/Work Experience :

  • Education An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate degree, or equivalent) in statistics, mathematics, economics, sociology or related fields is required. 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 seven years of progressively responsible experience in the collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of statistical data or related area is required. Experience in national accounts and natural capital accounting, structural transformation and economic diversification is desirable. Experience in delivering advisory services and capacity development support to member States and regional economic communities (RECs) as well as exposure to intergovernmental processes is desirable. Languages English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the post advertised, 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. Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview. Special Notice Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

Job Description:

  • This position is located in the Economic Diversification Policy and Reforms Section of the Sub-regional Office for Central Africa (SRO-CA) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The Statistician reports to the Chief of the Economic Diversification Policy and Reforms Section. Responsibilities Within delegated authority, and under the general supervision of the Chief of the Economic Diversification Policy and Reforms Section, the duties of the Statistician are as follows: • Initiates and co-ordinates the development of appropriate methods for obtaining relevant data. • Ensure the quality of collected data for accuracy, consistency and comparability. • Plans and conducts analytical programmes of work in relevant areas of statistics. This may include: identifying projects, conducting analysis and participating in technical advisory activities for national capacity building. • Supervises and contributes to the development of relevant databases, web publishing tools and other software for collection, storage and distribution of statistical data. • Undertakes methodological research with regard to standards on concepts, definitions and classifications to assist countries and other constituents in strengthening their statistical development. • Develops new or improved statistical methods and quantitative models for analyses and projections. • Provides guidance and advice to other departments, field experts, etc., in the planning, operation and evaluation of statistical programmes and projects. • Plans and co-ordinates seminars, workshops, expert meetings, etc.. • Plans, organizes, manages and supervises the work of the section assigned. • Performs other duties as assigned. Competencies PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of statistical programmes to analyze and evaluate complex data. Ability to formulate new strategies and technical approaches with respect to statistical systems development. 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. COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently. Apply following the link below, https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=178750


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