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Statistician (SOG/ST 6)

Date Posted
11th July 2017
Reference
VAC-26310
Sector
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing, Research, Monitoring & Evaluation
Job Type
Permanent
Location
Kingston
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Senior Agricultural Economist, the Statistician (SOG/ST 6) designs and implements systems and procedures geared towards efficient collection, initial tabulation and analysis of agricultural data and information.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

Management/Administrative:

  • Evaluates the performance of the Division/Unit in terms of achievement of objectives;
  • Assesses and trains staff in conducting surveys and analyzing data.

 

Technical/Professional:

  • Assists in the development of objectives, work schedules and plans for carrying out the various task of the section;
  • Designs and maintains a reporting system which ensures that the work of the section is subject to constant review;
  • Provides technical guidance and direction to staff members in the Division;
  • Prepares quarterly, annual and ad hoc reports on the projects/programmes for the Division;
  • Supervises data collection for surveys and censuses;
  • Provides sound conclusions and recommendations from analysis;
  • Designs, implements and conducts studies in pig, beef and dairy industries to gather information relating to:
    • Quarterly and annual production
    • Livestock and poultry production;
    • Problems encountered in the industries
    • Likely periods of gluts and shortage.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

Core:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Goal/results oriented
  • Good planning and organizing skills
  • High level of initiative
  • Integrity

 

Technical:

  • Good analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent data collection skills
  • Analytical thinking
  • Methodical
  • Strategic Vision
  • Good knowledge of GOJ and Ministry policies and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of SPSS and other statistical software/computer skills

 

Minimum Required Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics/ Agricultural Economics with Statistics as Principal subject/Statistics with Economics and working knowledge of Agriculture;
  • Two (2) years working experience in calculation, analysis and interpretation of agricultural information
  • Good working knowledge of Statistical Software is an asset.

 

Salary range $1,361,593 – $1,618,506 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.

 

Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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