Population & Social Statistics Expert (STATAFRIC)

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AU-STATAFRIC - African Union African Union Institute for Statistics

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Application deadline 6 months ago: Friday 24 Nov 2023 at 21:00 UTC

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AU Values

• Respect for Diversity and Team Work • Think Africa Above all

• Transparency and Accountability • Integrity and Impartiality

• Efficiency and Professionalism • Information and Knowledge Shari

Organization Information

Reports to: Executive Director Directorate/Department/Organ: STATAFRIC Division : Population and Social Statistics Division Number of Direct Reports: 0 Number of Indirect Reports: 0 Job Grade: P3 Number of Positions:1 Contract Type: Fixed-Term Location: Tunis, Tunisia

Purpose of Job

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Population & Social Statistics Expert working in close collaboration with the Population & Social Statistics Division staff will be responsible for ensuring technical support in the area of population & social statistics to STATAFRIC to advice African Union (AU) Member States and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) on the implementation of the Work Bank funded projects implemented by STATAFRIC. The 3 major projects funded by the World Bank are: • Harmonizing and Improving Statistics in West Africa Project (HISWA) • Eastern Africa Regional Statistics Program-for-Results (EARSPforR) • Harmonizing and Improving Statistics in West and Central Africa (HISWACA)

Main Functions

• Strengthen the African Union Institute for Statistics (STATAFRIC) capacity as the central Organ of the African Statistical System to implement the World Bank funded projects; • Provide and consolidate technical assistance to AU Member States and RECs on a need basis on Population and Social Statistics. • Coordinate the activities of the World Bank funded projects related to population and social statistics at continental, regional and national level; • Coordinate and monitor of the work of the Specialized Technical Groups of the Revised Strategy for the Harmonization of Statistics in Africa (SHaSA2) related to population and social Statistics;

Specific Responsibilities

• Work in close collaboration with the Population and Social Statistics Division staff in the area of research, capacity building, providing technical assistance to AU member States and RECs and coordination of related activities of the World Bank funded projects implemented by STATAFRIC. • Develop, update and support the implantation of the methodologies on Population & Social Statistics at national, regional and continental level in line with the international standards, including; o Population and migration, o Labour, o Education, o Health, o Income and consumption, o Social protection, o Human settlements and housing, o Justice and crime, o Culture, o Political and other community activities, o Gender and Time use Survey, o Disability, o Children, Youth and Aging. • Support STATAFRIC to build and/or strengthen capacities of AU Member States in the areas of Population and Social statistics under the World Bank funded projects; • Support STATAFRIC in the implementation of the Continental Statistical Programme 2022-2026 related to population and social statistics; • Assist STATAFRIC in its capacity as Secretariat of the Specialized Technical Groups (STGs SHaSA2) related to Population & Social Statistics, coordinate and provide technical support to STGs;

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

• A Master’s Degree in Social Statistics, Demography or Statistics with seven (7) years of experience in the areas of Population and migration, Labour, Education, Health, Income and consumption, Social protection, Human settlements and housing, Justice and crime, Culture, Political and other community activities, Gender and Time use, Youth, Children, Aging, Disability at national, continental or international level and three (3) years at expert level.

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• A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Statistics, Demography, or Statistics with ten (10) years of experience in the areas of Population and migration, Labour, Education, Health, Income and consumption, Social protection, Human settlements and housing, Justice and crime, Culture, Political and other community activities, Gender and Time use, Youth, Children, disability, Aging at continental or international level and three (3) years at expert level.

Required Skills

• Knowledge of Social statistics methodologies and concepts • A clear understanding of statistical terms and concepts • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Social statistical tools • Management experience and excellent interpersonal skills • Analytical and problem-solving skills • Critical thinking skills • Excellent communication skills and ability both orally and in writing • Excellent report writing and presentation • Sound planning and organizational skills • Ability to negotiate diplomatically • Ability to delegate the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority with regard to performance management and professional development • Conscientious in observing deadlines and achieving results • Familiarity with international and regional definition, methodologies and standards in the relevant area • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages, fluency in another AU language is an added advantage

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TENURE OF APPOINTMENT:

The appointment shall be for an initial period of one (1) year, the first three (3) months of which shall be on probation. It shall be renewable subject to performance and availability of funds.

GENDER MAINSTREAMING:

The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

REMUNERATION:

The salary attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of US$ 92,845.25 (P3 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$ 77,914.75 inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.

Applications must be submitted no later than November 24, 2023 11h59 p.m. EAT. -Only candidates who meet all job requirements and are selected for interviews will be contacted. -Consideration will be given only to those candidates who have submitted a fully completed online application with a curriculum vitae (CV), an African passport, and the required academic qualifications, such as Diplomas, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees and any relevant certificate in line with the area of expertise. -The African Union is an equal opportunity employer, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. -Candidates from less represented countries within the African Union are strongly encouraged to apply for positions that fit their profiles. These countries include Algeria, Angola, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Sahrawi D.R., Sao Tome and Principe., Seychelles, Somalia and Tunisia.

Requisition ID: 2037

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