Programme Officer Statistical Harmonization – P3/P4

JOB TITLE PROGRAMME OFFICER STATISTICAL HARMONIZATION – P3/P4

ECW/HR/06051930

 

INSTITUTION ECOWAS COMMISSION
GRADE P3/P4
ANNUAL SALARY (P3-UA 49,106.81 USD 77,480.72) / (P4- UA 56,591.37 USD 89,289.87)
STATUS PERMANENT
AGENCY
DUTY STATION ABUJA,NIGERIA
DEPARTEMENT MACROECONOMIC POLICY AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH
DIRECTORATE RESEARCH AND STATISTICS
DIVISION STATISTICAL HARMONIZATION AND DATA MANAGEMENT
LINE SUPERVISOR STATISTICAL HARMONIZATION AND DATA MANAGEMENT
SUPERVISING ~        PO BALANCE OF PAYMENT STATISTICS

~        PO PUBLIC FINANCE

~        PO TRADE

~        PO REAL SECTOR

The complete file must be sent to the following address: b1POStatisticalHarmo@ecowas.int

ROLE OVERVIEW

Production of regional adapted methodology guides necessary for harmonization of regional Economic and Financial Statistics for policy decision making. Data collection, Statistical analysis and production of statistical publication and dissemination of quality harmonized statistics.

 

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

•         Leading the Development of regional adapted harmonized statistical methodology documents and guides

•         Collecting, processing and disseminating statistics, and responding to user requirements;

•         Performing data quality and consistency control on statistics and contributing to statistical harmonisation in the region;

•         Advising ECOWAS Member States on statistical harmonization issues;

•         Performing data analysis, compilation and reporting, using sound statistical tools;

•         Contribute to the development of the statistical systems in the region and implementation of the statistics policy and the regional statistics Programme.

•         Organise the development of regional frameworks aimed at achieving data comparability in the region;

•         Lay down and maintain the norms and standards in the field of statistics, involving concepts and definitions, methodology of data collection, processing of data and dissemination of results.

•         Provide an advisory service to users on economic and financial statistical matters and related subjects.

•         Provide regular and timely statistical information on the economic state of the region.

•         Lead capacity building of regional economic and financial statistics development by mobilizing need technical resources.

•         Plan, monitor and coordinate the implementation of statistical activities for standardization and harmonization of economic and financial statistics.

•         Any other responsibility that may be assigned to him/her by his/her supervisors.

 

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Statistics, Economics or related field of study from a recognized university;

·         5 years of professional experience.

•         Strong understanding of statistical harmonization methodologies in price statistics, National account, Balance of payment and public finance statistics and the ability to compile regional statistical aggregates;

•          Excellent knowledge of data compilation computer systems applications.

•         Knowledge of design and implementation of databases and data dissemination computer systems and software

•         ability to apply statistical methods to the collection and management of information;

 

AGE LIMIT

·         Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

 

ECOWAS KEY COMPETENCIES

•         Ability to persuade/influence others to consider a certain point of view, adopt a new idea or implement new methods and practices;

•         Ability to lead a team of trainees/junior staff and instill a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities;

•         Ability to resolve challenges that occur with minimal direction and/or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval;

•         Ability to mentor others and create feedback loops with supervisors, colleagues and the subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.

•         Contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.

•         interpersonal skills with ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to timeline, quality and quantity;

•          Ability to proactively interact with clients and build strong trusting relationships based on mutual respect and regular discussions;

•         Ability to establish and sustain professional credibility with clients/stakeholders in a manner that anticipates their need, mitigates issues and that carefully balances professional obligations with the need to be sensitive and responsive to their needs;

•         Ability to counsel, advise, consult and guide others on matters pertaining to assigned client service responsibilities and established   client service standards;

•         Demonstrate respect for cultural differences, fairness and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race and religion;

•         understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, with sensitivity to group differences; ability to challenge bias and to practice tolerance and empathy;

•         Ability to listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply   judgement, tact and diplomacy;

•         Ability to encourage, empower, and advocate for people in an unbias and transparent manner.

•         knowledge of ECOWAS institutions, sectors, programmes and policies;

•         knowledge of member states development trends, indicators, challenges and opportunities as it relates to project/programme assigned to own position.

•         ability to study data/information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends and issues, present findings, and make   recommendations;

•         Ability to break down problems or processes into key parts to identify and solve gaps in service, quality assurance, compliance and performance targets;

•         knowledge of and ability to apply techniques to generate creative ideas and new approaches to meeting goals;

•         Ability to use evidence and research to inform policies and programs and identify relevant and appropriate sources of information, including stakeholders, regional institutions and/or internal committees.

•         demonstrate operational computer proficiency using appropriate tools;

•         Ability to make sound use of graphics and tables to effectively present numerical data to write semi-complex technical reports/proposals and edit/check templates, letters, etc.

•         Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means, ;

•         Exhibit interpersonal skills, make presentations, express opinions and debate ideas with others in a constructive manner;

•         Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;

•         Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.

•         Ability to develop, implement an individual action plan for achieving specific work  goals;

•          Identify ,organize and monitor tasks throughout to facilitate execution;

•         Ability to contribute and/or lead on projects as per accepted project management standards and techniques, to co-ordinate contributions by others   to set and meet deadlines;

•         Ability to organize work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators and risks;

•         Ability to identify, collect and assess indicators to monitor performance and to take proactive remedial action as required.

 

 

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