Statistician/Technical Coordinator, 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 Project Director, Regional Statistics, the incumbent is responsible for providing technical and managerial support to the Project Director, Regional Statistics in the efficient and timely execution, coordination, and reporting of project activities under the Eleventh European Development Fund (EDF), Result 2 - Strengthened Statistics in CARICOM in support of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Candidates should possess a Master’s Degree or higher in Economics and/or Statistics or related area, plus five (5) years of post-relevant and professional experience in executing or coordinating major projects in the field of Statistics gained from one or more of the following types of organizations:
- National Statistical Office/Agency
- Central Bank
- The Statistical Unit of any International Organisation
- Other related agencies engaged in statistics/research
- The Statistics Department of any regional organisation or Public Service
In addition, candidates must possess specialised training and good working knowledge in:
- Project Management
- Protocols for interfacing with personnel at all levels and at meetings at the national, regional and international levels
- Research Techniques
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the direction of the Project Director, Regional Statistics the Statistician/Technical Coordinator will be required to:
- COORDINATE the execution of operations and activities under the 11th EDF in accordance with the schedule established in the Work Plan under the direction of the Project Director, Regional Statistics;
- PREPARE reports, budgets and Work Plans at specified frequencies on the progress of the implementation of the activities, identifying any revisions of timelines or activities that may be required and signaling any issues of concern relative to project implementation timelines;
- PROVIDE support for the procurement of Consultants in accordance with the activities and schedules of the Work Plan/Procurement Plan;
- UNDERTAKE the monitoring of the activities of the consultancies to ensure that the activities are implemented and required reports are submitted in accordance with the Work Plan and relative to their respective Terms of Reference/Scope of Work;
- ASSUME the technical review of the outputs of the consultancies to ensure that the results are achieved, are of the desired level of quality and are in accordance with the requirements of the respective Terms of Reference/Scope of Work;
- ASSIST in the high-level planning and organizing of activities, workshops, seminars and other training activities and meetings related to the execution of the statistical activities under the 11th EDF project activities as required, including the work being put in place on the Action Plan for Statistics/Regional Strategy for the Development of Statistics, regionally-coordinated census execution;
- SUPPORT the organizing of the review of the project outputs by the internal Project Steering Committee, and the regional committees and groups such as the CARICOM Advisory Group on Statistics (AGS) and the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians (SCCS) including assistance in the preparation of reports and in the representation on these bodies as requested;
- UNDERTAKE the preparation and presentation of 11th EDF technical papers on statistics as required;
- GIVE support to the development of activities being implemented under the Action Plan for Statistics/Regional Strategy for the Development of Statistics (RSDS) such as the development and implementation of a Quality Assurance Framework, the online knowledge base and the facilitation of the Centres of Excellence/Attachment Programmes in Statistics;
- PERFORM activities relative to the review of statistical products such as publications, analysis and online dissemination products;
- REVIEW estimations methods, classifications, data collection, dissemination and processing of statistics relative to the harmonising of statistics in the region;
- MONITOR and REVIEW the filling of requests for statistics from users;
- SUPERVISE and technically SUPPORT the functioning of the Technical Working Groups;
- LIAISE with programme areas relative to activities/specifications required for the execution of activities such as the preparation of procurement schedules and contracts;
- UNDERTAKE assessments to monitor the achievement of outcomes and the measurement of the Objective Verifiable Indicators (OVI) for the results in statistics;
- SUPPORT and UNDERTAKE other activities under the Eleventh EDF as assigned from time to time by the Project Director, Regional Statistics; 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
and sent by email to email@example.com