Social and Gender Statistician, Regional Statistics, 11th European Development Fund (EDF) Project
Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified nationals of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States and Associate Members of the Caribbean Community to fill the above-mentioned position in the Caribbean Community Secretariat with assigned duty station in Guyana.
FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
Under the direction of Statistician/Technical Coordinator, the incumbent is responsible for undertaking technical and related activities in the area of Social/Gender Statistics in accordance with the Work Plan under the Eleventh European Development Fund, Result 2 – Strengthened Statistics in CARICOM in support of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Economics, other Social Sciences with Statistics or related discipline, plus three (3) years of relevant and equivalent level experience working in one or more of the following:
- Regional organisation
- International organisation
- Member States
In addition, candidates must possess specialised training and good working knowledge in:
- Quality Assessment
- Project Management
- Gender and Social Statistics
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the direction of the Statistician/Technical Coordinator, the Social and Gender Statistician will be required to:
PROVIDE support in the harmonizing and building of the statistical infrastructure in the region in the area of Social/Gender Statistics;
UNDERTAKE the development and implementation of the Work Programme in this area of Statistics including the following:
- SUPPORT the implementation of activities in Member States to enable the compilation and submission of statistics on Social/Gender Statistics including the indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the CARICOM core SDG Indicators, the Gender Equality Indicators and other relevant indicator sets, relevant classifications systems and other methodological frameworks specific to Social and Gender concerns such as Crime, Domestic Violence and Education;
- MONITOR and ASSESS the compliance of Member States relative to the production of statistics on the Demographic and Social Statistics and Gender concerns;
- PROVIDE support to the organization, briefing meetings, regional training workshops, attachments and other similar activities;
- REVIEW the outputs of consultancies and mission reports in this area relative to the results to be achieved;
- UNDERTAKE activities relative to the development, adaptation, implementation and dissemination of statistical methodologies in Social/Gender Statistics;
- COMPLETE the development and review of guidelines for the compilation of statistics on Social/Gender concerns;
- ASSIST with the implementation of activities to obtain relevant detailed statistics on the themes under Social/Gender Statistics and specifically for the SDG indicators, the CARICOM Core SDG Indicators and the Caribbean Specific MDG Indicators in Member States;
- UNDERTAKE the compilation, analysis and preparation of the statistics referred to at (vii);
- PREPARE data availability matrices on the SDGs and on Social/Gender statistics;
- UNDERTAKE the production and dissemination of publication in the areas referred to at (Vii);
- PROVIDE support to the functioning of the Technical Working Groups on Social/Gender Statistics and on Classifications; and
- ASSIST with the analysis and the preparation of other technical and progress reports in the areas referred as required.
PROVIDE assistance in the Development of a Quality Strategy for CARICOM statistics as well as Standard Quality Reports at the national level in the areas of Social and Gender Statistics;
ASSIST and PARTICIPATE in the identification and preparation of material for the online knowledge base;
FACILITATE training/technical assistance support in the development of Social/Gender Statistics in Member States;
ASSIST with the organising and conducting of training workshops in Social/Gender Statistics;
ASSIST with the coordination and conduct of meetings related to the execution of project activities as required; and
CONTRIBUTE to a positive image of the CARICOM Secretariat, at all times, in keeping with its core values.
In addition to the Activities outlined above, the incumbent is expected to perform other related duties as assigned.
EMOLUMENTS AND BENEFITS
An attractive remuneration package will be offered.
On assumption of duty in Guyana, the officer shall be paid a settlement grant in respect of self, his or her spouse and each eligible child or other approved dependent. The number of dependents eligible for Settlement Grant shall not exceed six (6) persons.
RECRUITMENT AND APPOINTMENT
Appointment may be on contract or on secondment from a Public Service or a statutory body of a Member State or approved regional organisation. It will be subject to such regulations, rules, orders and instructions as exist and as may be introduced from time to time in respect of service with the Secretariat.
An officer recruited from outside the assigned duty station, on first appointment, will be provided economy class air passages by the most direct route for the officer, spouse and children (provided they are below the age of eighteen years, unmarried and dependent on the officer) and for such other dependents not exceeding two as may be approved by the Secretary-General, provided that the number of children and other dependents does not exceed six (6) in all.
In addition to passages, the officer will be granted the following transportation allowances:
- ocean freight charges, including insurance, for shipping personal and household effects to Guyana, not exceeding 1250 cubic feet, plus a motor car (if the officer already owns one);
- the cost of transporting baggage, personal and household effects from the home of the officer to the place of embarkation and from the port of disembarkation to the place of residence in Guyana; and
- the cost of packing and crating personal and household effects.
The officer will be eligible for the grant of vacation leave at the rate of twenty (20) working days a year and a leave grant after every twelve months of service in respect of the officer, spouse and up to two dependent children.
PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES
The officer will be granted the privileges and immunities extended to officials of the Caribbean Community in accordance with Article 8 of the Community’s Headquarters Agreement with the Government of Guyana.
GROUP HEALTH AND LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE
Subject to your acceptance by the Secretariat’s insurance carrier, Sagicor Life Inc., the officer will be required to participate in the Secretariat’s group health and group life and accident insurance schemes. With respect to the health scheme, the officer will contribute fifty per cent of the premium. The life and accident insurance scheme is non-contributory.
An officer on contract shall, subject to his/her services being satisfactory and having completed at least six (6) months of the contractual term of employment be eligible for the payment of a gratuity. The gratuity shall be at the rate of twenty per cent of the officer’s basic salary, calculated for each day of completed service and shall be payable at the end of the officer’s contractual period (including for this purpose any period of extension or approved leave). Where the appointment is on secondment, the Secretariat will pay to the officer’s substantive employer, over the period of secondment, a contribution not exceeding twenty-five per cent of the pensionable salary normally payable to the officer by that employer so as to maintain the pensionable status of the officer in the substantive employment.
The CARICOM Secretariat is improving its recruitment system. To facilitate this transition, applicants must create a profile by accessing the CARICOM Secretariat’s Employment Portal. The link can be accessed from the CARICOM Secretariat’s Website – www.caricom.org under the "Work With Us" tab.
In addition, applications in English Language with full curriculum vitae details, including nationality, date of birth, work experience, educational qualifications, summary of professional skills and/or expertise, language proficiency, list of professional publications, coordinates (including email addresses) of three referees (at least two of whom must be familiar with the applicant’s work), and other relevant information, should be addressed to:
Human Resource Management
Caribbean Community Secretariat
Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana