10 Sep 2017

Statistics Director (Ministry of Planning & International Cooperation)


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Job Description




Job Title: Statistics Director

Department: Statistics, MoPIC ISWA

Assignment Location: Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation,ISWA

Reports to: Director General

Main Tasks and responsibilities:

The Statistics Director will be expected to oversee a wide-ranging portfolio of issues including (but not limited to):

  • Manage all statistical activities for the department
  • Develop the strategic plan for statistics department
  • Contribute to the development of a statistical systems in the line ministries  to generate relevant statistics required for decision making
  • Advise Director Generals and Ministers on matters such as finance, fiscal and

Monetary policy, international trade, agriculture and natural resource commodities, labor

and other statistical information

  • Establish and implement a capacity-building program and specific training courses on statistics with regard to macroeconomic management, fiscal policy analysis, technical skills in forecasting expenditure and interpreting macroeconomic data
  • Ensure the collection of relevant statistical information: surveys, indicators, maintenance of a statistical database to support data analysis, and forecasting
  • Develop statistical methodologies for the Routine Surveys Such as Consumer Price Index(CPI)
  • Plan and Develop the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS)
  • Coordinate the workshops, seminars and conferences relevant to the Statistics
  • Attend relevant regional and international conferences, workshops, and seminars relevant to the Statistics Department.
  • Assist in the development of statistical units in the department
  • Set all social and economic statistical indicators, and prepare templates for administrative data collection
  • Produce, publish & disseminate quarterly statistical bulletins
  • Produce, publish & disseminate annual statistical report
  • Participate and prepare plan in conducting surveys for the department such as High Frequency Survey(HFS), Demographic & Health survey(DHS), and Household Budget Survey(HBS), and work closely with the National Statistical office in FGS
  • Prepare Progress and Annual Reports for the department
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the director general



  • Knowledge of the field of official statistics and areas of the work being supervised
  • Ability to produce analytical reports and papers on technical issues and to review and edit the work of others, ensuring quality outputs and outcomes
  • Ability to apply Department of Statistics rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations.
  • 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


  • 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.


  • Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions
  • Empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives


  • Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards
  • Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments
  • Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable

Recruitment Qualifications


  • Master degree or advanced degree in Statistics, Demography, sociology, or other relevant degree
  • Professional in statistical software ( CSPro, SPSS, and STATA) as well as demographic and statistical packages is an advantage


  • A minimum of fiveyears’ experience leading to statistical demographic analysis at a senior level
  • A strong background in quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining professional networks required.
  • Experience in development of statistical action plan, technical support services and policies as well as analyses, and results-based budgeting is desirable.


  • Fluency in written and spoken in English and Somali

How to Apply                               

  • Please click this link and download the form: 
after filling this form, confidential application can be addressed to recruitment.csc@iswa.so not later than 24, September 2017 and please attach only the form you filled.
  • Note:
Write the title of the position on the subject of your Email.

             Female candidates are strongly encouraged.


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