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The National Bureau of Statistics is seeking to recruit for the following positions:

Principal Statistician: (1 post)

Job Description

Main Duties and responsibilities:

  • Plan, design and execute National Censuses and Surveys (household and establishment based).
  • Undertake analytical and methodological studies mainly on developing tools and resource documents for data collection and research work.
  • Provide technical assistance to the public sector and other organisations.
  • Liaise with international organisations in the development and implementation of projects for statistical development.
  • Oversee the collection, processing and dissemination of related statistics.
  • Coordinate statistical activities with line Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA’s) as producers of official statistics.
  • Provide the statistical data inputs and analysis for the National Bureau of Statistics various publications.
  • Represent the Bureau at technical meetings and statistical committees.



The salary entry point is set at SB5-SB6 plus relevant allowances.

Job Requirements

Entry requirements:

  • Relevant Master’s degree; or
  • Seven years satisfactory work experience as Statistician.

Other requirements:

  • Familiarity with statistical concepts and indicators
  • Knowledge on compilation of statistics from survey data and administrative records
  • Good knowledge of the following UN classification standards: International Classification of Occupation (ISCO) & International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC)
  • Good knowledge of Economic and Institutional sector classifications
  • Knowledge in the use of statistical software packages for statistical analysis.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and other analytical software
  • Ability to analyse data
  • Accuracy and attention to details
  • Ability to draft clear technical and other reports and make presentations
  • Good presentation and data management skills
  • Proficiency in English (oral and written)
  • Ability to work strategically both in a team as well as independently
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to handle multiple demands

How To Apply

Interested candidates should Sign-up or login to apply now or can download the forms from our webpage or collect a hard copy at the Bureau’s reception.

Completed application forms with covering letter, CV, certificates, references and a copy of ID should be forwarded to:

HR & Budget Management Officer

National Bureau of Statistics

3rd floor Caravelle House

PO Box 206




Deadline for application: 14th June 2024


In order to increase your chances of a successful selection, kindly ensure that your application is complete and that all relevant information such as your qualifications have been provided with your application.   Otherwise, the Employer reserves the right not to consider your application for selection.

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